Made In America…

Colored gemstones like sapphire, opal, and peridot are as American as baseball and apple pie. In fact, at least 60 different gemstone types have been/and are currently found in the United States; 80% of which come from about a dozen states mainly in the West—with the most important gems also including agate, coral, feldspar, garnet, … Continue reading Made In America…

How To Buy A Gem and Gem Care…

It’s reasonable to expect lasting value and enjoyment when you purchase gemstone jewelry. Learning a few things about gemstone quality and value will help you make sure you get what you want – and deserve. You can start by trusting your instincts. The sensory appeal is always paramount. So, if a particular gem or jewelry … Continue reading How To Buy A Gem and Gem Care…

Welcome to the American Gem Trade Association Website

Welcome to the home page of the American Gem Trade Association website, the industries leading source of information on colored gemstones and cultured pearls. Source: Welcome to the American Gem Trade Association Website The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is a not-for-profit association of the United States and Canadian trade professionals dedicated to promoting the … Continue reading Welcome to the American Gem Trade Association Website

Why Buy AGTA

AGTA members believe in more than just selling the world’s highest quality gemstones and cultured pearls. They share a mine-to-market mentality—the belief that the gem trade should be as transparent and ethical as possible. Source: Why Buy AGTA

January Newsletter – Gemstone Color Trends and Spiritual Help

Welcome to 2020, we hope you had a great 2019 and a lovely holiday season and are ready to work to accomplish all your dreams and ambitions for the new year. It is that time of year again when all the fashion houses, jewelers, magazines, and influencers announce the coming trends for 2020, what's in … Continue reading January Newsletter – Gemstone Color Trends and Spiritual Help

All About Birthstones – GemSelect Newsletter September 2019

What is a birthstone? A birthstone is a gemstone which has been designated to a specific month of the year, in some cases, there are multiple gemstones which can belong to one specific month; your birth month determines which gemstones apply to you. But a birthstone is more than that... it is a way for … Continue reading All About Birthstones – GemSelect Newsletter September 2019

Pharaoh’s Peridot – GemSelect Newsletter August 2019

Peridot is a well-known gemstone with a history that dates back to the Pharaohs of Egypt. Its color ranges from light green to deep olive green, and it often has a yellowish tint. The most beautiful peridot gemstones, ones fit for a Pharaoh, have a deep olive-green color with good color saturation and excellent clarity. … Continue reading Pharaoh’s Peridot – GemSelect Newsletter August 2019

March, April, May; Aquamarine, Diamonds, Emerald’s “Oh-My”

  March Gemstone of the Month: Aquamarine “EVERY BLONDE SHOULD GET ON SPEAKING TERMS WITH THE FAITHFUL AQUAMARINE. THERE IS NO PRETTIER COMBINATION THAN THE PALE BLUE OF THAT GEM AND THE GOLD OF THE NATURAL BLONDE. I SAY ‘NATURAL BLONDE,’ BUT IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO ME WHETHER THE BLONDE BE NATURAL OR INTENTIONAL … Continue reading March, April, May; Aquamarine, Diamonds, Emerald’s “Oh-My”

February Birthstones – Zodiac Gemstones: Amethyst, Garnet, Sapphire, & more!

There is one gemstone that is on the modern birthstone list that connects with February, and it's Amethyst. Believed by the ancient Greeks to protect wearers of drunkenness and balance their minds amethyst is a beautiful gemstone that's affordability allows it to be worn by all. However, some February born individuals don't care much for … Continue reading February Birthstones – Zodiac Gemstones: Amethyst, Garnet, Sapphire, & more!

Taurus Full Moon, Releasing, Earthing, Trusting

Full Moon in Taurus: Wednesday, October 24th at 9:45 am PST (12:45 pm EST) Today I want to you pay attention to how you are feeling around 9:45 pm PST. 60 hours prior to the Full Moon we may notice her energy pulling on us in ways that help us to see what needs to be released. Even if … Continue reading Taurus Full Moon, Releasing, Earthing, Trusting