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Tourmaline Buying Guide. GIA (021815)

GIA The GIA has a school and museum in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego, California. Well worth a visit, but you need reservations.

Ruby buying guide.

How much do you think this costs? Ruby Gemstones Things about Ruby that Designer Jewellers Sydney Don’t Tell… Pure gold and ruby aura quartz point, hybrid aura

Emerald the stone of May...

Emerald Gemstones Emerald, The Birthstone of May nelsoncarpenter Estate Platinum Muzo Emerald Diamond Ring

Here at Brilliance, we want each customer to make an informed decision when choosing a certified diamond so that they will be completely satisfied with their purchase. When deciding which certification to go with, it is important to understand the vital differences between the diamond grading techniques of the two laboratories. http://blog.brilliance.com/2009/gia-vs-egl

GIA vs. EGL Certification

The good people at created this excellent infographic pitting EGL vs GIA's diamond grading.

Amethyst buying guide. GIA (020314)

If you’re in the market for February's birthstone, GIA’s Amethyst Buying Guide has tips and advice on what to look for, including amethyst quality factors.

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March’s birthstone, aquamarine, grows in gorgeous crystals and sparkles like the ocean. This month’s Aquamarine Buying Guide isn't one to miss.

rainbow tourmaline pendant | amazing facets!

Tourmaline: a dazzling array of colors… it can shock you (literally)

Watermelon tourmaline has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion and cool headedness, radiates the energy that attracts money, healing and friendship while stabilizing, grounding and reaffirming our Earth roots.