How to Buy an Engagement Ring

  • Set your Budget

    Put aside old ideas about budget. When thinking about how to buy an engagement ring, put aside old ideas ab...

  • What should I know about Diamond certification?

    When you’re learning how to buy a engagement ring, knowledge is power. Our diamonds are certified by a thir...

  • Pick your Style

    Years ago, diamonds were the only option for engagement rings. Now you can use gemstones to create a unique...

  • Plan your Proposal

    We’ve seen so many happy ring recipients say yes... It’s our duty to share a few of the things we’ve learne...

Diamond Grading

  • Carat Weight

    Quite simply, a diamond’s carat is a measurement of weight. One carat equals 1/5 of 1 gram (or 200 milligra...

  • Clarity

    Diamonds are a natural wonder. Unique geological occurrences produce this precious resource, and because t...

  • Color

    When it comes to diamond color, less is more. The less diamond color a stone possesses – the brighter, whit...

  • Cut

    The first word that comes to mind when we think of diamonds? Sparkle. The experts call it light performanc...

Gemstone Library

  • About Alexandrite

    When you are shopping for alexandrite jewelry, the most important value factors to consider are the qualit...

  • About Amethyst

    Amethyst is the gem of sobriety and peace. Its name comes from the Greek 'amethystos' which means 'not dru...

  • About Aquamarine

      Aquamarine captures the beauty of the sea, its pastel blue tinged with a hint of green. The icy color is...

  • About Black Onyx

      The little black dress of gemstones, opaque black onyx takes on extra polish in eye-catching faceted cut...

  • About Blue Topaz

    The beautiful blue of the sky on a summer's day sparkles in every blue topaz. Fresh and breezy, blue topaz...

  • About Citrine

    Citrine, a yellow quartz gem, adds a squeeze of lemony sparkle to any jewelry design. Often paired with ame...

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Guide to Precious Metals

  • About White Gold

    Gemvara 14-karat white gold jewelry is 58.5% pure gold with other metals added to make it stronger and more...

  • About Rose Gold

    Lovely rose gold jewelry gives everything you wear a touch of romance. Gemstones like blue topaz, citrine, ...

  • About Yellow Gold

    Chances are, if you love classic looks, then you love yellow gold jewelry. Rich and warm, Gemvara's 14-kara...

  • About Platinum

    Platinum is so rare it takes 10 tons of ore to produce one ounce of platinum. In fact, all the platinum in ...

  • About Palladium

    Palladium is the newest precious metal. A platinum group metal, palladium is rare, lustrous, and naturally ...

  • About Sterling Silver

    For thousands of years, we've worn sterling silver bracelets, earrings, cuffs, rings, and necklaces. This s...

Jewelry Care

Gemstone Charts

  • Birthstones

    The birthstone tradition began in ancient India, where astrologers would select the gems you should wear ba...

  • Anniversary Gems

    Each anniversary can be represented by a gift of gemstones or a metal used in jewelry. When you’re shopping...