Birthstone engagement rings: Are they really a good idea?

Designing a bespoke engagement ring is a deeply personal and meaningful occasion and opting for a birthstone engagement ring has become a popular choice in South Africa. Incorporating a birthstone into your engagement ring is an easy way to add a touch of sentimentality and uniqueness to your ring – but it’s not necessarily the [...]

Birthstone engagement rings: Are they really a good idea?2023-12-04T10:55:48+02:00

Is your birthday in May? Emerald is your birthstone.

Emerald is, without a doubt, the best known of the green gemstones, and the only green gemstone that is  considered “precious". It is the birthstone for May and has grown in popularity over the past few years as jewellery trends have moved towards coloured gemstones. Peridot, tourmaline and tsavorite are all other varieties of green [...]

Is your birthday in May? Emerald is your birthstone.2020-09-14T19:38:24+02:00

Tempting tourmaline, October’s second birthstone.

If opal doesn’t take your fancy, why not consider tourmaline? It's the newer version of October's birthstone and is available in a wide variety of colours. Considered a semi-precious gemstone, tourmaline is a semi-occurs in various shades of almost every hue. Tourmaline is mined in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Mozambique, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the U.S.A. Paraíba [...]

Tempting tourmaline, October’s second birthstone.2020-09-14T19:38:27+02:00

An obsession with opal (October’s birthstone)

If you’re lucky enough to be an October baby, you have two birthstones to choose from – opal and tourmaline. Both are equally gorgeous but they’re radically different to each other and require different levels of care. Let's start with opal.... Perhaps one of the most beautiful gemstones around, opal is a hydrous silicate mineral [...]

An obsession with opal (October’s birthstone)2020-09-14T19:38:30+02:00

Peacock sapphires steal the spotlight

Sapphires are September’s birthstone and as far as our clients and friends are concerned, right now there’s only one type of sapphire on people’s lips – peacock sapphires. But what are these gems that everybody is currently obsessed with? As we’ve mentioned before, sapphires come in a large variety of colours; every colour of the [...]

Peacock sapphires steal the spotlight2020-09-14T19:38:31+02:00

10 Reasons to Rock a Ruby [July’s Birthstone]

10 Reasons to Rock a Ruby [July's Birthstone] Ruby is the quintessential red gemstone and, as July’s birthstone, we thought we’d share 10 great reasons for you to rock a ruby this season: 1. In ancient Sanskrit, rubies are called “Ratnaraj”, which means “The King of Gems”. 2. Rubies are the second hardest gemstone after [...]

10 Reasons to Rock a Ruby [July’s Birthstone]2020-09-14T19:38:33+02:00

Aquamarine is March’s Birthstone

Aquamarine is a timeless gemstone, and with its palette of blue hues, the colour of water and sky, is believed to embody eternal life. As the birthstone for March, it symbolises youth, hope, health and fidelity, and aquamarine’s soothing influence on married couples has made it a popular anniversary gift. Often, aquamarine is light in [...]

Aquamarine is March’s Birthstone2020-09-14T19:38:35+02:00

Amethyst, the regal birthstone for February

With Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of this month, February is traditionally celebrated as the month of love. And, with rich, velvety purple hues, amethyst is the perfect birthstone for February. Purple is considered the most regal of colours and so, over time, amethyst has appeared frequently in royal and religious jewellery. Indeed, the [...]

Amethyst, the regal birthstone for February2020-09-14T19:38:39+02:00
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