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Lapis Lazuli

Rock of Ages One of the oldest known gemstones, lapis lazuli has been mined from the same location in the Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan for over 6000 years. Coloured an electric blue by the mineral lazurite, lapis has had a wide variety of uses over the centuries including carvings, jewellery, …

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Kunzite

Pretty in Pink Oozing femininity and grace, pink stones have always had an alluring quality. You don’t need to be a girly-girl to appreciate something as magical as a brilliant pink gemstone. Named in honour of pioneering gemmologist Dr. George Frederick Kunz (1856 – 1932), Kunzite is the prettiest of …

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Gerrim

Citrine and Diamond Stunning teardrop citrine and diamond ring, enhancer and earrings, perfect autumn colours for the cooler months. Beautifully crafted in 9ct rose, yellow and white gold. www.gerrim.com 1800 GERRIM

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Ikecho Pearls

Cage Pendant   Sterling silver white 7.5-8mm round freshwater pearl cubic zirconia cage pendant with chain 45cm. Product code: IP498NS-CAGE   www.ikecho.com.au +61 2 9266 0636

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Jade – Jadeite and Nephrite

      “…a symbol of prosperity, success and good luck…”         Throughout history gem minerals have been associated with different cultures and religions, admired for their beauty and prized for their protective and healing properties. Jade has a long lineage with prehistoric artefacts found in Asia, …

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ALTR Created Diamonds Launched at 2018 Showcase Jewellers Conference

              A third generation diamond and jewellery manufacturer launches its created diamonds into Australia at the Showcase Jewellers conference in February. Synthetic diamonds have captured the imagination of the modern consumer like never before, offering larger carats at better value. It is a sector …

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King-Size Counterfeits

  Monarch Opals are a new type synthetic opal that have hit the market this year. Here we examine what they are and the impact they’re having on the opal industry.   Our national gemstone has been given a shakeup recently with the introduction of a synthetic opal called Monarch …

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Fractals at Their Finest – Dendritic Opal

Any gemstone that is recognised for its stress-management properties gets a tick of approval from me, especially one which is Australian and contains dendritic inclusions (one of my favourite features). Australian Dendritic Opal is typically a black and white ornamental gemstone containing areas of opaque white common opal, translucent grey …

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The Perfect Blue – Iolite, Topaz, Aquamarine, Kyanite and Tanzanite

Blue gemstones are synonymous with royalty, luxury and, quite frankly, good taste. Sapphire, a gemstone known for its rich velvety blues, is September’s birthstone however, there is an abundance of other blue minerals available in a variety of shades and tones. Made In Earth carries five blue gemstones as an …

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Apetite for Crystals – Apatite

  “ … a sneaky stone often referred to as ‘the deceiver’, apatite brings drama and flair to jewellery designs … ”       What would life be without challenges? The victorious air punch once you’ve identified a stone is a work place hazard, but also a part of …

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Black is the New Black – Black Tourmaline

Being a Melbournian I’m up-to-date with current fashion trends and seasonal colour palettes, so naturally, I pretty much wear black head-to-toe like the rest of Melbourne. How do you accessorise a dark ensemble? With black gemstones of course, and tourmaline delivers the goods. Tourmalines make up a group of closely …

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Diamond in the Rough – Agate

The love of the hunt is a huge part of the fun and excitement for rock hounds, gem collectors and gemmologists trying to unveil that amazing specimen. Whether it’s looking through a parcel of polished stones, fossicking through clay and dirt, or picking over chunks of rough, you never know …

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Ellani Collections

Ellani Collections   The Ellani Collections 2017 Spring Summer release is now available and has been selling through very well for retailers Christmas orders. www.ellanicollections.com ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”10000″]      

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