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Chalcedony gemstones

February 5, 2021

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 I read recently – a novel that had nothing whatsoever to do with gemstones – I decided to investigate it and now I can tell […]

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White gemstones

White or Colourless Gemstones

June 15, 2018

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 White (Colourless) Diamond and therefore the perfect example of the stunning beauty of a gemstone […]

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Green Gemstones

April 23, 2017

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 Pantone’s color for 2017 therefore opening the door, so to speak, for you to adorn […]

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Peridot   Peridot


December 23, 2016

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 or even love green, because it is the colour of new leaves and it is […]

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Black gemstones

November 23, 2016

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 thus worn as mourning jewelry? In more recent times too, Black gemstones were considered perfect […]

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Spinel gemstone Spinel gemstone


November 23, 2015

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 name is withheld? I’ll bet you couldn’t identify it or point it out. Why? Because […]

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Blue Gemstones

June 18, 2015

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 more than two dozen types that I know of.   Some of them on that […]

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May 18, 2015

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 over your shoulder; do you fear a black cat crossing your path; do you cross […]

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Diamond Engagement rings

April 18, 2015

Engagement Rings Getting engaged is surely one of life’s happiest and most significant events for the ring signals acceptance to the formal proposal of marriage and exclaims to the world that the wearer has been chosen to share someone’s life. And, it might also be said that this is a truly delicious time for it […]

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