Amethyst earrings in yellow gold - is it safe to mail jewelry?
01 Aug 2012

What Are Precious or Semi-Precious Stones?

Often you will hear the words precious or semi-precious stones being used to describe gemstones.

There is a lot of confusion about what this actually means and and this article will help clear that up.

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Faceted smoky quartz gemstones are generally quite cheap
26 Jul 2012

Why Buy Loose Gemstones?

Even though there is more opportunity than ever to buy loose gemstones most people today are still buying pre-set gemstone jewelry.

In this article you will find the reasons for buying loose gemstones and all the advantages.

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Rhodochrosite crystal at the 2012 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show
26 Jul 2012

Red Gemstones: An Overview

Red gemstones have always fascinated people. Red being the color of power, strength, health and passion it is no wonder that these gemstones are still among the highest prized of all.

Highlights include: the garnet, ruby, sapphire, beryl, spinel, coral, tourmaline and red diamond.

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24 Jul 2012

What Color is Coral?

Most people instantly think of an orangey-red color when they get asked ‘what color is coral”.

Because many people remember it from when red coral was popular in the 70’s and 80’s. However coral can be found in almost any color you can imagine.

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Blue sapphire and diamond ring
18 Jul 2012

How to Determine Ring Size with Added Ring Size Chart

Perhaps you’ve stared at the list of ring sizes when shopping online and wondered: ‘what ring size do I have”.

To help you answer that question we’ve compiled a list of methods, which will enable you to easily measure your ring size at home.

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Heat-treated citrine crystals
09 Jul 2012

Yellow Gemstones and Orange Gemstones

There are a large number of orange and yellow gemstones, including chalcedony, zircon, citrine, sapphire, topaz and garnet.

However this post is focused on just a small selection from a large list of orange or yellow gemstones.

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How to sell jewelry - complete guide
21 Jun 2012

Should I Buy an Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner or a Jewelry Steam Cleaner?

We’ve all dealt with gemstones or jewelry that just seems to lose its shine after a while. Cleaning your gems or jewelry by hand seems to take forever and they still won’t have their old sparkle back.

Some solutions have been found for this and today I’d like to focus on two of the best known and easiest of them all:

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