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    Gem Breakfast Blog

    Your travelling-with-jewelry guide to ensure your jewels are stylish, safe, and well protected.
    • 5 min read
    We're decoding all the jewelry lingo, terminology, and insider terms you'll likely encounter on your engagement ring shopping journey! After this short read, you'll be on your way to speaking jeweler. 
    • 6 min read
    In honor of the famed Australian Argyle Mine’s recent closure, we’re sharing more about this record-breaking mine known for producing stunning and exceedingly rare pink diamonds. Also, in serendipitous timing, a magical parcel of pink, purple, and champagne diamonds just arrived on the Gem Breakfast doorstep, sourced from the now-closed Argyle mine by Misfit Diamonds.
    • 3 min read
    GB Founder Catherine was the featured Graduate in the GIA’s latest Education Quarterly magazine, and we wanted to share the article with all of you!
    • 1 min read
    Nothing brings us joy like creating custom rings for your engagements and treat-yourself moments. While all Gem Breakfast rings are one-of-a-kind, there’s something extra special about translating your vision or inspiration into stunning real-life jewels. In today’s blog, we’re sharing our favorite custom projects from 2020! 
    • 3 min read
    Whether you're slipping a ring box under the tree, popping the question while popping New Year's bottles, or proclaiming your love by a festive fire, the holidays are a magical, memorable time to propose. So, to help narrow your search, we've combed through our one-of-a-kind ring selection and picked out our personal proposal faves for the woman you can't wait to wed. 
    • 6 min read
    Today in our Meet the Maker series, we’re chatting with Toronto-based Designer & Jeweler Kim Drosdick! New to the Gem Breakfast roster but a veritable veteran in the design world, Kim Drosdick 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
    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 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!
    • 2 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.
    • 4 min read