Since the beginning of time man has cherished the finer things in life. This includes jewelry of all makes and types. I am asked often to look at someone's jewelry and determine value and such. Having worked in a fine jewelry store, and being out and about to auctions, estate sales, and trade shows...I can say that the public's general knowledge of gems is not that sophisticated. Did you know that Saphires come in all colors including red (which is a Ruby). Amethyst is a quartz in the shade of purple. Are diamonds rare? .....yes and no. Fine emeralds are rarer than diamonds. Should you ever have a need for an unbiased opinion of your jewelry, or are looking for a stone or setting to add to your jewelry line...shoot me a note.