Vermeil Gold – what on earth is it? What is Vermeil gold? Of course you’ve heard of gold jewellery, and even gold-plated, but have you heard of vermeil gold?Read More
Sapphire - September's Birthstone. The gem of all gems – the heavenly blue sapphire
The sapphire – well what can I say! It’s considered to be the gem of royalty (think of Diana, and now Kate’s engagement ring) associated with anything sacred and divine. It’s a stone which is mentioned throughout history associated with nobility and religion, for example, Christians used sapphire in ecclesiastical rings and it was cherished by kings for its power to protect.Read More
Peridot – August’s Birthstone Peridot gemstones were historically called Olivine (and sometimes poor man’s emerald) because of its beautiful lime green colour. Dependent on the level of iron, the colour can actually range from light yellow green through to darker olive green.Read More
Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby! July’s Birthstone "The gleaming Ruby should adorn All those who in July are born. For thus they'll be exempt and free, From lovers’ doubts and anxiety."
Kind of sums it up really!Read More
Birthstones for June, Pearl and Moonstone.
June has got two lovely gemstones associated with it.Read More
The sea green of the emerald – May it be the gemstone for you! Emerald is the birthstone for May, and one of my favourite for its beautiful sea green colour and its amazing qualities.Read More
“Restore, Recycle, Revamp – don’t throw away those broken necklaces or bracelets!”
Most of us at some time or other have broken a favourite piece of jewellery or it’s broken while wearing it. Sometimes the beads in the necklace or bracelet have, for no obvious reason, just decided to set themselves free and all the beads and other bits and pieces have scattered around you all over the place.Read More
Quartz crystal, April’s birthstone.Read More
Aquamarine, Birthstone for March: Aquamarine, the gemstone of the sea – its name derives from the Latin ‘aquamarinus’ meaning ‘water of the sea’, due to its beautiful pale blue colour of the ocean.Read More