Emeralds – spring greens for a new phase of life

Hi, well, just like the gardens outside, my life seemed to have a bit of a hiccup, where it seemed some things may not grow, but it turned out to be a spring prune!  Now life is blooming quickly and I am running a bit to keep up! For a time I was working at […]

Aquamarine – March’s birthstone

This is the birthstone for March and a beautiful pale blue, from a soft milky colour through to a clear icy blue or almost ice blue/white.   It is also a gift to be given for those celebrating a 19th wedding anniversary.  Who says people have to miss out between their 15th and 20th anniversaries? The […]

Amethyst, not just a gemstone of love

Amethyst is the birthstone for February and one of the most well known stones around, so here are some interesting facts about this beautiful stone.  It is actually as purple quartz and so very closley related to garnet, the birthstone of last month.  This means it is also relatively tough, at 7-7.5 on the MOHS, […]