The Lore and Legends of Zircon

The month of December brings a range of blue birthstones — Turquoise, Tanzanite, Blue Topaz and our subject for today Zircon. Zircon is commonly seen in its colorless and blue state yet, this stone offers a wide range of colors and folklore behind its history.

Holiday Buying Guide

  We’re back with a NEW Gem Junkies!!  Jonathan was out in Pennsylvania while Brecken trekked overseas to Hong Kong.  We thought we’d give you a look into the day-in-the-life of […]

Green & Hairy Grossular Garnet Gooseberry

This week on Gem Junkies “Grossular Garnet” Known to the jewelry market as Tsavorite or Mint Garnet One of many siblings in the Garnet family- Grossular is famous for its […]

Turquoise- If it's good enough for Marie..

Thanks for tuning into the latest installment of Gem Junkies. Thanks to popular demand we covered a very special gemstone this week- and a new one for Brecken’s shopping list! […]

The Very Cultured Pearl

Well we have added another layer of Nacre to the Pearl story. This week’s story included a very cultured Pearl, the largest Pearl, treatments, fashion, and the market for this […]

Seduce him with those big Pearls, girl

Welcome Gem Junkies!  Have you listened to this week’s podcast? We left off with the world as our Oysters, and came right back to that Oyster to uncover the wonderful […]

History, Death, Destruction, & Spinel

This week’s episode has been long anticipated. I mean, we had been teasing it for two weeks now… So to go along with this riveting Pod are some visual representations […]

Perido or Peridon't

Hey Junkies, here for your weekly dose? Well we have something that’s subtle, yet special. You probably know by now we mean Peridot! Lets go on a little journey to […]

The Tanzanite Diaries

Welcome to the Tanzanite Diaries Take a peek at all of the pictures from this week’s episode.     How Tanzanite usually looks coming out of the ground before it […]

Hi-Ho Hi-Ho, Off to Mine Tourmaline We Go.

Welcome fellow Gem Junkie! This week we discussed Tourmaline, and as we have said before this is a complicated and beautiful gemstone that comes in every color, and sometimes more […]