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Canelian

Carnelian – An alternative birthstone for July

July is well served by birthstones.  As well as the ruby, the most well-known birthstone for July, there is Carnelian.  This is a semi-precious gemstone that comes in an array of dazzling orange reds, sometimes striped with white.  Very pretty! Carnelian is not a stone that can be sharply faceted, like a diamond or a […]

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Custom designed very unusual engagement ring made with jacinth zircon and white diamonds

Jacinth Zircon | A very unusual engagement ring

Jacinth zircon is a stunning golden orange toned gemstone rarely seen, but with an ancient provenance and makes a fabulous, unique and very unusual engagement ring stone. Kate turned 50 last October, and her husband Mike wanted to mark the occasion with something rather special, something – if possible – unique.  He’d been considering ‘upgrading’ […]

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Garnet is the birthstone for Capricorn

Garnet: birthstone for Capricorns

My sister was born in January and the birthstone for Capricorns is the garnet.  The first time I heard of the gemstone garnet was when I asked my grandmother if her engagement ring had a ruby in it. “No, love,” she replied. “It’s just a garnet.” From then on, I thought of garnets as being […]

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A sunset pink Padpradscha saphhire set in diamonds

Choosing a gemstone

When choosing a gemstone, whether this is for an engagement ring, when you’re designing a special and unique piece, or even to replace a lost stone, it can be a daunting task. How to buy a gemstone isn’t something you can simply Google and expect to become an instant expert, but there are some things […]

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Your bespoke jewellery

Having bespoke jewellery designed and made just for you seems like something only the super-rich can do, yes?  Well, you mustn’t think like that, as a wholly unique piece of bespoke jewellery, made just for you to your design is also made just for you to your budget. Gemstones come in every shape, size and […]

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Chequerboard green tourmaline

Bought it myself: the right hand ring

What does ‘right hand ring’ really mean? There are a few myths and misunderstandings about the right hand ring, the greatest one being that these are rings bought for a woman by a man who does’t want to commit to the finality of marriage, but wants to put his symbol of ownership on you.  What […]

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