IDAR-OBERSTEIN AND THE GEMSTONE ROAD IDAR-OBERSTEIN, GERMANY Nestled within old-growth forests along the picturesque river Nahe and the rocky faces of the Hunsrueck Mountains lies Idar-Oberstein and the Gemstone Road. For more than 500 years, this quaint corner of southwestern Germany has revolved around gemstones. Small though it is, this town has built an international reputation for [...]
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MYSTIC MOONSTONE HARMONY PENDANT Moonstone achieves a mystic and magical effect called adularescence when the stones' layers reflect and scatter light. The color is usually white but occasionally blue with an appearance like rolling fog or smoke. For this unusual and spectacular light effect, this adularescent jewel is one of a class of gemstones called phenomenal gemstones, deemed so for [...]
GORGEOUS GARNET ELLIPSE GARNET RING Although the name garnet likely brings to mind a deep, red wine-color, it's actually a family of gems that vary widely in appearance. Garnets share a common crystal formation and other properties, but within the group, slight differences in chemical composition result in a variety of remarkable colors. All garnets can be classified by their [...]
The Colorful Charm of Ametrine CONVERGE AMETRINE PENDANT Ametrine seems almost too fantastic to be a natural gem. Its exciting color composition was, however, devised by mother nature. Flaunting vibrant tones of purple and gold, this unique quartz variety is a joy to behold and a thrill to jewelry-lovers everywhere. The Colorful Charm of Ametrine [...]
Jewelry Design Inspired by Nature PAPILIO BROOCH Extending far into pre-history, art has always reflected nature. Flora and fauna inspire creatives of every discipline, from musicians and poets to architects and sculptors. As surely today as in the caves of Lascaux, the plants and animals that surround us influence our creative works. Jewelry Design Inspired [...]
SENSATIONAL SAPPHIRES Sapphires are perhaps the most beloved colored gemstone of all time. As surely today as in antiquity, this captivating jewel begs to be worn and treasured. One of the original “Big 3” precious gemstones, sapphire boasts a nearly endless range of colors, as well as the magical light phenomenon known as [...]
Pearl Origins, Properties & Quality Pearl Origins, Properties & Quality. Coveted and collected around the world, the pearl stands out as a unique beauty with rich cultural significance. Pearls have sparked myth, decorated ceremonies, and inspired jewelry for millennia, and yet remain at the forefront of modern jewelry design. Pearls are one of the most storied gems, inspiring myths from China [...]
Included Quartz: A Window Into the Past Quartz inclusions open an exciting window into the past. From within the safety of quartz crystals, minerals, liquids, and gases are well-protected from chemical or physical changes. Included quartz may refer to a variety of gemstones containing a foreign mineral protected within a sturdy body of quartz. The [...]
2020 La Quinta Art Celebration March 5th - 8th, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Booth #350 This is a past event. Thanks to all who attended! We're delighted to be a part of the 2020 La Quinta Art Celebration. We look forward to presenting in La Quinta every year, and over the past few years, Adam has [...]
2020 Treasures of Tucson Event February 22nd or Sunday, February 23rd 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm This is a past event - Thanks to all who attended! Join us for a seated gemstone presentation featuring jewels from the world's largest gem show in Tucson, Arizona. Discover new gem finds, rare collector stones, and other delights, all at special industry prices. Select [...]