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
Jewellery

K2 Stone

From the second highest mountain in the world! Also known as Mount Godwin Austen, K2 is in the Karakoram Range of Mountains on the Pakistan/Chinese border and K2 granite is found near the base of the mountain in a remote area, visited by few. A relatively newly discovered stone, K2 is Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
Jewellery

Bumblebee Jasper

Bzzzzz It’s not really Jasper, Bzzzzzz ….or Agate Bzzzzzzzzzz! Bumblebee Jasper is a bit of a misnomer. It does resemble the colour and markings of Bumblebees, but Jasper it isn’t – or not strictly speaking. It’s made up of volcanic minerals and sediment, first found in Java, Indonesia in the 1990s. Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
Jewellery

Beautiful, rare Larimar

  The colour of the Sunny Caribbean Sea & Skies, Larimar is unique to The Dominican Republic. Traditionally thought to have emanated from the sea itself as it was found on the South East coast of The Dominican Republic near the sea-shore. This may tie in with the story that Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago