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When a round brilliant cut diamond has been cut to precision, it means that it has been cut to mathematically correct proportions. This allows all the light entering from any direction to be totally reflected through the top and dispersed into a gorgeous display of color. Read More.
Opals have always been a favorite at Creative Goldsmiths – Dealers in Dreams. Its play and variety of color make it unique in the mineral world. However, there are many misconceptions about opal, that we hope to dispel. Read More.
A pearl is a hard, rounded secretion formed inside the shell of certain mollusks, used as a gem. It is built up of layers of aragonite or calcite held together by conchiolin. Its composition is identical to that of the “mother-of-pearl,” or nacre, that forms the interior layer of the mollusk shell. Pearls may be round, pear-shaped, button-shaped, or irregular (baroque) and are valued in that order. Read more
Ruby has been the world’s most valued gemstone for thousands of years. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones”. In fact, rubies are today still more valuable and rare than even the top quality colorless diamonds. Read more
Sapphire is a “precious stone.” It is a variety of the mineral species corundum. Sapphire, the celestial gemstone, has long symbolized truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. Sapphire is the birthstone for September, the month when the most babies are born. Read More
Emerald, the rich green color of spring. Treasured for at least 4,000 years by different cultures, emerald is said to quicken the intelligence as well as the heart. Read More
Amethyst, a sister stone to citrine, is deep purple colored quartz. Fine amethyst is usually found in Brazil, but can be found in Uruguay, Siberia, and parts of Eastern Africa. Creative Goldsmith’s specializes in African Zambian amethyst. Read More
In the deco period between the World Wars, citrine was highly prized and greatly used. It was worn and made famous by the stars of the time such as Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford. It then entered a period of under use. It was a gem that was not treated seriously; a victim of its own commonness. Read More
Garnet is a large family of gems. Hessonite, almandine, tsavorite, pyrope, rhodolite, uvarovite, malaye, grossular, and spessarite make up the cornucopia of color we call garnet. Garnet can also be a combination of uneuphonious (or mixture) that indicates the groups of garnet present. One example of this is pyrolspite. (a mixture of pyrope, almandine, and spessarite garnet.) This stone has an amazing multi level color tone of deep red, orange, and pink. Read More
Tanzanite is found in Eastern Africa in similar regions to tsavorite garnet. Tanzanite is actually blue zoisite that was re-named by Tiffany’s in 1969 in honor of its source Tanzania. Except for its sometimes purplish hue and lower hardness, many tanzanite resemble rare blue sapphire. Collectors prize violet/blue tanzanite for its distinct color orientation.
Pure topaz is colorless and transparent but is often tinted by impurities; typical topaz is wine, yellow, pale gray, reddish-orange, or blue brown. It can also be made white, pale green, blue, gold, pink (rare), reddish-yellow or opaque to transparent or translucent.
Brightly colored Sri Lankan gem tourmalines were brought to Europe in great quantities by the Dutch East India Company to satisfy a demand for curiosities and gems.
The Wax Process
The lost wax process is an ancient, multi step, and highly effective method of producing cast metal jewelry. Creative Goldsmith’s utilizes this technique in approximately 70.0% of its gold and platinum jewelry. The lost wax process is the preferred technique for replicatory highly detailed small areas. It is an 8 step process.