“Blue Giant of the Orient” world’s largest Sapphire

blue sapphire To commemorate the September birthstone of Sapphire we would like to bring attention to the great “Blue Giant of the Orient” a gem that is the largest faceted blue sapphire in the world. The stone is a cornflower hued cushion cut gem at 486.52 carats set in a platinum brooch with a pave-set diamond halo. Very little is known about the gemstone which was out of public eye for about 100 years.

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Peridot beach August birthstone

BeachWhat better way to commemorate the birthstone of August then with a whole beach lined with it! The birthstone of the month is peridot and it comes in abundance on a small beach in Hawaii.

Papakolea Beach is a green sand beach; the sand came from a volcanic eruption that spewed green ash sand over 49,000 years ago. The green colour formed from Olivine rock fragments that came from the mountain. Olivine (more…)

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Oyster fossil may contain giant pearl!

Nature has offered something extraordinary for the official birthstone of June, a giant fossilized oyster that may contain a huge golf ball sized pearl! The oyster fossil was found in Solent, a strait near England. Lindsay Holloway of the Aquarium told The Daily Mail: “It was discovered in the nets of a fishing boat which was dredging here. When the fishermen came back to port they thought it was [live], (more…)

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Custom Jewellery

Custom JewelryThere are countless jewellery designs available in retail stores and online, but this does not necessarily make it easy to choose a piece for you. Wedding and engagement rings that are worn every day are especially difficult to choose as you want this ring to be perfect. There are several different aspects to consider and it is important to take your time to decide and to speak with a knowledgeable (more…)

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Find That Perfect Bridal Jewelry in Vancouver: The Premier Jewelry Stores in Vancouver

Ruby RingCongratulations, you are getting married! All of a sudden, it seems like you have a million choices to make. You need to find the perfect dress, the perfect cake and the perfect location. But hold on for a second – what about the perfect bridal jewelry? The perfect jewelry for your wedding should not merely match your wedding dress, it should perfectly enhance everything about your appearance. You (more…)

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April is Diamond Month!

DiamondWith April comes the season of spring – butterflies, blooming flowers, and sunshine. What better way to celebrate it than with dazzling diamonds that are just as radiant? For those whose birthdays fall in April, you are in luck for the diamond is your birthstone.

The word diamond comes from the Greek word “adamastos”, which translates in English to “invincible”. When it comes to strength, it is (more…)

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Gift from the Sun

CitrineA moderate price and attractive color with good wearability is the best combination for many customers. Citrine is any quartz crystal or cluster that is yellow or orange in color. It is also the birthstone for the month of November since 1912.

Citrine is actually a rare form of quartz, and in present day, almost all citrine found are heat-treated amethyst. Quartz gems can accommodate any person’s (more…)

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Birthstones Basics

Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year. However, not all of them are created equal. April’s designated birthstone is the diamond, the most coveted out of all the gemstones. There is also an exception to the gemstone rule, the pearl is what someone born in June might receive.

The origins of birthstones trace back to 1912 to the breastplate of Aaron, a ceremonial religious (more…)

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