Gifts

Fathers Day 2019

Depending on which bit of the internet you believe Fathers Day is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year on June 16th.  Apparently it all began when a young woman in Spokane, Washington sat in church in May of 1909 listening to a Mother’s Day sermon. Sonora Smart Dodd decided she also wanted a day to honour Read more…

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May Birthstone – Emerald

Emerald is one of the ‘Big Three’ coloured gemstones, the others being Ruby and Sapphire – that together make more revenue in gemstone sales than the other coloured stones put together. It is by far & away the most expensive green gemstone and has been highly valued for over 5000 years. Read more…

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April Birthstone – Quartz

If you look up the birthstone for April & hit any of the semi ‘official’ birthstone websites, you’ll be informed that Diamond is the stone for those born in April. However, this is largely based on a review of birthstones way back in 1912 & may have more to do Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
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March Birthstone – Aquamarine

Aptly named after the Latin for ‘Sea Water’, Aquamarine’s wonderful clarity and limpid transparency really does evoke cool, clean waters and the sense of plunging into a refreshing pool – preferably after lounging on a Caribbean beach! A colour variety of the mineral Beryl (like emerald) it is relatively durable Read more…

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February Birthstone – Amethyst

Lovely, lovely Amethyst! One of the best selling gemstones and not without good reason… Amethyst, was known by the Greeks as the ‘Sobriety Stone’  because they thought it prevented drunkenness & decorated their drinking cups with it; Greek Amethystos = not intoxicated! This beautiful purple stone has been fashioned into jewellery for yonks. We Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago