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  • September Birthstones

    The birthstones for September are Sapphire & Lapis Lazuli. Sapphire: the name derives from the Greek word sappheiros meaning blue (which could have been referring to lapis lazuli at that time). It is from the mineral corundum and is a gemstone known for wisdom and royalty. Well the Duchess of... View Post
  • August Birthstone

    The birthstone for August is Peridot.  Peridot: the name derives from the Arabic word faridet which means ‘gem’.  This birthstone is one of only a few gemstones where it is only one colour – green.  There are many beautiful shades of green although it is believed that the deeper the colour, the ... View Post
  • July Birthstone

    The birthstones for July are Ruby and Carnelian.  Ruby: the name derives from the Latin word ruber meaning red.  This red coloured gemstone is a variety of the mineral called corundum and its price is determined by the colour (as well as its quality of course) – the brighter the red the higher th... View Post