Pearls: A Guide to Nature’s Gemstones from the Sea

For centuries, Pearls have held a place of mystique and allure. Legends whisper of their creation, attributing them to the tears of mermaids or the solidified moonlight captured by oysters. Perhaps it’s this very mystery that imbues Pearls with such enduring regality. Queens adorned themselves with these luminous spheres, and emperors coveted them as symbols… Read more »

Unveiling the Enchanting Green Emerald: A Guide to the Queen of Green Gems

Have you ever been captivated by the mesmerizing glow of a green Emerald? Emeralds have captivated humanity for centuries, adorning ancient Egyptian pharaohs to modern celebrities. But if you’re new to the world of Emeralds, the vast array of choices and terminology can feel overwhelming.  Fear not! This guide is your one-stop shop for all… Read more »

Spinel – The August Birthstone That Was Often Mistaken for Ruby

Did you know, deep red Spinels were mistaken for Rubies? They were often found in the same places, and once polished, the two gems were nearly indistinguishable. Without the scientific equipment we have today, it was much more difficult to differentiate the two gemstones. That’s why many historical crown jewels actually contain Spinels, and not Rubies. One… Read more »

Cushion Cut Diamonds

Cushion cut diamonds come in different proportions and shapes. Some are more elongated, some are a perfect cushion shape, and some have a more square shape. Unlike emerald cut diamonds there really isn’t an ideal proportion, cushion cuts are subjective and it’s really what looks suitable for your hand. Cushion cut diamonds The technical term… Read more »

Think Pink: The Perfect Imperfection Of Pink Diamonds

Have you ever noticed that a little touch of color makes the big picture complete? In the Top 2 Types of Diamonds Worth Knowing About and Investing In blog post, we learned that not only are pink diamonds beautiful, but they are also among the rarest, valuable, and most sought-after gemstones in the world. Here… Read more »

Exclusive Lunar New Year Gift Ideas For Your Loved Ones

We have all heard ‘new year; new you’ before, but have you ever considered ‘new year; a new point of view’? Here at Cynthia Britt, we are both proud and pleased to create works of art inspired by people from all around the world who teach us more about their traditions, cultures, and values. Often… Read more »