Author Archives: Choice Gems Co

Beyond the World of Sapphires

We are about to take into the wonderful world of other fun and exciting colored gemstones that we offer. If you are a Choice Gems Co follower, you already know that sapphires are our ultimate favorite, and we source our sapphires directly from the mines. Nevertheless, we have an extended reach to other colored gems […]

Sapphire: Did You Know?

Did you know that Sapphires come in a variety of colors? The most well-known sapphires are blue. Sapphires that are not blue are referred to as fancy sapphires. They come in all colors of the rainbow! Did you know that Sapphires are the second hardest gemstones after diamonds? Hardness in gemstones refers to the ability […]

Our Australian Artisanal Mining Partnership

History of the Sapphire Mining in Australia Sapphire, Anakie, Rubyvale and Willows townships are commonly known as “The Gemfields” and covers almost 900 square kilometres. It is situated approximately 930klms north west from Brisbane Queensland, in close proximity to local coal mines.  The Sapphire Gemfields is one of the world’s largest sapphire fields and dates […]

Misconceptions on “Ethical” Sourcing of Sapphires

End users of gemstones are increasingly paying more attention to not just the beauty of the gem but the story behind its sourcing. Gems are supposed to be symbols of love, and as such they should have story that matches this symbol.  Most people do not want to inadvertently fund slave labor, terrorism, drugs, child […]

Choice Gems Co in Tucson Gem Show 2019!

Choice Gems Co is excited to announce that we will be at the Tucson Gem & Mineral show from February 1 – 13th, 2019! We will be showcasing at: Booth D1, 22nd Street Showcase tent. Tucson, Arizona. Unites States of America Expect to see the following gems in our booth: Cut stones •Sapphires: This would […]

Sapphire or Diamond For My Engagement Ring?

For many decades, diamonds have been perceived as the standard gemstone for an engagement ring. In more recent years, this perception has begun to change. Sapphires, rubies and emeralds are fast gaining a significant portion of the diamond engagement ring market share. Making a choice for which is better for an engagement ring Is never […]

Ten reasons you should ask that important question with a sapphire engagement ring!

Ten reasons you should ask that important question with a sapphire engagement ring! This article favors our favorite gemstone – the sapphire! 1. Ethics: For many decades, diamonds have been the traditional standard for engagement rings, however, it got a huge setback in 2006 when the movie “Blood diamond” was released. People became more aware […]