Posts Tagged ‘China’

A Tale of Three Jades

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Jade is unique in the world of gems because there are several different minerals that are correctly called jade. The history of jade begins as far back as the Stone Age. Jade minerals, including nephrite and jadeite, resist breakage but are soft enough to carve, so they were used to make stone tools by several […]

Peridot- the "I don’t like my birthstone" Birthstone, Part 1

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

This is the first of the well received 3 part series we posted about peridot last year.  And the good part is that since we've had the peridot shown above for over a year, it's time to find a home for it– til the end of our Famous Annual Clearance Sale, Saturday, August 14, you […]

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