Gem Breakfast Blog

What are Champagne Diamonds?

What are Champagne Diamonds?

July 09, 2020

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. 
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It's Our Birthday! Gem Breakfast Turns 3!

It's Our Birthday! Gem Breakfast Turns 3!

June 28, 2020

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. 
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Your Guide to Prong Settings

Your Guide to Prong Settings

June 17, 2020

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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Learn All About Sapphires, What You Need To Know

Learn All About Sapphires, What You Need To Know

June 04, 2020

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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What Are Post-Consumer Recycled Gemstones & Diamonds? Learn More With Expert Jared Holstein

What Are Post-Consumer Recycled Gemstones & Diamonds? Learn More With Expert Jared Holstein

May 29, 2020

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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Anatomy of a Ring All the Names And Parts Of Your Engagement Ring

Anatomy of a Ring All the Names And Parts Of Your Engagement Ring

May 22, 2020

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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What is Spinel?

What is Spinel?

May 14, 2020

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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Meet the Maker:  Q & A with Jewelry Designer, Cybil Pucan of Mason Grace Jewelry

Meet the Maker: Q & A with Jewelry Designer, Cybil Pucan of Mason Grace Jewelry

April 21, 2020

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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Pro-Tips & Tricks For Buying a Diamond

Pro-Tips & Tricks For Buying a Diamond

April 13, 2020

Pro-tips to help you find the most gorgeous, shimmering, sizeable diamond for your dollar!
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Your Ultimate Gold & Precious Metal Guide

Your Ultimate Gold & Precious Metal Guide

March 31, 2020

Welcome to your Ultimate Gold and Precious Metal Guide! Keep reading for everything you need to know about choosing gold vs platinum or palladium, 14kt vs 18kt gold, and yellow gold vs rose, peach, and white gold. 
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Spotlight On Gem Legacy - How We Give Back

Spotlight On Gem Legacy - How We Give Back

March 25, 2020

It’s no secret that we love ourselves some gemstones – sapphires, diamonds, tourmaline, rubies, we’re here for them all! But how can we connect our love for jewels to the artisans who mine them? Enter Gem Legacy, a gemstone Non-Profit who does just that.
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Bella vs Stella: Our Signature Solitaires

Bella vs Stella: Our Signature Solitaires

March 18, 2020

If you’re a Gem Breakfast gal, you’ve likely seen/heard about our two signature solitaire settings: Bella & Stella - the rings on so many wish lists! Stella came first, and when we introduced Bella, we were asked by so many of you “what’s the difference between them?” So, we’re here today to share: why we love them, what they have in common, how they’re different, all the ways to customize
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What Are Rose Cut Diamonds? All You Need To Know!

What Are Rose Cut Diamonds? All You Need To Know!

March 06, 2020

A cut made popular in the Georgian Era (the 1700s), Rose cut diamonds have remerged as an ethereal, antique-inspired alternative to more traditional diamond cuts.
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Spring Pop-Up Event: Solitaire Squad

Spring Pop-Up Event: Solitaire Squad

March 02, 2020

Our favorite event of the year! Learn more about our 2020 pop up event in collaboration with Misfit Diamonds.
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