The Pearl – birthstone for June

Birthstones are precious and semi precious stones associated with the months in the Gregorian calendar. Some birthstones are rare and expensive such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and pearls – others are semi-precious, such as members of the amethyst family, the opal, and bloodstone. While most gemstones are mined from the Earth, natural pearls are organic and originate within the world’s oceans, seas, and rivers. …

The 12 Most Expensive Weddings In History

When it comes to marrying the one you love and planning the wedding day, people have different ideas on what they want. Some want a quiet low key affair with little fuss, other brides want to feel like a princess, making the event extra special with lots of family and friends, and saving up for ages to make their dream come true. And, there are …

The Emerald – birthstone for May

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The Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. The name is derived from the Greek word “Smaragdos” or “green stone” and is a member of the beryl gem stone family. But it is the rich green colour that sets it apart from other gems making it the most valued and precious gemstone, weight for weight. The ancient Romans dedicated the Emerald to Venus …