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The Zesty Green Peridot is August's Birthstone

The Zesty Green Peridot is August's Birthstone

The vivid green, zesty peridot is August's striking birthstone. Derived from the Arabic word "faridat" meaning gem, peridot is one of the few gemstones that only comes in a single colour - but what a colour! The refreshing green of peridot can range in shades from light lime to a deep olive and the specific colour depends on the amount of iron in the gemstone.

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Everything You Should Know About Precious Vs Semi-Precious Gemstones

Everything You Should Know About Precious Vs Semi-Precious Gemstones
If you're a jewellery lover like us, it's pretty likely that you've come across the terms "precious" and "semi-precious", as they're often used to describe gemstones. But which stones are classified as "precious" and what makes them so special and worthy of the prestige? Or are these old fashioned terms that should no longer be used today? It's a controversial topic and the answers will surprise you...

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Pearls: Your Definitive Guide to the Queen of Gems

Pearls, Your Definitive Guide to the Queen of Gems
"The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens" said Grace Kelly, and it seems we couldn't agree more. Officially the world's oldest gem, pearls are one of 2022's biggest trends, making the ultimate comeback, not just in jewellery but adorning clothes, homewares and even nail art. "Pearlcore" is the new term as men and women of all ages embrace this lustrous gemstone. Time to go digging in the old jewellery box and dust off that pearl necklace.....

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A Perfect Match, The Unlikely Origin of the Tennis Bracelet

A Perfect Match, The Unlikely Origin of the Tennis Bracelet
It's not unusual nowadays for tennis superstars to rock blinging jewellery on court. This wasn't always the norm. In fact, the name "tennis bracelet" was given to a particular style of diamond bracelet in the eighties when then-number-one tennis star Chris Evert sported it during the US open. As a player, she had become known for her fashionable style, regularly pairing expensive jewellery and diamonds with luxe sportswear

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May's Birthstone - Emerald

May's Birthstone - Emerald
The enchanting emerald is May's birthstone. Lush and vibrant green in colour, emerald is also the gemstone of spring. Symbolising peace, growth and new beginnings, emeralds are one of the four recognised "precious gemstones" (the others are ruby, sapphire and diamond).

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The Anatomy of an Engagement Ring

The Anatomy of an Engagement Ring

Choosing your dream engagement ring is a big decision. We love diamond ring design, and understanding the different parts of a ring, what they're called and how they contribute to the overall design, can make it so much easier to find the ring that's meant for you. This is our easy guide to outlining the anatomy of a diamond ring, to familiarise you with the most common terminology, so buying a diamond ring or commissioning a bespoke engagement ring is straightforward and fun - you can communicate what you're looking for and the process is not a daunting one!

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Win a Child's Watch in Our Colouring Competition

Ryan Thomas Jewellers are pleased to announce the launch of a colouring competition for children. Download and colour in our colouring page for your chance to win a child's watch just in time for Communion season! There will be two winners announced on April 30th 2022. Winners will be one of the lucky recipients of the boys' and girls' watches pictured below.

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Aquamarine - March's Birthstone

Aquamarine - March's Birthstone
The beautiful aquamarine is March's birthstone, as well as being the 19th wedding anniversary gemstone. Meaning "water of the sea", its sparkling pale blue, ocean-like colour has a serene, calming energy.

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How to Care for your Engagement Ring

How to Care for your Engagement Ring
Your beloved engagement ring is likely to be your most treasured (and expensive!) piece of jewellery. Ryan Thomas Jewellers' rings are designed to be worn and loved everyday, but like any valuable jewel, an engagement ring requires care and maintenance. Here are our 5 simple tips to keep your precious ring as sparkly as the day you received it.

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