July Birthstone: Ruby

Ruby has been widely considered as one of the most valuable gemstones in the world, symbolically representing passion, vivacity and love. Ruby is the red variety of the mineral corundum, like sapphire. In truth Ruby is a red sapphire since they both are identical in all properties apart from colour. However, due to Ruby’s historical […] → Continue Reading July Birthstone: Ruby

Rarity of Tanzanite

Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania of the Arusha region. Named after its country of origin, it is the only place to have Tanzanite on earth. Because of this it is one of the rarest and most extraordinary gemstones in the world. As time passes it […] → Continue Reading Rarity of Tanzanite

June Birthstone: Alexandrite, Moonstone and Pearl

June is spoiled with three birthstones in the same month; Alexandrite, Moonstone and Pearl. Here is a quick introduction of these beautiful yet varied gemstones. Alexandrite is a form of chrysoberyl, formed in the earth’s crust due to the action of magma. It was first discovered in 1834 in the Ural Mountains and named after […] → Continue Reading June Birthstone: Alexandrite, Moonstone and Pearl

May Birthstone: Emerald

Famously coveted by the Queen of Egypt Cleopatra, emeralds are one of the rarest gemstones in the world, especially if they’re perfect. Since ancient times, it is thought to grant the wearer’s prosperity, good health, patience and happiness. Fact: Emeralds can also appear red and are considered to be extremely rare and expensive. Emerald is […] → Continue Reading May Birthstone: Emerald

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

The word Aquamarine comes from the Latin word “Aqua,” meaning water and “marina,” meaning the sea, an uncanny resemblance of the Mediterranean. Like seawater, the colour varies from light blue, dark blue or green-blue. The deeper the colour, the more valuable the gemstone. However, the most desirable and commerically popular tone is light blue. Fact: […] → Continue Reading March Birthstone: Aquamarine

February Birthstone: Amethyst

Amethyst is the most valuable gemstone in the quartz family, with its rich hues and tones found in today’s British crown jewels and is closely associated to royalty, aristocracy and nobility. Although amethyst is well known for its purple colour, it ranges from deep violet, lilac, mauve and pale lavender, with deeper and richer purple […] → Continue Reading February Birthstone: Amethyst