Polished Aquamarine Gem


The name “aquamarine” is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea.”

Join Us February 28th: The Custom Jewelry Design Event

Join Us February 28th for a fascinating look at how the custom design process works!
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Tips For A Successful Valentine's Day Jewelry Gift Purchase!

Tips to ease the stress of finding the perfect gift for your Valentine this year!

February's Birthstone: The Regal Amethyst

Unlike other gems where size is the biggest factor in value, Amethyst is much more about depth of color. It's thought to bring emotional stability and inner strength to the wearer. Learn more about this gem that was once considered exclusive to royalty!
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Garnet: The Most Ancient Talisman

Garnets, the birthstone for January, are known for creativity, healing and protection. They are available in a range of colors, making them ideal for unique jewelry pieces!
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On Every Wish List This Year: Black Diamonds

Called edgy, chic and mysterious - the black diamond adds something special to diamond jewelry. Learn about the carbonado, or black diamond that is on everyone's wish list this year, and find the perfect black diamond holiday gift for someone special.

History's Famous Diamonds & What They Are Known For

Some of the most famous diamonds in history - Some you've certainly heard of, but others are not quite as well known.  Here, the top ten, and what they are known for.
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Gemstones: Not Just For Jewelry

Would you use gemstones in your next kitchen upgrade?
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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Choosing the perfect jewelry gift!

A guide to help navigate Holiday Jewelry Gift Giving.

20 Days of Diamonds Make Perfect Holiday Gifts

Diamond Jewelry Perfect for Holiday Gift Giving!
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Find The Perfect Size From Home!

Simply print, check the scale and measure. If you can't be measured by a jeweler, or you want to keep a ring purchase a surprise, this is the tool you need.
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72% of Men Need Help When Shopping for THE Ring!

Choosing the right ring doesn't have to be hard - Don't be overwhelmed, let Susan help!

She Said Yes! Baseball Player Proposes On The Field

Check out Vince's Proposal! We've heard that Nicole loves her custom-made Grants Jewelry engagement ring!

You Won't Find This In The Halloween Candy Stash!

Do you think you would prefer to wear your birthstone gem, or to eat it? Some people now have a choice, thanks to Nestle Japan!
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November's Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine

Introducing November's Birthstones, Topaz & Citrine.


Gemstones are often associated with Witchcraft. It's the perfect time of year to explore the meanings those stones carry and how they are used by witches.
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The Cosmic Origins of Gold and Silver

How neutron stars make gold — and why this neutron star collision is such a big deal.

Mysterious & Cursed Gemstones

Do you believe in superstitions? Hauntings? Curses? Many don't, but an equal many have experienced "bad luck" that seems to have no other explanation!
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Mysterious Opals

These three types of opal are all very different from one another.  It wasn't until recently that we understood how each differed from one another, and from traditional opals.

Tourmaline - The "Other" October Birthstone

It was often confused with other gems, due to a wide range of colors. Tourmaline is October's "other" birthstone.

Opal: The Flashy Rainbow

Opal is the birthstone for October, and Australia's National Gem.
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Trends to Watch This Fall

Fall 2017 Jewelry Trends: Shapes, Stacks, Cut and Color
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Who says it has to be a diamond? Famous Sapphire Engagement Rings

Famous Sapphire Engagement Rings - It doesn't have to be a diamond!

Extinct Denisovans from Siberia Made Stunning Jewelry

Extinct Denisovans from Siberia Made Stunning Jewelry. At 50,000 years the know-how involved in these items are breathtaking. Any older, and it challenges our entire understanding of the technological development of man.

The Secrets Of "Amun's Goldsmith, Amenemhat" Uncovered

Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the tomb of a goldsmith dedicated to the god Amun and the mummies of a woman and her two children, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.

September's Birthstone: The Sapphire

A Sapphire is a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum,…
Blue Sapphire Engagement with Diamond Insert

What Is An Insert Ring, Anyway?

Custom Ring Design - Create an engagement ring with an insert wrap especially for her!

