Top 10 Smithsonian Gems

Top 10 Smithsonian Gems The Smithsonian’s National Gem and Mineral Collection at the National Museum of Natural History has a dazzling array of spectacular gems that are both rare and exquisite. Here is a list of the some of the most popular gems in the Smithsonian’s collection: 1. The Hope Diamond There is no doubt …

The Top 5 Most Valuable Gemstones of Today

While most people fall in love with the more popular stones, such as glittering diamonds, elegant emeralds, and beautiful rubies, beyond that, there exists gems that are sought after that owning even one of them could cost as much as several car or house payments. This list contains the top five of the most valuable …

Shopping for Gemstones: Natural or Lab Created?

Shopping for gemstone jewelry can be a daunting task when you see terms like “natural” and “lab-created” thrown into the mix.  If you don’t know exactly what it is you are buying, you may not be satisfied when you find out what it is that you actually purchased. Lab Created Stones Some stones, like moissanite …