How Thanksgiving Came To Be

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2018 occurs on Thursday, November 22. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. Read More …

The Winston Pink Legacy Diamond

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Read More …

The Many Coined Names of Topaz

Topaz of all different colors are used in jewelry, in rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets. The blue, orange, and pink colors are most often cut as gemstones, and colorless Topaz is becoming increasingly popular as an inexpensive Diamond simulant. Gigantic gems and faceted spheres Read More …

November’s Other Birthstone: Topaz

Topaz makes an ideal gem. A good hardness and desirable colors, combined with a relative abundance and availability makes it one the most popular gemstones. The most valuable colors of Topaz are the golden orange-yellow type, called Imperial Topaz, and the dark pinkish-red and orange-red Read More …

The Meditative Properties of Citrine

It is said that citrine properties are linked to the creative process. Whether natural or heated, citrine is said to activate the imagination via the second, third and sixth chakras. It enhances mental clarity and allows for the flow of ideas and visualizing. Especially when Read More …

The Meaning of Citrine

Due to citrine’s natural autumn hues, it makes sense that it would be the birth stone of November. There are many believed citrine meanings. Known as The Merchant’s Stone or The Success Stone, the citrine properties of wealth and abundance are some of its most Read More …

Let Me Tell You About Citrine

Citrine is a stone as bright as its energy. Everything about this stone emanates positivity and joy. Even its name, which is derived from the French word for lemon, carries a sense of sun and joy attached to it. Found naturally in Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Read More …

You Have 2 To Choose From

November birthdays are associated with two gems; Citrine and Topaz. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz is most desired in its rich orange Imperial Topaz color but it 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 …