The blue sparkle of a sapphire and the red glow of a ruby are instantly recognizable. But there is a lot of confusion surrounding both stone types. In fact, their root mineral is the same one! So what makes the difference, and why are these stones considered so precious? That’s what we’re going to explore in this Spotlight a Stone article.
There are about 3,800 known minerals on Earth. Some are used in industry, others for jewelry, and some are just plain useless. So what makes some minerals valuable as jewelry and others not so much? And how do jewelers classify different minerals for their jewelry value?
It finally happened: you just got engaged and are now trying to plan your perfect wedding. In the midst of all the planning, you may have thought about what type of wedding band to get that would make the best match for your engagement ring.
You finally got your wedding ring and it is everything you have ever dreamed of! The diamond is clear and glistens, the band is shiny and smooth and makes your finger looks elegant. But most of all, the ring symbolizes the eternal love you have for your spouse. Your love is forever but your ring may not last forever. Like all material items, rings can go through some wear and tear. With time, your ring may not glisten or shine the way it did on your wedding day. Here are some signs that you should be on the lookout for when it comes to figuring out if your wedding ring needs to be repaired or replaced.
Shopping for rings can be stressful. The color has to be right, the cut of the diamond has to be perfect, it has to fit snugly, and most of all, you have to be able to afford it!