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New year, new gemstone! Garnet, January’s stunning red birthstone, is popular for its eye catching color and amazing healing properties. While red garnet found in Madagascar, Brazil, and Thailand is generally easy to find and loved by many, there is a more rare and especially ...
New Year’s resolutions. Usually, we have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s Resolutions, as we create and struggle to keep them. Instead of fussing over getting to the gym or creating lofty goals that are hard to stick to, the Sami team is remembering some ...
It’s finally everyone’s favorite time of the year! If you’re lucky enough to be born during the Christmas season, you not only get to participate in all of the fun winter activities such as ice skating, decorating, drinking cocoa, and listening to Christmas music, but also choose between December’s three stunning birthstones: turquoise, tanzanite, and zircon! Read on to learn more about these precious gems and maybe (if you’re lucky) you’ll find one of them beneath the tree on Christmas Day!
The feeling of Fall has officially taken hold of the valley. Even though we’re pampered here in the metro Phoenix area with gorgeous weather, the mornings have taken on a chill, and the air feels crisp. Halloween has passed, and the holidays are almost here. ...
October is for opals… Or is it? Pink tourmaline gemstones are a not-so-humble alternative to the opal as a treasured birthstone for this month. But what makes them so special? From their varied colors of baby pink to vivid magenta, pink tourmaline is an adaptable gem. Read on to learn more about this undiscovered beauty.
It’s hard to deny the allure of the deep blue of a sapphire. But, did you know that sapphire comes in a multitude of colors, not just dark blue? Fancy color sapphires are gaining in popularity, as they add a touch of the unexpected to any jewelry design. Better yet, Montana is a rich source for sapphires that are sustainably mined, and they can be nearly any color of the rainbow! Read on to learn more about the sultry September birthstone.
Everyone knows that Peridot is the birthstone for August. This gem is well-known for its vibrant green color. But there are a number of lesser-known facts about this gem that make it as fascinating as it is beautiful! Read on to discover the truth about this gem.
If you’re lucky enough to be born in the month of June, you have three birthstones to pick and choose from: Pearl, Alexandrite, and Moonstone! Each of these gemstones are special and stunningly beautiful in their own ways, all three stemming from different locations, backgrounds, and symbolic histories. Read on to learn more about each of June’s birthstones and select your favorite of the three!
Did you know April 28th is National Superhero Day?! While your mind may jump to heroes like Captain America and Spider-Man, some people would consider our favorite gemstone, amethyst, to be a gem with superhero powers! From all of the unbelievable myths behind it’s origins, to it’s amazing “powers”, amethyst is a hero of a gemstone! Read on to discover the superpowers amethyst could deliver to your own home and personal life...it may turn out to be your hero, too!
Arizona is hot! But not just because of the weather. Phoenix is considered one of the “hottest” shopping destinations in the Southwest! If you travel to the Valley of the Sun, Arizona jewelry is a must-have souvenir! Did you know that Arizona is home to some of the prettiest gemstones in the world? You can’t say you were in Arizona if you don’t bring home a piece of jewelry crafted right here in the Grand Canyon state. Here are two of the best locations to shop for jewelry.
Diamonds have always been a girl's' best friend! Ever since they were discovered in India in the 4th century B.C.E., they have been known for their beauty and outstanding value. But we’re interested in the little-known facts about this legendary gem. Read on to discover these 7 things you probably didn’t know about diamonds!
Aquamarine is March's lovely birthstone. Reflecting the beauty of the ocean, the gem will lighten up your month while bringing you serenity, peace, and happiness. Read more to learn all about this sea-worthy gem!
Rhodium plating is a common practice for many kinds of jewelry, but not many people really know what it is. Have you heard of rhodium plating, but been left with more questions than answers? Read on the learn all about this jewelry maintenance process.
Sami Fine Jewelry rocked out with famous electric bassist Nik West! She loves the color purple and is from Phoenix. Her and her fiancé, Niko, visited the store to see the gorgeous Arizona Amethyst for themselves. Our Designer, Lilly, custom designed and made a stunning one of a kind Arizona Amethyst and diamond pendant for Nik to wear to the Grammy Awards! Nik has worked with some of the greatest musicians in recent history and has launched an impressive solo career. We were honored to have her visit Sami’s and wear our Amethyst to music’s biggest night.
We’ve all heard of garnet, the stunning gemstone known for its gorgeous, deep red color. Usually, this gem is found in places all around the world such as India, Brazil, Egypt, and Thailand, and is collected by local miners in these areas. But did you know that there are hundreds of tiny creatures here in Arizona who also gather this precious gemstone?
New Year, New Jewelry! Make sure your treasures, both new and old, are covered by an accurate appraisal.
Imagine sitting by a fire on a chilly January night. Snuggled up under a blanket on the couch, you gaze into the embers, slowly burning out at the bottom of the fireplace. The heat and flickering colors put you at perfect ease. This deep fiery color is the perfect hue to combat the cold - it’s no surprise that garnet, with those same warm tones, was chosen as the birthstone for this month. Read on to learn all about this inviting gem.
Arizona is a special state, that’s easy to see whether you’ve lived here all your life, or are just traveling through. Only 13 states in the nation produce jewelry quality natural gemstones, and Arizona produces multiple gems! Some of our favorites include, Four Peaks Amethyst, Anthill ...
PropertiesCitrine is a member of the Quartz family and ranges from beautiful, glowings shades of pale yellow to brownish orange. Citrine gets its name from the citron fruit tree because of these lemon-inspired shades.Citrine’s yellow colors are produced by having traces of iron in quartz ...
For those lucky enough to be born in the month of October, you have two birthstones to choose from! Both opal and pink tourmaline are birthstones that we use to celebrate this month. Read on to learn some little known facts about both of these beautiful gems!
It’s a known fact that horse people like to “horse around," and are hard on their bodies, which means they are hard on their jewelry. From shoveling manure, holding the reins, and being exposed to weird horse product, equestrians are tough people. How do we create a piece of jewelry that is durable enough to stand up to the ultimate test?
Don't let your fashion faux-pas pieces go to waste! With our designers and onsite jewelers, it is possible to redesign your unworn jewelry into something you truly love!
Did you know that before the twentieth century, sapphires were the preferred gem for engagement rings? Read on to learn more about the September birthstone.
Found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth’s mantle, yellow-green peridot is the extreme gem. Read on to learn all about August’s birthstone.
Diamonds may be forever, but appraisals are, unfortunately, not. Read on to learn more about the appraisal process, and why it it important to keep your appraisals up to date!
Ruby is the July birthstone – and it’s one of the most coveted of gems. Called the “king of gems” in ancient India, here is everything you need to know about ruby!
Tourmaline is a gemstone with a colorful past. From it's mysterious origins to it's status as an American gem, uncover the deeper beauty of tourmaline.