Jewellery

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
Jewellery

October Birthstone – Opal

Those lucky enough to have an October birthday have a wonderful birthstone – Opal. Perhaps best known to originate from Australia, there are many wonderful different types of this amazing gemstone, all magical and from all over the world. Technically, opals are hydrated amorphous forms of silica. They’re classed as Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
Jewellery

August Birthstone – Peridot

Peridot is a green semi-precious mineral & variety of Olivine, & Jodie’s favourite gemstone, so she rues the fact she is not August born!  It’s also one of the rare gemstones that occurs in one colour only – a striking olive green. The appearance of the stone does depend on the percentage Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
Gifts

April Birthstone – Quartz

Quartz – The second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust after Feldspar. There are many different varieties, several of which are semi-precious gemstones and have been used since antiquity to fashion jewellery, ornaments and adornments. The name is thought to originate from German ‘quarz’, which in turn came Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago