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April Birthstone: Diamond

Diamonds are forever, but they're also for April. The April birthstone is diamond. Though it is highly prized, like most jewellery it has collections which fit every pocket size. Diamond derived from the Greek term "adamas" meaning invincible. Since diamond is one of the hardest materials on earth, it symbolises strength and courage and represents everlasting love. ...

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November Citrines

Citrine is part of the Quartz family, which also includes stones such as Amethyst and Rose Quartz. It's beautiful yellow/orange colour is what gives the stone its name, derived from the word 'citrus'. The best quality stones can mainly be found in Brazil, Spain and Madagascar. Citrine is believed to help reduce stress and assist with self-healing. It is also thought to...

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October Opals

There are different varieties of the Opal: the Precious Opal which displays flashes of colour (iridescence) and Common Opal which is opaque with no iridescence. 95% of the world's opals are sourced in Australia, and most of the precious black opals actually never leave the country. The stone is normally found in cavities in sedimentary rocks and in veins of igneous rocks. ...

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September Sapphires

Deriving from the Greek word 'sappheiros' meaning blue stone, sapphire actually comes in a myriad of colours despite the origins of its name. All gems of the corundum variety, with the exception of only red which are rubies, are known as sapphires. All other colours however are no competition when it comes to the popularity of the blue variety, which has been steeped in mysticism...

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