Category Archives: Birthstone & Gem Info

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....

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Morganite Treatment – Is morganite treated?

We’re so glad you love Morganite! Here are some quick tips on Morganite Treatment. According to GIA, Morganite might be treated, or it might not be. If it is, only heat is used as a treatment which is a pretty generally acceptable treatment of most colored gems. Why would morganite be heat treated? As you....

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Should I choose Morganite or Sapphire for my Engagement Ring?

As jewelers in this business for over 4 decades, we often get asked if Morganite or Sapphire is better for an Engagement Ring.  The answer is BOTH!  But there are important things to know about each.  In this blog, we’ll give you the information you need to make the decision that’s best for your Laurie....

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Morganite Care and Cleaning

Caring for your beautiful Morganite jewelry is easy. Because Morganite is 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale, it is a relatively hardy gemstone. Follow these basic guidelines for Morganite Care and Cleaning, and your Laurie Sarah Morganite Jewelry will stay beautiful for generations to come. STORAGE Anytime you take your Morganite jewelry off, store it in....

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What is Moissanite? How does Moissanite compare to Diamond? Is it good for my Engagement Ring?

WHAT IS MOISSANITE? Moissanite in nature is a naturally occuring gemstone.  It was discovered by Henri Moissan (whom Moissanite was later named after) while examining rock samples from a meteor crater located in Canyon Diablo, Arizona USA in 1893.  In its natural form, Moissanite is extremely rare.  It has only been discovered in a few....

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