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Fall Colour 2017- Pantone

Hard to believe, but summer’s almost over. I know, I can hear you out there, but don’t blame me. Time marches on, and with it comes Pantone’s colours for fall. Whatever you may think about the coming season, one [ … ] Read More

Peridot-August

Peridot is one of those stones that we take for granted. It’s not expensive, it’s easily obtained and I have known August babies who think their birthstone is unattractive. “Why could’t I have been born in May or September?”, [ … ] Read More

Pickle, pickle, who’s got the pickle?

When I say pickle, what is the first thing that springs to mind? Lovely, crunchy dills and onions or a crockpot of simmering sodium bisulfate? If it’s the latter, you are most certainly a jeweller! Even if it’s not [ … ] Read More

Ruby, Carnelian and Onyx-Oh my, July

How many birthstones does one month need? Apparently if you’re July, quite a few! I used to think that ruby was the only stone for July, but once I started digging around, I found a few more. Fortunately, the [ … ] Read More

Moonstone and Pearl-June

When I think of June, I think of the song, “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”, which is appropriate for a month that has both moonstone and pearl as its birthstones. Both stones have a long history of [ … ] Read More

Argentium

Answer the the following question: Is Argentium a) the name of a Roman emperor b) a lost city like Atlantis c) a Superhero If you answered c, you are right! Argentium is superhero sterling silver, capable of creating beautiful [ … ] Read More

Emerald and Agate-May

For May babies,(and everyone else!) there are two lovely stones-emerald and agate. Beautiful, green emeralds have been used in jewelry for thousands of years. They were considered to be a stone of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and [ … ] Read More

Diamond-April

Ever notice how many song titles have the word “diamond” or “diamonds” in them? “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes”, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, and of course, “Diamonds Are A Girl’s [ … ] Read More

Moss Agate

Moss agate was one of the first stones I fell in love with. Each one I looked into seemed to have a whole world in it that was completely different from the last one. Even today, I still love [ … ] Read More

Aquamarine and Bloodstone- March

Dreamy, watery aquamarine-the name comes from Latin, and literally means “water of the sea”. It was considered to be the stone of Neptune, Roman god of the sea. Sailors carried aquamarine as protection against the songs of the sirens [ … ] Read More