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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...

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 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...

How to Buy Loose Opals Without Looking Clueless

How to Buy Loose Opals Without Looking Clueless

Australia’s opal mines are responsible for approximately 90% of the world’s opals. Defined by its shifting colours, semi-transparency and silica composition, the opal - or particularly, the Australian opal, came into being between 30 and 40 million years...

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Man Should Have

Essential Jewellery Pieces Every Man Should Have

Whilst not all men wear jewellery everyday, the trend of male-specific jewellery is on the rise in a big way in Australia. The metallic tones of jewellery can greatly complement a man’s suit, and serves to add a metallic embellishment to any outfit worn. Here are four...

Is Jewellery Valuation Necessary?

Is Jewellery Valuation Necessary?

A jewellery valuation provides an expert opinion on the value of a piece of jewellery and its place within the current market. Be it a family heirloom, wedding ring or another piece of seemingly valuable jewellery, a jewellery valuation will provide...

Gemstone Obsession

Gemstone Obsession

Fancy a striking jewellery piece? Consider adding some coloured gemstone jewellery to your collection.Throughout history, coloured gemstones have enthralled people for their beauty, rarity and opulence. A gemstone can be defined as a piece of mineral crystal which,...