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.
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.
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…
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