By Yaĝé Enigmus

The colour of amethyst indisputably makes this gemstone one of the great treasures of the mineral realm and the most valuable single-colour variety of quartz. Residing among the most recognizable and most well known of all gems, this gorgeous purple stone can be easily identified by people of all ages and walks of life. Amethyst has long been important to human beings, and can be found in almost every country on Earth.

Amethyst is a variety of quartz characterized by its unique purple-violet colouration. This stone can display a multitude of different hues, with a range that…


By Yaĝé Enigmus

The Breastplate of Aaron is a prime example of how gemstones were used in spiritual practices of ancient times. The twelve stones in this ritual item were all supposedly crafted from different materials to represent the individual differences between each of the twelve tribes of Israel. Unfortunately, it is not clear from the original description of the breastplate found in Exodus what all twelve jewels were made of, as there are a number of ways to interpret the original Hebrew. …


In the short video below, David explains that it can be tricky to discuss budget when it comes to engagement rings since every customer’s needs are different. Generally speaking, he says that Skyjems tends to focus on rings with price ranges starting around $2000-$2500, of course, he LOVES to make pieces in the $50,000 to $100,000 range too!

When he asks customers about their budget, David says that they often come back with the question, “Well, how much should I spend?”

His answer is, “It should be enough money that you’re feeling it, though the idea of three months’ salary…


From east to west, the royal families of Europe adored sapphire jewellery. The nations of Eastern Europe had their fair share of treasures featuring the timeless gemstone. Many of these jewels exchanged hands multiple times on their journey through the collections of powerful nobility.

Among the numerous jewels owned by the Russian Royal Family, what may be the most breathtaking piece of sapphire jewellery is the Maria Alexandrovna Brooch. The brooch features a massive 260.37 carat oval shaped Ceylon sapphire with a stylized rose cut, surrounded by a 56.60 carat double halo of diamonds, with the inner row of the…


By Yaĝé Enigmus

Among the most prized ruby rings of the world is the Graff Ruby ring. The Graff Ruby originates from the Mogok mining district of Burma and currently sits in a stunning prong setting between two triangular diamonds on a pavé diamond shank. The immaculate 8.62 carat unheated Burmese ruby possesses perfect colours and was first sold at auction to jeweller Laurence Graff in February 2006, who named the stone “The Graff Ruby” upon purchase. The London jeweller crafted a setting for the stone and eventually sold the ring. Eight years after first purchasing the ruby, Graff reacquired…


When choosing to purchase a birthstone for oneself or as a gift, one may find that the birthstone associated with the relevant month isn’t suitable for their needs or doesn’t satisfy the preferences of the eventual owner. Fortunately the month in which someone was born is not the only component of a person’s birth date that may be associated with gemstones.

Sometime after the adoption of the birthstone practice in Europe based on the twelve months of the year, a number of other birthstone lists were developed. …


By Yaĝé Enigmus

Countless civilizations throughout history have held gemstones in high regard, very often because of the beliefs that surround them and not just their mere beauty. Many of these practices are mirrored across neighbouring cultures, or in some cases arise independently of one another, but are always echoes of the same core respect for gemstones that reside in the human heart. …


Pantone Inc. is a corporation headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey, best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacturing of colored paint, fabric, and plastics. The idea behind the PMS is to allow designers to “color match” specific colors when a design enters production stage, regardless of the equipment used to produce the color. This system has been widely adopted by graphic designers and reproduction and printing houses.

PMS is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different…


According to the GIA:

“Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire. Rubies can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. This makes a ruby one of the most important gems in the colored stone market.” Source (https://www.gia.edu/ruby-description)

“Chromium is the trace element that causes the ruby’s red, which ranges from an orangy red to a purplish red.” (http://www.gia.edu/ruby)

The redness of the Ruby comes from how much chromium is present or absence. The more chromium the red is brighter and the less chromium the lighter the color. The color is…


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Transcription:

Hi everyone.

David Saad here from Skyjems.ca.

Thank you all for joining me.

This is my message to you and everybody else in the jewellery and gemstone industry, about COVID.

I know a lot of you are freaking out.

Any of you who have retail stores are definitely having a hard time.

I know a lot of you rely on gem shows and trade shows to make your living.

Whether, you know, big dealers who are travelling all over the world doing a different city every week or two.

Bangkok, Hong Kong, Basel.

Bangkok…

Skyjems Ca

Skyjems is a FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS , specialized in providing emerald, sapphire, opal (Ethiopian and Australian), tanzanite, tourmaline, amethyst.

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