Tourmaline - The October Birthstone

If you were born in October you are very fortunate indeed to have such a stunning and versatile gemstone as your birthstone.

READ MORE >>

Amethyst "The Essence of Purple"

Amethyst is an old favorite. Birthstone for February and an intoxicating rich purple. There is more you didnt know though so read on...

READ MORE >>

Why Are Some Gemstones Cut As A Cabochon?

What is a cabochon, what makes it different from a faceted gemstone and why are they cut this way? Read on to find out.

READ MORE >>

Handmade Jewelry Vs Casting

Most jewelry in the world today is mass-produced using a process called casting. Most people don’t know the difference between the ages-old method of hand making fine jewelry and the more ubiquitous mass production of today. This article takes a look at t

READ MORE >>

What is the difference between Yellow Gold, White Gold and Rose Gold?

Learn the difference between White Gold, Rose Gold and Yellow Gold. Why 18 karat gold is more expensive than 9 karat gold. What is gold plating and gold filling? All your questions answered....

READ MORE >>

Tsavorite The World’s Rarest Garnet

Tsavorite, the world’s rarest garnet; A stunningly beautiful green gemstone that rivals any other green gem. Read on to find out why.

READ MORE >>

Something Blue…. An Old Wedding Tradition …

'Something Blue' is part of rhyme for an old wedding tradition, we look at where it all comes from.

READ MORE >>

Free Infographic on Tanzanite Color

We have created this infographic for general use to help the consumer better understand how color affects value in Tanzanite Feel free to use it on your site - just please use the licensed embed code we provide to do so.

READ MORE >>

Emerald, the Birthstone for May.

Emerald, the May birthstone. Its iconic green color is closely linked to spring and renewal making it a perfect stone for the month of May! An ancient and popular gemstone.

READ MORE >>

Reminiscences of a Childhood Mining in Kenya's Wilderness

This is a short reminisce of our chief gemologist Antony Zagoritis about his childhood in the wilds of Africa. I have been asking him to put pen to paper for a while and he finally has. A very interesting read.

READ MORE >>

The Definitive Birthstone Chart

All the Birthstones at a glance. This definitive chart to the different birthstones gives you all you need to know in a compact informative chart.

READ MORE >>

The Vibrant World of Green - Inspired by Nature

How can you bring in some green into your jewelry collection this year? Read on to find out about some of the world's finest green gemstones and ideas on how to set them.

READ MORE >>

Celebrating 50 Years of Tanzanite!

This year the world celebrates 50 years of this exceptional gemstone. The ultimate blue gem and one of the world’s rarest. Find out how it was discovered, its journey through the years and why it is the world's rarest.

READ MORE >>

Spinel - The New August Birthstone

Spinel was recently named by the AGTA as the new birthstone for August. A favorite among dealers and collectors due to its wonderful brilliance and sparkle, read on to learn more about this gorgeous gemstone.

READ MORE >>

The Definitive Guide to Birthstones

There has always been a human “need” to own and wear minerals that have been believed to be sacred or special and this has spurred us to collect them. Perhaps this is the lure to have our birth month represented by a wonderful natural mineral

READ MORE >>

Kate Middleton - Duchess of Cambridge, Wears Tanzanite.

Kate Middleton - Duchess of Cambridge, seen wearing a striking pair of new Tanzanite Jewelry.

READ MORE >>

Garnet: The January Birthstone

The birthstone for January and a very important gemstone in the gem kingdom. It comes in a kaleidoscope of gorgeous colors not just red like the one in Granny's brooch....

READ MORE >>

Canary Yellow Sapphires & Canary Yellow Diamonds - The Wonderful World of Yellow

Canary Yellow Sapphires are an excellent, more affordable substitute for that Canary Yellow Diamond you have been coveting but can't afford!...

READ MORE >>

Tanzanite - The December Birthstone

If you were fortunate enough to be born in the month of December, you are one of the lucky few with this magnificent gemstone as your birthstone. A thousand times rarer than Diamond, the ultimate blue gemstone.

READ MORE >>

Tourmaline: Red Carpet Jewelry Statements

Tourmaline is one of the most versatile of gemstones, available in every color from colorless to black. Lets have a look at how some of the world's leading ladies have been flaunting theirs on the Red Carpet recently.

READ MORE >>

Celebrating Yellow Sapphire - The September Birthstone

Traditionally it should be Blue Sapphire, but why not splash out and go for Yellow Sapphire instead? Fine, untreated Fancy Yellow Sapphires are very special and unique, read on to find out why.

READ MORE >>

Aquamarine – The Birthstone for March

Aquamarine, reminiscent of the of the sea and believed to be a powerfully soothing influence on relationships, hence why it is considered to be such a perfect gift and one of the world's favorites

READ MORE >>

Celebrities and Tanzanite

Tanzanite has become the darling gemstone of celebrities in recent years. High profile events in the movie world have seen a kaleidescope of fine Tanzanites being paraded by well known faces along the red carpet. This article takes a look at some of the

READ MORE >>

New Custom Tanzanite Jewelry Collection at Hemingways Hotel Nairobi

Launch of New Tanzanite Collection at Hemingways Hotel, Nairobi

READ MORE >>

Tanzania Gem Show a Success. Tucson watch out!

Whilst the title of this post is very much “tongue-in-cheek” as obviously the mighty Tucson Gem Show is under no threat from this fledgling show in Africa, we feel that it is the beginning of something that could develop into something great.

READ MORE >>

Elizabeth Taylor's $150 million Jewelry Collection

The famous Elizabeth Taylor gem and jewelry collection is on auction at Christies for a reported $150 million....

READ MORE >>

Sapphire - Stone of Royalty

Sapphire has had a recent boost with the Royal Wedding of William and Kate and the attention given to her Blue Sapphire and Diamond engagement ring. For centuries, Sapphire has been the blue gemstone associated with royalty and romance.

READ MORE >>

Prince William Proposes in Kenya .... and with a Colored Stone

Just as his grandmother before him had learned that she had become Queen of England whilst she was in Kenya, Prince William proposed to his long term girlfriend Kate Middleton whilst he too was in Kenya

READ MORE >>

Tanzania Bans Export of Rough Tanzanite

The Tanzanian Government recently passed a law, as an extension of the Mining Act, banning the export of rough Tanzanite. The government hopes this will increase investment at home in cutting and polishing and bring back more revenue to the gemstone's hom

READ MORE >>

Categories

  • ALL
  • Gemstones & Jewelry
  • News & Views
  • Birthstones
  • Celebrities & Gems
  • Engagement & Wedding

Recent Articles

  • Tourmaline - The October Birthstone
  • Amethyst "The Essence of Purple"
  • Why Are Some Gemstones Cut As A Cabochon?
  • Handmade Jewelry Vs Casting
  • What is the difference between Yellow Gold, White Gold and Rose Gold?
  • Tsavorite The World’s Rarest Garnet
  • Something Blue…. An Old Wedding Tradition …
  • Free Infographic on Tanzanite Color