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Interesting facts and little-known lore about gemstones we regularly use here at Scarab Jewellery
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We love the fact that Peridot shares its origins with the Diamond in the hottest part of the earth - the earth's mantle where the rocks are molten and the lava blazes with incredible heat - peridots are forever too! #FabFactFriday #peridot #augustBirthstone #birthstone

We love the fact that Peridot shares its origins with the Diamond in the hottest part of the earth - the earth's mantle where the rocks are molten and the lava blazes with incredible heat - peridots are forever too!

We love the fact that Peridot is truly an extraterrestrial gem that anyone can afford to own and wear - a piece of cosmic history from the stars - Peridot aka Olivine has been found in fallen meteorites from faraway galaxies.   #peridot #olivine #gemstones #jewellery

We love the fact that Peridot is truly an extraterrestrial gem that anyone can afford to own and wear - a piece of cosmic history from the stars - Peridot aka Olivine has been found in fallen meteorites from faraway galaxies.

The Magical Moonstone - Do you think the Victorian gentleman secretly howled at the moon for his one true love?

The Magical Moonstone - Do you think the Victorian gentleman secretly howled at the moon for his one true love?

Well, we love the fact that some believe that the moonstone can offer protection against dark times - and perhaps it does... but I'd love to see if it helps with loadshedding (power outtages for our international friends)... ‪#‎FabFactFriday‬ ‪#‎moonstone‬ ‪#‎birthstone‬

Well, we love the fact that some believe that the moonstone can offer protection against dark times - and perhaps it does. but I'd love to see if it helps with loadshedding (power outtages for our international friends).

We love the idea that moonstones are really moon beams solidified... It's romantic. Perhaps that is why the flower children of the sixties were so fond of this gem stone. Daisy moonstone pendant with citrine centre on a string of natural pearls designed by Janine Davidson of Scarab Jewellery Studio.

We love the idea that moonstones are really moon beams solidified... It's romantic. Perhaps that is why the flower children of the sixties were so fond of this gem stone. Daisy moonstone pendant with citrine centre on a string of natural pearls designed by Janine Davidson of Scarab Jewellery Studio.

A stanza from a poem by an unknown author published by Tiffany & Co. in 1870 - Gregorian Calendar Birthstones - September Sapphire! It alludes to the idea that sapphires will prevent madness - what? We say GO TOTALLY MAD for sapphires  WE do!

A stanza from a poem by an unknown author published by Tiffany & Co. in 1870 - Gregorian Calendar Birthstones - September Sapphire! It alludes to the idea that sapphires will prevent madness - what? We say GO TOTALLY MAD for sapphires WE do!

Today's Fab Fact Friday is about the Sapphire Engagement Ring - the engagement ring as we know it today, goes way back to the 14th or 15th century, when they became popular amongst the nobility. Sapphires were favored because they symbolized romantic love, truth and commitment! The sapphire as a token of betrothal became ever more popular after "le Sapphire Merveillance" was published in France in the 18th century.  #engagementring #rings #sapphire #birthstone #septemberBirthstone #jewellery…

Today's Fab Fact Friday is about the Sapphire Engagement Ring - the engagement ring as we know it today, goes way back to the 14th or 15th century, when they became popular amongst the nobility. Sapphires were favored because they symbolized romantic love, truth and commitment! The sapphire as a token of betrothal became ever more popular after "le Sapphire Merveillance" was published in France in the 18th century. #engagementring #rings #sapphire #birthstone #septemberBirthstone #jewellery…

HAWAII HAS A BEACH MADE OF PERIDOT!! Sorry we're shouting but we're so excited!! we want to go there. Now. Anyone coming with? #peridot #Hawaii #greenSandBeach #gemstones #FabFactFriday

HAWAII HAS A BEACH MADE OF PERIDOT!! Sorry we're shouting but we're so excited!! we want to go there. Now. Anyone coming with? #peridot #Hawaii #greenSandBeach #gemstones #FabFactFriday

It's Fab Fact Friday! Today we discover that sapphires are not only blue! Also, as part of the Corundum group, Sapphires share DNA with Rubies! #FabFactFriday #sapphire #corundum #ruby #septemberBirthstone #birthstone

It's Fab Fact Friday! Today we discover that sapphires are not only blue! Also, as part of the Corundum group, Sapphires share DNA with Rubies!

Did you know that pearls are the only gemstone made by a living organism? True - Pearls ARE gemstones...  We celebrate the work of Kokichi Mikimoto who single-handedly and with much perseverance, created the "cultured" pearl industry

Did you know that pearls are the only gemstone made by a living organism? True - Pearls ARE gemstones. We celebrate the work of Kokichi Mikimoto who single-handedly and with much perseverance, created the "cultured" pearl industry

Emeralds are a girl's other best friend! Elizabeth Taylor knew that - imagine paying R76 million for a necklace? Wow. But isn't it beautiful?

Emeralds are a girl's other best friend! Elizabeth Taylor knew that - imagine paying million for a necklace?

Planet Peridot! Yes todays Fab Fact Friday deals with the astonishing fact that there's vast quantities of Peridot on the Red Planet - or Green Planet as we've decided to call it here at Scarab Jewellery. We ADORE peridot and use it as often as we can in our jewellery pieces. Check out our website for more...

Peridot August Birthstone - this unique bright green gemstone is linked to ancient Egypt where it was called "The Gem of The Sun".

We love the idea that a Ruby has the power to be a peace-maker!

We love the idea that a Ruby has the power to be a peace-maker!

The Queen of Jewels - the Pearl has since ancient times been prized - not surprising that we find ancient Persian princesses loved them too!

The Queen of Jewels - the Pearl has since ancient times been prized - not surprising that we find ancient Persian princesses loved them too!

Citrine - the birthstone associated with November - Rings by Scarab Jewellery

Citrine - the birthstone associated with November - Rings by Scarab Jewellery

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