Jewelry Chains

A chain is a string of interconnected links of various patterns, shapes, and sizes. Cable chain is the most popular style. Chain types Cable chain A Cable chain is assembled from uniform oval links usually made of round wire. A very fine cable chain called Trace chain is used in bespoke jewelry. Rolo chain Rolo … Read more

Pave Anatomy

Pave Types Micro Pave Pave is done by jamming diamonds into a cone-shaped opening and carving small beads from the metal to hold them. The surrounding metal is engraved to create an eye-pleasing pattern and help the stones to blend in. Pave vs. Channel The Channel setting and Bright-cut pave look very similar to the … Read more

Diamond Prices

What can you afford? The calculator will help determine an approximate diamond’s size, given the budget. The actual price depends on the availability and variety of stones currently on the market. This calculation is for natural diamonds. The lab-grown diamonds are so cheap that you can afford any stone you desire. There are two types … Read more

Unpaid balance

Collection and fees The balance must be paid in full within 30 days. Failure to pay the balance will result in a 1.5% interest compounded monthly and added to the total. Failure to pay the balance within three months from the day of the initial purchase will result in the deposit’s complete forfeiture. Failure to … Read more


Tourmaline is one of the most colorful gemstones. It got its name at the beginning of the 18th century when Dutch sailors brought gems that natives of Sri Lanka called turamali. Turmaline is a relatively hard material, 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale, suitable for use in jewelry. Tourmalines include a whole group of minerals with a … Read more


Chrysoberyl was discovered in 1789. Cat’s-eye chrysoberyl, along with its non-phenomenal counterparts, is one of the most revered gems. Chrysoberyl and beryl are two completely different gemstones, although both contain beryllium. Additional confusion was caused by calling yellow-green chrysoberyl and completely unrelated mineral peridot by the same name – chrysolite. Chrysoberyl is a relatively hard … Read more

Diamond Girdle

A diamond girdle can be bruted or polished. Modern diamonds usually have girdles with small facets giving them better transparency and stronger brilliance. Step-cut diamonds usually have polished girdles that are not faceted. Bruted girdles were typically left on old cuts before girdle faceting became common. Counterintuitively the bruted girdles are better at masking the … Read more


The pearls are gems grown within the soft tissue of an oyster around a microscopic irritant such as a grain of sand that found its way inside the shell. There are two types of pearls identical in composition and appearance and different only in how they were conceived – natural and cultured. Natural pearls are … Read more


Beryl is a colorless mineral in its pure form, getting its rich hues from impurities in the crystals. The Beryl family encompasses a group of very popular multi-colored gems. The single beryl species gave us charming Santa-Maria aquamarines, Colombian emeralds, tender pink morganites, heliodor in festive shades of yellow, ruby-red bixbite, and even colorless goshenites. … Read more

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