The Gem of the Sun

Peridot is a light green to olive-green gemstone that has been adored and treasured since ancient times. The name Peridot come from the French word “peritot,” which means gold, because Peridots sometimes vary towards this color. Peridots are very radiant. They keep their shining color even at night, so they are sometimes called “The Evening… Read more »

Canvas of the Constellations

Mookaite is a form of Jasper that is only found in the Kenney Ranges of Western Australia, near the Mooka Creek, from which it gets its name. “Mooka” is the Australian Aboriginal word for running waters. The Mookaite, which is also called Australian Jasper, showcases an array of earthy reds, ochre, purple, burgundy, cream, brown,… Read more »

Men’s Jewelry: The Nexus of Masculinity

A man’s self-confidence and grace are interconnected. Jennifer Reeves understands this about the male psyche, so she uses strong, earthy elements like Australian Ironstone, Lava Stone, Onyx, Sterling silver, and Boulder Opal—to create men’s jewelry. These elements capture and project the nexus of masculinity and have the capacity to empower. The Jennifer Reeves Rock Solid… Read more »

Smoky Quartz: Water Solidified

Smoky Quartz, the brown variety of Quartz, is the national gem of Scotland. These gems range from a light grayish-brown to a deep black. Even the darkest shades of Smoky Quartz are almost always transparent to translucent. These lovely gemstones almost always lack flaws. Because of this, Smoky Quartz can reach several hundred karats with… Read more »

Princess Anahi’s Ametrine

Ametrine gemstones are a combination of Amethyst and Citrine. The two separate crystals, with their individual colors, are intergrown to form a pattern of purple and yellow. The words Amethyst and Citrine were combined to form the name Ametrine. This lovely gem is also known as Amethyst-Citrine, Trystine, Bicolor Amethyst, Bicolor Quartz, and Bolivianite (or… Read more »

The Sea’s Garden

Coral forms in the sea from small marine invertebrate animals, such as polyp. The remains of these animals gather together and build up over thousands of years, thus forming Coral reefs, colonies, or islands. Coral varies in color, from bright to dark red, orange-red, pink, blue, black, and white. Red Coral is the most sought-after… Read more »

Onyx: The Gem of Saturn

Onyx is a black stone ribboned with white stripes that has been highly prized, revered, and even feared since ancient times. The word Onyx comes from the Latin and Greek words that mean “claw” or “fingernail.” This is because of the resemblance of the stone to the human nail. In Arabic, the word for Onyx… Read more »

Gold of the Sea

Amber stones are ancient, as they are the fossilized form of tree resin. These gems formed about 50 million years ago. Amber often fossilized with an animal or piece of plant inside, usually mosquitoes or other insects. These gems, which are usually orange, yellow, or brown, have their leading source just west of Kaliningrad, Russia…. Read more »

Light Up the Night with Garnets

Garnets come in many colors, but the most common color of Garnet is dark red. The word “garnet” comes from “Garanatus,” a Latin word that means seedlike, in reference to a pomegranate. Small Garnets look like the red seeds found inside a pomegranate. This durable gemstone has been used in jewelry as far back as… Read more »

Lapis Lazuli: A Starry Night

Lapis Lazuli is a metamorphic rock that is a rich medium to royal blue with gold flecks. The name, “Lapis Lazuli” comes from the Latin word “lapis,” meaning stone, and the Persian word “lazhuward,” meaning blue. The Lapis Lazuli, which is also called Lapis, has been one of the most sought after stones for thousands… Read more »