December 2012

  1. Extraordinary blue diamond discovered in South Africa's Cullinan mine

    Extraordinary blue diamond discovered in South Africa's Cullinan mine
    A rare, 29.6-carat blue diamond has been discovered at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. The mine, located roughly 25 miles north-east of Pretoria, is owned by Petra Diamonds, who also operate mines in Tanzania and Botswana. In a press release the company described this recent discovery as ‘one of the most exceptional stones’ recovered from the mine. In their...
  2. Citrine

    Citrine
    Extremely rare in its naturally-occurring form, citrine is a pale yellow gemstone that lends itself well in all forms of jewellery. Immortalised by big Hollywood names such as Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo, who were often seen wearing citrine necklaces and earrings, today natural citrine jewellery is certainly a highly sought item. History Citrine, a variety of Quartz, derives its...
  3. Tanzanite

    Tanzanite
    Found in only one location on the planet, Tanzanite is an exclusive coloured gemstone mined from Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The “multi-dimensional’ qualities of Tanzanite jewellery produce a unique shimmering hue that makes it a popular gemstone in engagement and eternity rings. History Despite forming some 585 million years ago, Tanzanite was only discovered in 1967. A Goan tailor, who...
  4. Blue Sapphire

    Blue Sapphire
    The blue sapphire is a stunning, deeply-coloured gemstone whose use can be traced back to ancient Persia. The beauty of this gemstone has led to blue sapphire engagement rings fast becoming the popular choice amongst celebrity and royal weddings, but it is also a popular choice of gemstone for wedding and eternity rings.  History The history of the blue sapphire...

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