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Cleopatra's favourite gemstone.. The Emerald!

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Cleopatra's favourite gemstone.. The Emerald!

It's May! The days are warming, the sun lingers longer and the grass is now turning a rich luscious green! Another notable green worthy of recognition this month is May's birthstone, the Emerald. The Emerald is regarded as the traditional birthstone for May and the astrological sign of Cancer.16th Century historian Brantôme who referred to many impressive emeralds the Spanish under Cortez had brought back to Europe from Latin America. One of the most notable emeralds he had engraved to read INTERNATOS MULIERUM NON SURREXIT MAJOR (Among those born of women there hath not arisen a greater) This referred to John The BaptistThe...

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How to Keep your Diamonds Clean

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How to Keep your Diamonds Clean
 They say diamonds are forever, but it’s still a very good idea to give them a regular clean

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Know your Birthstones: March (Aquamarine)

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Know your Birthstones: March (Aquamarine)
 if you are a March baby, today is your lucky day! Here is some history on your birthstone

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Materials Mondays; Gemstones and FAQs

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Materials Mondays; Gemstones and FAQs

Ever wondered about stones and have lots of questions? So does everyone else! So I'm going to try to answer all the most common questions you might have!

So there is often a bunch of questions folks ask me. Are your stones real are fake? What's the difference between birthstones and genuine stones? Can you provide a certificate to prove it's authenticity? I'll try to answer these and more!

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