Amethyst 

February Birthstone

Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called Amethyst. The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated,” and comes from an ancient legend. This gemstone was traditionally worn to instil a sober and serious mind. Amethyst can be sourced from Brazil, Russia, India & Sri Lanka and is usually faceted as a step or mixed cut.  One of the worlds most popular gemstones, Amethyst compliments both warm and cool colours meaning it looks fabulous in all metals.

Aquamarine

March Birthstone

Aquamarine meaning 'sea water' is a light blue gemstone that was used in Ancient times as a talisman by sailors for protection and good luck. Today it is considered as  a symbol of hope, happiness and eternal youth. The best gem quality aquamarine is found in Brazil, but other origins include Madagascar, Afghanistan and Russia. 

Citrine

November Birthstone 

Citrine gets its name from the Latin word 'citrina' meaning lemon and is the yellow or golden yellow variety of quartz, although citrine boasts a wonderful range of yellow Autumn hues. In ancient times Citrine was used as a decorative stone in sword handles, talismans and amulets.The majority of Citrine today comes from Brazil, Spain & Madagascar. Citrine is a popular gemstone and is available in a range of different shapes and large sizes making it a great choice for big and bold statement pieces. 

Diamond

April Birthstone

Diamond, the worlds most popular gemstone is the hardest natural mineral, and is a solid form of carbon. Not only used for jewellery it is often used in industrial cutting and polishing tools. The first diamond engagement ring was in 1477, the Archduke of Austria commissioned a diamond engagement ring for his betrothed, igniting a trend that is now world-wide. Diamonds are mined in many countries, some of the biggest producing countries include, South Africa, Russia, Botswana and Australia. 

Emerald

May Birthstone

Emerald, also known as beryl gets its bright green colour from the presence of chromium and vanadium. The finest emeralds come from Colombia, other sources include Egypt, Norway & Brazil. Cleopatra was famous for wearing emeralds and in ancient Egyptian time mummies were buried with an emerald to symbolise eternal youth. Today, Emeralds symbolise love and rebirth.

Fancy Colour Diamond

Fancy coloured diamonds are rare and extremely prized, this is because the geological conditions needed to create this colours are scarce. Fancy coloured diamonds come in a variety of colours including pink, blue, yellow and green. They are graded on the colour intensity, deeper shades are valued higher than paler colours. Sources of fancy coloured diamonds include Australia, South Africa, India and Brazil.

Jade


Jade refers to an ornamental mineral and is mostly known for its green varieties. There are two types of jade; jadeite and nephrite. Jade is mined in many countries including China, New Zealand, Russia and North America. Jade has a long association with China and as well as being used to make jewellery it has also been used to make weapons, tools and sculptures. 

Morganite

The pink, rose and peach shades of beryl are called morganite. Some of the finest morganite is sourced from Madagascar and Brazil, other sources include, Mozambique and Namibia. Morganite is a  variety of the Beryl gemstone family, as are Aquamarine and Emerald. It has been known by the name of Morganite only since 1911,  named after the famous American banker and mineral collector J. P. Morgan. With its soft colours and dazzling brilliance, Morganite compliments all skin tones and exudes charm and tenderness. It’s durable and affordable, which makes it a great gemstone for daily wear.

Opal

October Birthstone

Opal is an amorphous form of silica meaning it does not have a defined crystal like structure. It is formed from a solution of silicon dioxide and water. There are several claims of where the name Opal originated from, one story is that the word Opal came from the ancient Roman word 'opalus' meaning precious stone. Each Opal stone is truly unique as it encompasses all colours. Most of these precious stones are mined in Australia, but Opal can also be found in Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia.

Pearls

June Birthstone

Pearls are one of Earths few organic gemstones formed within mollusks. There are four main types of pearl: Akoya, Freshwater, South Sea & the Tahitian Pearl, each having unique qualities. Pearls can come in a variety of colours including, cream, grey, black and rose pink. A symbolism of honesty and innocence pearls have become ever popular with brides, and gifts, as well as a 30th wedding anniversaries. Pearls make both a perfect timeless and classic or contemporary gift. The perfect accessory to any outfit pearls can be worn casually or can compliment formal attire. 

Peridot

August Birthstone 

Peridot is a French word which was derived from the Arabic word 'faraday' meaning gem. It is a form of olivine and is also referred to as chrysolite. It is one of the few gemstones that only comes in one colour of varying different shades of green. Peridot is mined in Arizona, Sri Lanka, China & Kenya to name a few. The use of Peridot as a gemstone dates as far back as the Ancient Egyptians.

Sapphire

September Birthstone

A sapphire is a transparent precious stone which comes in a variety of colours but is best known for its blue to violet colour. Due to their association with loyalty, sapphires are a popular choice for eternity rings as well as being a popular unconventional choice for engagement rings. Sapphires can be found in many countries, however the most prized are found in Burma. 

Tanzanite

December Birthstone

Tanzanite is a rare gemstone as it can only be mined in Northern Tanzania at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Tanzanite can be found in an assortment of stunning blue shades ranging from light purple to a deep velvety blue.

Tourmaline

October Birthstone

Tourmaline is a popular gemstone as it is available in an array of different colours and combinations. Tourmaline can also display several different colours in one gemstone, this is known as bi-colour or tri-colour tourmaline which is highly prized. Brazil is the worlds leading source for this gemstone however it can also be found in many other places including Tanzania, Namibia and Afghanistan. 

Ruby

July Birthstone

Ruby is a strong and robust gem coming only second to diamond, with the finest stones originating from Burma. Rubies can be any shade of red depending on the chromium and iron content of the stone and is one of the best gemstones for jewellery settings. The Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems and has been a prized gemstone amongst Royals.