"Man"gagement Rings - Are They A Thing Now?

Michael Buble wears one. So does Johnny Depp. So why shouldn't you share your "taken" status with the world?
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Diamond Rain In The Forecast

Stanford University researchers have discovered that the depths of the "ice giant" planets are perfect for the formation of diamonds.
CSU Couple Engaged After Brick Proposal

A Proposal Carved In Stone

Colorado State University Alum Kyle Griffin and Laura Krause met…
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Peridot: The Gem of The Sun

Peridot jewelry dates back as far as the second millennium BC. Ancient Egyptians called it the God of The Sun.
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Will You Marry Me?

A young cubs fan proposed to Kris Bryant. Even Bryant's wife Jessica could not say no.

Lost & Found & Carrots

A garden fresh carrot came up with more than anyone expected recently in Alberta, Canada. Mary Gram found the engagement ring she lost 13yrs ago!

True Love Knows No Age Limits

Age is just a number, and this newlywed couple is a perfect example. At 94 and 98 years old, they were married in early August after dating for 8 years.

Creepy-Crawly or High-Tech: Crawling "Jewelry"

MIT PhD research student Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao wants to take your jewelry to the next level. Her research centers around accessories & wearable that are mobile, living objects on the body.
Earth, Sun and Moon

Diamonds In The Sky

You are probably aware that on August 21, 2107, America will…
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The Changing Face of Engagements

In this day and age, the rules for getting engaged are changing. You…

Meet the 'Argyle Everglow' - Rarity Within Rarity

Graeme Thompson, head of jewelry in Asia for British auction…
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Precious Gems Shine at Lincoln Center

  "Emeralds," "Rubies" and "Diamonds" will dazzle…
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Can A Diamond Be Too Big?

As it turns out, they can. Canada's Lucara Diamond Corporation…
Diamond in Lab Xray

A Dog's Appetite for Diamonds

Recently, British Couple Charlie Jackson and his wife Carol noticed…

High Fashion = Incredible Jewelry: Notable Jewelry From Paris Fashion Week

Much like the runway fashions that are a signature of "Haute…
The Burmese Ruby Tiara

From Auction to Jewel Heist - Check Out Some of The World's Most Famous Rubies!

They set records at auction, and were stolen (some never to be…

Please Join Us July 19th For The Second Annual Ruby Event

Please Join Us for The 2nd Annual Ruby Event! Wednesday, July…

Rubies: Just the Facts!

This month we turn our attention to rubies.  What do you know…

Pearls: Natural Beauties Require Your TLC

In addition to their exceptional beauty, pearls bring back fond…

What Determines The Quality of A Pearl?

You may have seen Pearls referred to by "grade":  A, AA, AA+,…

Emeralds Want to Stay In The Spotlight

You may recall that Emeralds were our focus last month.  As…

Meet June's Birthstone: The Majestic Pearl

“The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment,…

Art Deco & The Jazz Age: Now Being Celebrated at Cooper-Hewitt

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International…

Win A Book For Mom!

A recent poll says that "a cup of tea and a good book" is one…

The Jewelry of The Art Deco Period

"It was the style of the flapper girl and the factory, the…

Join Us Wednesday for Art Deco & Emeralds: 2pm - 8pm

Please Join Us: Wednesday, May 3 Any Time From 2 -8pm For…

April's Last Look: Synthetic Diamonds

Given the rarity and value of diamonds, it’s not surprising…

All About Fancy Colored Diamonds

We're continuing our spotlight on April's Birthstone for just…

Diamonds: A Smartphone's Best Friend?

We all know diamonds are a girl's best friend.  It looks like…

The Biggest & Brightest: History's Famous Engagement Rings

Continuing our month-long focus on April's beloved birthstone,…

The World's Most Valuable Easter Eggs

Imperial Easter Eggs A Fabergé egg is a jeweled egg created…

The Diamond Engagement Ring: Who Decided It Should Be A Diamond Anyway?

