Celebrate Your Journey

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist Everyone’s life is a journey, whether it involves love, work, or personal growth, and what better way to celebrate

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Sea for Yourself

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist Have aquamarine as your March birthstone, you have even more reason to be enamored of the gemstone that everyone

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Chain of Command

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist One of the more popular recent trends in men’s watch design takes its cue from centuries-old armor. Chain mail

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Siberian Amethyst

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist Usually when a geographical location precedes a gemstone’s name (such as Colombian emerald or Burmese ruby), it suggests that

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A Display of Passion

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist Among the oldest types of jewelry, charm bracelets were worn by prehistoric men and women to ward off enemies

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Flawless Thinking

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist Some may argue that the pursuit of perfection is a futile exercise because it does not exist, but tell

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Red as a Pomegranate Seed

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist If you’re curious where January’s birthstone got its name, “garnet” is derived from the Latin “granatus” (grain), which is

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Banding Together

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist Marrying couples often shop together for wedding bands that match. The standard ladies’ simple gold or platinum band ranges

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Something Different

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist For those who already own a fine complement of white diamonds and want something unique, there are yellow diamonds.

Wisdom of Pearls

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist Women have adorned themselves with pearls for at least 5,000 years. Today, these lustrous orbs continue to occupy a

Absolutely Charming!

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist When it comes to selecting the perfect holiday gift for a young girl, few are better received than a

Style That Grabs You by the Throat

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist There’s nothing subtle about the latest trend in necklace wear. Evoking some of the boldness of the oversized 90s,