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Sell With a Story: Tanzanite

Broader color variations offered from this classic gem

Everyone has a favorite gemstone, whether it’s classic blue, cheeky pink, sunny yellow, or icy white. Sell With a Story is here to help expand those horizons and turn even the most timid gemstone purveyor into a strong-selling, gemstone enthusiast. This time, I’m going to discuss the mineral zoisite and read more…

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Sell With a Story: Speckled Quartz

Get to know one of the most unusual varieties of quartz: Speckled Quartz

I am so excited to introduce you to one of my favorite new stones: speckled quartz. I first saw this curious and unique material when I was at the Intergem show in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Idar’s rich gem mining and cutting history continue with the addition of this otherwise overlooked variety read more…

Sell With a Story: Tsavorite, Demantoid, and Mint Green Garnet

Learn more about the three green varieties of January’s birthstone, garnet.

What do pomegranates have to do with garnets? Garnet’s name comes from the Latin word granatum, meaning “pomegranate.” More specifically, garnet refers to the vibrant red seeds of the pomegranate fruit — but while Rhodolite and Mozambique garnet may be the most widely known shades, garnet actually comes in a read more…

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Sell With a Story: Citrine Gemstones

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 us 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 we love, as do many other fans of this mesmerizing gemstone. read more…

Sell With a Story: Pink Tourmaline Gemstones

The inspirational and aspirational qualities of October's birthstone

Make no mistake. Pink Tourmaline gemstones are honored to be October’s birthstone. But in all her beauty, grace, and style, she has far greater ambitions. No, she doesn’t want to rule the world. She does want to find her way into every woman’s jewelry chest. And her savvy plan begins read more…

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Sell With a Story: Blue Sapphire Gemstones

Read more about the mystique and allure of September's wildly popular birthstone

Blue Sapphire gemstones set the standard by which other blue stones are measured. Their breathtaking blue and radiance have captured our imagination for millennia. As one of the “big three” precious stones, Sapphire’s many, many fans reach far beyond September birthdays and 45th anniversaries. How does it hold so many in read more…

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Sell with a Story: Peridot Gemstones

Learn all about August's birthstone and Peridot's fascinating history

In ancient Egypt, Peridot gemstones were called “gems of the sun,” referring to the golden glow that emanates from within. This glow imparts a rich yellowish-green hue — particularly appropriate for August birthdays and summer wear when the sun shines and crops near harvest. Now reach beyond birthstones to fashion where green read more…

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Sell with a Story: Rubies

Read more about July's birthstone and its deep history and hue

Who can resist the luscious red of Rubies? Their vibrant color commands attention and garners more than a lingering look. Those with July birthdays have every reason to celebrate their special gemstone. And since it is the “King of Precious Gems,” Ruby enjoys a passionate following from many devotees. Shop read more…

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Sell With a Story: How are Pearls Formed?

Read our latest installment all about June's brilliant birthstone

How are pearls formed? Discover pearl’s allure perfect for June and far beyond—   To limit pearls to June birthdays would be a lot like limiting water to streams and ponds. Pearl beauty, appeal, and style — whether freshwater or saltwater — finds its way into almost every woman’s wardrobe. read more…

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Sell With a Story: Emerald Gemstones

Read more about May's birthstone and its extensive gemological history

Let’s go back to the Emerald City of Oz and forget about clicking the heels of our ruby slippers. Let’s click our emerald slippers instead as we enter the realm of emerald beauty. This irresistible force has long exerted a powerful attraction on the rich and famous, from the rulers of read more…

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