Category Archives: History

November’s Brilliant Birthstones

November, like many months, has more than one birthstone option. Traditionally, Topaz is the rightful birthstone. A modern alternative is Citrine. Commonly, Topaz and Citrine are known to be golden in color. But there is more to each stone’s story than what meets the eye. Topaz is the traditional birthstone of November. Topaz measures 8

Fluorescence in Diamonds

Did you know about one third of diamonds have fluorescence? It is an occurrence that was once believed to be a faulty characteristic. Today it’s a more acceptable, and beneficial trait when teamed up with the right attributes. The Gemological Institute of America defines fluorescence as emission of visible light by a material when it