Jewelry Education

Featured Gemstone – Spinel

by Quality Gem on February 15, 2014

What is Spinel? That is the question many of our customers ask about the collection of colorful Spinel Gemstones we have in our showcase. Spinel is not a synthetic or imitation stone. It’s a precious gemstone. Where This beautiful gemstone is found in Myanmar (Burma) and Sri Lanka. Spinel crystals are so perfect, in Burma they are said to […]

Symbols of Love

by Quality Gem on February 7, 2014

Valentine’s Day is Friday! Jewelry is a lasting way to show your love. Add a romantic symbol behind the jewelry and you’re Valentine will remember you every time she puts the piece on. The Circle The circle is commonly used to symbolize the meaning of eternity as it has no definitive beginning or end. A […]

Amethyst Jewelry

by Quality Gem on February 4, 2014

Amethyst - February Birthstone Amethyst, the most prized variety of the quartz family, is the birthstone for February. People believe amethyst to have healing properties. For example wearing amethyst is said to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion. The color purple is traditionally the color of royalty and amethyst has been used […]

Garnet Jewelry

by Quality Gem on January 16, 2014

Garnet – January Birthstone Garnet is said to give its wearer protection from nightmares and promote good circulation.  Learn more >>             This is Spessartite, an orange garnet. Did you know garnets come in every color but blue?  Learn more >>    

Nadine’s Favorite Things

by Quality Gem on December 18, 2011

Yellow Diamond Ring This fancy yellow radiant diamond is rare, elegant, and definitely a show stopper. Exactly what a confident woman wants, to be noticed!          Diamond Studs Diamond studs, a jewelry must have, completes the saying “Diamonds are a girls’ best friend.” And Marilyn would know…          Diamond Necklace […]

Why’s it called a “tennis” bracelet?

by Quality Gem on December 14, 2011

Classic Tennis Bracelets If you’ve admired diamond bracelets before I’m sure you’ve heard the term “tennis bracelet.” This refers to a specific style, once called an eternity bracelet, that holds individually set diamonds all in a straight line. But what does it have to do with tennis!? At the 1987 U.S. Open, the former World […]

Pat’s Favorite Things

by Quality Gem on December 11, 2011

Green Amethyst I specificlaly like the color of the green amethyst (prasiolite) in this ring. It’s such a soft shade of green, similar to a lily pond, which makes it very versital to wear. Plus the diamond halo style is very popular and accents this stone very well.  Onyx Bangle I like the simplicity and the streamline design of this bracelet. And it’s […]

Debbie’s Favorite Things

by Quality Gem on December 4, 2011

Blue Zircon & Diamonds I think blue zircon is the most intense of all the blue stones, even including sapphire. The picture doesn’t do justice to the color of the stone. I associate it’s color with Caribbean blue waters. Even though it’s not my birthstone, I’d love to own a blue zircon.       Diamond Tennis Bracelet […]

Nicole’s Favorite Things

by Quality Gem on November 27, 2011

Imperial Topaz Ring This vintage inspired ring is unique because it was designed specifically for this imperial topaz, which is a stone you don’t commonly see. If you become the proud owner of this ring you may not wear it everyday but when you do you will feel as special as the piece itself.     Sparkling Silver Beaded […]

Holiday Pearl Event – December 3 & 4

by Quality Gem on November 17, 2011

Gold prices are high. Buy pearls this holiday season! Pearls are timeless, flatter any skin tone, and look beautiful on all women. Saturday, December 3   10am – 5:30pm Sunday, December 4       11am – 4pm Come find that special gift… Once a year we fill our showcases with thousands of pearls. This year we are doing […]