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Red and Yellow and Pink and Green: A Guide to Rainbow Gemstones

Posted on 15/10/18, filed under News | No Comments   Before we understood why it happened, it must have been a wondrous sight to see an arc of pure spectral colour suddenly appear in the sky and then disappear just as quickly. According to ancient Japanese beliefs, rainbows were the bridge human ancestors used to reach earth, while in ancient Greek mythology they were the mode of transport used by the divine messenger Iris, who was as elusive as the rainbow itself.       Even though

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Out of the Blue: A Guide to Blue Gemstones

Posted on 20/09/18, filed under News | No Comments   Miro, the famous abstract artist, said of blue, “This is the colour of my dreams. Blue is a unique colour and even a totally non sighted person has a special receptor that senses blue.” As far back as the Renaissance, painters used Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan to make blue pigment. It was almost as expensive as gold and as such was considered a fit and proper colour for the Virgin Mary’s cloak. Even further back, Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians used Lapis

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Go Green: A Guide to Green Gemstones

Posted on 14/08/18, filed under News | No Comments   Green is the most popular colour second to blue. It is restful to the eye and is the colour associated with nature and youth. In the 1400s it was the most popular colour for wedding gowns. It is also the colour used for night vision goggles, as the eye is most sensitive to this colour and able to distinguish most shades in this colour.     It is not surprising then that Emeralds are a very popular gemstone.However, it is one of the gemstones

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Red and Yellow and Pink and Green: A Guide to Rainbow Gemstones
  Before we understood why it happened, it must have been a wondrous sight to see an arc of pure spectral ...
Out of the Blue: A Guide to Blue Gemstones
  Miro, the famous abstract artist, said of blue, “This is the colour of my dreams. Blue is a unique colour ...
Go Green: A Guide to Green Gemstones
  Green is the most popular colour second to blue. It is restful to the eye and is the colour associated ...
Seeing Red: A Guide to Red Gemstones
Red is a highly emotive colour, associated with passion, power, luxury and good luck, amongst other meanings. The red in ...