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a guide to obscure gemstones

| Abalone | Agate | Amber | Aurora Borealis | Blue Zircon | Champagne | Coral | Howlite | | Moonstone | Onyx | Opal | Rose Quartz | Tanzanite | Tourmaline | Turquoise | Abalone It’s unsurprising that the abalone stone comes from the shell of the Haliotidae family of sea life, given its oceanic range of colouring. With pretty purples to turquoise to …

the december birthstone edit: tanzanite & turquoise

How are we a third of the way through December already?! It feels like yesterday we were all complaining about the heat of the summer, and literally an hour since we typed the November birthstone edit. December is a strange month for birthstones, as it actually has two; tanzanite and turquoise. Both stones have cool blue tones, making them perfectly suitable for the winter month …

birthstones: everything you need to know

What is a birthstone? A birthstone is a gemstone which is associated with a particular month in the year. Do you know your birthstone?  There’s something wonderfully mystical about birthstones. Have you ever wondered why certain stones are associated with months of the year and where the concept originated? It turns out it’s an idea that’s been around for a while. Thousands of years, in …