Guides to Gemstones

  1. What are Gemstones? The word gemstone could mean a variety of things.

    The Attraction of Gems and Jewelry We share with our earliest ancestors a desire for jewelry and beautiful objects.

 

Gem Clarity Guide For the new gem buyer, terms like "VSI" and "eye clear" may at first be somewhat confusing....


Gemstone Treatments  Just as wood furniture needs to be lacquered, gemstones require finishing....

 

Gem Care Guide  Are you paying enough attention to the care of your precious gemstones...

 

Man Made Diamond Information Guide  For decades diamonds have been a symbol of love and marriage...

 

Man Made Diamond Information Glossary  Learn all the terms referring to man made or lab created diamonds....

 

 

Man Made Diamond Types  Diamonds are the hardest occurring naturally on Earth....
 

Cubic Zirconia Defined  A Diamond Simulant is not only the oldest diamond substitute....

 

What is Moissanite  Moissanite a diamond simulant bursted on the jewelry scene.....

 

Synthetic Gems Guide  Several new types of synthetic and simulated gems have hit the market....


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