Gem Bug

Discover information about diamonds and gems from different diamond cuts, how diamonds are created, to the history of colored gems and their meanings.

What’s the difference: Old Mine Cut vs. Old European Cut

People often ask me, “How did Old Mine Cut get its name and is it the same as an Old European cut?” While they hold equal esteem in my heart, the answer is no, they are not the same. The older, cushion shape cut, known as the Old Mine Cut was seen from the early […]

Diamonds, why are you so amazing?

I recently enrolled in GIA’s gemology program. For many years I’ve been yearning to know more about the fascinating world of gems and diamonds, and these courses are absolutely amazing for anyone bitten by the gem bug! When I couldn’t stop the urge to spout off random gem facts to friends, family and anyone who […]