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Gemstones

Each gemstone is unique with a special colour, birthplace and story. Gemstones have played various roles in the myths and legends of human cultures throughout history. Some tell a story or are believed to have special powers, but all of them share a common beauty. Find out more about your favourite gemstones here.

AMETHYST

Amethyst comes in a variety of shades of purple. Their properties and textures change according to the location from which they are mined. ...

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BLUE CHALCEDONY

Chalcedony’s name is derived from ‘Chalcedon’ or ‘Calchedon’, an ancient port of Bithynia, near present day Istanbul, Turkey. ...

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BLUE SAPPHIRE

Sapphire is the second hardest stone after diamond. It is one of the oldest known stones, dating back to 800 B.C. The ancient Persians thought that the Earth was settled on a giant sapphire and...

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CHRYSOPRASE

Cleopatra wore chrysoprase as she believed it helped her to retain her youth. ...

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DIAMONDS

Made from pure carbon, diamond is the hardest natural substance known to man. In their pure state, diamonds are colourless. ...

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IOLITE

Iolite was one of the first gems used as a compass. Viking seamen used thinly cut iolite gems to navigate the ocean by determining the position of the sun through it’s polarization. ...

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LABRADORITE

According to Inuit lore, the Northern Lights used to be trapped inside rocks on the coast off the Labrador Peninsula. ...

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LAPIS LAZULI

Lapis was one of the first gemstones to be worn as a piece of jewellery. ...

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LEMON QUARTZ

Lemon quartz is created by heating amethyst, yellow quartz and iron together at extremely high temperatures. It is mainly mined in the rocks of Brazil.  ...

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MOTHER OF PEARL

The luminescence of Mother of Pearl has made it a most popular choice for jewellery for centuries. Mother of Pearl gets its name from the fact that it is the iridescent lining of shell, where pearls...

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MULTI SAPPHIRE

Sapphires comes in a rainbow of colours from deep blue to pink. ...

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PINK RUBY

Rubies are one of the most desirable gemstones due to their hardness, durability and rarity. ...

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PINK TOURMALINE

Coming in a palette of over 100 different hues, tourmaline is one of the world’s most diverse gemstones. This has resulted in the nickname ‘the chameleon gem’. ...

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RAINBOW MOONSTONE

Traditionally, moonstone has a silver to blue sheen known as a schiller, and has a transparent to translucent opaque white colour.   ...

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SMOKEY QUARTZ

Smokey quartz is an earth-toned transparent quartz that comes in a variety of shades, including cognac. Also known as ‘champagne on ice’, smokey quartz gets its rich warm colours from...

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TURQUOISE

Turquoise is a prized gemstone whose intense blue colour is often mottled with veins of brown limonite or black manganese oxide. ...

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