January 2024


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Turquoise Turquoise gemstone gets its name from the French word "pierre turquoise" which means Turkish stone. This name came about from the trade route that was taken by the Venetian merchants who brought the gemstone to France. This is despite the fact that the stone originated in Persia (modern-day Iran ). Turquoise is found [...]


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Garnet  Garnet derives its name from the Latin word "granatus" which means seed or grain. This is because of the rounded crystals of the gemstone and their similarity to the red kernels of the pomegranate fruit. It also takes its name from the 14th-century English word "gernet" which means dark red.  Garnet is the [...]


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Pearl The name Pearl is believed to be from the Latin word "Perna" which means a type of shell. It is produced in bivalve mollusks, mostly of the oyster family ( Ostreidae ). Pearl starts as an irritant in the mollusk. To cope with this irritant the mollusk will continuously coat the foreign object [...]

October 2023


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Amethyst Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family and it ranges in colour from pale lilac to deep purple. It gets its colour from Iron and other trace elements such as manganese. The paler shades of Amethyst are often called "Rose de France". Siberian Amethyst is a deeper shade of purple and is [...]

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