American Gem Society Blog

Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone Picks Two Colors for 2021

By Isabelle Corvin, CG, Staff Gemologist at Panowicz Jewelers Last year wasn’t quite what anyone was expecting. Most likely, everyone is looking forward to 2021 and

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jewelry ring with big topaz gem on black coal background
Birthstones

The Folklore of Topaz

Traditional legends claimed that topaz could harness the power of the sun. This gemstone is commonly found in warm yellow hues, but can be treated

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Citrine
Birthstones

The Folklore of Citrine

Citrine has been loved for thousands of years. The word was first used in 1385 to refer to yellow gemstones. This November birthstone has become

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Tourmaline
Birthstones

The Folklore of Tourmaline

Tourmaline gemstones are found in an incredible range of colors. An Egyptian legend explains this variety by saying the gemstone traveled along a rainbow, gathering

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Opal ring
Birthstones

The Folklore of Opal

The folklore around opal gemstones has changed over the centuries. It has long been associated with hope, happiness, innocence, and luck. According to Arabic legend,

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