Birthstones

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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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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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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Amethyst - February's Birthstone

Amethyst - February's Birthstone
Long associated with royalty, amethyst is February's beautiful birthstone. This distinctive gem is instantly recognisable by its colour, since no other stone has amethyst's characteristic purple hue. Available in a broad spectrum of purple tones, from the palest lilac to deep violet, the best quality amethysts are rich purple, without any other traces of colour.

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