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Aquamarine Gemstones: Water of the Sea

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Thu, Mar 03, 2016 @ 12:43 PM

The name "Aquamarine" is drived from the Latin word for seawater. While aquamarines range in colour, value has always been placed on the more blue varieties of this gorgeous gemstone. The birthstone for the month of March, Aquamarine is on our list of favourite stones - not only for it's beauty, but also for it's affordability!

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Celebrate the New Year with The Strength and Beauty of Garnet Gemstones

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 @ 11:13 AM

Garnet – January’s birthstone signifies health, prosperity, perseverance and strength. Derived from the Latin word granatum, which means seed, the stone is known for its resemblance to the pomegranate seed and represents trust and eternal friendship, making it the perfect gift for a cherished friend.

 

 

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The Opal Cloak of Invisibility? - October's Birthstone

By Penny Baldwin-French on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

Opal is considered the birthstone for people born in October or under the signs of Scorpio and Libra along with pink tourmaline.  The gemstone associated with celebration of the 14th year of marriage, the word opal is believed to come from the Sanskrit word "upala" - which means precious stone.  It may also be related to the Greek word "Opallios" which means to see a change of colour.

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