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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