Heavy Metal and Rock Stars: The Setting of a Gemstone

If you have purchased an un-mounted or “loose” gemstone, there are several things you need to know before choosing a setting that will show off your gem to its best advantage. The kind of jewelry metal, the type of setting, even how you choose to wear your gem can greatly alter its visual appearance. Read … Read more

A Custom Gemstone Creation

Making Custom Gemstone Jewelry

The use of gemstones as adornment dates back to the earliest civilizations. Egyptian amulets, jade carvings from ancient China, and indigenous tribal ornamentation all point to a unifying theme in human culture across the globe: as soon as the human eye could recognize the appeal of gems, effort was made to turn the gifts of … Read more

Have it Made: Jewelry Making Processes

setting a ring

Jewelry is made by a variety of different manufacturing processes. Have you ever wondered why jewelry is described as handmade as often as not? What exactly goes into a piece of jewelry after metal ore and gemstones come out of the earth? The answers are as complex as the jewelry itself. How is custom jewelry … Read more

How to Purchase Quality Gemstone Jewelry on the Web

Even though there are many reasons why you should buy fine jewelry online, many people still choose not to. For some, the lure of walking into a physical store, sit on a fancy chair and to be shown physical jewelry by someone they can look in the eye is just too great. This is fine … Read more