Jon's Gems

Jon’s Gems

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

Planning the Perfect Proposal

You’ve found the perfect person and you’re ready to take that next step in your relationship: engagement. While movies and TV shows often depict elaborate proposals going off without a hitch, reality sometimes isn’t as simple. So how do you pull off the perfect proposal that will be meaningful to both you and your partner?

topaz

Topaz: November’s Birthstone

The November birthstone is topaz, a lustrous gem that spans from fiery orange to icy blue, with many magnificent shades in between. It is a silicate mineral of aluminum and fluorine with the chemical formula Al2SiO4(F, OH)2. The name topaz comes from Topazios, the old name for an island in the Red Sea. However, no topaz was ever produced on Topazios!