Stone Guide

Agate

Agate

Agate has been used for centuries as a material for crafting ornaments, small sculptures and for bases and handles of...

Agate has been used for centuries as a material for...

Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst has been a much loved gemstone for many centuries. Ancient civilizations prized it more than many precious gems, including...

Amethyst has been a much loved gemstone for many centuries....

Chalcedony

Chalcedony

Chalcedony has been a treasured gemstone throughout many ancient civilizations since the Bronze Age. Archaeologists have discovered seals and jewellery...

Chalcedony has been a treasured gemstone throughout many ancient civilizations...

Crystal Quartz

Crystal Quartz

The name ‘crystal’ originates from a Greek word ‘krustallos’, which means ‘icy cold’. From ancient times to the present day,...

The name ‘crystal’ originates from a Greek word ‘krustallos’, which...

Jade

Jade

Jade has been cherished for thousands of years. The name ‘jade’ comes from the Spanish expression ‘piedra de ijada’ meaning...

Jade has been cherished for thousands of years. The name...

Labradorite

Labradorite

Labradorite is treasured for its remarkable play of colour and is named after the Labrador peninsula of Canada where it...

Labradorite is treasured for its remarkable play of colour and...

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is one of the oldest gemstones being cherished and admired from around 4,000 B.C. It was used in...

Lapis Lazuli is one of the oldest gemstones being cherished...

Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl is rumoured to have been given its name by Queen Elizabeth I. It is one of the...

Mother of Pearl is rumoured to have been given its...

Onyx

Onyx

Onyx, a stunning dark gemstone, has been used throughout the ages in carvings and jewellery, where it was usually cut...

Onyx, a stunning dark gemstone, has been used throughout the...

Pearls

Pearls

Pearls have been considered a powerful symbol of wealth and status for thousands of years. The oldest written mention of...

Pearls have been considered a powerful symbol of wealth and...

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz, also known as a Heart Stone, has been given as a love token from around 600 B.C. According...

Rose Quartz, also known as a Heart Stone, has been...

Ruby

Ruby

Ruby is one of the most historically significant coloured stones and one of the four precious stones together with Sapphire,...

Ruby is one of the most historically significant coloured stones...

Sapphire

Sapphire

The name ‘sapphire’ is derived from the Latin word ‘sapphires’, which means – blue. Some also believe that the name...

The name ‘sapphire’ is derived from the Latin word ‘sapphires’,...

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is considered a national gemstone of Scotland, a belief dating back to Druids. Used widely in ancient times,...

Smoky Quartz is considered a national gemstone of Scotland, a...

Turquoise

Turquoise

The name ‘Turquoise’ is a French word for Turkish. The history of this gemstone is long and storied. South American...

The name ‘Turquoise’ is a French word for Turkish. The...

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