Emerald by Day, Ruby by Night

AlexandriteThis colour changing chrysoberyl was first discovered in 1834 in Russia. This was around the same time that the Russian Tsar Alexander II was in power and therefore it was given the name Alexandrite. It is an extremely rare gemstone and is therefore not often found in jewelry. This gemstone is not fascinating at first, but once you have seen it in the light it has a unique beauty.

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Gemstones Uncovered: Topaz

TopazTopazWhat exactly is topaz?

The word Topaz comes from the island of Topazos in the Red Sea, where the Romans first discovered pieces of this stone. It is a mineral that is naturally occurring in rhombic prisms and comes in a few shades, discussed below. It is also designated as the birthstone of November, and the Wedding anniversary gemstone.

The ancient Egyptians said that topaz was colored by the (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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