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    Gem Breakfast Blog

    Have you ever wondered what ‘sustainable’ or ‘ethically sourced’ actually means when it comes to diamonds and colored gemstones? You’re not alone! The jewelry industry itself has been mired in contradiction over the exact definition of many oft-used jewelry terms. The Jewelry Glossary Project helps by defining the most commonly used jewelry terms to create a more universal language for all.
    • 4 min read
    Next up in our 'Meet The Maker' Series is the incredibly artistic oh-so talented Jay Kim of Hiddenspace Jewelry. You know those art deco-inspired, gorgeously architectural statement rings you keep seeing on our IG? Jay and his wife Eunmi are the creative masterminds behind them!
    • 7 min read
    Today’s blog is all about our favorite glittering, gleaming, light-catching gem: diamonds! Specifically, the most popular cut of all: round brilliant cut diamonds. From the top to the tip, we’re explaining every portion and proportion that makes a stone either seriously sparkling or drab and dull. Every one of these sections plays a role in a diamond’s cut quality, and ultimately, it’s level of brilliance, fire, and sparkle.
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    What rings are the ladies of Gem Breakfast lusting after? The ones we ourselves stalk day and night on IG? We sat down with Gem Breakfast Employees and Contributors to chat ring favorites, how their love for jewels began, and their everyday jewelry go-to’s. Learn this and more about the 4 fabulous ladies that help make Gem Breakfast tick.
    • 12 min read
    Everybody knows we love the unconventional, the unusual, and the avant-garde, so naturally, we’re on board with the ever-effervescent champagne diamond. Maybe you’ve heard of them, maybe not, but today we’re here to raise a glass to these under-hyped but incredibly gorgeous golden diamonds. 
    • 6 min read
    Gem Breakfast is 3! In honor of our third bday we sat down with Gem Breakfast Founder, Catherine to chat about transparency in gem sourcing, her personal fave ring designs, and the highs & lows of the craziest year yet. 
    • 7 min read
    While prongs mostly exist to keep your stone secure, they can also add to the design and are completely customizable to suit your style and best showcase your stone. Keep reading for your crash course on everything ‘prongs’.   
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    Keep reading for everything you need to know about sapphires: what sapphires are made of, why we love them, how to choose your sapphire, treatment of sapphires, and their symbolism.
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    Today we’re chatting all things recycled gemstones with the incredibly knowledgeable Jared Holstein, a Gem Dealer who specializes in post-consumer recycled diamonds and colored gems. Jared’s our favorite source for antique and old cut gemstones and has an unparalleled eye for the unique and memorable. He’s also a strong advocate for transparency and accountability in the diamond world.
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    Whether you’re considering designing your own custom ring, or just shopping and overwhelmed by all the insider terms, we’re here with answers! Once you know all the components of a ring, you can get clear on what you love, what you don’t, and put it all together for a ring that sings your unique soul song!
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    An ode to the most under-hyped, but stunningly gorgeous stone around – Spinel! Often confused with Ruby, and found in a rainbow of hues, it’s a stone that deserves its moment in the spotlight.   
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    Today we’re diving into the talented, magical mind of Cybil Pucan, Designer and Creator of one of our favourite handcrafted jewelry lines, Mason Grace Jewelry. Keep reading to learn all about her design process, where she finds inspiration, how her rings express her daily mood, and more.
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