Have you ever thought about how gemstones are actually formed? I hadn’t. I’d never really given it much thought. I just oohed and ahhed over the amazing colours and gorgeous jewellery that I’d seen in magazines, boutiques and on celebrities.
Found in just one place on earth, tanzanite is a relatively recent discovery and this blue variety of zoisite was named after Tanzania, the country where it was found, and can only be found.
The glorious green colour of Emerald has made the stone highly prized for many thousands of years. Believed to protect the wearer from misfortune, it has a mystical quality that soothes and promotes tranquillity.
Peridot is one of the few gemstones that exists in only one colour, a distinctive lime green.
Rubies are always fashionable and complement virtually everyone who wears them. In addition to being the official birthstone for July and the traditional gift for 40th wedding anniversaries, the ruby frequently is given in celebration of the birth of a daughter.