What’s with the name?

Many people ask me, “why this name?”  Also, “how do you say it?  Is it suna…, sun ago, soon aygo?”  So, here is my explanation! My name is Fiona Jones.  At my GP surgery at 1 point there were 4 Fiona Jones, so I always give my middle name as well, to prevent confusion.  For […]

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, […]