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Sapphire - a gem that has been cherished for thousands of years. Although most people think of sapphires only being blue like the deep royal blue of Princess Diana's engagement ring, this gem comes in every color of the rainbow, except red. Sapphire's are a variety... Continue reading
Peridot, Sardonyx, and Spinel are the three birthstones for August. Though Peridot is the most commonly known, Sardonyx is the original August birthstone, with a history that dates back more than 4,000 years. Spinel however, wasn't officially included until 2016. One of our favorite gems at A+T, spinel... Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who came to our grand re-opening party! We are so grateful for our amazing clients, artists, friends, family, + community. Our store expansion would not have been possible without your constant support. The night was filled with delicious food + drinks by local chef Stephen... Continue reading
This month's birthstone? The ever-enchanting ruby. A 9.0 on the Mohs scale, rubies are just shy of a diamond in hardness, and are the most valuable per carat of all the colored gemstones. They can be semi-transparent to opaque, and range in hue from anywhere from light pink to... Continue reading
Q: How did you meet?
We met through our kids. Our daughters Abbi and Bella were classmates and friends for a few years. As such, we got to know each other at birthday parties, school functions, after school pick ups and play dates. Eventually,... Continue reading
Five questions with jewelry designer and one of the newest additions to our jewel box Nicole Zapata of Big Brave. Nicole's nature inspired sterling silver pieces are the perfect everyday staples. Check out her beautiful work at A+T in store + online!
A classic gemstone known for its natural opalescent beauty, Pearls have been used as adornment for centuries. Dating back at least as far as ancient Greece and the Middle East, where they believed pearls were tears of the gods fallen from heaven. This enchanting gem, meaning "sweet simplicity", has long... Continue reading