Thomas Midgley, Jr. – The Real Inspiration for Earth Day

Earth Day is observed by 192 countries around the world. It’s a day dedicated to spreading awareness of humanity’s effects on the planet and the million little ways we can counteract the bad. It supports everything, from minor changes like carpooling to work or buying locally to reduce car emissions, to major orchestrated protests and … Continue Reading

April Announcements: Sales, Classes, and Consultations

All Gemstone Strands on Sale! That’s right, all our gemstone strands are on sale. The rondelles, faceted strands, rounds, even those spectacular precious gemstones in our case. If you buy 2, you get 20% off; buy 3 and get 30% off; buy 5 and get 50% off! The new season has started, so this is the perfect time to … Continue Reading

Why are diamonds different colors?

Diamonds are universally acknowledged as one of the hardest substances on earth. In fact, this knowledge is so common, the word “diamond” comes from the Greek word “adámas” for unbreakable. Throughout history, diamonds have been used as tools for cutting and engraving, starting with their discovery in India around the 9th century BCE. Because diamonds … Continue Reading