13 02, 2017

February, the color purple, and the 8 things to know about this month’s birthstone Amethyst!

February, the color purple, and the 8 things to know about this month's birthstone Amethyst! The birthstone for February is one of many women’s favorite colors – Purple – so it’s Amethyst …. Did you know - 1. Amethyst belongs to the Quartzite family of gems. Whilst common across the world, some of [...]

17 01, 2017

Garnet – The January Birthstone

8 things to know about Garnet – the Birthstone for the month of January CLICK HERE to view this design 1. Garnet is the largest of the gem material families. Owing to it granular form and often associated colors, the term ‘garnet’ is derived from the latin terms for ‘grain’ and the fruit ‘pomegranate’. [...]

1 03, 2016

9 Facts About the Aquamarine March Birthstone

9 Facts About the Aquamarine March Birthstone At Blossomjewels we have a real love for birthstones and the Aquamarine March Birthstone is truly beautiful. Here are nine facts that you might now have known: Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. It also can be used as a wedding anniversary stone to [...]

9 02, 2016

Amethyst – 8 Interesting Facts About the February Birthstone

Amethyst - 8 Interesting Facts About the February Birthstone At Blossomjewels we are passionate about birthstones, we love discovering about their hidden meanings and the traditions behind the stones. In this post we take a look at the February Birthstone Amethyst, which people the world over love for its’ rich Purple tones. But this [...]

15 12, 2015

Finding a Family Heirloom in a 120+ Carat Australian Blue Sapphire

A Blossomjewels story, as told by founder Dan... My grandparents, Beth and Col, spent the majority of their early retirement traveling remote Australia in a Toyota Land Cruiser and caravan. They enjoyed the wilds of the outback and tried their luck at prospecting, largely for gemstones including Sapphire, Opal, Garnets, Peridot, Zircon, Topaz, [...]

6 12, 2015

Tanzanite The Violet Blue December Birthstone

Tanzanite The Violet Blue December Birthstone As quickly as the year began, December is here. We love December and the holiday season, but most of all we love the December Birthstone Tanzanite! Here are some interesting facts about the December Birthstone: Tanzanite is the birthstone for the month of December, and can be used [...]

13 11, 2015

Mysterious and Dramatic Black Diamonds

Mysterious and Dramatic Black Diamonds While colorless diamonds are the most popular, diamonds are found in a rainbow of colors including Red, Violet, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Green, Orange, Purple, Champagne, Gray, Fancy White, and Fancy Black. Unlike other colored diamonds, black diamonds are entirely opaque. Black diamonds continue to be an affordable choice among [...]

10 11, 2015

Citrine One of the Stunning November Birthstones

Citrine – One of the Stunning November Birthstones Lucky you if you were born in November as November Birthstones are simply stunning. The most popular November Birthstone is Citrine, but it can also be Yellow Topaz. Topaz being more expensive and indelicate. Here are some facts about this birthstone: The name Citrine comes from [...]

10 11, 2015

A visit to Myanmar … in search of Ruby and Jade!

A visit to Myanmar ... in search of Ruby and Jade! If there is one place on earth both travelers and gemologists can enjoy, it’s Myanmar. As I had the chance to spend a couple of days in Yangoon early this year, I would like to tell you about my trip there as a [...]