Journal: Gemstones

Gemstones

Emeralds gemstones & jewellery

A gemstone once prized by the Pharaoh Cleopatra and in the first century AD Pliny the elder stated that “nothing greens greener”; since then emeralds have certainly not lost their appeal.Picture from Muzo Emeralds.Emeralds are of the Beryl family, the same as aquamarine, which grows in long hexagonal prisms. Today, emeralds are found in Colombia, India, Siberia, South Africa, Zambia and Brazil,...

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Ruby and diamond trilogy ring

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Ruby gemstones & jewellery

Rubies are known as the king of gems and they can command the highest price per carat of any coloured stone, they are...

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Pink Diamonds

The Rio Tinto Argyle Mine, is the world's largest producer of pink diamonds.

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Blue and Pink Diamonds

Gemstones

Blue Diamonds: The Heart of the Ocean

Coloured diamonds have been at the top of wish lists for centuries, their natural beauty and rarity has caused many...

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Rough Diamond Ring

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The History of Diamonds

In the 1st century AD, Pliny the roman naturalist stated “Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones,...

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Tsavorite Garnet

Found in Tsavo National Park, Kenya in the 1970’s, this gem is relatively new to the block.Tsavorites are part of the...

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Pearl & diamond flower earrings

Gemstones

Understanding Pearl types

When opening oysters, there’s often always a customer waiting with baited breath to see whether they have one of the...

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Sapphire gemstones

At Blackacre we adore sapphires, they have superb qualities and naturally are found in an abundance of colours.

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