Gemstones

Cushion Cut Diamonds


It’s no wonder cushion cut diamonds are one of our most popular centerpieces for a custom design! Their unique range of dimensions makes them perfect for many engagement ring styles. Square and elongated cushion cut diamonds are now joined by more unusual lab diamonds cut into unique vintage patterns. Below are some of our favorite […]



Gem News


Welcome to our gemstone news blog! Discover the latest additions to our collection, enjoy fun games, and uncover valuable information about gemstones. Stay tuned for sparkling updates straight from our jewelry store studio!



Toi et Moi: Two Stone Rings


Romantic French Toi et Moi (You and Me) settings date back to the 17th century, when Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to widow Josephine de Beauharnais with a pear-shaped sapphire and diamond ring. Today, two-stone rings are still a timeless celebration of couples and a storied evolution of an iconic design. The selection of gemstones for a […]



The Importance Of Cut


Round brilliant cut diamonds are the most popular, but the criteria used to evaluate them can feel overwhelming. We all know the ‘4C’s,’ that familiar line up of characteristics that lets us know how ‘good’ a specific diamond may be:  Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut. Traditionally, it’s in that order because most of us first want to know how […]



Birthstones


Birthstones have a long and storied past that has evolved over many cultures. If you’re a historian at heart, and passionate about gems, birthstones are a treasure trove of records to explore! In Eastern cultures, Navaratna, a Sanskrit word for nine gems, is connected to astrology and mythology and is also tied to Hindu, Jainism, […]



Ombré Jewelry


An ombré of shifting colors is a beautiful way to add dimension and detail to an engagement ring design. Custom engagement rings are a wonderful canvas to explore and play with color because the design can be tailored to your absolute favorite shades. When a gradient is built, your designer will hand-select each gemstone to […]



Find Your Favorite Gemstone Color!


Bring vibrant color into your life by choosing a beautifully colored gemstone for your engagement ring! Though considered non-traditional by some, we find that introducing color into an engagement ring can instantly infuse a piece of jewelry with your personal style. Since we specialize in custom jewelry and don’t create a ‘line’ of the same […]



Our Favorite Three-Stone Accent Gems


If you’re interested in a three-stone engagement ring design, getting in touch with a Green Lake designer is a great way to create your dream ring! There are many ways to customize a three-stone ring with unique gem shapes and colors. Building a ring with one of our designers to your preferences ensures you get […]



Find The Perfect Diamond Shape For Your Unique Ring


There is such a variety of unique diamond shapes to utilize as the focal point in a custom engagement ring. Working with the artists at the Green Lake studio, you not only have a team of expert designers and jewelers to create your ring design, but also have access to skilled gemologists to source your ideal diamond […]



Summer Gem Games


For some summer fun, Green Lake Jewelry will be hosting a social media crowd favorite: the #GemGames ! This year, we’ve made it even more exciting for our committed rock hounds because there’s an official bracket. Starting July 22nd, we will be introducing all the players on Instagram and Facebook so you can get to […]