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Labradorite Gemstones, Jewelry

Labradorite Gemstones, Moonstones, Jewelry

Labradorite and Rainbow Moonstone are known as ‘sister’ stones because they belong to the same family and, as in human families, share some characteristics but not others making them individual gems....

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Zoisite Gemstones

Zoisite Gemstones: History, Colours and Buying Guide

Zoisite is a mineral or rather a group or family of minerals just like Quartz, Garnet, Beryl, Feldspar, and Chalcedony. Identifying a Zoisite gem could, therefore, be quick tricky because...

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Pantone Colors Gemstones

Pantone Colors Gemstones: Here's The Details

As you know, the Pantone Colour Institute in New Jersey, U.S. picks a specific colour for every year. Most often, their choice is applauded by the fashion industry that then...

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Purple Tanzanite Gemstone

How to Buy Tanzanite Gemstone in 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...

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Chalcedony Gemstones

Chalcedony Gemstones: Some Interesting Facts

Chalcedony is a gemstone I’m not at all familiar with, couldn’t pick it out if it were in a collection of other gemstones. Having come across it in a novel...

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Opals gemstones

Opal Gemstone: History and Some Other Facts

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...

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Topaz Gemstones

Topaz Gemstones: Colours, History & Myths

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...

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Yellow gemstones

Yellow Gemstones: Buying Guide

Yellow is one of my favourite colours because it goes with every colour in the spectrum, even giving those colours desirable golden highlights. Yellow stones also brighten up your looks...

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Zultanite Stone, Jewelry and Gemstones

Zultanite Stone, Jewelry and Gemstones

When I think of this gemstone I’m immediately mentally transported to a different time and place featuring the image of a Sultan from ancient Persia. In fact, I’m not far...

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Quartz Gemstones & Jewelry

Quartz Gemstones & Jewelry Buying Guide

Until quite recently I associated quartz only with watches or other time pieces that require constant, precise oscillation in an electrical field and while this is correct quartz is also...

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Jewelry Metals: Silver, Gold & Platinum

Jewelry Metals: Silver, Gold & Platinum

Alchemists I love the word ‘alchemist’ because it conjures up of images of wizened Renaissance men in gaudy coloured clothes hunched over pots of base metals such as tin or lead and...

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