Author: Alyne Haapala


Discovering Gemstones – August Edition

August’s birthstone, peridot, comes from the mineral olivine, which is found in meteorites! The peridot colouring ranges depending on the proportions of iron and magnesium in its mineral structure. Iron-rich peridot appears more brown,...


Discovering Gemstones - June Edition

The June birthstone, pearl, is the only gemstone made by a living organism. These natural treasures require no polishing or faceting to bring out their beauty; the shelled mollusks that create them produce a...