September Birthstone – The Sapphire

September Birthstone – The Sapphire

The September birthstone sapphire, also known as the mineral "Corundum", comes in blue, pink, green, yellow, orange, brown, brown-red, purple, violet hues and white. Revered by ancient cultures, in fact, the Persians believed that sapphires were the pedestal on which the world perched. They also thought that light reflecting off blue sapphires was what gave the sky its ultramarine hue.…

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Ruby – The Birthstone of July

Ruby – The Birthstone of July

Ruby - the July birthstone, known as the 'king of gems' by the ancients and with their rich red colouring and a natural hardness that is second only to diamonds, rubies are a birthstone to be coveted. They are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and luck in love and their natural durability makes them perfect for everyday wear. History…

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What Is The Hardest Gemstone?

What Is The Hardest Gemstone?

  The diamond is the hardest gemstones, while talc is a very soft mineral. The scale by which the hardness of minerals is measured is the Mohs Hardness Scale. How can you tell how well your gemstone will stand up to a few knocks? By knowing where it sits on the Mohs Hardness Scale. The what? Read on. The gemstone…

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Quiz: Gemstone Engagement Ring vs. Diamond

Quiz: Gemstone Engagement Ring vs. Diamond

Quiz: Gemstone Engagement Ring vs. Diamond Which One Are You? Choosing between the coveted sparkle and fire of a diamond engagement ring and the pop of your favourite colour can be a daunting task. Take our quiz to discover what your colour preferences say about you. Still trying to decide? Browse our rich knowledge article archives here and learn more about…

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