How much does a carat weigh?

How much does a carat weigh is a question we’ve probably all wondered at one time, but never bothered to ask. A carat is a unit of measurement used to weigh gemstones and pearls and by definition, one carat is equal to one fifth of a gram or 200mg . Many people who love jewelry […]

Emeralds Above All Others

Emeralds have enjoyed increased demand recently, as many people choose these lovely gems over rubies, sapphires, and diamonds more than ever before.

Gemstone Certifications

Gemstone certifications are an important tool in the gemstone business. Embassy Emeralds takes a look at why buyers and sellers use them and reasons why they might not. Major gemological laboratories are listed.

The Most Famous Beryl

Embassy Emeralds takes an interesting look at the gemstones most closely related to emeralds. All of them belong to the beryl family of minerals and all make good choices for high quality jewelry.


Current list of birthstones by month.

A Quick Look at How to Examine Gemstones

A brief look at how to properly examine gemstones using a 10x loupe.