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    Gem Breakfast Blog

    Today in our Meet the Maker series, we’re chatting with Toronto-based Designer, Kim Drosdick! New to the Gem Breakfast roster but a veritable veteran in the design world, Kim is the artist behind the ultra-unique rough sapphire stunners and magical spinel confections you’ve been spying on IG!
    • 8 min read
    The holidays are here and what better way to celebrate the season and show your appreciation than with glittering gems and gleaming gold they’ll treasure and wear every day! So, whether you’re gifting yourself or shopping for someone else, we’re sharing all the rings we’d love to find under our Xmas tree!
    • 6 min read
    Custom created and inspired by the cosmos, these hand-engraved stacking bands are infused with the magic of the stars and crafted with Earth’s precious metals. And just like the constellations, no two are the same - every band is custom created and hand-engraved by a highly skilled San Francisco-based artisan for a unique stamp on every piece.
    • 4 min read
    What are the rules of wearing engagement rings? Do they have to be followed, and which ones are made to be broken? And what about engagement traditions in other cultures around the world? We’re diving down the engagement ring rabbit hole and answering all these questions in today’s blog!
    • 6 min read
    We get this question a lot: which one is better – gold or platinum? And truthfully, there’s no one-and-done answer! It all depends on what’s important to you – color, purity, finish, price, durability, or long-term care. Keep reading for our help-you-decide guide!
    • 4 min read
    We work with some truly fabulous local wedding vendors on the daily and since we’re all about sharing, here are our tried and true, Gem Breakfast approved photographers, wedding planners, florists, MUAs, and cake designers in the Bay Area. Enjoy!
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    Today in our Meet the Maker series, we’re chatting with Andrea Rokosz of Army of Rokosz, a truly gifted Jewelry Designer who’s as kind and genuine as she is prolific. Andrea’s designs are out-of-this-world creative and seriously visionary, which is why we loved learning how she comes up with her showstoppers that always sell out in record time. 
    • 10 min read
    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.
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    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.
    • 3 min read
    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