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Education & Resources

Gemstones Education

Crystal Formation to Finished Jewelry: The Life of an Amethyst Crystal

What is a Gemstone?

What are Gemstone Treatments or Enhancements?

What are Potential Treatments Gemstones Might Receive that are Commonly Used by 100 East and Sas E Gems Fine Jewelry?

Are Irradiated Gemstones Safe to Wear?

How Common is Surface Coating Gemstones?

Precious vs Semi-Precious Gemstones - Is There a Meaningful Difference?

What are GIA’s Four C’s of Diamond Grading?

What are Colored Diamonds and How Are They Evaluated?

Gemstone History and Information

Alexandrite gemstone facts and lore - June birthstone

Amethyst gemstone facts and lore - February birthstone

Apatite gemstone facts and lore

Aquamarine gemstone facts and lore - March birthstone

Citrine gemstone facts and lore - November birthstone

Diamond gemstone facts and lore - April birthstone

Emerald gemstone facts and lore - May birthstone

Garnet gemstone facts and lore - January birthstone

Moonstone gemstone facts and lore - June birthstone

Opal gemstone facts and lore - October birthstone

Oregon Sunstone gemstone facts and lore

Pearl gemstone facts and lore - June birthstone

Peridot gemstone facts and lore - August birthstone

Ruby gemstone facts and lore Part 1 - July birthstone

Ruby gemstone facts and lore Part 2 - July birthstone

Sapphire gemstone facts and lore - September birthstone

Spinel gemstone facts and lore - August birthstone

Tanzanite gemstone facts and lore - December birthstone

Topaz gemstone facts and lore - November birthstone

Tourmaline gemstone facts and lore - October birthstone

Turquoise gemstone facts and lore - December birthstone

Zircon gemstone facts and lore - December birthstone

METALS EDUCATION

What is a Precious Metal?

What is a Metal Alloy?

Metals 100 East Fine Jewelry Uses in Our Jewelry

Gold Use in Jewelry

What are White Gold and Rose Gold?

Silver Use in Jewelry

Platinum Use in Jewelry

What is Vermeil?

Jewelry Education

                 Carat vs Karat - What's the Difference?

How To Determine if a 100 East Fine Jewelry Ring Will Fit You

How to Determine if a 100 East Fine Jewelry Bracelet Will Fit You

How to Care for Your 100 East and SAS E Gems Jewelry

How to Clean My 100 East and Sas E Gems Jewelry

Repairing Fine Gemstone Jewelry

Jewelry Design Inspiration

                 Tanzanite Pendant Design Inspired During My Morning Walk

                 Montana Sapphire Earrings Inspired by Lake Michigan Sunsets

                 Sapphire Line Bracelet Inspired by Sophie's Design