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The Splendour of Spinel, part 1: A Cousin to Corundum

The Splendour of Spinel, part 1: A Cousin to Corundum
Species Spinel Chemical Formula MgAl2O4 Mohs Hardness 7.5 - 8 Cleavage None Luster Vitreous to Subadamantine Refr...

Jewellery District Walking Tour with David Saad of Skyjems.ca

Jewellery District Walking Tour with David Saad of Skyjems.ca
Join David Saad for a free guided walking tour of Toronto's Jewellery District. Learn about Toronto's rich history as a jewellery, diamond and gems...

Star Sapphire: A Stellar Corundum

Star Sapphire: A Stellar Corundum
  Species Corundum var. Star Sapphire Chemical Formula Al2O3 w/ TiO4, Fe2O3, and/or FeTiO3 Mohs Hardness 9 Cleavage None ...

Skyjems.ca will be at the Toronto Gem Expo, July 15th-17th, contact for complimentary VIP Entry from Skyjems

Skyjems.ca will be at the Toronto Gem Expo, July 15th-17th, contact for complimentary VIP Entry from Skyjems
Contact us for complimentary VIP+1 Entry to The Gem Expo ($20 Value) Click the link above or: email david@skyjems.ca More about The Toronto Gem E...

The Allure of Aquamarine, part 2 - Legends and Lore

The Allure of Aquamarine, part 2 - Legends and Lore
Aquamarine has a long history as a revered gemstone. Blue and colourless beryls are thought to have been known to the Sumerians and Semitic peoples...

The Allure of Aquamarine, part 1 - Beautiful Blue Beryl

The Allure of Aquamarine, part 1 - Beautiful Blue Beryl
Species Beryl var. Aquamarine Chemical Formula Be3Al2Si6O18 with Fe2+ Mohs Hardness 7.5 - 8 Cleavage Indistinct Luster ...

Free VIP to the Toronto Gem Expo from Skyjems!

Free VIP to the Toronto Gem Expo from Skyjems!
  Visit Skyjems.ca in person at The Gem Expo! July 15-17 2022 Hyatt Regency, Toronto | 370 King St WestFri 11:30am - 8pmSat 10am-6pmSun 10am-5pm...

An Overview of Belle Epoch Jewellery

An Overview of Belle Epoch Jewellery
            The Belle Epoch (Original French: “La Belle Époque”; English: “The Beautiful Era” or “The Beautiful Age”) was a historical period that ...

An Overview of the Lost Wax Casting Process

An Overview of the Lost Wax Casting Process
Lost wax casting is a popular technique for producing intricate pieces of metal-based artwork. This method of metalworking has been around for thou...

Origins of Ametrine, Part 2: The Legend of Bolivianite

Origins of Ametrine, Part 2: The Legend of Bolivianite
There are a number of locations where ametrine has been known to occur naturally, but the stone is somewhat rare and there is only one place where ...

Origins of Ametrine, Part 1: A Natural Bi-Colour Quartz

Origins of Ametrine, Part 1: A Natural Bi-Colour Quartz
     A wonderful and less commonly known variety of quartz which exhibits zones of amethyst alongside zones that display colours often associated w...

Female Jewellery Designers who Pavéd the Way: Marianne Ostier (1902-1976)

Female Jewellery Designers who Pavéd the Way: Marianne Ostier (1902-1976)
Marianne Ostier. Image: Macklowe Gallery Already an accomplished painter and sculptor who attended the Vienna Academy of Arts and Crafts (now the U...
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