Gemstones of Love for Valentine’s Day Garnet, moonstone and rose quartz are definitely a girl’s best friend when it comes to jewellery (and a Valentine’s gift)Read More
Amethyst is the birthstone for February (and the gemstone for the sixth wedding anniversary.)
If you’re a February baby, then you’re not only born into the month of love, but you’ve got one of the most popular and highly valued stones of the quartz group to your name.Read More
You’d think that garnet, January’s birthstone would be something white or colourless, to reflect the wintery, snowy weather, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. Those with a New Year birthday are blessed with garnet as their stone; its name is derived from the Latin ‘granatum’, meaning pomegranate, because the stone represents the deep red seeds of the fruit.Read More
Turquoise - December's Birthstone
Not only is Turquoise the traditional birthstone for December, but it is also regarded as a lucky gemstone and a stone of prosperity. It is also believed that if Turquoise is given as a gift it bestows wealth and happiness upon its receiver, and brings happiness and good fortune – therefore making it an ideal Christmas present!Read More
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