Ruby Jewelry

  Red never goes out of style and this “King of Gems” really does own the color red!  Ruby gets its name from the Latin word ruber for red. Ruby is the birthstone for those summer babies born in the month of July. it is also the recognized gem gift for the 40th wedding anniversary. […]

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Alexandrite – June’s Birthstone

Night and day, the changing hues of Alexandrite enchant the eye and fuel the imagination. The color swings from red to green depending on the light source – green for daylight and purplish red for candle light. Alexandrite is the most famous of color change gems. Due to its ability to change dramatically in shifting […]

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Red Diamonds

For the first time in the 30 year history of mining diamonds at the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia the 2013 offering  will include 3 fancy red diamonds for sale. The largest of the 3 diamonds weighs 1.56 carats and has been named the the “Argyle Phoenix”  A total of 6 fancy red diamonds have […]

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Custom Made Sapphire and Diamond Ring

We we asked to create a 14 karat white gold engagement ring. Our client wanted the design to incorporated alternating sapphires and diamonds. There was to be a total of five gemstones, three sapphires and two diamonds.  Our client wanted the center stone to be an emerald cut sapphire, of medium size approximately 7 mm. […]

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Custom Designed Jewelry

We can show you what your custom jewelry will look like before we set a single stone. For years Laney’s sketched out designs for customers who wanted new jewelry or an updated version of a piece they already owned. These “counter sketches”: would illustrate what the final jewelry design would look like and upon approval, […]

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Red Diamonds

Of all the colors fancy color diamonds exhibit the red diamond is one of the  rarest.  The color occurs when the diamond crystal is compressed under extreme pressure to the point the crystal structure is permanently altered.  Needless to say such events are extremely rare. One of the joys in working in the jewelry industry […]

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What message do you send by the colors you wear?

With gemstones available in every color under the sun and each of us experiencing color individually and uniquely, you have the ability to say a lot about yourself with the jewelry you wear. Red, yellow and orange are traditionally “warm” colors as they are associated with sources of heat (the sun and fire.) These colors […]

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Citrine

Citrine Citrine is the alternate birthstone for the month of November. Citrine ranges in color from pale yellow to dark brownish orange. The name is derived from the French word “citrin”, meaning “yellow’. The use of this term dates to the 16th century when it came to represent the golden shades of the quartz family. […]

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Fun Diamonds Facts

It takes 250 tons of Earth to obtain a 1 carat Diamond. Diamonds are not the hardest substance on the face of the earth. They are the hardest “natural” substance but man-made synthetics are harder. 98% of all Diamonds are NOT actually white in color. It takes 1405 degrees of heat to burn a diamond. […]

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Diamonds Usually Have a Slight Tint of Yellow

As you are likely aware a true colorless diamond is quite rare.  Most diamonds have a slight tint of yellow.    In most case we don’t  see the color until the tint of yellow becomes pronounced.   Each of us see color differently.   What appears to be a diamond with a slight tint of yellow for one […]

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