Birthstone of the Month - April - Diamond

Birthstone of the Month: April Diamond

April’s birthstone is the diamond. Those born during this month are associated with perhaps the most sought after gemstone of all – the diamond. Perhaps because they have almost indestructible properties (diamonds are about 58 times harder than anything else in nature), they gained a reputation over generations for providing greater inner strength to those …

Birthstone of the Month - Aquamarine

Birthstone of the Month: March Aquamarine

March’s birthstone is aquamarine! This is a month associated with the arrival of spring, which often brings rain with it. So it’s fitting that the aquamarine’s namesake is based in water and the sea. However, the stone is also about the tranquility evoked by the sea. Thanks to its commonly light blue-green colour. Because of …

in conversation with Stefano Virginio

In Conversation: Stefano Virginio

Italian-based jewellery designer Stefano Virginio has been making jewellery for over three decades, creating some of the finest classically-styled gold jewellery in the industry. TSC was delighted to have the opportunity to speak with him on how he began his adventure in jewellery design, what inspires him and how the industry has evolved. When did …

Birthstone of the Month - February - Amythest Stone

Birthstone of the Month: February Amethyst

This quartz stone is a soothing purple, emanating both warmth and stability. This is helpful during the sometimes-trying winter month of February when a bit of colour is needed to break through the winter grey. The stone is often also associated with courage and peace. History of Amethyst The early beliefs about the amethyst is …

Birthstone of the Month: October Opal

October’s birthstone is the opal. The word opal originated from the Greek words for “change in colour.” The ability to appear in different colours is the result of microscopic silica spheres that refract light – although there is a common opal that doesn’t have this colour-changing ability. How opals are formed Opals are formed by …

Sapphire Jewllery Month

Birthstone of the Month: September Sapphire

September’s birthstone is sapphire! Although the most popular variety of these gems is blue, they won’t leave anyone born during this month feel blue when they wear them. Sapphire is associated with wisdom and nobility, and is believed to allow for greater powers of focus and concentration. Like the ruby, this gemstone is comprised from …