When discussing older jewellery there are terms that are often used and should be defined. What is the difference between antique, heirloom or period jewellery? What are collectibles?
Next week a rare gems dealer from Calgary, Alberta is set to sell what is being called the world’s largest cut emerald. Is it truly an emerald or is it a beryl (like emerald) that was colourless and has been dyed green?
Peridot is a light green gemstone with inclusions that are commonly called lily pad like inclusions. Why do they form? Can they be found in other gemstones?
What’s the best New Year’s resolution? An investment in yourself, of course! Why not consider taking a gemmology class this winter?