Bespoke Jewellery Blog


Garnet | January Birthstone

Overview The name ‘garnet’ comes from the Latin word ‘Granatus’ meaning seedlike, in reference to a pomegranate.  Small garnets are said to look like the bright red seeds you find inside the fruit.  Red garnets have a long history but these days you can choose from a rich palette of greens, oranges, purplish reds and even some blues.  Red is still the most common of the gems, whereas a green garnet (known as tsavorite) is much rarer.

Turquoise | December Birthstone

Last December we looked at Zircon and Tanzanite, but there is another stunning December birthstone we would like to talk to you about today.   Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth.  Mainly dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals that contain phosphorous and aluminium.  The result of this process is a porous, semi translucent to opaque compound of hydrated copper and aluminium phosphate.  Turquoise is a great example of an opaque coloured stone that can be marketed both as a gem for jewellery and as an ornamental material.

October Birthstones; Tourmaline and Opal

October Birthstones; Tourmaline and Opal At Roseanna Croft Jewellery we love birthstones! Gemstones filled with sentiment that can mean so much to one individual, just because of the month you were born in! And if you were lucky enough to have been in the Autumnal month of October, you have two to choose from! Tourmaline The name “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese words tura mali, which mean “stone of mixed colours.” As the name says, Tourmaline is different from other gemstones as it has a varied spectrum of colours in all shades of the rainbow.  It isn’t one mineral, but a complex group of minerals, all with different chemical compositions and properties.  Certain elements produce certain colours, and a lot of these resulting varieties have their own names.    

September Sapphires

Emeralds – The Birthstone of May

Sapphire | A True Classic

Probably one of the most versatile precious gemstones stones available, a sapphire is part of the corundum family of minerals, comes in many stunning colours. The most popular being blue, but they are found in nearly every colour of the rainbow. A lot of Sapphires are heat treated in order to bring out the very best colours.

Diamond and Emerald Engagement Ring Redesign by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

Diamond and Emerald Engagement Ring Redesign Story… Last year Roseanna Croft Jewellery was recommended to a lady whose engagement ring had previously been crushed, along with it her love for it.

The Sensual Garnet by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

Garnets they can be found in almost every colour of the rainbow. From the tropical green of the Tsavorite garnet to the deep crimson of the Almandine garnet. We love the variety of colours and how you can find one to match every style. This gives them a unique personality compared to other precious gemstones. The name “Garnet” comes from the Latin word for “Garantus” meaning “seedlike”. At first this seems like an odd reference, but it is often compared to a pomegranate. The intense red of their seeds reminds you of small garnets.

Diamond Alternatives by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

I love diamonds, they’re rare, classy and sparkly but they’re not always a possibility, so let’s talk Diamond Alternatives.

Bespoke Pear Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

    The Design Brief Bespoke Pear Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, with a Diamond Halo, hand-made in Platinum. [vc_column_text]I want to talk you through the design and manufacture of this stunning, bespoke pear cut diamond engagement ring, I had the opportunity of creating last month.