March Birthstone: Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the modern March birthstone. Aquamarine stones are the blue members of the mineral beryl, which the green varieties are known as emeralds. Unlike they’re green cousins, aquamarines are typically nearly flawless. The buyer’s color preference varies...

Give And Get Back This Holiday Season

Help make a child light up this holiday season. Donate a new, unwrapped toy appropriate (age range infant to 12 years) with a minimum $10 value, and Gem Source Inc. will give you a $50 off any one item in store. Bring your toy donation to our store located at 368...

4 C’s of Diamonds

Considering a diamond ring, necklace or earrings for Christmas? Want to learn about Diamonds before making your purchase? Learn all about Diamond Color, Clarity, Cut and Weight with our interactive guide, then visit the Gem Source Inc. store to let our experts help...

November Birthstones – Topaz and Citrine

While most months are represented by only one gemstone, individuals born in November can choose from either topaz or citrine. These two sunny gemstones are both known for their calming energies and bringing warmth and fortune to those who wear them. While topaz and...

Jewelry Metals Explained

Gold has stood the test of time as the most popular choice for jewelry, whether bridal or fashion styles. In it’s purest form, 24 karat, it’s bright yellow, very soft, and easily scratched. Other metals, like zinc, palladium, nickel, copper, and silver,(...

4 C’s of Diamonds: Carat Weight

4C’s of Diamonds: Carat weight may seem to be the “no brainer” value factor among the 4C’s. However, by taking a closer look, we learn the weight of each diamond is closely related to the quality of the cut. The goal of the cutter is to finish...

4 C’s of Diamonds: Cut

Cut, as it relates to the 4C’s of diamond grading, is a measure of craftsmanship and quality of cut. The term also is used synonymous with shape, round, oval, etc. Cut analysis is the most complex C of diamond grading, and the most important factor in the beauty...

4 C’s of Diamonds: Color

4C’s of diamonds: Color grading of white diamonds is better understood as a scale to describe LACK of color. The dispersion of light into the spectral colors, known as brilliance, is not a part of this topic. Most diamonds used in jewelry are slightly tinted due...

Sapphires

Sapphire is the mineral corundum. Blue ones are the second most popular of the world’s gems, after diamonds. The grading and evaluation of sapphire is focused on their color. Gem quality blue sapphire is vivid medium dark blue, neither grayish nor greenish, and...