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Peridot Semi-Prescious Gemstone

Peridot Semi-Prescious Gemstone

Peridot is a semi-prescious gemstone with a lovely green color.  The color can actually vary from a rich green to a pale yellow-green, to olive-green.  It all depends on how much magnesium there is. Where does Peridot Come From? Most of the peridot seen in jewelry...
Emerald Precious Gemstones

Emerald Precious Gemstones

Gemstones Series This Emerald Precious Gemstones blog is another in my series on Gemstones. Because my focus is on gems that I am using in my jewelry, I will continue this series with Semi-Precious stones next. For now, let’s have fun learning about Emeralds!...
Ruby Gemstones

Ruby Gemstones

What Is A Ruby? Rubies and sapphires are both members of the corundum family of gemstones.  In fact, the only difference between the two is the color.  Ruby is a pink to a blood-red colored precious gemstone.  And, rubies are among the four precious...
Sapphire Gemstones

Sapphire Gemstones

Of all the Precious Gemstones, sapphires are my favorite.  When I first started as a jeweler, I didn’t know that they came in a rainbow of colors!  Diamonds shine and are of incredible brilliance.  On the other hand, sapphires pop with...
Gemstones

Gemstones

I thought I would do another series.  This one would be on gemstones because I was always getting questions about the gemstones I used.  I will also let you know how I decide to buy certain gemstones over others.  So let’s get started! What are Gemstones? Gemstones...