Category: Gemstones

  • Hari Raya 2024: Go Bold with Gold

    Hari Raya 2024: Go Bold with Gold

    Hari Raya this year is fast approaching!  The date for Hari Raya Puasa 2024 is tentatively set to Wednesday, April 10, 2024 but it may differ based on the sighting of the crescent moon. Known as Eid’l Fitr in other countries, this holiday is a great time for celebrations, foods, and new outfits to celebrate…

  • Engagement Ring Styles Guide for Brides-to-Be

    Engagement Ring Styles Guide for Brides-to-Be

    Hey there, lovebirds! So, you’ve found “the one” and you’re ready to take that magical leap into forever together. Congratulations! But wait, there’s one tiny (yet significant) detail left to sort out: the engagement ring. […]

  • What Makes Garnet Popular: January’s Birthstone

    What Makes Garnet Popular: January’s Birthstone

    Garnet, the birthstone for January, has captivated humanity with its rich hues and historical significance. Often recognized by its deep red colour, garnet can actually come in a range of shades from green to orange, making it a versatile and beloved gemstone in jewellery design and personal adornment. Here, we explore what makes garnet particularly…

  • Selecting the Ideal Spinel Gemstone: A Focus on Color, Clarity, and Cut

    Selecting the Ideal Spinel Gemstone: A Focus on Color, Clarity, and Cut

    Spinel, a captivating gemstone renowned for its fiery brilliance, presents a compelling alternative to more traditional choices like ruby and sapphire. However, navigating the selection process can be intricate due to spinel’s diverse colour spectrum and varying qualities. This article offers a discerning approach to choosing the perfect spinel, focusing on the three pillars of…

  • Tourmaline Education

    Tourmaline Education

    Overview About Tourmaline Derived from the Sinhalese word, toramalli, which means mixed gems, Tourmaline offers one of the widest colour range among the gems. Loved by the Chinese Dowager Empress Tz’u Hsi for its colour, it is craved into jewellery and snuff bottles in China. This pyroelectric gem is also the Birthstone of October. Explore…

  • Tanzanite Education

    Tanzanite Education

    Overview About Tanzanite Discovered in 1967, this gem is named after the location it originated from, Tanzania. This pleochroic gem will display three distinct colours when tilted in 3 different directions. Its violet blueish colour allows it to be on par with the other gems despite being new. It is only found in one place…

  • Topaz Education

    Topaz Education

    Overview About Topaz Having its name derived from the Sanskrit word for fire and the Greek name of Topazios. Believed to give its wearer strength, beauty, intelligence, this gem consist of a wide range of colour shades. Thought to dispel anger and break magic spells, this gem has been used by royalty and rival other…

  • Morganite Education

    Morganite Education

    Overview About Morganite Named after the famous American financier J.P. Morgan, it was only discovered in 1910s. It is a rose variety of beryl, the same mineral as aquamarine and emerald. It comes in a unique salmon colour which was not common back then. It displays intense red-coloured fluorescence when exposed to X-rays. The largest…

  • Aquamarine Education

    Aquamarine Education

    Overview About Aquamarine Deriving its name from the Latin word for seawater and Aquamarine was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. Thats why it is called the sailor’s gem. It usually comes in a light pastel greenish blue colour. It is thought to enhance the happiness of marriages. In ancient times,…

  • Alexandrite Education

    Alexandrite Education

    Overview About Alexandrite Name after Czar Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. This gem displays unique characteristics unlike other gems. Found in the Ural Mountains in Russia, the gem displays a different colour under different lightings. A lovely green under fluorescent light (daylight), to a brownish or purplish red under incandescent light from a candle or…

  • Amethyst Education

    Amethyst Education

    Overview About Amethyst Derived from the greek word Amethystos, which mean ‘not intoxicated’. This gem is often associated with the Greek God of Wine, Dionysus, and it is said to help the wearer prevent drunkenness. The birthstone of February, it is believed help the wearer stay quick-witted and focused. Explore this uniquely beautiful gem right…

  • Emerald Education

    Emerald Education

    Overview About Emerald Beloved by the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, Emerald is a precious gemstone made from a variety of the mineral called beryl. Chromium is the trace element responsible for emerald’s vibrant green. Deriving from the ancient Greek word for green, “Smaragdus”, it is often associated with lush landscapes and represent new spring growth. Wearing…

  • Ruby Education

    Ruby Education

    Overview About Ruby Known as the King of Gems, Ruby is a precious gemstone made from a variety of the mineral called corundum. It belongs to the same mineral family as sapphires. Chromium is the trace element responsible for ruby’s red colour. Rubies command high price per carat and it is highly regarded in the…