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1 December 2019

Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is one of the first ever gemstones to be mined and has long been prized for its intense colour.  It is a widely available stone, however it is rarely found in its pure, natural form. Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history. It is a stone of protection, […]

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1 November 2019

Citrine and Topaz are the two beautiful gemstones that represent the birthstones for November.   A French, Art Nouveau, citrine and diamond pendant, set with five, pear shaped citrines and rose-cut diamonds, with a pear shaped citrine drop, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, on a fetter link gold chain, with French marks, circa 1890 […]

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1 October 2019

The opal has been highly valued since long before the Ancient Greek and Roman eras. There are two main types of opal: precious and common.  An opal and diamond bangle, set with three oval, cabochon cut opals, measuring 10 x 7.3mm, 15.2 x 9.3mm and 10.1 x 6.3mm, with four 5-5.5mm natural bouton pearls, surrounded […]

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ANTIQUE JEWELLERY – why buy antique and not modern?

13 September 2019

Why buy antique jewellery? What are the benefits? A 19th century micro mosaic suite, with swans and birds, with pendant and earrings, in Etruscan style bead and wire gold work, with shield like panels with doves eating grapes, and swans on water, with elongated drops each side, with flowers and centre drops, Italian, circa 1870 […]

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1 September 2019
Sapphire Diamond Ring

Sapphire is September’s birthstone. It is the lovers’ stone. It has protected romantic unions from harm through history. A sapphire diamond ring set with an 8.64ct cushion-cut sapphire in the centre, with diamonds set in the surround, shoulders and bezel and with calibré-cut sapphires set around the finger bezel, mounted in platinum £45,000 It is best […]

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31 July 2019

Peridot, in shades of olive, is one of the few gemstones that forms in only one color. Beautifully faceted, it evokes the lateness of summer and the onset of fall, as leaves morph from green to gold and hang like jewels in the sunlight. It is a crystal of warmth and well-being, mentally stimulating and […]

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1 July 2019

The ruby, arguably the most famous of red coloured stones, is the birthstone gemstone for July. Representing health and wisdom the ruby comes from the corundum mineral species. It is the hardest of natural gems aside from the diamond. It is durable enough for daily wear and matches any fashionable outfit with its deep and vivid […]

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1 June 2019

The birthstones for June are pearl and moonstone. The most expensive and most unique pearls are natural pearls that were created in the wild. The finest and most beautiful pearls have a reflective lustre, making them appear creamy white with a rainbow-like sheen that casts many colourful hues. In many cultures, pearls are a symbol […]

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30 April 2019

Emerald, the symbol of rebirth and the perfect colour for the month of May, carrying the rich green colour of Spring and radiating a beautiful vivid tone. They are considered to be a symbol of love and devotion. Emeralds are the rarest gemstones and are typically mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan and Zambia. Like many […]

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3 April 2019

Choosing the right cut of diamond can be tricky for many people. It is our hope that the information below will provide you with a basic understanding so that you can confidently move through the process. All items available to purchase. The rose cut features a flat bottom with a dome-shaped crown, rising to a single apex. With […]

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