Fit for Royalty…

June Mostly means a Bouquet of Pearls Pearl June is one of a few months out of the year that has more than one gem associated with the month. One of the gems, Alexandrite is extremely rare and not very well known so, most of us June babies use the illustrious pearl, one of theContinue reading “Fit for Royalty…”

Celebrating in December?

December is a month with lots going on so I guess that’s why it has three different birthstones 🙂 Let’s start with Blue Zircon Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. Its chemical name is zirconium. Zircon forms in silicate melts with large proportions of high field strength incompatible elements. For example, hafniumContinue reading “Celebrating in December?”

For November babies…

There’s a couple of months in the year that have more-than-one options for a birthstone. November happens to have Citrine and yellow Topaz. According to GIA Both November birthstones are known to have calming energies while bringing fortune and warmth to the wearer. Today, we will focus on Topaz. Most topaz and citrine birthstones areContinue reading “For November babies…”

Anniversary Gifts by Year List

Here is a list of anniversary gifts by year. This is considered the modern U.S. list. Year Modern (U.S.) 1st Clock 2nd China 3rd Crystal, glass 4th Appliances (electrical) 5th Silverware 6th Wood objects 7th Desk sets/pen and pencil sets 8th Linens, lace 9th Leather Goods 10th Diamond jewelry 11th Fashion jewelry, accessories 12th Pearls,Continue reading “Anniversary Gifts by Year List”

The History of Diamonds

DIAMONDS Early history Prior to the discovery of diamonds in Brazil in the 1700s, India was the only place where diamonds were mined. Early references to diamonds in India come from Sanskrit texts. The Arthashastra of Kautilya (an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy, written in Sanskrit.) mentions the diamond tradeContinue reading “The History of Diamonds”

The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 10

The Golden Jubilee Diamond was cut from a large brown diamond of 755.5 carats, found in the prolific blue ground of the Premier Mine in South Africa in 1985. First known as the “Unnamed Brown,” the Golden Jubilee was given to Gabriel Tolkowsky (below) by De Beers for the purpose of testing special tools andContinue reading “The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 10”

The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 9

The Cullinan Diamond The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g), discovered at the Premier No. 2 mine in Cullinan, South Africa, on 26 January 1905. It was named after Thomas Cullinan, the mine’s chairman. In April 1905, the Cullinan was put on sale in London, butContinue reading “The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 9”

The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 8

The Allnatt Diamond The Allnatt Diamond is a diamond measuring 101.29 carats (20.258 g) with a cushion cut, rated in color as Fancy Vivid Yellow by the Gemological Institute of America. This diamond is named after one of its holders, Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, a soldier, sportsman, art patron, and benefactor. The Allnatt’s origins areContinue reading “The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 8”

The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 7

The Aurora Butterfly of Peace diamond collection is an artwork consisting of 240 natural…

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