March 1, 2016



Peachy Morganite


It seems like morganite is getting more popular over time. But it is a pretty stone with a beautiful pink/peachy hue, so no wonder about that. Like this ring by Zoma Color. Morganite has something sw...

October 24, 2015





After our last spotlight color Stormy Weather, it's time for the sun to come out with the golden shade of Oak Buff. Pantone says Oak Buff is a "mellow, comforting and warming shade that brings good feelings." The golden-mustard tone...

October 19, 2015

Who are the Millennial shoppers? And what do they really want? By Christopher Donnelly and Renato Scaff


The digital prowess and market savvy of Millennials make them a difficult group for retailers to bracket—do they break all the rules, or are they more like other con...

June 28, 2015


 Where do we get our inspiration to design jewelry?  From the colors around us.  We like to take photographs when we meander about and then find ways to capture the color essence in a piece of jewelry.  That's not always that easy.  But we think it is the best way for...

June 25, 2015

IT CROSSED MY MIND, during the recent jewelry shows in Las Vegas, that the somewhat sudden profusion of peach gemstones could be this “throwback-to-the-Seventies” thing. After all, when talking color, some think of that decade as much ado about earth tones and, with or...

May 7, 2015

As the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek, was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today, most of the world’s emeralds...

May 4, 2015

Rocks On: Pink’s popularity boosts morganite

By Brecken Branstrator

April 24, 2015


Morganite, a member of the beryl family, comes in hues from pink to a more peach shade, such as this 6.65-carat cushion-cut stone from gemstone dealer Mayer & Watt.


New York--The influenc...

March 10, 2015

Aquamarine is the blue variety of the gem species beryl and is the sister to emerald and morganite.  The literal translation for aquamarine is "sea water" and hence its long association with the symbolism of the sea.  This gem also symbolizes youthfulness, the spirit o...

February 12, 2015

The most unique find in Tucson this year was pink morganite.  Morganite is a variety of beryl, like emerald and aquamarine, and has feminine colors due to the presence of manganese.  It is most often seen in a peachy pink shade, sometimes in a more vivid pink and rarel...

February 3, 2015


I am Amethyst, handmaiden to the goddess Diana.   Many centuries ago, I was caught in a bitter quarrel between the gods.  Protecting me from the wrath of Bacchus, my goddess transformed me into a transparent crystal.  When the quarrel had ceased, Bacchus, filled wi...

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