Gemstones: How tough is your gemstone jewellery?

You sometimes hear jewellers mention something called the Mohs scale in reference to the hardness of a gemstone. Hardness is one of the measures that contributes to overall durability in a piece of jewellery and it helps to understand how well your jewellery will wear over time. The Mohs scale was created by German minerologist…

Gemstone Focus: Opal

‘Mysterious opals contain the wonders of the skies – sparkling rainbows, fireworks, and lightning, shifting and moving in their depths.’ – Author Unknown Birthstone of October and gemstone of the 14th wedding anniversary, Opals have been treasured for their amazing play of colour for centuries. They are in fact so unique that a completely unique vocabulary…