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Sell With a Story: Opal

Quick: What’s the first word you think of when you hear “opal”? The answer will vary from person to person but for me it would be “mysterious” or “wondrous.” That would be quickly followed by “magical” and “exciting.” Something is happening beneath its surface, something dynamic and changing. A living read more…

Returning to the Red-Carpet

Famous Emeralds Over Time

Whether royalty or movie stars are wearing it, emeralds have always been in the limelight, but this past award season they were even more prevalent as Hollywood stars walked the red carpet. The alluring stone draws attention with its classic and beautiful look. In fact some of the most famous read more…

Sell With A Story: Turquoise

One of the world’s most ancient gems, turquoise comes in a variety of colors that stretch from a gorgeous rich blue to green and brown. Beyond hue, turquoise is found with or without a matrix — and there lies a world of different styles. How do you like your turquoise? Most turquoise read more…

SELL WITH A STORY: ALEXANDRITE

By gemstone standards, alexandrite is a newcomer. What does it matter that it was formed 2 billion years ago? It didn’t exist for us until 1833, when emerald miners in Russia’s Ural Mountains found what looked like an emerald — but not quite. Count Lev Alekseevich Perovski, who managed the read more…

Sell With A Story: Moonstone

This past year we presented birthstone stories. For 2016, we’re taking a different angle: gemstones that sell well in each particular month. Moonstone is January’s star, a gemstone whose otherworldly beauty is loved around the world. The name “moonstone” comes from Greek but the idea has been ever present since read more…

Sell With A Story: Blue Zircon

December’s birthstone combines a gorgeous green blue color with a fiery brilliance akin to diamond. In fact for centuries, people confused colorless zircon with diamond. Today, unfortunately, many consumers think zircon is the same as lab-grown cubic zirconia. This error keeps them from enjoying zircon’s sparkling beauty. We offer hand-selected read more…

Making Gemstone Jewelry

Understanding Mohs' Hardness Scale for gemstones

Gemstones and metal jewelry have been beautiful partners for thousands of years. The gemstone cuts have changed through the centuries, as have the jewelry design styles, but now as then, gemstones add beauty, value, and color to metal jewelry designs in a way that nothing else can. There are literally read more…

Cue the Blushing Bride

Why rose gold should be in your showcase this holiday season

Fact: More couples get engaged during the holidays than any other time of the year. Fact: Millennial shoppers are breaking the mold when it comes to traditional engagement rings, including their choice of metals. Fact: They are looking to you for options, expertise, and experience. You know the blushing bride. read more…

Sell with a Story: Citrine

See what Elizabeth has to say about November's beautiful birthstone

Affordable and fashionable, citrine’s warm yellow shades captivate the viewer. The color reminds me of aspen trees in the fall — a vivid orange-yellow so intense it takes your breath away. This is the brilliant, energizing shade of citrine I love, as do many other fans of this mesmerizing gemstone. read more…

Fall Looks We’re Head Over Heels For

Lauren Garvey shares her picks for the season's best styles

Fall is here – finally! – and with it, tons of new fall trends and fashions. I’m sharing five of my favorite looks below – things I’ve seen on runways and stores. I’m betting if you look around, you’ll see them, too. The warm rose gold hues really make the read more…

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