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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August Birthstone – The Peridot

August Birthstone – The Peridot

The August birthstone - peridot, associated with light, and called the "gem of the sun" by the Egyptian's this semi-precious gemstone had Cleopatra convinced she was the owner of an emerald when in fact it was peridot. And for centuries this fascinating gemstone had many mystified. CELESTIAL BIRTHSTONE The month of August has a celestial event and astronomical phenomenon where…

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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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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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The Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring Guide

The Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring Guide

A blue sapphire engagement ring embodies faithfulness and truth, while adding colour to this symbol of your love. Blue sapphire engagement rings experienced a surge in popularity when Prince Charles presented one to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Twenty nine years later, when his son Prince William, gave the same ring to Kate Middleton, blue sapphires again become a popular…

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