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July Birthstone – Ruby

Birthstone July

The Ruby represents love, passion, courage and emotion. For centuries this gem has been considered the king of all gems. It was believed that wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. Rubies have been the prized possession of emperors and kings throughout the ages. To this day the Ruby is the most valued gemstone. The…


Birthstone June – Pearls & ?

June Birthstones

What is the June Birthstone? People who are born in June are actually lucky enough to have not one, but three stones associated with their birthdays. The June birthstones are: pearls, alexandrite’s & moonstones. June Birthstone #Pearls Officially the world’s oldest gem, pearls are unique as they are not found deep under earth like most gemstones, but instead are…


Jewellery Appraisal?

Jewellery Values

WHAT IS A JEWELLERY APPRAISAL? When looking to sell your jewellery, most people tend to include an appraisal in the process. A jewellery appraisal is the process in which a certified professional examines and states a rand-value for a piece of jewellery. There are 27 types of appraisals that suit different purposes. For example there are a few for…


About Tanzanite


Tanzanite Tones and Saturation Tanzanite owes much of its beauty to an unusual gemological property called pleochroism, the ability to exhibit more than one color. When viewed from different directions, tanzanite can look blue, violet, purple, bronze or even gray. This is because Tanzanite is a trichroic gem. Very few stones are trichroic and this is what makes tanzanite’s…


Birthstone May – Emerald


Emerald is the May birthstone. It’s a symbol of renewal, awakening, and resurrection, and is known to give youth, fortune, and foresight to whoever wears it. The word Emerald is derived from the Greek word ‘smaragdus’ which means green. Much like Aquamarine, Emerald is a type of Beryl, a mineral that develops with six sides and grows up to…


Insuring your diamonds last as long as your Love!

You may be contemplating popping the big question, or just spoiling your partner with some jewellery. However, you also need to make sure that you have checked all the details around the insurance of that shiny rock, so that you are not caught out of pocket if it gets lost or stolen. The widest cover available for expensive jewellery…


Tanzanite vs Diamond

Tanzanite Diamond

Difference in Color The first major point in tanzanite vs diamond comparison is the color difference. Diamonds are usually available in a large variety of colors as compared to tanzanite. This is because tanzanite is the specific bluish color gem. Its shades vary from dark blue to light bluish. On the other hand, diamonds have vast color ranges from…


What is Green Amber?

Green Amber

Green Baltic Amber When amber comes to mind, people usually think of hardened gemstone in red or golden color. The common knowledge is, amber that comes in other color variations are not genuine or are made of glass or plastic. Not everyone knows is the fact that there are Amber that comes in light green or dark green color…


Birthstones April – Diamond

Birthstone April

Celebrate The Unchanging, The Unyielding And The Eternal With The April Birthstone – The Diamond! The Diamond, the Forever Stone, the symbol of Eternity, every girl’s Best Friend, is the gemstone of those born in April. Oddly enough, the symbol of eternal love is not associated with the Valentine month, as one would expect, but its the birthstone of…