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Alternative Gemstones

Alternative Gemstones

We’ve all had the experience of watching a great movie, using an amazing product, or trying a fun new recipe and thinking, “How have I never heard about this? Why don’t more people know about this?” That is exactly how we feel about garnet, spinel, and tourmaline. Sure, you may have heard those names, but do you understand how amazing they are? Many people are familiar with sapphire, emerald, and ruby–and for good reason–but there are so many other incredible gemstones that haven’t received the praise they deserve. Tourmaline is a gorgeous gemstone that comes in a range of colors...

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Kimberly Collins Spotlight

Kimberly Collins Spotlight

Unsurprisingly, most people don’t know much about the gemstone supply chain, nor have they thought much about where gemstones come from. The reality is that gemstones come from all over the world; from the farthest reaches of Africa to the mountains of Montana. So, where do our gemstones come from, and how does a fiery red ruby make it from Mogok, Myanmar all the way to Walters & Hogsett Jewelers in Boulder, CO? Enter Kimberly Collins. Kim is a dealer of colored gemstones who travels the globe in search of the perfect gemstones with the perfect color. Unlike many gemstone...

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Romance the Stone

Romance the Stone

Since the dawn of time, mankind has been infatuated with the treasures found deep in the earth. Whether blood-red rubies or sapphires that evoke the ocean depths, human history is ripe with stories–from shipwrecks to ancient kingdoms to tales of supernatural powers–that reveal an almost gravitational pull towards these colorful objects. In this technicolor modern age, where Industrialism has made purple cars and orange plastic commonplace, it is hard for us to imagine the excitement of gazing upon a dazzling green emerald over a backdrop of mostly monochromatic, earthen tones. Regardless, Nature is an artist without rival, and there are...

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The Essential Diamond Wardrobe

The Essential Diamond Wardrobe

A diamond wardrobe is essential for every woman. As diamonds are often colorless, they go with anything in your closet and take you from work to your workout class, join you in running errands or off to meetings, and out to dinner with friends.      Diamond earrings are our suggested starting point in building your diamond wardrobe.  We love the simplicity of a classic 3 prong martini setting diamond stud.  Adding an eye catching inside out diamond hoop or an edgy ear climber adds even more sparkle. These options will help light up your face for all occasions, including...

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Engagement Ring Trends in 2020

From what we are seeing in store, to scouring the internet, we’ve come up with 5 top trends for engagement rings in 2020.  You’ll notice a lot of these trends blend together into unique rings, which is the biggest trend of them all…unique and completely your own. 1) WARM TONES While in recent years white gold and platinum were the popular metals, yellow gold is making a comeback.  And, not only yellow gold but rose gold as well.  A benefit to yellow and rose gold is that they both look great on almost all skin tones. Yellow gold complements both diamonds...

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Rustic Diamonds

Rustic Diamonds

1. WHAT ARE RUSTIC DIAMONDS? Rustic diamonds are diamonds characterized by their abundance of inclusions. Inclusions are small characteristics internal or external to the diamond gemstone that are caused by extreme heat and pressure while forming deep within the earth. These beautiful inclusions and the interesting patterns created within the gemstone are stunning. Each rustic diamond has a unique pattern and look that cannot be replicated in any diamond in the world, ever again. The organic and earthy one-of-a-kind looks make them understated, memorable, and glamorous at the same time. 2. COMMONLY FOUND COLORS The inclusions determine the characteristics and...

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