color diamonds

Investing In Fancy Colored Diamonds

Intelligent people convert their capital into hard assets to preserve the value of their wealth. Hard assets include antiquities, rare art, precious gemstones, gold, silver, outstanding white diamonds and natural color diamonds. These hard assets help you during tough economic times, and can be converted back…

shiny colored opal

Opal Gemstones used in Jewelry

Fire Opal Mexico has a special place in the opal world. It produces both precious opal and common opal that is called “fire opal” because of its yellow to orange (aka arananjado opal) to red body color. Some specimens of fire opal can be faceted because of…

spinel colors

A Guide to Spinel

Blue Spinel Blue crystals are associated with calm, internal strength and peace. Because of its dazzling color this stone is often mistaken for sapphires. The blue color occurs due to the presence of iron and cobalt. Its dazzling beauty is pleasing to the eyes. Blue spinels…

opal earrings

Sunstones

This attractive, sparkling orange- golden stone belonging to the feldspar family is associated with the brightening qualities of the sun. Sunstone is also known by the name of Heliolite, which is a Greek word that translates to ‘sun’ (Helios) and ‘stone’ (Lithos). It is one of…

beryl

Beryl

Beryl is a group of minerals that belongs to the silicate family and consists of several other stones like emerald, morganite, golden beryl, aquamarine etc. It is made up of beryllium aluminum cyclosilicate and has a hard hexagonal texture. The name ‘Beryl’ is derived from the…

different types of gemstones

Gemstones And Their Meanings

There are tons of gemstones used in jewelry. Depending really on one’s style and own fashion flair, any gemstone will look beautiful especially when its meaning plays a part in the choosing. Enlisted below are several known gemstones and the corresponding properties that are attributed to…