Aquamarine – The Birthstone of March

The name “Aquamarine” derives from the Latin expression for seawater. Aquamarine is believed to keep the wearer healthy and free of diseases. It signifies wisdom, serenity and relaxation and promotes honesty, loyalty and good health. Aquamarine comes in blue and green-blue colour and in ancient times was known as the sailors’ lucky stone.  This beautiful dress ring is in the … Continue reading

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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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