Category Archives: Gemstone

December Trade Show

Trade Show Location

A trade show is a great way for you to meet us, and for us to meet you. It’s coming up to that time of year where everybody is buying gifts for loved ones, spreading joy across the world and reuniting families. Here at Star Lanka, we are no different. We like to make people happy […]

Why go with Aquamarine this Festive Season!

aquamarine rough - Why go with Aquamarine this Festive Season!

Find the peace and calm of the ocean in Aquamarine. Let’s learn more about this amazing gemstone. Its name comes from Latin, Aqua, water, and Marina for sea. It was named this because it was believed to be the stone of Neptune, God of the Sea. For this reason, and many more that we will […]

The top curiosities and benefits of Rubellite

rubellite rough - The top curiosities and benefits of Rubellite

When you first hear the word Rubellite, or see one for the first time, you can’t be blamed to thinking it is related to the Ruby. However, it isn’t. Rubellite is part of the Tourmaline gemstones, with make it a rare gemstone. A Ruby on the other hand is a family of its own and […]

The colour of the year and a fashionable gemstone, Tanzanite

tanzanite ring - The colour of the year and a fashionable gemstone, Tanzanite

This year, 2018, Pantone Colour of the Year is Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. For those who don’t understand the numbers (like your author didn’t) that means a bright and vibrant shade of violet. According to Pantone, who wrote on their website that it, “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us towards the future”. […]

Amethyst: Mythology, Powers and Symbolism

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Leading on from our previous post Sphene: myths, power and history today we are going to take a look at Amethyst, a beautiful purple coloured quartz and the most valued of its type. Their attributes vary depending on where they are found. Mostly it is the tone and shade of purple that varies, and experts […]

Ethiopian Opal – Rainbow & multicolor

opal rough 1200x800 - Ethiopian Opal - Rainbow & multicolor

 The changing fortunes of this gorgeously magical gemstone For the Romans, Ethiopian opal was the most precious of all the gemstones, believing that it encompassed the beauty of every type of gem. They were buying opal from traders travelling routes from India to the Bosporus/Constantinople areas. These strange gems were used in the festivals of Saturnalia, […]

What Everyone Ought to Know About Paraiba Tourmaline Stone

paraiba - What Everyone Ought to Know About Paraiba Tourmaline Stone

Paraiba tourmalines are one of the most sought gems in the world. Some people purchase gemstones because it is one of their favorite hobbies. For others, it is another way to invest their money.  Those who received a certificate from gemology instructor can quickly identify the gemstones. But, those who love to purchase them for […]

History, Value and General Information about Spinels

The earth has given birth to an abundant host of regular and precious stones alike. Some are heralded as the most precious because of their beauty, rarity, and durability while others are appreciated for their ability to be used for regular purposes. Precious gemstones such as sapphires and diamonds have received reverence and admiration throughout […]

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