Jewellery

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…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
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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
Jewellery

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…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
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
Jewellery

Super Sexy New Bling

One of the best bits about being in our little shop for me (Vicki) is all the stunning jewellery and the silver and gemstone jewellery especially. Whatever your thoughts on the power of gemstones, I certainly feel positive vibes when handling stones and gain huge pleasure when just looking through Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago