• October Birthstones

    October Birthstones
    October-born individuals get to choose between two birthstones—Tourmaline and Opal. Each of which presents almost endless possibilities, as they each come in a vast spectrum of shades and colour combinations.

    Opals range in colour from milky white to black with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue. An opal's beauty is the product of contrast between its colour play and its background. Opal is a formation of non-crystalline silica gel that seeped into crevices in the sedimentary strata. Through time and nature's heating and molding processes, the gel hardened into the form of opals.

    Opal is composed of particles closely packed in spherical arrangements. When packed together in a regular pattern, a three-dimensional array of spaces are created that give opal its radiance. The name opal derives from the Greek Opallos, meaning "to see a change (of colour)." 

    Tourmaline has become a favourite gemstone between jewellery designer, and gem collectors the world over. Since it is available in a wide variety of colours, it is ideally suited to almost anyone's taste. Tourmaline also is known for displaying several colours in the same gemstone.

    These bi-colour or tri-colour gems are formed in many combinations; gemstones with clear colour distinctions are highly prized. One multi-colour variety is known as watermelon tourmaline, and features green, pink, and white colours bands; to resemble its namesake, the gemstone is cut into thin slices having a pink centre, white ring, and green edge. Tourmaline is found in many localities including Brazil, Afghanistan, East Africa, and the USA. 

    Consider a custom commission with one or both of these magnificent gemstones, or let her pick with a Gift Card sent directly to her with a thoughtful note.
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  • September Birthstones

    Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been popular since the Middle Ages and, according to folklore, was believed to protect those close to you from harm.  Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.
    Sapphires symbolize loyalty, nobility, sincerity and integrity. They are associated with focusing the mind, maintaining self-discipline and channelling higher powers. Sapphires are most desired in its pure, rich blue colour but is present in almost every colour including pink, yellow and green.

    Consider a custom design for the Sapphire lover in your life. Or let her pick with a Gift Card sent directly to her with a beautiful note and free gift!
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