During a microscopic "deep dive" into this cultured akoya pearl, demantoid and diamond ring, I was able to locate a prized "horsetail" inclusion within a demantoid!
What is a horsetail inclusion, you ask? Read more to find out!
Padparadscha sapphire is a very rare variety of sapphire whose color is often described as sunset-colored.
Emerald is a magnificent green gem that has been appreciated for thousands of years. The first known emerald mines were located in Egypt, Africa prior to 330 BC!
Melo melo pearls are amongst the rarest gems in the world.
In 1988, extremely saturated, vivid blue and green tourmalines were discovered in Paraíba, Brazil.
The Art Nouveau era was a relatively short period (c. 1895-1910) that produced some of the most unique, creative, and even risqué jewelry of all time.
Suffragette jewelry refers to jewelry worn by the suffragettes in the early 20th century.
Quahog pearls (pronounced KO-hog) are extremely rare organic gems produced naturally by the bivalve clam, Venus mercenaria or Mercenaria mercenaria.
Most people automatically think of the color blue when picturing a sapphire. However, sapphires occur naturally in many different colors, and can even display two colors within the same crystal.
Trapiche emeralds are a rare variety of emerald named after a six-spoke cogwheel used in sugar cane mills (trapiche de cańa azucar in Spanish).
Did you know that out of hundreds of gemstones that have been discovered, only 4 are considered "precious gems"? Precious gems include diamond, ruby, emerald, and...you guessed it... sapphire!