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...
For the love of green gemstones

For the love of green gemstones

Ugh, this winter weather and all the snow has me longing for spring! And green! I am actually looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day, drinking green beer, and wearing a shamrock T-shirt! And I’m here to tell you that rarely happens! What can I say?! I am...
Stolen Jewels – Made for Hollywood!

Stolen Jewels – Made for Hollywood!

I just saw Ocean’s 8 so stealing jewelry is on my mind. Then I read about the brazen theft of the Swedish Crown Jewels. Two thieves grabbed the jewels in broad daylight and sped off in a motorboat! Wow! And the police still haven’t found them. I love heist...
It’s the year for ultra violet gems!

It’s the year for ultra violet gems!

I cannot believe it’s almost the end of July and I haven’t even talked yet about the Pantone color of the year! What’s the matter with me?! If you want more insight into Pantone and why they get to choose colors for entire year, read one of my very...