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Zodiac Star Sign of Scorpio And Their Birth Stone

Scorpio is your star sign if you were born between September 24th and October 23rd. Scorpio’s main characteristics are related to power and self-control, and they tend to take leadership positions, being great at motivating others and demanding respect. Often secretive and mysterious, Scorpios are also clever, focused, ambitious and competitive. They also never give […]

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All about; Opals

We already covered opals in a birthstone post, but this week we want to focus in on the more technical aspects of this unique stone: the different types, colours, and where in the world they can be found. Opal is made when rain soaks into very dry, desert-like ground, like you find in the outback […]

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It Gets Fiery with the October Birthstone; Opal

“Perhaps against no other gem has the bigotry of superstitious ignorance so prevailed as against the wonderful opal.” – Isidore Kozminsky, 1922, ‘The Magic and Science of Jewels and Stones’ Last week’s post covered the birthstones for Libra. This week, we want to focus in on one stone in particular: Opal. This stone is so […]

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Do you Librans know what your birthstones are?

You are a Libra if your birthday falls between September the 24th and October 23rd. As an Air sign, Libras tend to be high thinking people with a strong intellect and sharp mind. Libras tend to love discussion, a good book or thought provoking film, and great music. Libras are also known for being loving […]

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Virgo’s have more than a Sapphire Birthstone

Last week, we wrote about the Virgo star sign and why sapphire jewellery could be the perfect fit for all you detail-obsessed, exacting (and wonderful) Virgos. This week, I want to go into more detail about the other stones we mentioned in the post that are also associated with Virgo: carnelian, jade, jasper, and moss […]

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7 Facts about the Gemini and June Birthstone; Alexandrite

If you were born between May 21st and June 20th Gemini is your zodiac sign. For this star sign Alexandrite is your birthstone. Alexandrite is also the birthstone for babies born in the month of June. So here is a little bit about this unusual stone;   Originally found in the Ural Mountains in Russia […]

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How to pick an emerald gemstone for your bespoke design

Emeralds are one of the most desirable gemstones along with Diamonds of course, but also sapphires and rubies. So how do you pick the right emerald for you? Well we will come to that but first you need to understand a little about emeralds;   Emeralds are part of the Beryl family, along with Aquamarine. […]

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What you need to know about the Diamond 4c’s before buying; A focus on Carat and Clarity

April is the month of diamond, its birthstone. Diamond is also the zodiac stone of Aries. You may have seen our earlier blog posts on the 4 C’s; the main characteristics of a diamond are cut, colour, clarity and carat. In this post we are looking at clarity and carat. Carat quite simply is the […]

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Colour of a diamond; the April Birthstone

So we did a past blog post on the cut of diamond and here we follow on to explain a little about the colour and clarity of a diamond. As mentioned in our last post we are advocates of the independent certification board the Gemmological Institute of America (this isn’t an ad and please see […]

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Aries birthstone; get to know the cut of a Diamond

It’s about to turn into the month of Aries which is between March 21st and April 20th. Aries is normally represented by the ram. Someone with this Zodiac sign tends to be driven, optimistic, passionate yet impatient, moody and can be aggressive. The birthstone for this sign as well as the month of April is […]

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Aquamarine or an Amethyst for a Pisces?

If you are a Piscean that means you were born between February 19th and March the 20th. You are one of the water elements with a colour preference of Mauve, lilac, purple, sea-green and Violet. Pisces people are known for being creative, compassionate, calm and wise. This Zodiac is often represented by two fish swimming […]

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Birthstone of the Month; Amethyst

Amethyst is a wonderful stone as it is so versatile; you see it used as a piece of rough through to fully carved intricate pieces. It covers the spectrum of purples from delicate lilac colours right to the other end of regal aubergine. Here is a little more about the stone we love. The story […]

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Did you know there are birthstones by hour?

Over the course of this year we will be covering the birthstones of each month giving you an overview of what to look out for in the stone quality, colours, chemical properties, folklore and more. The birthstones for each month are; January = Garnet February = Amethyst March = Aquamarine April = Diamond May = […]

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What you need to know about the January Gemstone; Garnet.

So most people think of garnet as this rusty red transparent stone set in all kinds of jewellery from little trinkets to big Tiara’s but there is a lot more to this stone than people think. The name Garnet originates in ‘ye olde english’ meaning ‘dark red’. However Garnet stones can be dated back within […]

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