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January Birthstone: Gorgeous Garnets

Before beginning my studies on colored stones at GIA, I didn’t think too highly of garnets.  Especially my sister, who’s birthstone is garnet, she always said that her birthstone was “the ugly brown one.”  Since then, things have changed. Although now I think of garnet in terms of specific… Read More


Happy Two Thousand Eleven! A look back…

2010 has been a great year!  Gem Gossip has grown, 191 blog posts in the past year, all ranging from Art Deco jewelry to favorite charity bracelets.  Let’s look back at some highlights of 2010: 1. Started the SHOW ME YOUR RINGS project.  Definitely a favorite of mine and… Read More