Independent Appraiser

You have probably heard from friends and family, that you should get an ‘Independent’ appraiser to evaluate your jewelry, but do you know why?  An independent appraiser has no vested interest in the value or stated quality of an appraised item, thus assuring accurate...
Gems

Gems

Most people see a red stone and think ruby, or a blue stone and think sapphire, but did you know that ruby and sapphire are actually both the same stone: Corundum. Find out more about gemology with our gem blog.         Photo courtesy of Pala...

Diamonds

Diamonds are magical. Diamonds are the hardest natural material on earth, and a gem caliber diamond is worth more by weight than even gold! This is a rough (unpolished) diamond crystal.     Photo courtesy of Pala...

Gem Appraisal

Most people probably do not even know that the science of gemology even exists. Gemology is the study of gem material.  Gemologists are the people that study the field of gemology. Most gemologists usually earn their living working for jewelry companies buying stones...