About the Author - Kim Rix GG GIA
Today is National Adoption Day 2020 UK, So, what makes this an awareness day close to my heart?
As today is #qualityday, it seems an ideal time to recap what to look for when buying a quality gemstone.
From the other-worldly beauty of UNESCO listed Ha Long Bay (featured in many films) to the blazing red and white sand dunes of Mui Ne, you will be spoilt for natural wonders on your Vietnamese adventure.
Did you read about the two lucky gold hunters who last month unearthed a pair of enormous gold nuggets in Australia
A real expert can tell exactly where a piece of turquoise was mined, right down to naming the mine itself!
I’ve just come back from my research trip around Britain. Along the way, my travels took me to the wondrous wilds of Wales in search of precious gold.
Symbolising love and fidelity, sapphire is a beautiful gemstone that’s tough enough to withstand a few knocks – just like a good marriage.
! If you have children who are getting on each other’s nerves, you could try placing a rose quartz crystal in their play spaces.
Blue topaz tends to be divided roughly into three shades of blue: sky blue, Swiss Blue and London blue. Sky blue is the least saturated of the three and has the lightest tone. It’s closest in colour to an aquamarine. Swiss Blue is slightly darker and more saturated—the colour of a Carribean sea.
Since many people (especially hobbyists and tourist collectors) are still unaware of their presence, I wrote about them in ‘Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand.’
June is Pride Month, a month to celebrate LGBTQ+ communities all over the world, so let’s have a look at some gemstones that reflect the colours and meaning of the famous rainbow Pride flag!
Because of the environmental and ethical issues surrounding coral jewellery, many jewellers no longer use it in their collections, from big names like Tiffany and Co
That three-day delay was unexpected and it was certainly a surprise when out of nowhere he popped a beautiful 30 carat lead-glass filled star ruby into my hand!
The USA is a country that loves gemstones. Did you know that more gemstones are sold in the United States than in any other country on earth?
Garnet is an interesting gemstone because it isn’t a gemstone at all – it’s many gemstones!