September Birthstone: Sapphire

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The stunning sapphire is the birthstone for any lucky person born in September. Sapphire is a corundum, an aluminium oxide with a trigonal crystal structure and is in the same family as the ruby, but it is most widely known from … Read More

August Birthstone: Peridot

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The magnificent peridot (otherwise known as Olivine) is the birthstone for August and also happens to be one of the oldest and most important known gemstones – it dates back as early as 1500 B.C. according to ancient records! Peridot forms … Read More

June Birthstone: Pearl and Alexandrite

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From the organic pearl to the rare alexandrite, the two both have unique and fascinating qualities. Although June is known for having two, but up to three birthstones.  Pearl is the most traditional June birthstone. It’s the only birthstone made from a … Read More

February Birthstone: Amethyst

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Amethyst gemstones in various sizes. These are from Kernowcraft in Cornwall where they sell a great selection of gemstones I love an amethyst …. More for healing than wearing these days. Every time I write these blogs I find myself … Read More