at Katie Kitching (Armitage), Brighton United Kingdom
We are a family run jewellery business founded in 2006, providing exceptional customer service whilst working around our customer’s busy schedules and tailoring to their individual jewellery needs.
Our collections reflect timeless glamour with a modern twist. Our Bespoke service gives you the freedom to create a unique piece to your personal specification.
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........ In case you were wondering on a Monday afternoon!! March Birthstone - Aquamarine Imagine a serene ocean, glistening cool blue with a subtle hint of green…that is the colour of this gorgeous gemstone. It is no surprise that Aquamarine's name literally means seawater in the ancient language of Latin. The ancients believed that by soaking an Aquamarine in their drinking water would provide great medicinal powers. Aquamarine was also thought to soothe its wearer with a calming effect, similar to that of a placid sea. A variety of the mineral, beryl, Aquamarine's stunning blue-green hue is unique. Emerald is another member of the Beryl family... So if Beryl was the family name like 'Armitage' then Aquamarine would be Bella and Emerald would be Tom as siblings... Hardness - 7.5
Birthstones - January - Garnet February - Amethyst March - Aquamarine April - Diamond May - Emerald June - Pearl or Moon stone July - Ruby August - Peridot September - Sapphire October - Opal or Pink Tourmaline November - Citrine or Imperial Topaz December - Blue Topaz or Tanzanite
Birthstones - October - Opal or Pink Tourmaline November - Imperial Topaz or Citrine December - Blue Topaz or Tanzanite
Birthstones - July - Ruby August - Peridot September - Sapphire
If anyone is still up please take a look at Prof Brian Cox on Night with The Stars on BBC2. He is using a large rough Diamond as part of his lecture. He explains the Diamonds Crystal structure - Cubic which is made up of Carbon, Why its one of the hardest substances and how light passes through it.
Birthstones! - January - Garnet February - Amethyst March - Aquamarine
Last Monday I graduated as an FGA Gemmologist and now a fellow of Gem-A Hurrah!!
November Birthstone - Citrine French word; citron, meaning lemon, and its colour can range from lemon yellow to golden orange. It is guardian a gemstone, believed to protect its wearer from harm and even to cure poisonous snakebites, however, do not try this!!
Sapphire is the term for all colours of the mineral corundum. Sapphire can range nearly all colours of the spectrum with the exception of red corundum, which is known as Ruby. So... If a pink Sapphire is too red then it is a Ruby.
September Birthstone - Blue Sapphire
August Birthstone - Peridot
July birthstone - Ruby
June birthstone - Pearl
May Birthstone - Emerald
April Birthstone - Diamond
March Birthstone - Aquamarine.