Purple Gemstones

jodiegearingStone Knowledge

I love working with coloured gemstones, and a colour that never seems to go out of fashion is purple. Less obviously girly than pink, purple is a beautifully wearable colour in any season. There is a vast choice when looking for a purple stone. Here follows some information about some of them to help you decide which is right for … Read More

The History of Gemstone Jewellery

jodiegearingStone KnowledgeLeave a Comment

Gemstones have had a mysterious hold on mankind for as long as humans have been on the planet. Before written language or even the spoken word, there was jewellery. British archaeologist Archibald Campbell Carlyle said of primitive man, “the first spiritual want of a barbarous man is decoration.” But jewellery is more than a mere ornament, a flash of cash … Read More