Category Archives: Gemstones

Tanzanite Gemstone Vancouver

Unlike many other gemstones – Moonstone, Pearl, Opal, Lapis Lazuli, and Amethyst that were known in antiquity –Tanzanite is a youngster or even a baby in gem-world terms of age because it’s only 52 years old this year. Also, unlike … Continue reading

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Opal gemstone

The Opal is the birthstone for October but if your birthday isn’t in October, would you wear it? Your answer, most likely, depends on your belief in the supernatural, specifically a superstition that claims bad luck for the wearer whose … Continue reading

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Living Coral

Pantone’s Colour for 2019 Every year the Pantone Color Institute (New Jersey, U.S.A.) selects a new colour for that year. This year, 2019, that colour is Living Coral that has absolutely nothing to do with Coral Reefs or the Coral … Continue reading

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Tsavorite Gemstone

Also known as the King of Green Gemstones, the Tsavorite is a member of the colourful Garnet Family of Gemstones. It is also one of the most popular and expensive varieties of green garnets – its sister-stone being the green … Continue reading

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Topaz gemstones

If your birthday is in November you know the Topaz is one of your birthstones. The Topaz is sometimes referred to as a precious stone while at other times it is said to be a fairly common, inexpensive gemstone because … Continue reading

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Ruby gemstone

If your birthday is in July, you know the Ruby is your birthstone. You might also know that the Ruby is one of the ‘top drawer’ or precious gemstones – the others in that select group being Diamond, Emerald, and … Continue reading

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Amazonite gemstone

Some weeks ago when jewellery was the featured presentation on The Shopping Channel I took a look out of curiosity to see what was there. The first offering was a pendant with a beautiful bluish-green stone with a faint sheen … Continue reading

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Precious, Semi-precious gemstones

Gemstones are classified as Precious or Semi-precious but what do we really know about these terms, who created them, where, when and why? I’ve often wondered about these questions – maybe you have too – but found answers elusive maybe … Continue reading

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Red gemstones

Of all the colours in the spectrum red is the most eye-catching and the one that demands respect (a red fire engine or red traffic light) and, whether clothing (Julia Roberts’ stunning red dress in Pretty Woman) or gemstones be … Continue reading

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Ultra Violet Gemstones

Pantone Pantone’s colour choice for 2018 is Ultra Violet, an intense, exhilarating, stimulating, even intoxicating colour similar to the colour of the Amethyst but a deeper or more intense shade of violet. Like purple, violet also has a strong connection … Continue reading

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