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    Precious Stones

    Sapphire The Gems of Heaven, known as sapphires, sparkle in all the colors of the starry sky from a summer sky's lucid blue to the tinged violet of twilight to midnight blue. They also come in the crystal pink of dawn, an orange-brown color of sunset or a deep-space black color of an eclipse.

    Ruby has been the world's most valued gemstone for thousands of years. Ruby was said to be the most precious of the twelve stones God created when he created all things and this "lord of gems" was placed on Aaron's neck by God's command. The ruby is considered the queen of gemstones. Indeed, our stunningly beautiful rubies come in the full array of colors and shades. Rubies scorch with the glowing, shimmering intensity of me.

    Emerald is the birthstone for May, the month of springtime romance, and the anniversary gemstone for the twentieth year of marriage, the perfect emblem of an enduring love. Verdant spring, rebirth,eternal youth -- emeralds stand for all these qualities by virtue of their luscious greens. Even Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, coveted them. So will you, upon glancing at the variety we have to choose from.

    Semi Precious Stones

    Amethyst, its purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst, transparent purple quartz, is the most important quartz variety used in jewelry.

    Citrine, its Mellow Yellow, is one of the most affordable gemstones, thanks to the durability and availability of this golden quartz. Citrine includes yellow to gold to orange brown shades of transparent quartz. Sunny and affordable, citrine can brighten almost any jewelry style, blending especially well with the yellow gleam of polished gold.

    Garnet, Gem for all Seasons The oranges of autumn leaves, the glowing red coals of a winter fire, the sparkling green of a summer field, and the beautiful pinks and of spring flowers, garnet is a gemstone for all seasons. Garnets are a closely related group of gemstones that are available in every color. Dark reds, tangerine orange, vivid lime green, soft bluish-pink, garnet is all these colors and more.

    Peridot, Extraterrestrial Gem. Peridot is the gem form of the mineral olivine. Because the iron which creates the color is an integral part of its structure, it is found only in green, ranging from a summery light yellowish green to a 7-up bottle green. It is most commonly recognized from China, Pakistan and Burma.

    Topaz, Gem of the Setting Sun topaz was colored with the golden glow of the mighty sun Topaz sometimes has the amber gold of fine cognac or the blush of a peach and all the beautiful warm browns and oranges in between. Some rare and exceptional topaz are pale pink to a cherry red.

    Aquamarine, Gem of the Sea. Aqua sparkles like the sea and its color is pale to medium blue, sometimes with a slight hint of green. Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Aquamarine is always a pastel blue but the darker the color, the more valued it is.

    Tanzanite, is an extraordinary gemstone. Its blue, surrounded by a fine hint of purple, is a wonderful color. Thanks to its unusual aura and the help of the New York jeweller's Tiffany, it has rapidly become one of the most coveted gemstones in the world. Tanzanite is the birthstone for December.

    Tourmalines are gems with an incomparable variety of colours. The reason, according to an old Egyptian legend, is that the tourmaline, on its long journey up from the centre of the Earth, passed over a rainbow. In doing so, it assumed all the colours of the rainbow. And that is why it is still referred to as the 'gemstone of the rainbow' today.

    Paraibas are small, rare and precious. Their spirited turquoise to green colours are such as are not found in any other gemstone in the world. The exclusiveness of this legendary find makes these rare gemstones real treasures. Paraiba the word has a particular fascination for the connoisseur, for it is the name of a gemstone with blue to green tones of extraordinary vividness. It was not discovered until very recently, that is to say in the 1980s.

    Rubelite is a particularly beautiful gemstone from the colourful family of the tourmalines. Its colour shines in the most beautiful nuances from red to shocking pink. Tourmalines are closely related gemstones which have been created by Nature in many different colours. In the trade, as a rule, it is not the case that each individual variety has its own name. Instead, the name tourmaline is used and the colour simply added, hence red, green, blue or yellow tourmaline. The exception, however, proves the rule. This also applies to the tourmaline and, in particular, to red and pink specimens.

    Tourmalines are true miracles of bi-colours. Crystals with only one colour are fairly rare, there mostly being various different colours and colour nuances in one and the same stone. The spectrum is so varied that the tourmaline family alone would suffice to cater to the gemstone wishes of every woman and every man in a particular bi-color combination.

    Spinels,in Burma (now known as Myanmar), where some of the most beautiful colours are mined. Now treasured for its own sake, spinel is a favourite of gem dealers and collectors on account of its brilliance, hardness and wide range of spectacular colors. In addition to beautiful rich reds, spinel can be found in a range of gorgeous pastel shades of pink and purple. Of particular interest is a vivid hot pink with a tinge of orange mined in Burma. It is one of the most spectacular gemstone colors seen in any species at all. Spinel also comes in beautiful blue tones called cobalt spinel, but these are very, very rare.

    Taking Great CARE on your Gemstones

    Maintain your Gemstones

    A few simple steps can help ensure your gemstone stay in tip-top shape. Jewels require space to remain free of chips. To prevent jewels from bumping into one another, store gems individually in soft cloth pouches.

    Clean your Gemstones

    Unclean substances like dust and skin oil can cause your diamond or gems to lose their sparkle.
    • Use soap and water to clean your gems occasionally.
    • Air dry and polish your gems with a soft cloth.
    • Brushing with a worn, soft-bristled toothbrush from time to time can help remove dirt from between crevices.
    • For more resistant blemishes, use a weak solution of ammonia and water (about one part to four parts) and a soft brush.
    • Remember to treat metal settings gently; gold can scratch.

    Take your Gemstones to the Jeweller

    Annual checkups with a jeweller will help keep your gemstones clean and properly situated in their settings. A jeweller can clean gems with steam or ultrasound, although ultrasound can sometimes make internal fissures or flaws worse. Four-prong, six-prong, and lowprofile channel or bezel settings offer your gemstone more protection than other settings, however ask your jeweller to make sure your gemstones are still sitting tight in their settings to help prevent stones from falling out.