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Birthstone of the Month – Opal & Tourmaline

Birthstone of the Month – Opal & Tourmaline

Most months of the year are associated with one birthstone. However, those born in October are fortunate enough to have two gemstones to commemorate their birth month: the opal and the tourmaline. And while both stones are exquisite, popular and make for great...

Birthstone of the Month – Sapphire

Birthstone of the Month – Sapphire

Derived from the Greek word ‘sappheiros’, referring to the island of Sappherine in the Arabian sea (where sapphires were discovered in ancient Grecian times), the sapphire is a gemstone that has been cherished across the globe for thousands of years. A popular choice...

Birthstone of the Month – Peridot

Birthstone of the Month – Peridot

Generally, a light green colour, the peridot is a unique birthstone known for its formation under extreme conditions in either the Earth’s mantle or in meteorites. It’s known as the ‘evening emerald’ because its sparkling green hue looks striking at any time of day....

Birthstone of the Month – Ruby

Birthstone of the Month – Ruby

The ruby is one of the world’s most valuable and highly sought-after gemstones in the world. Derived from the Latin word ‘ruber’ meaning ‘red’, the ruby is a gemstone for those born in July, and is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species – which also...

Birthstone of the Month – Pearl, Alexandrite & Moonstone

Birthstone of the Month – Pearl, Alexandrite & Moonstone

Those born in June are particularly fortunate when it comes to gems – as they call pearls, alexandrites and moonstones the birthstones of their birthday month. Each of these precious gems have their own features, histories and deposit locations across the globe. So...

Birthstone of the Month – Emerald

Birthstone of the Month – Emerald

According to Indian mythology, the name emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as “marakata”, meaning “the green of growing things”. Emeralds traditionally signify hope, prosperity, growth and peace, and are classified as ‘Type III’ gemstones with natural flaws...

Birthstone of the Month – Diamond

Birthstone of the Month – Diamond

Diamonds are one of the most intriguing gemstones on the planet. Derived from the Greek word ‘adamas’ which means ‘unconquerable’, the diamond is the hardest of all precious stones and was believed to have been discovered nearly 3,000 years ago in India.   Here’s...

Birthstone of the Month – Aquamarine

Birthstone of the Month – Aquamarine

It comes as no surprise that aquamarine is known as the gemstone of the sea. Derived from the Latin words ‘aqua’ and ‘mare’, aquamarine signifies the joining of water and sea. Aquamarine is the birthstone for those born in March and is also the gem associated with...

Birthstone of the Month – Amethyst

Birthstone of the Month – Amethyst

The word ‘amethyst’ has a Greek origin and refers to ‘sobriety’ – guiding its owner into a serious mindset. The amethyst stone not only has a rich historical background but is also a stunning piece of jewellery tied to the month of February in the birthstone calendar...

Birthstone of the Month – Garnets

Birthstone of the Month – Garnets

Derived from the 14th century Middle English word “Gernet”, meaning “dark red”, garnets are one of the most plentiful gemstones on the market. There are few types of gems that offer such a broad range of size, lustre and colour as a garnet, explaining why this...