Gemstone of the Month: August
The origin of the name peridot is unknown. The Oxford English Dictionary suggests it has an Anglo–Norman origin (classical Latin pæderot), but could also originate from the Arabic word faridat, meaning "gem" or the French word peritot, meaning gold.
Peridot is a silicate mineral, a magnesium rich variety of Olivine.
Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur...
A pearl traditionally symbolizes love, happiness and success. In many cultures, pearls symbolize purity and innocence, which is why it’s traditional for a bride to wear pearls on her wedding day.
Pearls have an organic origin are not found within the Earth like most gemstones. The rarest pearls are natural pearls made in the wild. The majority of pearls sold today are cultured or farmed...
The name diamond derives from the Greek word “adamas”, meaning invincible. This referred to both the extraordinary hardness of this mineral.
Diamonds come in several colours, including yellow, red, pink, blue, and green, and range in intensity from faint to vivid.
10. Its structure makes it 58 times harder than anything in nature and can only be cut with another diamond