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Know Your Birthstones- July, Ruby.

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Know Your Birthstones- July, Ruby.
If you are lucky enough to have this as your birthday month then you are also lucky enough to have the beautiful ruby as your birthstone! 
Top up your glass of ruby red wine and stay a minute to have a read about this precious stone. 

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Know your birthstones: June- Alexandrite

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Know your birthstones: June- Alexandrite

It's June! Spring is dwindling, the trees have filled out, flowers blooming and colours everywhere! With the lengthening days, the promise of summer hangs in the air.  Tieing into the lush colours of the season, is this month's birthstone Alexandrite This stone does not disappoint in jaw dropping beauty and stands uniquely in it's own category with the ability to change colours depending on the nature of the lighting it's displayed under.Human vision is most sensitive to green light and least sensitive to red light. It therefore appears greenish in daylight and reddish in incandescent light which emits less green & blue.Stones...

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Facebook Live Sale on June 10!

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Facebook Live Sale on June 10!
A head's up to all of you awesome folks who are been eyeing some things my shop, I'm going to have a Facebook Live sale on June 10th and you're invited!!

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Fun Facts about Bronze!

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Fun Facts about Bronze!

I've been making antique bronze jewellery alongside my sterling silver for years. It's a beautiful color similar to old gold, and like the other materials I use is free of zinc, nickel and cadmium. WHAT IS BRONZE? Classic bronze, which is what I use, is an alloy that consists of a mixture of approximately 90% copper and 10% tin. Producing bronze is a less toxic process than producing brass as brass is a combination of copper and zinc, and the manufacturing process often produces zinc oxide which is toxic. Because of the ease that they could dig it up, it...

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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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