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Opal – The Birthstone for October

Opal is a hardened silica gel, it usually contains water and unlike most gemstones it is non-crystalline. There are two varieties: precious opal, which shows flashes of colour depending on the angle of viewing and common or “potch” opal which is often opaque and does not display colour. The word opal has origins in the Latin word “opalus” meaning stone … Continue reading

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Omega Railmaster

We have a fantastic pre-owned Omega Railmaster fresh into the store. An iconic watch borne from the trilogy range of omega watches (Seamaster/Railmaster/Speedmaster) The Original Railmaster was intended for professionals who worked close to electric currents or strong magnetic fields as it featured an anti-magnetic case. This specially constructed case, dial, movement and dust cover was created using materials to … Continue reading

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Peridot, Birthstone of August

What is a Peridot? From the French meaning “unclear” due to the numerous ambiguities within the gemstone. It is often called the evening emerald. Peridot is the mineral Olivine it has an olive or bottle green colour due to the presence of iron and the shade of depth and colour changes according to the amount of iron present. The deeper … Continue reading

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Ruby – The Birthstone of July

The birthstone for July is the ruby. The ruby is commonly considered the “king” of gemstones and is believed to carry good fortune. Rubies come from the mineral, corundum – which also forms sapphires. The difference is their colour. The name “Ruby” comes from the Latin word “ruber” which means “red” representing the vibrant colour of the gemstone. Rubies may … Continue reading

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Pearls – June’s Birthstone.

Pearls are the queen of gems and for centuries have been seen as  a symbol of purity, wisdom, beauty and wealth. The main beauty of pearls lies in the fact that they glow and therefore reflect their beauty on the wearer. This has been recognised since the beginning of civilisation and their story is full of symbolism and romance. Pearls symbolise wisdom … Continue reading

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September Birthstone

  The September Birthstone is Sapphire.  The word Sapphire is derived from the Greek word for blue. In early history all blue gems were called sapphire. A very rare variety of sapphire is Padparadscha (named after a Lotus Blossom) which is a delicate pinkish-orange colour. It is the most rare and therefore the most expensive sapphire colour, and apart from … Continue reading

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August Birthstone – Peridot

August Birthstone – Peridot For those of you who live in the beautiful town of St Albans,the earliest recorded use of the gemstone Peridot in England is in the register of the St Albans Abbey, written in Latin, and its translation in 1705 is possibly the first use of “peridot” in English. It records that on his death in 1245 Bishop … Continue reading

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Its time to Celebrate ! Its Father’s Day on Sunday

Is your Dad ‪#‎number1‬? We have decided to give one lucky follower a opportunity to ‪#‎win‬ a fantastic Fred Bennett Gents Bronze Tone Stainless Steel & Leather Bracelet. To enter ,we want to hear or see why your Dad is #number1 ! How to Win ? Post a picture of your #number1 Dad to our facebook or twitter page or Post your … Continue reading

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June Birthstone

The birthstone for June is Pearl. Always prized, forever fashionable, the pearl is the only gem created by a living creature, and the oldest known to man.

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Children’s Writing Competition – ‘WIN’ a Lorus watch in a football or flower design

We are a community based family run Jewellers; we have been serving the locality for 53 years. See the below time related writing competition poster for children in the community. We have many parents attending the shop in search of their child’s first watch and this prompted us to offer this fun competition. We thought it would be a nice … Continue reading

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