Gazing Into Rubies and What Makes these Fine Gems Special

There are a number of important trends happening in the jewellery industry today that you should be aware of if you have any interest in buying gemstones online. It helps to pay attention to these trends regardless of whether your interest is in investing in...

Romancing the Colour in a Stone

How are you communicating colours to your customers in ways that appeal?   With the seemingly unending array of coloured gemstones rising in popularity, it’s easy to get lost in the technical properties of a gem, when all the customer really wants to know is...

How Grading Color Gems is Different to Grading Diamonds

The 4 C’s, T and O of Natural Color Gems With the growth of the internet diamond consumer, the parlance of the 4 C’s of diamonds is becoming more commonplace. There is however a little less clarity when it comes to assessing color gemstones.  Thanks to the many...

Ruby Sizes and Weights

One of the most useful tools a jeweller can have when designing jewellery is an idea of what different size rubies weigh. The chart below is an easy way to reference what a ruby weighs in different sizes and shapes. This information together with other information in...

Ruby for July’s Birthstone

Ah, the stunning ruby, the king of gems that radiates warmth and vitality and when worn represents love, health and wisdom. Ruby, the July Birthstone, has been a very popular gemstone since antiquity, and is one of the most historically significant coloured gemstones....