After the initial excitement of your engagement, or as you shop…

April's Birthstone: One In A Million

Why Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend It probably has something…

John Cena pops the question at Wrestlemania 33!

Watch as John Cena proposes to Nikki Bella: https://youtu.be/uqYMDvF9qhk   And…

Join Us For "All About Diamonds"

Please Join Us Thursday, April 6, 2017 at The Grants Jewelry…

Aquamarine: The Sailor's Gem

March's Birthstone:  Aquamarine Aquamarine’s name comes…

Famous Amethysts

Last week we talked about February's Birthstone, the amethyst.…

Celebrating Love & Diversity in NYC

The diversity and culture in NYC is one of the many reasons we…

Date Ideas To Make Your Valentine Swoon

While some people have had their plans in place for months, there…

The History Behind February 14th

Dark Beginnings Far from today's flowers, jewelry &…
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Valentine's Day Jewelry Gift Guidelines

Chocolates or roses might nice, but a special piece of jewelry can…

Pearls: Trending in 2017

When it comes to pearls, most people, including myself think…

Diamonds: More Than Just Sparkle and Shine - Science Too!

You are probably aware that diamonds are used for purposes other…

The Gems At The Golden Globes

Teleprompter glitches and political statements certainly gained…

Something That Sparkles For Everyone On Your List

Gifts That Sparkle Will Speak To Her Heart At Grants Jewelry,…

It's Not The Size That Matters

OK, so maybe size does matter, at least when it comes to diamonds.…

Lost & Found

The mere thought of losing a valuable piece of jewelry -…

Fight the "Winter Blues" with December Birthstones

December’s birthstones offer three ways to fight the winter…

Magical Holiday Proposals In NYC

With sparkling lights & a festive atmosphere, it’s no wonder…

Diamond Essentials Make The Perfect Holiday Gift

Announcing special pricing on Diamond Essentials for the Holidays!…

New Gem & Mineral Gallery Combines Display & Technology

The gems that I use to create stunning jewelry can be equally…

It's The Great Pumpkin!

An 11.00 carat Brownish Orange piece of rough diamond was discovered…

Famous Opals, and Famous People Who Love Them

Australian mines were the origin of the most famous opals in…

Cupid Paederos - The Opal

Opal is the national gemstone of Australia and the birthstone…

The Fairy Godmothers of Fifth Avenue

Last week, as we tried on rings, necklaces and more during the…

This Stadium Proposal Almost Ended In Disaster!

We love a good proposal story.  Luckily, our engagement ring…

The Blue Moon Diamond

Last week I attended a GIA Alumni Lecture, The Tale of the Blue…

Coming in September

We’ve been busy this August, enhancing grantsjewelry.com and…

Grants Jewelry Presents The Ruby Event: A Gemstone of Passion on 7/28/16

Rubies . . . they arouse the senses, stir the imagination. Join…

Yes, You Should Insure Your Engagement Ring (And Other Valuable Jewelry).

Congratulations on your engagement!  As a newly-engaged bride-to-be,…

GIA Certification: Be Confident In Your Purchase

What is the GIA? Established in 1931, The GIA (Gemological…

Ruby Red

Red is the color of love. It radiates warmth and a strong…

Last Look: The Pearl

Did you know that if you are a June baby, you have three…
Custom Jewelry Design

Seven Steps of Custom Jewelry Design

Whether you've had an idea in your head for years or you've…

More about June's Birthstone: The Pearl

Why are pearls considered the world’s most mysterious of…

Outrageous Jewelry from Joan Rivers' Private Collection Up for Auction

Fancy colored diamonds are not the only jewelry you'll find…

Incredibly Rare: Black Diamonds

Black diamonds, also known as black industrial diamonds,…

The real story about Cleopatra’s banquet and that pearl.

Among the most colorful tales in the pearl world is that…

'Oppenheimer Blue' diamond sells for over $57M, new record

The "Oppenheimer Blue" diamond sold recently for more than…