STORY OF THE GEM

Pearls

Birthstone of June, pearls are the only gemstone that comes from a living creature. It takes about two years for a south Sea pearl to grow and develop. The colour of the pearl is dictated by the Mother of Pearl. The best South Sea pearls are produced in Australia. Freshwater pearls are real pearls that are farmed and created using freshwater mussels.

Pearls have been prized and collected for more than 4000 years, giving them the title of the world’s oldest gem. Pearls have long been treasured and highly valued in many cultures throughout history. Pearls symbolise purity, clarity, loyalty Honesty, Wisdom, and Integrity, all the best within us.

Topaz

My passion for jewellery started at a very young age. Born in India, I saw Indian women ornately dressed with the most exquisite jewellery. I grew up in Australia watching my mother pick out her jewellery first then the outfit to match it. The love of art, designs and creativity has naturally drawn me towards jewellery.

Blue Topaz

Often associated with loyalty and love, this gem represents eternal romance and friendship. Blue topaz symbolizes honesty, clarity of feelings, and deep emotional attachment.

Pearls have been prized and collected for more than 4000 years, giving them the title of the world’s oldest gem. Pearls have long been treasured and highly valued in many cultures throughout history. Pearls symbolise purity, clarity, loyalty Honesty, Wisdom, and Integrity, all the best within us.

Pink Topaz

The pink topaz is a prized semi-precious stone that symbolizes wealth and prosperity. The gentle loving energy of the pink coloured form of Topaz lifts vibrational energy so that it resonates with and is open to receive the higher dimensional energy of “Divine Love”.  It is known as a stone of love and good fortune.

Kunzite

Kunzite was named in honour of Dr George F. Kunz, the famous gemmologist who was the chief gemmologist at Tiffany & Co. Kunzite jewellery is rare and delicate. Kunzite is a beautiful crystal, pure in energy and joyful in nature.

In palest pink to light violet hues, it is a Stone of Emotion. Kunzite aids the wearer in bringing inner peace and attaining a high capacity for understanding, letting go of fears, sadness, depression, and anxiety. Kunzite also helps the wearer bond with other people. It promotes self- confidence, restores trust, and brings great empathy for others. It connects the heart with the mind which brings about great inner harmony.

Peridot

Considered one of the world’s oldest gems, peridot was discovered as early as 1500 B.C. Ancient Egyptians referred to the stone as “the gem of the sun.” Today, peridot is the national gem of Egypt. Known as the stone of compassion, peridot is believed to bring good health, restful sleep and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and mind. This friendly bright green stone also has the uncanny ability to inspire eloquence and creativity. Peridot is the birthstone of August.

Citrine

Citrine comes in beautiful autumn hues that can range from light yellow to bright orange. Often reminiscent of a forest on a crisp fall day, Citrine is appropriately appointed the national birthstone of November. Citrine has been used ornamentally for thousands of years. In fact, in Ancient Greece, the stone was used as a decorative gem during the Hellenistic Age between 300 and 150 B.C. In addition, 17th century Scottish men used citrine on the handles of daggers and swords for decorative purposes.

The majority of modern-day citrine comes from Brazil; however, natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, France and Madagascar, among other places.

Whether citrine is your birthstone, or simply a beautiful gemstone in your collection, it’s interesting to note that citrine is said to radiate positive energy and is known as the “success stone.” Perhaps the Scottish men knew what they were doing when they infused their weapons with this spectacularly golden gem.

Amethyst

Birthstone of February, the name amethyst derives from the ancient Greek word amethustos, meaning sober. It was said that an amethyst could prevent the bearer from becoming excessively drunk and instils a sober and serious mind. In Greek mythology, amethyst was rock crystal dyed purple by the tears of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry.

 Amethyst has been thought to have many attributes throughout history. The stone was thought to control evil thoughts, quicken intelligence, preserve soldiers from battle wounds, aid the warrior to victory and protect the wearer from contagious diseases. Amethyst was known as a gem that would bring forth the highest, purest aspirations of humankind. Chastity, sobriety, and control over one’s thoughts were all attributes heightened by wearing the stone. The gem would guard against the anger of passion, and encouraged calm, bravery, and contemplation.

The majority of modern-day citrine comes from Brazil; however, natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, France and Madagascar, among other places.

Whether citrine is your birthstone, or simply a beautiful gemstone in your collection, it’s interesting to note that citrine is said to radiate positive energy and is known as the “success stone.” Perhaps the Scottish men knew what they were doing when they infused their weapons with this spectacularly golden gem.

Garnet

Garnet is the birthstone for January. The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” in reference to a pomegranate. The garnet has been a popular gem throughout history. Garnets were found to be used in jewellery as early as 3000 B.C.

There are many beliefs in the power garnet has over the not just physical health, but mental health as well. Garnet’s virtues have been long believed to include passion, true friendship, fidelity, success, self-esteem, loyalty, devotion, energy, faith, consistency, and truth. The stone also sharpens your perception of yourself and other people.

Long ago, garnets were claimed to help the wearer resist melancholy and warn off evil spirits, especially spirits of the night, which were referred to as demons and night phantoms. Today we might interpret this as a stone that can ward off nightmares. Garnet is also said to inspire contemplation and truthfulness and offers its wearer the power to protect their standing and possessions. The garnet is also an ancient symbol of friendship. In the past, garnets have been exchanged between parting friends to symbolize their affection and to ensure that they meet again.

 Amethyst has been thought to have many attributes throughout history. The stone was thought to control evil thoughts, quicken intelligence, preserve soldiers from battle wounds, aid the warrior to victory and protect the wearer from contagious diseases. Amethyst was known as a gem that would bring forth the highest, purest aspirations of humankind. Chastity, sobriety, and control over one’s thoughts were all attributes heightened by wearing the stone. The gem would guard against the anger of passion, and encouraged calm, bravery, and contemplation.

The majority of modern-day citrine comes from Brazil; however, natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, France and Madagascar, among other places.

Whether citrine is your birthstone, or simply a beautiful gemstone in your collection, it’s interesting to note that citrine is said to radiate positive energy and is known as the “success stone.” Perhaps the Scottish men knew what they were doing when they infused their weapons with this spectacularly golden gem.

Morganite

The gemstone variety known as Morganite was first discovered in Madagascar in 1910. Morganite is the rare pink form of beryl, a mineral family that includes well-known gems such as emerald and aquamarine.  Morganite colours range from a peach orange to salmon pink to a pure pink. The colour is nearly always a soft pastel and saturated colours are rare.

Morganite has been found in several locations in the world, including Madagascar, California in the USA, Brazil, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. In general, morganite gently cleanses the heart, opening it to unconditional love, unfulfilled emotional needs, and unexpressed feelings. It dissolves any egotism that might be blocking spiritual advancement. Morganite also prevents the wearer from taking on the suffering of others.