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...