Do you dare to be different? Purple sapphires are one of the least well known of the sapphire family, and certainly one of the least appreciated. Very spectacular stones, and far rarer than their traditionally recognized blue cousins, purple sapphires are … Continue Reading


With Duchess Kate’s delivery date only a mere two weeks away, (April 25th is reported to be her delivery date) we’re on alert with the royal baby watch. Today, Kate Middleton will be preparing for the start of her stay … Continue Reading


Buying jewelry on vacation? Nobody likes to feel ripped off,but imagine how bad you would feel if you were scammed while on your honeymoon or vacation!  What should be the most fantastic memories of your life, tarnished by some devious … Continue Reading


Did the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton just give the world a tip-off as to the sex of her second child, due later this month? During her final official public appearance before maternity leave, she wore a bright fuchsia coat, … Continue Reading


Spring is finally in full swing here in NYC, we’ve basing in the warmer weather while patiently waiting for flowers to peep up. Nothing brings to mind blooming flowers like Padparadscha sapphires. Named after the color of a Lotus blossom, … Continue Reading


Earlier this month the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world’s foremost independent authority on gemstones, took the unprecedented step to publicly announce that they are receiving more undisclosed synthetic diamonds at their grading laboratories. Acknowledging a truism that many … Continue Reading


An amphibious boat from New Zealand, a field of wildflowers in the Transylvanian hills, and a rocking horse from President and Mrs. Obama containing a polo mallet; the head of which was carved from the branch of an oak tree … Continue Reading


Nothing puts our mind into summer mode quite like a yellow sapphire. Their bright, crisp brilliance sparkles like a late August sun.Fancy yellow sapphires are not only pretty, but amazingly affordable. Their popularity as engagement rings has grown in recent years, … Continue Reading


While the world anxiously awaits the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child in April, the guessing game continues. Whether the fourth in line for the British throne will be a boy or a girl is the … Continue Reading


Diamonds Were Forever … Getting engaged is one of the most fantastic and significant moments in your life. It is a time of huge transition; giving up one identity for another, falling in love, two souls becoming one. In a tradition … Continue Reading