January Birthstone: Garnet

Garnet is a gorgeous birthstone for all January babies! This rich red gem is often mistaken for ruby, though it's a totally different gem family. Whereas ruby is part of the corundum family (along with…

Part II – Buying Diamonds at a Chain…

Yesterday, I got heated after reading this great post, then musing on the differences between chain jewelers and independents. [caption id="attachment_18256" align="aligncenter" width="640"] RITANI Masterwork 0.48ctw Diamond Halo Engagement Ring[/caption] The two just can't be…

December Birthstones!

December is here, and lucky December babies have not one, not two, but three beautiful birthstones to choose from. Four if you include blue topaz, which some people do! All are beautiful, wintry blue stones…