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.
This month is reserved for one of the most well-known beryls, aquamarine, which is thought to increase intellect and release anger and stress. Here are 9 pieces of jewelry set with the blue stone.
As Tanzania and Kenya move to have the export of all rough banned, both will need to focus on growing their cutting industries. Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator talks to a few people who are playing a part in that.
This month celebrates the purple stone that once was considered just as valuable as rubies, emeralds and sapphires and was set in crowns for ages. Here are 7 pieces of jewelry centered on amethyst.
In the second installment of a multi-part series about her trip to East Africa, Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator talks about her experience visiting two mines in southern Kenya.