Monthly Archives: March 2013


Laney’s 5121 Center Street, Suite 103 Williamsburg, Virginia  23188 757 229-7333 Directions provided by Google  Maps  New Town Map We are on the same street as the Center Street Grill.  We are across the street from the new James City County Community building (Legacy Hall)in New Town! Parking is available behind the building.  The lot […]


The amethyst is February’s birthstone and it is associated with many myths and legends. The story is told that Bacchus, the Greek god of wine, was insulted one day by a mortal. Enraged, he called forth vicious tigers to exact revenge on the next mortal who would cross his path. This unfortunate individual was the […]

Recommended Sites

  I hope you will find these links of interest.  If you have a specific question please contact us! Gemological Institute of America American Gem Society Jewelers of America National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Jewelers Vigilance Committee Only Gold USA Gold Inspirations Diamond Promotion Service International Colored Gemstone Association Putting on the Glitz – What […]

Our Appraiser:

D McLean

Our dedication to knowledge and expertise is second to none. Doug McLean, is a accomplished goldsmith with over with over 17 years experience, he is a Graduate Gemologist (Gemological Institute of America), Certified Gemologist Appraiser (American Gem Society) and a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Doug is the owner of Laney’s Diamonds […]


Alexandrite, a color changing gemstone, was first discovered in the Ural mountains of Russia in the 1830’s. The finest material changes color from a ruby red to a emerald green. Most gemstones show a more subdued color change or display less distinctive colors, typically a greenish blue or yellowish green changing to a purplish red […]

Accessorizing your wardrobe with jewelry

Currently, the citrus shades are heavily promoted in fashion but that doesn’t mean these are the colors one should look for in jewelry.  Pink jewelry for example will stand out more when worn with any other color of clothing than pink.   The color of a gemstone should compliment your clothing both in color and intensity. […]