Fine Jewelry University
Your Diamond and Jewelry Information Resource
Our mission is to help interested jewelry consumers learn about all the intricacies and fascinating aspects of fine jewelry in an effort to find the perfect piece of jewelry for them.
We have listed here a virtual treasure trove of information on jewelry. Just look below and click on a subject that interests you to find out more.
Diamonds are an eternal symbol of love and commitment. Learn all about diamonds, grading, the 4 C's, and how to buy diamonds here. Our expert gemologists have studied... More on Diamonds ›
Learn about Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, Pearls and more. Precious and semi-precious gemstones come in every color imaginable, and they add interest and excitement to any piece of... More on Gemstones ›
January's Birthstone: Garnet
January babies born in the midst of cold, white...
Gem in the Spotlight: Garnet
Garnet's rich history and varieties demonstrate garnets are more than the little red...
Gem in the Spotlight: Tsavorite Garnet
The discovery of Tsavorite in East Africa in the 1960s changed the jewelry...
Gem in the Spotlight: Amethyst
Amethyst, transparent purple quartz, is the most important quartz variety used...
Gem in the Spotlight: Aquamarine
Aquamarine derives its name from the Latin which literally means "seawater," a...
Gem in the Spotlight: Emerald
Springtime exudes life, full of bright colors and renewed energy. Emerald, May's...
Gem in the Spotlight: Morganite
Morganite is a beautiful, soft pink gemstone and a graceful expression of elegance....
Gem in the Spotlight: Pearl
Pearl has been a favorite of people of many cultures. Pearls have been recognized as...
Gem in the Spotlight: Ruby
Is it Ruby’s color that we love? Or is it Ruby’s beauty? Is it Ruby’s rarity,...
Gem in the Spotlight: Peridot
Peridot is a lovely yellow-green gem with a rich history. Legend has it that...
Gem in the Spotlight: Tanzanite
Beauty and rarity are two wonderful traits in a gemstone. Tanzanite has them both....
Gem in the Spotlight: Iolite
Iolite is maybe not the first gemstone people think of for their blue-violet...
Gem in the Spotlight: Sapphire
Few gems capture the imagination as does sapphire. Sapphire's beauty inspired people...
Gem in the Spotlight: Opal
The opal has been described as containing the wonders of the skies, sparkling...
Gem in the Spotlight: Quartz
Quartz is one of the most common minerals on earth. Many of quartz’s gems are...
Gem in the Spotlight: Topaz
Topaz is a gemstone with amazing variety. Topaz is naturally colorless and clear...
Gem in the Spotlight: Blue Zircon
Zircon may be last in the alphabet of gemstones, but it is first in sparkle. The...
Synthetic Gems: The Whole Story
Synthetic rubies, emeralds, sapphires, diamonds and more are everywhere. Man made...
Care & Cleaning
Learn how to keep your jewelry looking its best, and how to avoid the costly loss of valuable gemstones. Our jewelers have years of experience cleaning and maintaining all kinds... More on Care & Cleaning ›
Selling fine jewelry can be intimidating, but with the knowledge you will find here you can sell your jewelry with confidence. Learn how to properly value your used jewelry, and... More on Selling Jewelry ›
General information about diamonds, jewelry, and the industry. Anything not found in the other Fine Jewelry University categories will be right here. More on General Info ›
We hope you enjoy your studies at the University of Fine Jewelry. If you want to continue your education or you just want to see some real life examples of these things, come on in to speak with our trained gemologists and jewelry experts.
The Arden Jewelers Team