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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...

Skyjems Moved! Visit us in Person at: 205 Yonge Street, Suite #201

Skyjems Moved! Visit us in Person at: 205 Yonge Street, Suite #201
We have moved our offices to the most beautiful building in all of Toronto, 205 Yonge Street, just North of Queen on the East side of the street. ...

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...

Female Jewellery Designers who Pavéd the Way: Charlotte Isabella Newman (1836-1920)

Female Jewellery Designers who Pavéd the Way: Charlotte Isabella Newman (1836-1920)
At a time when women were virtually unheard of in the jewellery design business, talented goldsmith Charlotte Newman was bravely stamping her trade...

Black History Month Spotlight: Ancient African Jewellery

Black History Month Spotlight: Ancient African Jewellery
As jewellery continues to evolve across cultures and generations, one thing remains a constant truth: it will always be an important part of societ...

Black History Month Spotlight: Mansa Musa

Black History Month Spotlight: Mansa Musa
In celebration of Black History Month, Skyjems would like to introduce you to Mansa Musa, the richest man in the world! Even though he ruled the Ma...
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