Gemstone Drawing – The Rise in Popularity for Art Connoiseur

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Adult coloring books are popular ways to relieve stress and pass the time, with some of the designs being intricate and complex. This popularity led to many artists creating their own adult coloring books, and some are outstanding. However, from the popularity of this activity stemmed a different niche in the coloring world: Gemstone drawing….

March Gem Stone – Aquamarine Birthstone

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Those lucky enough to be born in the month of March, a time when the seasons change to Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and luckily have two birthstones: Aquamarine Gemstone & Bloodstone. While both stones are very different in appearance, they share similar powers to protect the wearer and both are surrounded by myths and…

African Rubies – Must Invest Gemstone of the Decade

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Just over a decade ago, in 2009, African Rubies deposit was discovered in Montepuez, Mozambique. Since its discovery, the rubies from the mine have become some of the most valuable gemstones on the market and show no signs of slowing down. While Burma rubies are the most famous of stones, especially ‘pigeon blood’ rubies, the…

Most Popular Gemstones 2020 – Color of the Year

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With winter just around the corner, it means that 2019 is almost over and it is time to look at what will be the most popular gemstones for 2020. Most popular gemstones 2019 saw Living Coral be Pantone’s color of the year. Shades of pink, orange and bright colors were all the trend throughout the…

Thailand: World Colored Gemstone Hub

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Thailand is a growing tourist destination, and colored gemstones are probably not the first reason to visit the country you think of. But it should be. Thailand, and specifically Bangkok, are rapidly growing into the world colored gemstone hub. The country has always been a leader in jewelry production and export, but Bangkok now boasts…

Luxury summer holiday gifts for 2019

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Finally, summer is upon us, and with it come in new trends, new fashions and gemstones to match. Natural gemstones for this luxury summer holiday are as exciting as ever and combine amazing colours with sophisticated cuts and shapes. COLOURS TO LOOK OUT With Pantone’s colour of the year being “Living Coral” it was to…

Mandarin Spessartite Garnet: Everything you need to know & more

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Known also as Fanta Garnet or simply Spessartite Garnet, a bright orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet is extremely rare. It is in fact the rarest and, often, most expensive of the Spessartite family. And a must have piece for any collector. Although, Spessartites can also be found with different tones of yellow-orange, orange-red and reddish orange…