Coloured stones make for meaningful and gorgeous rings, whether for yourself, a gift or an engagement. But the durability of certain gems for everyday use is often overlooked, or not known at all, too unassuming buyers. Not all precious stones are equal when it comes to resilience. Some, such as diamond, can withstand pressure and knocks without getting so much as a scratch – it is the hardest substance on earth, after all. Others, while looking exquisitely beautiful and being extraordinarily expensive, are surprisingly fragile and could crack or chip with an unsuspecting bump or careless fall. This is why… View Post

Those born under the zodiac sun sign of Pisces celebrate their birthday within the period from February 18 to March 20. Pisces is a water sign so it is not surprising that their birthstone is the beautiful aquamarine, which literally translates from Latin to mean ‘water of the sea’. The sun sign symbol of the Pisces features two fish and according to ancient folklore, aquamarine is believed to be the treasure of the mermaids. Aquamarine is known for its impressive and soothing blue colour and astrologers believe that this gem is extremely useful to the Pisceans who wear it, influencing… View Post

“Water is best, but gold shines like fire blazing in the night, supreme of lordly wealth.” – Thus spake ancient Greek lyric poet Pindar. One has to agree and wonder. What is the attraction of gold that it has remained the most valuable and the most venerated metal from the ancient times to the present day? In jewellery circuits, gold is always the new black. Having a heart of gold is splendid, but having a box full of precious gold jewellery is even more splendid. Aside from being an eternal adornment, gold has been believed to have special properties that… View Post

Navratri, one of India’s most-loved festivals, is right around the corner. Characterized by worship and dance, the exact translation of the word ‘Navratri’ from Sanskrit is ‘nine nights’ and it is those nine consecutive nights where all the fun and festivities take place. In addition to the worshipping aspect of Navratri, the festival is enjoyed because of the opportunity to dress up and go out dancing in all your finery when performing the traditional Gujarati dance called Garba. Jewellery is also bought to go with these fabulous traditional ensembles in an array of hues. From single tone silver to colourful… View Post

Those born between September 23 to October 22 have the stunning opal as their zodiac birthstone. Opals display a wide range of colour that has been described to look like an entire galaxy inside a single stone. Each opal is unique and looks so as their structure results in unique plays of light and colours shining off their forms. These colours look stunning, like fireworks or lighting against a night sky. Librans are kind individuals, gentle in nature and artistic souls who appreciate simple pleasures and beauty such as a bird singing or a flower in bloom. At the same… View Post

Buying jewellery is a highly subjective decision. Each piece’s size, weight, design and hue playing a role in its appeal to different individuals. Choosing trinkets and baubles is a matter of personal style – a proud reflection of one’s own taste. However, certain jewels seem to have universal appeal, never going out of fashion even over decades. These are iconic and immediately recognisable bracelets, rings and bangles, usually worn by celebrities and movie stars, and coveted by all world over. For most of us normal folk, purchasing these precious jewels is a rare occurrence that may be used to mark… View Post

Gold, diamond and other precious jewellery is expensive and delicate – it needs to be treated and stored with utmost care. Many people do not realize the value of storing jewellery. It preserves its beauty and durability for decades, and even centuries when kept in impeccable conditions. Unfortunately, we can all get a bit careless when it comes to putting by our trinkets and only see the importance of proper care when our lack of concern stares back at us in the form of a discoloured ring, a scratched gemstone or a snapped necklace. In order to preserve your jewels’… View Post