How Many Diamonds Fit on a Single Ring?

Have you ever wondered who holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most diamonds set in one ring? Well, lately you would have to have been keeping up with the news pretty often to know!  Back in 2019, the Lobortas Classic Jewelry House, a Ukrainian jewelry company, held the record with the Tsarevna […]

Engraving: An Art from Ancient Times to Today

Humankind has been using engraving since the very earliest of times. The first evidence of engraving is a chiseled shell, dating back between 540,000 and 430,000 years. Engraving on bone and ivory and on rocks (called petroglyphs) are found from may pre-historic periods around the world. In the ancient world (3000 BC – 500 BC), […]

Jewelry and Pirate Booty

Have you ever wondered what jewels might be just waiting to be found from pirate treasure? We wondered too and found some interesting stories as we dove in! We learned that most pirate treasure is gold, not diamonds or other jewels, however there are a few tales about diamonds. Captain William Kidd, in 1699, hid […]

Tips for Buying Jewelry as a Gift

Are you thinking of gifting someone a piece of jewelry? Then you have come to the right place. Let’s check out a few tips for buying jewelry as a gift. First, you need to know your recipient’s style – both their preferences as well as their lifestyle. Things to think about include what type of […]

August Birthstone Sardonyx – Symbol of Strength, Happiness and Courage

August is one of only three birth months that are represented by three gemstones. We’ve written about one of the three August birthstone’s, Peridot, the gem of the sun (you can find more information here). Today we’ll explore sardonyx, which was the original August birthstone until peridot was added. The third August gemstone is spinel, […]

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