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A Gem from outter space. Meet Moissanite!

Many people believe that diamonds are the hardest substance on earth, and their endurance is one reason people choose them for engagement rings. The thought is that only diamonds can stand up to the wear and tear of daily use. However, there is another stone out there with a 9.25 Mohs hardness rating that is almost as strong as diamonds but is free of many of the issues that can make diamond buying a difficult ethical and financial choice. It’s important to understand Engagement-ring shopping: What you need to know before you buy that rock. What is Moissanite?  Moissanite is both a naturally occurring and a lab-created substance. It is a silicon carbide substance that does not naturally occur on...

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Why everyone is obsessed with Amethyst?

Have you ever wander why amethyst is the most wearable gemstone of them all? Of course its lovely purple/violet colour is attractive as it is but the stone's unique characteristics are what makes it truly special.  Amethyst has been highly esteemed through the ages for soothing and stimulating mind and emotions.  In ancient times it was considered as the "gem of fire". The stone was worth, at this times, as much as a diamond. Amethyst is the stone of February. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality. In addition Amethyst is well known for the logic of temperance and sobriety.  The name derives from the Greek word "amethystos" meaning "non-intoxicated".   THE MYTH AROUND THE STONE "L'Amethyste,...

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When a rainbow sets into a stone....is Opal.

Opal is a gemstone consisting of a form of hydrated silica, typically semi-transparent and showing many small points of shifting colour against a pale or dark ground. Opal is the rainbow of gems. A truly unique and amazing natural stone. The gem has always been associated with passion, eroticism and desire. It is been said that brings loyalty and faithfulness to the wearer. Opal therefore, makes a great gift to the loved ones. It is also the birthstone of October along with pink tourmaline.  The name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of color.” Opal enhances self worth, self esteem and confidence. It...

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SS20 Trends and Designs

2020 is here with new fashion trends to give you an inspiration for your new wardrobe additions! From the shell and lucite materials that dominated the spring/summer 2020 runways to the thick chains and tortoiseshell patterns for fall and winter, there are plenty of jewelry trends to jump on. Now it's time to review the trends before we make our season's purchase.  Runways pieces are starting to ship in to stores. Bold designs for a more experimental look or delicate gold pieces. From vibrant designs to the new take on hoops.  Designer's pieces are more colourful and playful this time. With stunning gemstones jewellery, standalone earrings (wow), medallion necklaces, stacking earrings and oversized hoop earrings, SS20 is gonna leave an impression on...

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