Year: 2016

Cubic Zirconia: A Good Choice for Your Engagement Ring

Blog | December 7th, 2016

Even though diamonds have been the precious gemstone of choice for engagement rings over the years, the cubic zirconia or CZ stones are gaining in popularity today as a viable, affordable replacement for diamonds. The process for creating CZs in the lab did not always turn out favourable results in the early days of their existence, but nowadays, the process turns out high quality results that are difficult to tell from diamonds. Let us explore why a CZ is the […]

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Zircon: December Birthstone Qualities

Blog | December 1st, 2016

Zircon is one of the December birthstones and is known for its fire and high-refraction ability. In addition, this gemstone comes in all types of rocks from igneous to sedimentary, and this makes it readily available for the jewellery market. It comes in a variety of colours from clear to shades of blue. People often confuse zircon with cubic zirconium in its clear state since it shines just as brilliantly. The blue shades of it are the ones that are […]

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Buy a Quality Topaz Gemstone

Blog | November 16th, 2016

Topaz is a highly popular gemstone not only as a November birthstone, but also as an attractive, precious gem for various pieces of jewellery. As with other gems, you must learn how to purchase a quality topaz gemstone to ensure that it will be as attractive and valuable as possible for you. While all topaz gems rate eight on the Mohs scale that goes up to 10, they will vary in colour, clarity, carat weight and cut. All of these […]

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Topaz: Your November Birthstone

Blog | November 3rd, 2016

Topaz is the November birthstone, and it ranks at the top of the hardness scale for silicate minerals. Even though this gemstone ranges in colour from clear to pale green, the yellow and the gold colours are commonly associated with this birthstone for those born in the month of November. Of course, whichever colour you select to enjoy, the meaning and history of this gemstone remains the same. We offer additional details below on this intriguing stone. COLOURS OF TOPAZ […]

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A Basic Guide in Buying Quality Opal Gemstone

Blog | October 21st, 2016

With opals being the October birthstone, many people are in search of jewellery that contains this gemstone either to wear or for a gift. Before purchasing any pieces of opal jewellery, though, you need to realise how to detect quality stones. Experts grade opal gemstones ranging from extra fine to below commercial classifications in accordance to the directionality of the flashes, cut, imperfections and colours of these stones. Refer to the guide below to learn additional in-depth information about how […]

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