Category Archives: Birthstone Tidbits

Tidbits of information about birthstones.

A Little Bulge Is Beneficial

In my previous post I discussed how the pavilion of a diamond can affect its beauty. Today I want to talk about how pavilion can affect the beauty of a colored stone. As I mentioned, fire and brilliance are the … Continue reading

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How A Diamond’s Pavilion Affects Its Beauty

Previously I discussed the role and effects of the girdle on a stone. Now I’d like to touch on the pavilion. The pavilion is the bottom of the stone under the girdle. The size and shape of the pavilion can … Continue reading

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Look For A Good Girdle

Wow, I’ve been so swamped creating custom engagement rings that I have had little time for anything else. The good thing is, I’ve had so many discussions with people about diamonds and gemstones for their rings that I have lots … Continue reading

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Rhodochrosite vs. Rhodonite

By now you probably know just about everything you care to know about Rhodochrosite, but I thought I’d touch on a popular rhodochrosite look alike. Rhodonite, also incorrectly referred to as pink marble, can look very similar to rhodochrosite. I … Continue reading

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2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

I saw on the news today the 2013 color of the year is Pantone color 17-5641, also known as Emerald. I guess now we can say goodbye to Tangerine Tango from 2012. To see the official Pantone color, Click Here. … Continue reading

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Michelle M. Rahm Wins GIA Alumni Leadership Award

I’m thrilled to see that I was honored by GIA for the fourth year in a row with a Chapter Leadership Award. Thanks to all the Chapter Members who participated in the voting. It’s an honor to be your leader … Continue reading

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Colorado Prospectors On TV

I was forwarded this article today from a friend in the trade. He obviously remembered our discussions regarding my excitement about staking a claim in the Colorado back country. There’s a new show making its debut next spring featuring Colorado … Continue reading

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