Opal: The Lucky Gem

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Opal is the birthstone for October and the 18th anniversary. It's name is derived from the Greek Opallos, meaning "to see a change (of color)."   Because opal has the colors of other gems, the Romans thought it was the most precious and powerful of all the gemstones on Earth. Many cultures … [Read more...]

Tourmaline: The Rainbow Gem

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Tourmaline, along with opal, is the official birthstone for October. It is also the gem that celebrates the eighth anniversary. Owing to its wide range of colour availability, this gemstone is considered to be one of today's most versatile gemstones. Its name is thought to be derived from the Sinhalese … [Read more...]