Gemstone Guide

Colorful Gemstones
Do you have questions about birthstone gemstones types, mm to carat conversion measurements, the different gemstone cut styles or a gemstones durability? This Gemstone Guide page will help answer your latest gemstone questions. 

What are the Traditional and Modern Birthstone Gem Colors?

If you are looking for a specific birthstone color and meaning that will spark gift ideas you arrived in the right place. This quick guide to birthstone colors and meanings.

Picture of Ruby Gemstone - Round Shape from Interesting Facts About Ruby Gemstones

Interesting Facts About Ruby Gemstones

Many jewelers design with this gemstone not only because of it's beauty, but distinct rarity and durability. To better understand a ruby let's take a look at the history behind the ruby, its meaning, the stones formation and the gemstones color options - discover the facts.  

Argentium Silver Ring with 2 Carat Peridot Gemstone

10 Facts About The Peridot Birthstone

To better understand a peridot let's take a look at the history behind the peridot, its meaning, the color options and how to care for the stone - blog article.


Purple Amethyst Gemstone

What are 25 Facts about Gemstones?

If you are a gemstone enthusiast or want to learn more about gems checkout these 25 intriguing gemstone facts

Round Diamond - What is the Millimeter to Conversion Chart for Gemstones?

What is the Millimeter to Conversion Chart for Gemstones?

Do you want to know what the millimeter or carat size of a gemstone is - such as a diamond or sapphire? This Millimeters to Carat Conversion Chart converts a gemstones in millimeters (mm) to carat weight size.    

Gemstone Cuts - Diamonds

What are the Different Gemstone Cuts?

This is a list of gemstone cut styles and simple checklist for shopping gems. It includes all faced gemstone styles such as diamonds, sapphires, topaz, spinel, aquamarine, tourmaline, peridot and amethyst.

Jewelry Designer - Lisa Ramos Soldering a Ring

How is a Gemstone Ring Made?

This blog article includes a sneak peak at a day in the life of a jewelry designer in great detail hand making a gemstone ring. It features jewelry designer, Lisa Ramos in her Clayton, California studio. 

Tourmaline Gemstones - Pink
What is the Moh's Gemstone Hardness Scale?

The Mohs Scale measures the hardness of various minerals from 1 through 10 - one being the softest and ten the hardest. The scale measures all the different minerals based on the Mohs Scale.
Blue Sapphire Gemstone


To learn more about sapphires. Read 15 facts that will help you better understand the beautiful precious sapphire gemstone. 


Raw Topaz

What is the History Behind a Topaz Gemstone?

To better understand the topaz let's take a look at the history behind the gemstone, its meaning, the stone formation and the beautiful gem color options. 
Colorful Opal Gemstone

Tell me about Opal Gemstones

Tell me about opal gemstones - I walk through some of the most common questions opal enthusiasts may ask or wonder about. 

MONOLISA  versatile gemstone stud earring collection
MONOLISA handmade jewelry designs are made with a variety high grade faceted round gemstones from around the world. Gemstones are an ancient art of cutting flat surfaces around the top of a stone at various angles, resulting in beautiful light refraction creating a natural sparkle. The shimmering gemstones used in the MONOLISA jewelry collection