These brief articles will give you tips and tricks about navigating the market of colored gemstones.

From a high quality sapphire to an exquisite chalcedony, and all the gemstones in between, these stories cover important topics about the world of gems.

 

Shopping Tips

No Gem is Half Precious

Why we don't call gems "semiprecious" anymore.
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The Perfect Setting

Now that you have a gem, make sure the jewelry is worthy.
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Price and Prejudice

Quality rules price in each variety, but not all varieties are equal.
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Gem Grooming Tips

Keep them clean (and don't forget to close the drain!)
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