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Sapphire

April 02, 2021

More commonly known as the blue variety of corundum, sapphire can in fact be almost any color of the rainbow (including a rare color-change sapphire), a little-known fact that is always received with widened eyes of surprise. Having said that, the red variety of corundum is known as ruby, the other much loved and adorned celebrity gem and this is yet another nugget of information most are unaware of. Yep, ruby and sapphire are like totally related!
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Rutilated Quartz

April 02, 2021

You don’t need to be a ‘jewelry person’ to admire and appreciate the beauty of rutilated quartz. This gem is a fine specimen of nature’s powerful abilities and always manages to astonish even the most jaded eyes. Known for its ability to repel negative energies, this stone is also believed to bring wealth and abundance. Are you sold yet? 

Admired from afar for its breathtaking sparkle and near for it wondrous inclusions...

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Prehnite

April 02, 2021

Most prehnite in Australia comes from the basalt tableland surrounding Wave Hill Station deposits in central Northern Territory within a small township called Kalkarindji. Stunning specimens have been fossicked from Wave Hill since the 1960’s but only recently has commercial quality and quantities been found. Australian prehnite is unique in color and luster and far superior to the other locations around the world. Aboriginal people believed that prehnite could absor...

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Pink Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline

April 02, 2021

Tourmaline is one of those magical gemstones (aren’t they all?) but when it comes to color this beauty ‘has it all’ and by ‘all’ I mean unrivaled array of colors and color combinations seen in the one group of minerals.

Tourmalines make up a group of closely related mineral species that share the same crystal structure but have different chemical constituents and physical characteristics. 

Offering the widest ra...

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Pietersite

April 02, 2021

Pietersite is known for its whimsical, thunderous patterns and a spectacular visual effect known to gemologists as chatoyancy.

Pietersite’s main constituent is a blue, gold and/or red mineral called Crocidolite, a pseudomorph that is also responsible for the golden silky gemstone Tiger Eye. A pseudomorph refers to substitution form one mineral to another whilst retaining the original appearance and dimensions. In the case of Crocidolite, a form of asbestos, qu...

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Pallasite

Pallasite

April 02, 2021

Peridot is a standard stone for most jewelers, but most wouldn’t imagine that it could be found in outer space! Pallasites with their remarkable otherworldly beauty are enchanting in our rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets and challenge our perception of peridot as a common stone.

Our galleries showcase our amazing meteorite jewelry collections and also our Peridot collection. Visit us to see the difference between this gem created in t...

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Malachite

April 01, 2021

Malachite is one of the oldest known minerals with mining of the vividly green mineral by the ancient Egyptians dating back as far as 4000BC. First used as pigments for eye shadows, paints and the dying of cloth, it then led to the search of metallic ores and to the development of metallurgy. The name malachite is thought to be derived from its resemblance to the leaves of the mallow plant or possibly from “malakos”, the Greek word for soft.
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