Welcome to Jewelry Information Place, where we answer the most frequently asked questions about silver, gold, pearls, precious stones, semi-precious stones, crystals, glass – such as Roman glass and Venetian glass, and other metals such as platinum, pewter, copper, nickel, and more. We have an extensive section on birthstones, with photos of the birthstone for each month along with interesting information about each stone such as the symbolism of the stone and where it can be found in the world. We also answer questions about other popular precious stones and semi-precious stones commonly used in jewelry.
It is believed that the origination of assigning a birthstone for each month dates back to a breastplate that Aaron, the older brother of Moses, wore, which represented the Twelve Tribes of Israel. In biblical times, people wore the gemstone assigned to month that the stone represented as a talisman. Learn more about birthstones.
An engagement ring is one of a woman’s most precious piece of jewelry. When it comes to choosing a ring, there are many styles to choose from. Learn about the different types of rings including vintage, Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco, cushion cut, halo, black diamonds, and alternative engagement rings. Learn more about engagement rings.
Learn about the most popular symbols in jewelry. We answer your most common questions including: What does a hamsa mean? What is the evil eye? What does Chai mean? Learn more about the symbols in jewelry.
On our diamond page, you will find answers to questions on shape, quality, and grading, with pictures of each type of diamond. We answer questions about the value of diamonds, the largest diamonds in the world, the most famous diamonds, and black diamonds. Our ring size chart & guide has a printable ring sizer to determine the size of your ring. The ring size chart is a guide with the dimensions in millimeters and inches of the diameter and circumference of ring sizes from 4 to 13.5. Below are the most popular questions that are answered on our website.