The “King” of Rubies: the Rajaratna Ruby

Jul 14, 2015

In honor of the ruby—July’s regal birthstone, let’s take a closer look at one of the world’s largest rubies—the Rajaratna Ruby! The Rajaratna Ruby is a 2,475 carat, cabochon-cut wonder, currently located in Bangalore, India and owned by Mr. G. Vidyaraj. This truly regal ruby, whose name literally means “King of Rubies” in Sanskrit, was deemed the world’s largest ruby and… Read more »

25 Truths About Pearls

Jun 22, 2015

Pearls have been a classic jewelry choice for centuries, with their simplistic yet eye-catching beauty. The pearl’s popularity should come as no surprise—its pure, timeless presence proceeds it! The pearl is truly the queen of all gemstones. Pearls are not your average birthstone—they are truly the queen of gemstones. Check out the following facts to learn a few unexpected truths… Read more »

10 Enchanting Facts about May’s Birthstone

May 18, 2015

Emeralds are the perfect gemstone for the month of May with their rich, vivid color and radiating beauty—reminiscent of spring. However there are more to emeralds than their seeming claim to fame as May’s birthstone. This gemstone has been a popular choice for pendants, engagement rings, bracelets and more for as long as we can remember! It’s… Read more »

The Amazing Journey of the World’s Largest Emerald

May 13, 2015

Did you know that the world’s largest emerald weighs over 840 pounds? It’s true! The Bahia Emerald is a 180,000+ ct emerald, recently appraised for $400,000 million dollars. This king of all emeralds has had quite a bizarre journey over the 14 year since its discovery in 2001—passed between gem traders, prominent real estate investors and even Bernie Madoff! It has spent… Read more »

13 Surprising Facts About April’s Birthstone

Apr 15, 2015

The Diamond, April’s dazzling birthstone, is by far one of the best-known and arguably most sought after throughout history. Although diamonds have been considered the ultimate symbol of eternal love for centuries, it’s surprising how little the average person actually knows about them. Diamonds have played a number of roles throughout history. They have been… Read more »