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Published: 29/02/2020

March - The Captivating Aquamarine

The birthstone for March is the beautiful Aquamarine. Aquamarine evokes the purity of the tranquil, crystalline waters, and both the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea.

Fun Fact: Aquamarine translates to ‘water of the sea’ and describes its sparkling ocean-like colour.

Aquamarine is a semi-precious stone. The colour of aquamarine is a brilliant, blue coloured gemstone. The colour ranges from pale blue to dark blue, and sometimes has the beautiful hues of a bluish green.

Aquamarine brings a calming, soothing, and cleansing nature – with its usual pale blue colour we can see why – as well as this it inspires truth, trust and letting go.

 

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Published: 26/02/2020

Febuary - Amethyst



January has flown by, and with February arriving quickly, it's time to start celebrating our new stone of the month: Amethyst.  This popular purple gem stone is associated with Christ, due to its biblical references. This stone is also associated with wealth and royalty; making it a prized gem stone to posses for any Pisces. The Amethyst is actually a stone believed to hold protective qualities; it is ranked very highly on the gem-scale, due to its excellent quality. In fact, during a certain period, the Amethyst was a well sought after stone, being as popular as the diamond stone we (and our purses) all know and love!

Anything Amethyst will make the perfect gift for a birthday this February, or for the big event that falls once a year on the 14th - Valentine's Day. So, shop our Amethyst rings, pendants, earrings and more here and get stuck into our second month into 2017!

 

 

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It is the birthstone for May and the anniversary gemstone for 55 years of marriage.

Emerald is the Taurus birthstone, for those with the Zodiac sign of Taurus (20th April - 20th May). The second sign of the Zodiac, Taurus is ruled by the earth element and the planet Venus. Emerald works well for Taurus star signs, as they both symbolise passion, loyalty and love. 

Emerald was revered as a holy gemstone by the Incas and Aztecs and was associated with Venus, goddess of love and beauty, by the Romans.

 

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Published: 31/01/2019

March Birthstone - Aquamarine

Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, has a rich colour and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope.  It's mesmerizing colour ranges from pale to deep blue and are reminiscent of the sea.  It is a perfect birthstone for March, the aquamarine creates a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes.

The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning 'water of the sea' and refers to its sparkling ocean-like colour.  the pale blue, transparent crystal is a member of the Beryl family.  Its colour, sometimes bluish green, is caused by iron oxides within the chemical makeup of the stone.

 

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The August birthstone, peridot, symbolizes strength.

It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele.

When set in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares.

Peridot is named after the French word peritot, meaning gold, because the mineral can vary towards this color. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. It is also the stone given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage.

 

Peridot is aptly the  birthstone  of  August  with sparkling,  summery  golden  greens,  Peridot is  a  sophisticated  gem  that  has  rightfully  regained its position as one of the most popular gemstones around the world. This gem is one of only a few available in just one colour. Its greens range from bottle green to an almost yellowish,  olive  oil colour. 

 

Peridot olivine is mined in Arkansas, Arizona on the San Carlos Reservation, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico at Kilbourne Hole, in the US; and in Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.

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