Gemstone Basics

Gemstones throughout the ages have adorned our buildings bodies and places of worship. They have the potential to mesmerize and calm or excite and focus us. They reflect a rainbow of colors and a creative way to bring light and richness to everyday life.

From all corners of the world our Shop LC gem buyer team shares their journeys in our Global Hotwire videos as they search for unique gemstones and skillful artisans to bring the finest jewelry pieces to complement and expand on your own style of expression.

Whether your interests lie in the science of gemology gem folklore and history or simply the beauty of the gemstones themselves we here at Shop LC hope you’ll find this information insightful and helpful.