Victoria Jewelers – An American Gem Society Member
Victoria Jewelers is proud to be a member of the American Gem Society AGS . Being a member of this prestigious group means that we have dedicated ourselves to consumer protection, ethical business practices, and development and maintenance of superior gemological skills and knowledge. What is the American Gem Society? Founded in 1934 by a small group of leading jewelers, the goal of the American Gem Society was to protect the jewelry-buying public from fraud and false advertising. Today, it is o...
Standard Vs. Custom Engagement Rings: What’s Best for Your Bride?
You’ve decided to pop the question to the love of your life and want to find the perfect ring to symbolize your love. But what do you choose - a standard ring from a big box store or a custom engagement ring? If your partner is as unique as your love, they desire something created with them in mind. Here are some of the reasons you should consider getting down on one knee with a custom engagement ring: Uniqueness If you’re significant other is truly one of kind, the ring should be, t...
December Birthstones: Tanzanite, Zircon, and Turquoise
The December birthstones are the perfect match for the winter month with their deep and beautiful blue hues. The gems range from the oldest on earth Zircon , to one of the first mined and used in jewelry Turquoise , to one of the most recently discovered Tanzanite . No matter your style or budget, one of these three gorgeous December birthstones will match your desires. Tanzanite Jewelry Tanzanite is a rare blue variety of the mineral zoisite, which is only found in one part of the world –...
November Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine Jewelry
Individuals born in November can celebrate with two bright and beautiful birthstone options – Topaz and Citrine. Both of these gems are known for their calming energies and for bringing warmth and fortune to those who wear them.
As with other gemstones with a prominent color such as rubies or sapphires, throughout much of history, all yellow gems were considered to be topaz and that all topaz were yellow. However, we now know that’s not the case and that topaz c...
October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline Jewelry
October is another special month where those born within it have two birthstones to choose from – Opal and Tourmaline. Both of these gems have a wide variety of different colors and shade combinations, making the possibilities nearly limitless. Opal Jewelry The name opal comes from the Greek word opallios, which meant to see change in color. This name is particularly suiting due to the stones ability to display various colors of the rainbow as it diffracts light. While dozens of different ...