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White or Colourless Gemstones

Where gemstones are concerned Colour is King but what of the white or colourless gems? Should they be discounted or overlooked simply because they lack colour? Certainly not, since one of ‘the big 4’ top drawer gemstones is the the … Continue reading

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Green Gemstones

When I think of the word ‘greenery’ the first image that comes to mind is the green stuff florists put in their bouquets, green stuff of every description, leaves, ferns or any type of foliage for decoration. GREENERY, however, is … Continue reading

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Peridot

Do you know the Peridot gemstone? Those whose birthday is in August most certainly do because Peridot is your birthstone. For those of you who don’t know this beautiful gem you’re in for a lovely surprise, especially if you like … Continue reading

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Black gemstones

How do you rate Black gemstones, as in do you like, maybe even love them and wear them confidently? Or do you avoid them because of that old notion held several centuries ago of associating Black gems with death and … Continue reading

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Spinel

The Spinel is a most interesting gem. Maybe you know it? But could you identify it in a group of gems where there is no caption to say which is which or see it on a TV show where the … Continue reading

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Blue Gemstones

If blue is your favourite colour and you’d like a blue gem but don’t know gem varieties except the well-known ones – sapphire, emerald, ruby – you might have a difficult time finding exactly what you want because there are … Continue reading

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Opals

Opals & Superstition  A recently conducted survey revealed a rather surprising result:  many of us are superstitious. So I ask you: are you superstitious? Would you cross the road to avoid walking under a ladder; do you throw spilled salt … Continue reading

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