What are salt and pepper diamonds?

What are salt and pepper diamonds?

Gem gals, I recently became aware of salt and pepper diamonds. I guess they’re incredibly popular! Now, you may be wondering, just like I did, what they are and why people are excited about them. See let’s get right to it!   First off — what are salt...
Tennis Bracelets, anyone?

Tennis Bracelets, anyone?

I know Wimbledon is over, but I’m still excited about tennis! And it’s a sport where jewelry is expected?! Even better! Today I walk you through WHY you should have a tennis bracelet in your jewelry box. Besides, the history of why they’re even...
Tiffany’s orchids from Paul Farnham

Tiffany’s orchids from Paul Farnham

Everything is green now that spring is officially here! And that has me thinking about flowers! I recently came across this designer I hadn’t heard of before, this guy who made these absolutely exquisite and lifelike orchid pins. So of course I had to find out...
Mother’s Day Gifts from Etsy

Mother’s Day Gifts from Etsy

Mother’s Day is coming up, and if you’re like me, you want to WOW your mom with a great, thoughtful gift! And so, gem gals, if you are looking for unique jewelry gifts, Etsy is the way to go! If you’ve never shopped at Etsy, I’m here to...
Buying a diamond online? Be smart.

Buying a diamond online? Be smart.

Whenever I tell people I’m a gemologist, they always ask me about their wedding rings. And since most wedding rings have diamonds, I end up talking to people about diamonds quite a bit. Mainly, people want to make sure they got a “good deal” on their...
The creativity of Suzanne Belperron

The creativity of Suzanne Belperron

Gem gals! March is Women’s History Month! And so, over on my instagram, I have challenged myself to showcase one woman from jewelry history every day this month. It’s been really fun. And honestly, pretty inspiring. The story that’s been resonating...