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The Diamond Bible: Everything you need to know about it

Diamond is one gemstone that needs no introduction, the most famous of all the precious stones. Diamonds have been used in jewelry for many generations, and are coveted perhaps more than any other gemstone. The story of Diamond begins over 500 million years ago, deep within the Earth’s Mantle, where they were formed under immense […]

The Topaz Bible: Everything you need to know about it

The gemstone Topaz is remarkable. It is both sought after as one of the cleanest, clearest and crispest colorless stones ever discovered, and is also host to a phenomenal array of colors. Many of these hues are natural, while others have been developed over many years as a treatment to the stone. There’s no denying […]

The Sapphire Bible: Everything you need to know about it

When it comes to iconic blue gemstones, Sapphire is simply unbeatable. Its distinguished world-class color and breathtaking clarity have been leaving people speechless for millennia, and the gem has undoubtedly made its mark on history down the ages. Along with Emerald, Ruby, and Diamond, it is one of only four gemstones classified as truly ‘precious’ […]

The Ruby Bible: Everything you need to know about it

Ruby is probably the most iconic colored gemstone in the world, and its name will forever be linked with its striking, definitive color. It is part of the Corundum family of gemstones, which also includes Sapphire – Ruby is the only form of Corundum not to fall under the Sapphire name. Mining of the gemstone […]

The Amethyst Bible: Everything you need to know about it

Amethyst is the flag bearer for the Quartz family of gemstones, which also includes Citrine and Prasiolite. The gem perfectly showcases all that this mineral has to offer, across a variety of hues from delicate light pinks to deep dark purples. Known for having eye clean clarity in many specimens and for being readily available […]

The Opal Bible: Everything you need to know about it

Is any gem prettier than Opal? William Shakespeare’s ‘queen of gems’ is one of the most beautiful stones ever discovered, which is a scintillating play of color and sheer range of hues. Its fascinating history stretches back thousands of years and brings us right up until the present day, with significant deposits of the gem still […]

The Aquamarine Bible: Everything you need to know about it

Aquamarine is the soft pale blue variety of the Beryl family of gemstones, which also includes Morganite, Goshenite, Yellow Beryl and Emerald. One of the most popular blue gemstones, Aquamarine is steeped in myth and legend. Known as the gem of the sea, even the name ‘Aquamarine’ comes from the Latin ‘aqua’ for ‘water’ and […]

The Peridot Bible: Everything you need to know about it

Peridot is one of the most visually striking gemstones, with its mix of bright summery greens and gorgeous glowing golden tones. Unlike many gemstones, which are colored by impurities and known as allochromatic, Peridot is idiochromatic, which means its color comes from the chemical composition of the gem. It has a fascinating history stretching back […]

The Pearl Bible: Everything you need to know about it

Pearl is one of the oldest, most desired and most spectacular gemstones in the world. Formed differently to most gems, Pearl is an organic creation found in the sea, a natural phenomenon that actually occurs as part of the defense mechanism of a mollusk shell. Coming in all shapes, sizes, and colors, Pearl has shown […]

The Emerald Bible: Everything you need to know about it

Emerald is simply one of the most desirable, famous and historical gemstones of all time. Part of the Beryl family of gemstones, which also includes Aquamarine and Morganite, Emerald has been mined for around 4,000 years. From Ancient Egypt to the modern-day, all those who have gazed on the intense vivid greens of the gem […]