While the pearl is perfectly positioned as the gem of the month, June also can call alexandrite and moonstone its birthstones, and this 10X blog showcases great pieces featuring each.
The pieces our associate editor thinks really embodied the idea of Man vs. Machine at the annual benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
The green stone is perfectly suited to be the birthstone for the month of May, representing the renewal of spring and thought to bring fortune and foresight.
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator recounts what she learned at an AGS Conclave education session on identifying gemstones presented by Gem-A.
Those born in the fourth month of the year get to celebrate with what is arguably the most coveted stone of all--the diamond.
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator and others who knew him well share fond memories of gemstone dealer and mine owner Gichuchu Okeno, who was changing the East African gemstone market for the better.
After 25 years in business, Julie Romanenko’s brand still is going strong and has gained a new following with the launch of a bridal collection.
In the last installment of a multi-part series about her trip to East Africa, Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator discusses visiting a rural Tanzanian school that the jewelry and gemstone industry is helping.