The Truth About Bonaparte’s Stolen Treasure

Treasure hunters have been looking at the wrong place for the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s stolen treasure for the past 200 years, which was stashed somewhere in Russia during the leader’s retreat from Moscow in 1812. Historian Viacheslav Ryzhkov is claiming that all search efforts should focus on the town of Rudnya, which is located […]

A History of Sapphires in Culture: Joséphine, Empress of the French

Throughout time, sapphires have been revered for their beauty, their strength and durability, and the perceived powers of wellness and protection. In a celebration of the special cultural relevance of sapphires, we have gathered together some of our favorite stories to share of historical sapphires through all cultures. Part IX continues Joséphine, Empress of the French. […]

The Wonder of Sapphire

Sapphires are some of the most well-known and widely-worn gemstones in fashion. While so many jewelry lovers have bracelets, earrings, pendants, and rings with the stone, many, unfortunately, do not know all of the interesting facts and histories of them. Sapphires are the September birthstone, so it’s the perfect time to learn more about these […]