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Preserving the Splendour: Essential Care Tips for Ruby Jewellery

Preserving the Splendor: Essential Care Tips for Ruby Jewellery

With its fiery red allure, ruby jewellery is a treasure to behold. These magnificent gemstones symbolize love, passion, and power, making them a popular choice for elegant and timeless pieces. To ensure your ruby jewellery continues to shine brilliantly for years to come, it's essential to provide them with proper care and attention. In this blog post, we will guide you through essential tips on how to care for your precious ruby jewellery, preserving its splendour and radiance.

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How to Care for your Emerald Jewellery

How to Care for your Emerald Jewellery

The enchanting emerald is May's birthstone. You can read more about the history and significance of this lush green gemstone in our journal post here.

Measuring between ​​7.5 to 8 on Mohs scale of hardness, emeralds are less durable than other valuable gemstones, such as diamonds, sapphire and ruby, meaning they are more susceptible to chipping and cracking and require special care.

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Diamonds Are Not Just Forever, They Are For Everyone

Diamond, April's birthstone
How lucky are April babies? Diamond - the most sought after gemstone on earth - is their sparkling birthstone. Diamonds are famous for their unparalleled brilliance and extreme hardness, in fact they are so durable that the only other mineral that can scratch a diamond's surface is another diamond. Diamonds are forever, but they’re not only a girl’s best friend. We’ve collated a collection of our favourite diamond gifts for everyone….

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Stunning Sapphire, September's Birthstone

Stunning Sapphire, September's Birthstone
September’s birthstone Sapphire is said to be the "gems of all gems". Associated for centuries with royalty, sapphires symbolise nobility, loyalty and happiness in love. Almost as strong as diamonds, sapphires exist in a stunning array of colours and those that are not blue are known as "fancy sapphires". They come in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues. Some stones exhibit the phenomenon known as color change, most often going from blue in daylight or fluorescent lighting to purple under incandescent light. Sapphires can even be gray, black, or brown.

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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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