A huge congratulations to Stacie from our Grosvenor Centre Showroom on the completion of the Gem-A Gemmology Diploma - the most prestigious international gemmological qualification in the gem and jewellery trade. For this in-depth course, Stacie looked at a wider range of gems, synthetics and treatments building her understanding of gemmology and the principles of gem testing and enhanced gem identification skills.
This course is a massive undertaking, much...
Gemstone of the Month: October
The name “opal” originates from the Greek word opallios, which means “to see a change in colour.”
Many opal varieties exist, but only a few (like Fire Opal and Boulder Opal) are universally recognized. Opals are often referred to by their background “body colour”—black or white.
Each Opal is truly one-of-a-kind; as unique as our fingerprints.
Gemstone of the Month: September
Pre-Owned Sapphire Ring
Some linguists propose that the word sapphire derives from Sanskrit “Shanipriya”. Literally meaning "dear to Saturn". Alternatively, other believe that it derived from the Latin word “saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros,” both meaning blue.
Sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum.
It is typically blue, but sapphires also occur in yellow...
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...
It's that time of year again when the school holidays are looming - the ideal time for school children to get their ears pierced to allow proper healing before schools start again in September.
We offer an ear-piercing service in all our showrooms and have trained, caring members of staff who will make the experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. We have quiet areas in all our showrooms...
Gemstone of the Month: JULY
Rubies are said to represent love and happiness. The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means red.
The most preferred colour is a deep blood red with a slightly bluish hue. Such Ruby is known as "Burmese Ruby" or "Pigeon's Blood Ruby".
9 – Very tough.
Inclusions of tiny, slender, parallel Rutile needles in...
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...
2018 is all about green. Fashion and home styles started the trend - think cacti and palm leaves and now watches and jewellery are here to help accessorise your style. Whether you are into the more subtle pastel shades or ready to go bold with a bright grass green we have just the thing.
Rolex Oyster perpetual Datejust 31 featuring a green malachite dial.
Emerald comes from the word “smaragdus,” which means “green” in Greek.
Emerald is a variety of beryl.
Light green to a deep rich green.
HISTORY IN JEWELLERY:
Cleopatra was known to cherish emeralds, even claiming ownership of all emerald mines in Egypt during her reign.
TREATMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS:
Traditionally Emeralds can be oiled to fill surface cracks...
The new collection from Ti Sento Milano is now in stock online and in both our Grosvenor Centre and Banbury showrooms.
Pale pinks, lavenders, rose and turquoise carry throughout the collection creating an unlimited possibility to mix and match your favorite pieces.
Take a look at the whole collection here.
All TI SENTO - Milano jewellery is designed exclusively by their own design...