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All about diamonds - the birthstone for April

Diamonds are precious gemstones that are highly valued for their beauty, durability, and rarity. Here's some information about diamonds:Composition and Formation: Diamonds are made of carbon, which is the same element as graphite, the lead in pencils. However, the arrangement of carbon atoms in diamonds gives them their unique crystal structure…

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Aquamarine, the Birthstone for March

The word "aquamarine" is derived from the Latin words "aqua" and "marina," meaning water and sea, respectively. This gemstone belongs to the beryl family, sharing its mineral group with emerald. Aquamarine's presence can be traced back to ancient times, where it was believed to be a treasure of mermaids, embodying…

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All about Amethyst - The Birthstone for February

Amethyst, with its enchanting purple hues, has captivated the hearts of gemstone enthusiasts and spiritual seekers alike for centuries. This mesmerising quartz variety, known for its vibrant shades of violet and purple, boasts a rich history and a plethora of fascinating qualities. Join us on a journey as we unveil…

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All About Garnets - The Birthstone for January

Garnets stand out as a timeless symbol of elegance and mystique. With their deep, rich hues and a history dating back thousands of years, garnets have earned a special place in the world of gemmology.  In this blog post, we will delve into the fascinating world of garnets, exploring their…

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All About Sapphires - The Birthstone for September

Sapphires are a type of precious gemstone known for their stunning blue colour, although they can also occur in a variety of other colours. They are a variety of the mineral corundum, which is an aluminium oxide. While blue is the most traditional and popular colour for sapphires, they can…

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Peridot, the birthstone for August

Peridot is a gemstone that is known for its vibrant green colour. It belongs to the olivine mineral group and is formed deep within the Earth's mantle. The name "peridot" is derived from the French word "peritot," meaning "unclear," due to its occasionally cloudy appearance. In UK English, it is…

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All About Pearls - the Birthstone for June

Pearls are exquisite gemstones formed within the soft tissue of certain mollusc’s, mainly oysters and mussels. They are renowned for their natural beauty and lustrous appearance, making them highly prized in the world of jewellery.Here are some key points about pearls:Formation: Pearls are formed when an irritant, such as a…

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