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Articles in Gemstone Information

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by Lucy Ryalls on February 04, 2017
by Lucy Ryalls on February 04, 2017
As jewellers, we often choose a gemstone based on the 4 C’s and of course, if it will look good in our design. But there are many more factors that need to be considered when purchasing a gem to be worn in jewellery. ... Read full article
on February 04, 2017
It sounds quite dull initially, right? All you think of is that nasty brownish red stone set in some cheap old fashioned setting at the back of your jewellery box. But like most other gemstones it has some spectacular and less well known varieties..... Read full article
by GIA on February 04, 2017
by GIA on February 04, 2017
Ruby is a variety of the mineral species corundum and has been a popular gemstone for centuries. It has picked up many legends along the way. People in India believed that rubies enabled their owners to live in peace with their enemies.... Read full article
by Martha Mason on February 04, 2017
by Martha Mason on February 04, 2017
Making the decision to use gemstones in your jewellery is a pretty easy one. There are plenty of suppliers out there offering all sorts of gemstones in all categories of quality and price (just please make sure they are genuine... Read full article
by Alan Hadley on February 04, 2017
by Alan Hadley on February 04, 2017
Diamonds are crystals of pure carbon formed millions of years ago deep below the Earths crust and forced up to the surface in rivers of volcanic lava. ... Read full article
by Lucy Ryalls on February 04, 2017
by Lucy Ryalls on February 04, 2017
The GoJD’s resident stone enthusiast, Lucy Ryalls, recently took a shopping trip to the coloured stone capital of the world: Bangkok.... Read full article
on February 04, 2017
The way a gemstone is set into a ring, or any other piece of jewellery for that matter, is what makes it look good.... Read full article
by Lucy Ryalls on February 04, 2017
by Lucy Ryalls on February 04, 2017
Amethyst is the name given to the purple varieties of quartz, from the pale lilacs to intense purples with lively red flashes. The term ‘green amethyst’ is in fact a misnomer and it should be called by its correct name praisolite or green quartz.... Read full article
by Martha Mawson on February 04, 2017
by Martha Mawson on February 04, 2017
Nothing sells a piece of jewellery like the sparkle of a radiant gemstone. The presence of the stone conveys a feeling of luxury and desirability. ... Read full article

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