Gemstone Care Tips
by Theresa

Happy Birthday GIA!!!!!!!!

Happy 90th birthday to GIA! On February 15, 1931, the Gemological Institute of America was formally registered in Los Angeles by Robert and Beatrice Shipley. This photo was taken at GIA’s early headquarters at 3511 West Sixth Street in Los Angeles. Mrs. Shipley is...

Happy Valentine’s Day- The Argyle Semper Suite

Why are pink diamonds so valuable?     Argyle Semper Suite 1.31ct - 0.60ct - 0.58ct Heart cut, Fancy Intense Pink 2011 Tender The remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia was home to the world’s only significant source of fancy pink, violet and red...

Born To The Purple

  Royals have admired the deep purple hue of the February birthstone since at least the days of Alexander the Great. The famous jewelry connoisseur Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (1896–1986), made a memorable statement when she wore a lavish Cartier-designed amethyst...

Valentines Day Chocolates, Roses or Jewelry?

The Valentine’s Day tradition of giving a box of candy was started in the 19th century by Richard Cadbury, a scion of a British chocolate manufacturing family. With a new technique recently established at the company to create more varieties of chocolate, Cadbury...