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…
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
peridot august birthstone
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...
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
The Corundum Group
Amazing! Did you know Rubies can be more expensive than a flawless diamond? The best ones come from Myanmar (Burma) - hence the "Burmese Ruby" and are extremely rare. Most of the rubies found on the market today are mined from Thailand, Madagascar, India and Sri Lanka.
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
cultured pearl history
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
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.