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History

As a prisoner of war, a young man with his life on the line, asked only that his ring be sent to his wife, but his final wish was never granted. He had spent m...
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In a recent blog post, we wrote a bit about the various jewellery trends during the time of Queen Victoria, but one thing that we did not mention in that post w...
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A recent article about the Tunbridge Wells Diamonds spurred a relatively big conversation among many on the industry, as well as those who have an interest in p...
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Pirating still occurs today, but is the legend of the past that really intrigues both young and old. The men who lived on the high seas, looting and sinking th...
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The previous post about the alexandrite relays how the stone is valued based on its ability to change colour. The alexandrite is one of the two birthstones of t...
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The Alexandrite is one of the birthstones of June. The other birthstone of June is the pearl. Alexandrites were discovered in the 1830s, making it a gemstone th...
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For those born in the month of March, their traditional birthstone is the aquamarine. The aquamarine has long been associated with courage, faithfulness, and fr...
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Vermeer’s painting, The Girl With The Pearl Earring (pictured) has been one of the most popular stones in throughout history. The birthstone for June is the hum...
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The diamond is one of the hardest naturally occurring minerals known to man. It rates as a 10 on the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness and can only be cut by anot...
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