December 19, 2017


Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, East Africa, the land of the Masai. However it is believed that the gemstone is more than 600 […]
October 26, 2017


Tourmaline comes in a variety of colours and it was discovered in Italy in the late 1600’s early 1700’s. A mine in Brazil has produced a […]
September 19, 2017


Sapphires are from the corundum family of minerals. Sapphires are found in all colours except red; red “sapphires” are actually rubies. These magnificent gemstones are mined […]
August 17, 2017


Peridot is from the mineral olivine. It is a transparent-translucent gemstone with a rich and bold green colour. This mysterious stone is sometimes found in meteorites […]
July 6, 2017


Sugilite is a relatively rare stone that was first discovered in Japan in 1944; the only other place in the world that Sugilite is found is […]
June 21, 2017


Alexandrite is one of the birthstones for the month of June. Alexandrite is a semi-precious gemstone that was first discovered in Russia in 1830. Alexandrite is […]
May 18, 2017

9K gold myths busted

9 CARAT GOLD: 9ct gold is the most common gold used in South Africa; however it is vastly unheard of in other parts of the world. […]
May 18, 2017

Interesting Diamond Facts

DIAMONDS: Here are some interesting facts about diamonds. Diamonds are the crystalline form of Carbon and are the hardest know substance on Earth. Diamonds have a […]
May 18, 2017

Interesting Tanzanite Facts

TANZANITE: Tanzanite is one of the rarest precious gemstones; it is “1000 times rarer than diamonds”. It is only found in the foot hills of Mount. […]