Gemstone Education

Learn more about the world of Gemstones.

Gemstones Education

Here you will learn everything you need to know about gemstone jewelry. From Ruby to Sapphire, this section will help you find the ideal stone for your taste and budget.

Buyer’s Guide to Sapphire Gemstones

The symbol of truth, faithfulness and the soul, the gift of a blue sapphire is a promise to be true. That makes sapphire a beautifully meaningful gemstone for an engagement ring.

Buyer’s Guide to Morganite Gemstones

Morganite is the fastest growing colored gemstone engagement ring trend. The delicate pink color, brilliance, and larger sizes combine to create a breathtaking look that fits your budget.

Buyer’s Guide to Ruby Gemstones

Named from the Latin word for its hue, ruber, ruby is all drama. The meaning of ruby is desire, passion, courage, and emotion. Ruby is associated with the sun, ruling all the other gems, which are planets orbiting around it.

Buyer’s Guide to Emerald Gemstones

Emeralds are a meaningful gemstone choice for an engagement ring because they symbolize love and rebirth. With the rich green of spring, emerald is the gemstone of new beginnings.

Buyer’s Guide to Amethyst Gemstones

The color purple has been associated with royalty, power and wealth for millennia. Purple was the color of Roman magistrates. In Japan, purple is associated with the emperor.

Buyer’s Guide to Peridot Gemstones

Peridot is the gem variety of the mineral olivine. The yellow-green gemstone is always born in fire. Peridot is formed deep within the earth under tremendous heat and pressure.

Buyer’s Guide to Aquamarine Gemstones

Legends say that aquamarine is the treasure of mermaids, with the power to keep sailors safe at sea. Its powers are said to be enhanced when it is immersed in water.

Buyer’s Guide to Blue Topaz Gemstones

Blue topaz crystals are some of the largest gemstones ever found. The Brazilian Princess blue topaz, in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, is 21,005 carats!

Buyer's Guide to Citrine Gemstones

Shining with a golden glow, people have long treasured citrine as a gift from the sun. Citrine, a variety of transparent quartz, is named after the French citron, or lemon. Its color ranges from a juicy lemon yellow to a dark rich honey gold.

Buyer's Guide to Garnet Gemstones

The name garnet comes from the Latin name for dark red pomegranate seeds, granatum. The garnets of the ancient world were all red. Today garnets come in every color, including orange, green, and gold. The most popular garnets, though, are still red.

Buyer's Guide to Pink Sapphire

Pink sapphire is a romantic gemstone valentine for those who lead with their heart. It has all the brilliance, lasting value and meaning of sapphire in a fresh feminine hue.
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