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Gemstone Guides

Gemstones are an essential part of the allure of jewellery, and they’re often especially prominent in antique jewellery.

Whether it’s the lavish use of Diamonds in the Edwardian era or the Garnets and Opals of the Victorian era, gemstones are often the pièce de résistance that brings a piece of antique jewellery to life.

Let's delve deeper into the compositions and characteristics of your favourite gemstones!


Take a closer look at the Diamond’s rich and complex history, from its roots as an ornamental gemstone to its emergence as a symbol of love and fidelity.

As one of the most coveted gemstones, learn how to pick the right stone for you.

Sapphires & Rubies

This guide to Sapphires and Rubies will educate you on their commonalities, their key differences and their importance throughout time and cultures.

Don't miss our top tips on buying and maintaining Sapphire and Ruby jewellery too.


The calming beauty and striking colour of Emerald secures its place as one of the 'big four' precious gemstones.

Click to learn more about this most magical and mystical of gemstones.

Semi-Precious Stones

All gemstones by their very nature are precious, but there are some that command far higher prices than others.

Let’s have a look at some of the most popular semi-precious stones from Aquamarine to Zircon!