In celebration of Halloween, this week we are bringing you four gemstones that have some tricks up their sleeves! Tricks, in the world of gemstones, are called phenomena, which basically means that the gemstone will display unusual optical effects when light interacts with it. Phenomena can be anything from complete color change to the magical Read More
This ROCKTOBER we chose to feature Spinel because it is a gemstone that many people have never heard of, but has actually played a MAJOR part in history. The reason being spinel is commonly mistaken for rubies! In actuality all red gemstones up until the 1800s were considered “Balas rubies.” That’s because it wasn’t Read More
We are thrilled to kick off this ROCKTOBER with our first Gem of the Week being Opal! Being primarily known as one of October’s birthstones, Opals are usually largely recognized for the vivid “play of color” they show. At W&H, we often look for opals that show “brush strokes” of reds, greens, blues, and even oranges throughout the stone. Each one is so vastly Read More
1. Care for your jewelry regularly. Normal wear and tear can wreak havoc on your valuables, so it’s important you care for your jewelry properly. It may be January, but if you have any plans to vacation this winter or live in a warm-weather destination, it’s important you’re careful with heat and light. Over time, Read More
You’re going on vacation and you want to take along some favorite jewelry. Be selective with your most valued pieces and plan when and how you wear them. Here are some additional suggestions from travel experts to keep your valuables safe on your journey.