From soft pastels to deep jewel tones, every gemstone tells a story. But there is more to gemstones than color. Our guide will introduce you to a variety of gemstone types and the key quality factors to consider when making a selection.
There is a universe of gemstones beyond diamonds. Each has its own unique history, characteristics, and value.LEARN MORE
The skill with which a gemstone is cut determines its brilliance. Quality cutting can maximize the natural beauty of a gemstone while minimizing its flaws.LEARN MORE
The most important criteria in valuation, gemstone color is broken down into three attributes: hue, tone, and saturation. These attributes combine to create the color we perceive.LEARN MORE
Most gemstones contain microscopic flaws called inclusions, which can affect brilliance, color, and overall appearance. Clarity describes the degree to which these imperfections are present.LEARN MORE
Not to be confused with size, carat refers to a gemstone’s weight. Because different gemstones have differing densities, two gemstones of the same carat weight can be very different sizes.LEARN MORE
Gemstones are sometimes treated to enhance their color, clarity, and durability. Heating, for instance, is a common treatment used to improve the appearance of sapphire.LEARN MORE
Not all gemstones can be cared for in the same way. Learning how to properly care for your gemstone jewelry can help preserve its beauty and extend its lifetime.LEARN MORE