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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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Amethyst Gemstones Vancouver

Amethyst Gemstones and Jewelry Buying Guide Vancouver

A while ago I told you the Emerald was my favourite gemstone but running a very close second, perhaps even neck and neck, is the Amethyst stone meaning you would need a...

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