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From origins to qualities, discover everything you need to know about the world of genuine gemstones.
Ranging anywhere between five and fifty million years old, this delicate gemstone is available in a host of colours besides the most well-known Autumnal orange variety.
Believed by ancient cultures to have protected against drunkenness, amethyst is one of our most popular gemstones and the birthstone for February.
A beautiful, multi-coloured combination of citrine and amethyst, this highly unusual gemstone lends itself to bold, architectural designs.
Its watery name perfectly represents its beautiful pale dichroic colouring. This gemstone is thought to bring harmony and clarity to all who wear it.
A member of the quartz family, this fiery coloured gemstone is thought to stimulate creativity and positivity in all who wear it.
It’s easy to see why this striking yellow stone takes its name from the French ‘citron,’ meaning lemon.
This rare, opaque gemstone from Brazil occurs in white with multi-coloured traces. The strawberry feldspar is a particularly unusual and attractive variation.
A multi coloured gemstones with many different varieties, this soft stone makes a beautiful centrepiece for gemstone jewellery.
Jade is a beautiful sea green coloured stone thought to have a positive effect on all matters of the heart.
An underused birthstone for March, this gemstone is opaque and occurs in blue, green, yellow, orange and red.
Kunzite is a rare pink or lilac coloured semi-precious stone found in a number of locations, including Brazil.
Once known by some as the poor man’s sapphire, we think this gemstone is set to become one of the most in demand over the next decade.
An opaque gemstone with stormy grey colouring and inky blue flashes. Looks beautiful set in gold or silver.
Sometimes abbreviated to lapis, this deep blue semi-precious stone displays glittery traces.
Larimar, also called "Stefilia's Stone", is a rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the Caribbean and is most commonly found in turquoise or white.
This lilac grey, lavender coloured gemstone has a mohs hardness of 2.5-3, making it particularly deliacte and susceptible to scratches.
This marbled green gemstone is thought to have been around for over 10,000 years and looks as beautiful today as it ever did.
A marbled, opaque gemstone with ribbons of red, orange, yellow and white make this variety of jasper particularly appealing.
An unmistakable white gemstone with blue iridescence and masses of appeal. Particularly attractive when set in sterling silver, this is a gemstone of distinction.
A feminine pink or peach gemstone, remarkably hardwearing given it's delicate colouring and sourced from Brazil.
Osbidian is the most well-known variation of amorphous glass. It’s usually black, dark green or brown and is created from lava that has cooled too quickly to crystallise.
A fashionable gemstone that is often desired in jet black. This totally opaque style is known as ‘black magic’ and was known for aiding the bravery of soldiers.
Peridot is the hugely popular birthstone for August. It is one of the only gemstones around that exists in only one colour, a vivid Summery green.
Prasiolite is a muted green colour. It is a green variety of quartz and is essentially a heat treated amethyst.
Known for its mystic beauty and historic links to royalty, Sapphire has been set in many fine pieces of jewellery and is universally adored.
Sardonyx is a reddish/brown variation of agate found primarily in the Sardonyx mountains of India and is surrounded by myths and folklore.
A sultry brown variation of quartz. Smokey quartz is said to instil peace and harmony as well as being the national gemstone of Scotland.
Sodalite is a vivid opaque blue gemstone that is often used in jewellery and ornaments. Its hue is owed to the presence of sodium.
A robust gemstone that has often been mistaken for ruby. Spinel is a favourite with gem collectors and dealers alike.
Sunstone has a gorgeous glittering appearance, known as aventurescence. It is often a reddish brown but also available in a green/yellow hue.
Strikingly beautiful and a thousand times rarer than diamond, tanzanite is a geological phenomenon available from just a single location on earth.
Known for its protective and courageous properties. Tiger’s eye is a golden yellow gemstone that gets its name from its likeness once cut in a cabochon fashion.
The beautiful birthstone for November. Topaz has gorgeous brilliance and crystal clarity and is also surrounded by more folklore than any other gemstone.
Tourmaline is a pleochroic gemstone. It is available in a spectrum of colours and is known for its Brazilian origins.