The History of Dinner Rings

You’ve heard of cocktail rings, but what about dinner rings? This vintage style is less ostentatious, but no less beautiful than its over-the-top counterpart. Read on to learn more about the history of dinner rings and why they are essential to any jewelry collection.

Origins of Sapphire: Kashmir, Ceylon, Australian and Montana Sapphire

Sapphire, whether from Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Thailand, Africa, or Montana US, all have the same chemical composition – they’re all corundums.  The difference lies in their growing environments and the trace elements present during their formation. Quality characteristics such as color and saturation, sparkle or “life”, cut and color modifiers help us determine a sapphire’s country of origin. Traveling…

A History of Rose Gold Jewelry from Victorian to Modern

Victorian Rose Gold Jewelry  Rose gold was the favorite metal of the Victorian era, particularly in the British Empire. It was often accompanied by blue sapphire, mined from British-ruled India.  These precious gems made their way to London, where they were often set by master jewelers into rose gold mountings! Their color, a dark, cobalt blue…