Category Archives: Birthstone & Gem Info
Emerald Gemstone FAQs – Everything you wanted to know about Emeralds from Laurie Sarah!
EMERALD FAQ’S ANSWERED! LAURIE SARAH WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING IN THIS BLOG: EMERALD AS A BIRTHSTONE EMERALD TREATMENT AND HARDNESS COLORS OF EMERALD EMERALD ALTERNATIVES EMERALD JEWELRY CARE SOME BEAUTIFUL EMERALD JEWELRY WE’VE CREATED! The most beautiful way I have ever heard emerald described is that it’s the gemstone with a garden in it. Look....
Diamond FAQs – Everything you wanted to know about Diamonds from Laurie Sarah!
DIAMOND FAQ’S ANSWERED! LAURIE SARAH WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING IN THIS BLOG: DIAMOND AS A BIRTHSTONE DIAMOND TREATMENT AND HARDNESS COLORS OF DIAMOND DIAMOND ALTERNATIVES DIAMOND JEWELRY CARE SOME BEAUTIFUL DIAMOND JEWELRY WE’VE CREATED! DIAMOND AS A BIRTHSTONE Diamond is the traditional birthstone for April. It is also the 60th and 75th wedding anniversary stone. ....
Aquamarine Gemstone FAQs – Everything you wanted to know about Aquamarine from Laurie Sarah!
Aquamarine Gemstone FAQ’s answered! Aquamarine is our oldest daughter’s favorite choice for her future engagement ring! Look at all the beautiful variations of blue that it comes in! It’s like a trip to the ocean – that’s why it’s affectionately called an “Ocean Diamond”! Read on! And when it comes to creating a beautiful piece....
Amethyst Gemstone FAQs – Everything you wanted to know about Amethyst from Laurie Sarah!
Amethyst Gemstone FAQ’s answered! Amethyst is our youngest daughter’s favorite gemstone. LS6656, LS6657 and LS6658 were her 8th grade graduation presents, and she’s excited to make them available to all Amethyst lovers! You may notice that not all gems in the main picture are purple! Read on! And when it comes to creating a beautiful....
Garnet Gemstone FAQs – Everything you wanted to know about Garnet from Laurie Sarah!
Garnet Gemstone FAQ’s answered! Anyone surprised to see so many colors in the above picture?? Yes, Garnet gemstones come in almost every color of the rainbow! Read on to learn all about Garnet. And when it comes to creating a beautiful piece of jewelry with Garnets, my husband and I can set Garnet in any....
The Origin of Morganite – where does it come from? A few thoughts from Laurie Sarah
Many of you would like to know where your Morganite is from. Here is some helpful information! The majority of Morganite is mined in Brazil. Other places include Afghanistan, Mozambique, Namibia, Madagascar and the United States. So which country or mine is your particular morganite from? Well, with certain gemstones like Sapphire, the Sapphire’s crystalline....
How does Morganite look in Rose Gold, White Gold, and Yellow Gold?
In this blog, I show you how the color of Genuine Morganite is influenced by the color of gold it is set in. In each set of pictures, the Morganite is EXACTLY the same color – a rich, peachy pink! But when it’s set in different colors of gold, you can see how the color....
Laurie Sarah’s Gemstone Durability Chart
HOW DURABLE IS YOUR GEMSTONE? Since we make lots of custom designs using a wide variety of Colored Gemstones, I wrote this blog to help answer questions we get about the durability of various Gemstones. Here is Laurie Sarah’s Gemstone Durability Chart! To understand the durability of a gemstone, there are a few factors to....
Is Morganite Good for My Engagement Ring?
Laurie Sarah Morganite With so many brides desiring Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings instead of traditional Diamond Engagement Rings, my husband and I get asked all the time about Morganite. Brides want to know, “Is Morganite Good for my Engagement Ring?” Known as the “Stone of Love”, it’s no surprise that it has become increasingly popular!....
Laurie Sarah’s Colored Gemstone Grading System
UNDERSTANDING THE CLARITY OF YOUR GEMSTONE “So”, you might ask, “why does Laurie Sarah have their own Colored Gemstone Grading System?” Good question! Bottom line – unlike the diamond industry, the colored gemstone industry does not have its own standardized grading system. This is why you will see a variety of buzz words associated with....