Your Labor Day Weekend List of Things to do

Find the perfect things to do in Houston Labor Day Weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, August 31 to Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018.  Take advantage of your long weekend with Labor Day parades and celebrations, discover the inner workings of vintage Read More …

The Austrian Imperial Crown

The Austrian Imperial Crown was created in Prague in 1602 for the Habsburg Emperor Rudolph II and remains to this day one of the most stunning works of the great Bohemian goldsmith, Jan Vermeyen. It is comprised of three major parts. The base circle with Read More …

Why Rubies Owe Their Fame to Spinels, The Red Stone Reclaiming Its Place in The Spotlight

The gemstone is finally getting the recognition it rightly deserves! Natural uncut and rough pink spinel crystal. Historically, spinels were revered more than diamonds and rubies because of their luster, durability and hardness. Red is the color of danger and allure, of mischief and passion. Read More …

It Took 100 Years, But August Has Been Upgraded

Everyone knows that each month has its own birthstone/s and many of you may know what they are. Those of you familiar with August’s birthstones are aware that peridot and Sardonyx represent the summer month, with the latter stone being the original birthstone and the Read More …

Harvey: A Year Later

On the anniversary of Harvey hitting Houston, we’re breaking the record-breaking storm down by the numbers. The first one: 8/25/17, the day Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category-4 storm. Two days later, it crept up to Houston and then just stayed put. By the Read More …

So Many Rockin’ Things to do This Weekend!

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Frisday, August 24 to Sunday, August 26, 2018.  Pop on your wizard’s hat for Harry Potter trivia, rock out to Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling, slurp a boozy snow cone while creating Read More …

Meet the New August Birthstone: Spinel

This story may make you go from green to red. If you were born in the month of August, you are most likely a Leo or (for those born after August 23), a Virgo. You have also been long accustomed to your birthstone being the Read More …

Art from Outer Space

Art from Outer Space   Formed by the most powerful forces in the universe, meteorites can often seem like works of art. James Hyslop, Head of Science & Natural History in London, selects highlights from Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites.   1 The Read More …

Sardonyx and Onyx in History

The historical uses for Sardonyx and Onyx consists of a long history of use for hardstone carving and jewelry, where it is usually cut as a cabochon or into beads. It has also been used for intaglio and hardstone cameo engraved gems, where the bands Read More …

Your Groovy Weekend List of Things to Do

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018.  Learn how to prepare delicious Parisian macarons, grab a drink at a new bar in the Heights, cheer on the Texans in a Read More …