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. This choice is for you if you have decided you’re not looking for a diamond, you’re looking for something more…

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Garnet | January Birthstone

January’s birthstone is the beautiful Garnet. 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…

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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…