Amethyst comes from the Greek word "amethystos," which means "not drunk." It is thought the color of the stone resembled the color of wine. Amethyst gems have been used in jewelry and as a protective amulet, even by the ancient Egyptians.
Brazilian amethysts are mostly light-colored or pale purple. Those found in Madagascar are more violet and reddish-purple. Amethysts from Uruguay have the deepest purple coloring
Amethyst is the birthstone of February and those born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius. Amethyst gems have been used as healing stones for centuries. It is a calming stone, said to bring peaceful sleep, ease headaches and reduce stress.
Sterling silver reflects the beautiful inner light when the stones are set into earrings, necklaces & bracelets. All of our jewellery comes in a presentation gift box and makes an idea present.
Topaz come in a vast range of natural colors and shades including yellow, blue, pink, peach, gold, green, red, and brown. The colour is mainly determined and caused by the gem's selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body colour.
Topaz is the birthstone of November (yellow topaz) and December (blue topaz), it is a talisman for the sign of Sagittarius and the suggested anniversary gemstone for the 4th, 19th or 23rd year of marriage.
Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5 % silver and 7.5 % other materials - usually copper
Silver is so soft in its pure form, it must be mixed with other metals, such as platinum, nickel and copper, to make it hard and durable enough to make jewellery
Silver is the metal of the moon.
Natural pearls are really a case of a simple accident of nature and are formed randomly.
Pearls vary in color from white to those with a hint of color, often pink, to brown or black.
Displayed in the Louvre in Paris is a fragment of the oldest known pearl which was found in the coffin of a Persian princess who died in 520 BC.
Keeping up with fashion, had a cost, and several small European royal houses bankrupted themselves over their new love for pearls. The cultural associations between pearls and tears inevitably continued.
Amber increases in value with the rarity and perfection of the entrapped object. Complete insect specimens are rare though and command top price.
Amber can range in color from dark brown to a light almost clear lemon yellow. Most amber that has been used in jewellery is from the region of the Baltic Sea or the Dominican Republic.
Fine silver is 99.9% or better silver content, but is too soft for general use.
The charm bracelet was thought to have originated in ancient Egypt during the age of the pharaohs. Charms made of precious metals and gemstones would be worn on these bracelets to ward off evil spirits. These were known as Lucky Charms
As far as we know, the first civilization to utilize ceremonial ring exchange in a wedding was the Romans