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How to Choose the Best Gemstone Engagement Ring for Your Loved One

For the final part in this mini-series on how to choose the best engagement ring for your loved one we’re talking about the other big choice; the best gemstone to use for your engagement ring.

Revamp Your Heirloom Jewellery: Jewellery Remodelling

A Diamond Jewellery Redesign Story for April

One of a Kind Aquamarine Jewellery

  Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and a stunning variety of beryl, the same mineral as Emerald and Morganite. With colours of the sky and crystal clear waters it is one of my favourite gems and I love including it in one of a kind pieces of jewellery.

Diamonds and the 4C’s – How a Diamond Gets its Value

If you don’t believe in miracles, then explain to me how a piece of coal becomes a diamond? Let’s talk about these sparkling miracles and how we grade and value them, by using the 4C’s.

Amethyst: Beautiful Enough for the Crown

Amethysts are my birthstone, therefore one of my favourite gemstones! But this February I wanted to talk about another of my favourite things; the Crown Jewels and The Kent Amethyst.

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