Jewelry Terminology: Opal

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Opal"][/caption] In jewelry terminology, the word Opal is derived from the Latin word opalus, meaning "seeing jewel". Opal is a fine gem that has seen its popularity rise and fall over…

Jewelry Terminology: Sapphire

[caption id="attachment_2671" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Learn More Here"][/caption] In jewelry terminology, the word sapphire comes from a Greek word meaning "blue stone". Sapphires are mostly seen as gemstones in jewelry.  They can be found naturally in…

Common Gemstone Treatments

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] Natural gemstones fetch higher prices then treated gemstones but the fact remains many gemstones are treated for preservation or to enhance appearance. Here is a brief description of…