The Ruby – birthstone for July

The ruby, birthstone for the month of July, is the second rarest and hardest gemstone after the diamond. However, because large rubies are more difficult to find than large diamonds, sapphires, or emeralds, their value increases with size much more than any other gemstone. Birthstones are precious and semi precious stones associated with the months in the Gregorian calendar. Some birthstones are rare and expensive …

What is the difference between white gold and platinum?

We are frequently asked what the difference is between white gold and platinum, if one is better than the other, and how to choose between the two. Before we go into the differences however, we’ll first clarify the characteristics they have in common – they both shout elegance and glint captivatingly and are precious metals, and both make exquisite jewellery in the hands of a …

Holiday Jewellery: Do’s and Don’ts

With the start of the summer season millions will be turning their attention to their annual holidays and well deserved breaks. For some this means a time of relaxing, taking things easy – for others it’s a time of new adventures and challenges. Whichever it is, many holidaymakers this year will take their precious jewellery with them, but for some it may be a decision …