Queen Elizabeth’s Jewels

Many of us have been captivated by the mourning for Queen Elizabeth II who passed away on September 8 at 96. Have you ever wondered what happens to the Crown Jewels as well as any personal jewelry she may have owned? For the Crown Jewels, it is simple as they do not belong to any […]

Caring for Gems: Sapphire

In our final installment of our five-part series on caring for gemstones, we will explore the care and cleaning of sapphire, the September birthstone. Check out our birthstone of the month post from September 6 for more information on the stone itself. Just like rubies, sapphires are the second hardest stone aside from diamonds (sapphires […]

Finding Your Partner’s Ring Size…Covertly!

Did you know that 40% of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day? December is the peak month with Christmas Eve as one of the most popular days. So you might be thinking of getting engaged this coming fall/winter, but you are not sure how to find your partner’s ring size without giving away the […]

Beliefs about Sapphires, the September Birthstone

Blue sapphires are one of the most popular colored stones. And those lucky enough to be born in September have it as their birthstone. Throughout the centuries, people believed many different things about sapphires. The elite of ancient Greece and Rome believed they protected their owners from harm and envy. The clergy of the Middle […]

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