Every Gemstone Has a Story to Tell

Tag: Sapphires

A Gemmologist in Burma

A Gemmologist in Burma

Over the last few months, I visited the colourful country of Myanmar, once known to be Burma. A country filled with so much history from the plains of ancient Bagan to the beautiful hills of Kalaw and the vast expanse of ¬†the Inle Lake, each […]

Red Stones from Aappaluttoq Greenland ?

Red Stones from Aappaluttoq Greenland ?

¬†Ironic isn’t it, Red Stones unearthed in Greenland. But Aappaluttoq Rubies are just the gems creating a stir across the entire gemstone market. Let me shed light on what I’m talking about. During my free time, I like to understand gemstones, their inclusions and all […]

Kashmir Sapphire’s – an Internal Perspective

Kashmir Sapphire’s – an Internal Perspective

Sapphires come in a range of colours from the “deep blues of the evening sky to the shining blue of a mid summers day” (ICA, 2014) and will never go out of style because of the versatility of the colour blue. Over the last year […]

The Al-Thani Jewels

The Al-Thani Jewels

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York currently has on display Indian Jewels part of the private collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al- Thani. The exhibition is on until the 25th of January 2015 and depicts Indian workmanship from the Mughal times. Jigha […]

Indian Jewels – stand the test of time

Indian Jewels – stand the test of time

A nation with rich traditions that vary from state to state has always been in the limelight for its perfect craftsmanship in terms of jewellery.   From the early days India gained popularity for its Diamonds recovered from the Golconda mines, excellent cutting traditions passed […]

Beware of today’s Blues

Beware of today’s Blues

The Blue Sapphire – center stone of the late Princess Diana’s engagement ring which has been passed down to the Duchess of Cambridge now takes its place as the most expensive engagement in the world. This has in turn promoted the sales of Sapphires all […]