Guide to gemstones – some myths and legends – Emerald

Guide to gemstones – some myths and legends – Emerald Guide to gemstones – some myths and legends – Emerald. Gemstones have played various roles in the myths and legends of human cultures throughout history. Some tell a story or are believed to have special powers, but all of them share a common beauty. Each… Continue reading Guide to gemstones – some myths and legends – Emerald

When is a diamond not…..?

  When is a diamond not……..? No, it’s not a  trick question? Diamond Diamonds as we all know, are to coin a phrase “a piece of coal that has done well under pressure”. Seriously! The gemstone is a solid form of the element carbon with its atoms arranged in a crystal structure. Most natural diamonds… Continue reading When is a diamond not…..?

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In from the cold

In from the cold, think about gemstone mining and you might think of Diamonds being mined in Africa, or maybe even gold in Australia. You may even think of Zambian Emeralds. All of which are mined in hot climates. However, at the other end of the climate spectrum there are some gemstones whose journeys are… Continue reading In from the cold

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Wedding Anniversary gemstones

Wedding Anniversary gemstones Wedding Anniversary gemstones. Andrew and I will be celebrating our tenth anniversary in September and it got me thinking what lovely gift I could expect from my loving husband. We have all heard of or read about the wedding anniversary meanings at some point in our lives. You know what I am… Continue reading Wedding Anniversary gemstones

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