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Natural spinel has a long and glorious history. Often mistaken as “ruby,” it was treasured by kings and emperors who passed it down through …

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Many consumers know topaz simply as an inexpensive blue gem, but you might be surprised to learn its blue colour is rarely ever natural …

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You can lose yourself in the watery, greenish blue beauty of aquamarine. In fact, the gemstone’s name is derived from two Latin words: ‘aqua’, meaning …

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Often described by gem aficionados as “emerald by day, ruby by night,” alexandrite is the very rare colour-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. It …

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Peridot, a vibrant green gemstone, has been used for adornment for over four thousand years. Found in lava, meteorites and deep in the earth’s …

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Birthstones for January and February Birthstones are associated with every month of the calendar year and have origins in history as well as mythology. …

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Birthstones for March and April In the second of the six-part series, ADORN focuses on birthstones associated with the months of March and April. …

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Lapis lazuli, an opaque gem cherished for its vivid, exquisite bright royal blue colour, was treasured by the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, …

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Birthstones for September and October In the fifth of our six-part birthstone series, ADORN spotlights the gems for those born in the months of …

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The birthstone for the month of November, topaz, occurs in a variety of colours. The Egyptians believed that topaz got its colour from the …

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