February Birthstone: Amethyst

The alluring amethyst is a variety of quartz, and enjoys a history both luxurious and hedonistic. It was first named from the Ancient Greek amethystos, meaning, ‘not drunken’, and was used to create opulent goblets for wine, which the Greeks believed would prevent them from succumbing to the effects of their merriment.

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November Birthstone: Topaz

Topaz is a gemstone steeped in history, appearing as far back as biblical texts, and was considered by the ancient Egyptians to be closely connected to the sun god, Ra, based on its vibrant yellow colouring.

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October Birthstone: Opal

Known for its luminescent, almost other-worldly radiance and containing a kaleidoscope of colours, the opal is largely a product of Australia, where it is mined underground in the red-dirt outback of Coober Pedy. As well as Australia, opals are found in countries including Mexico, Peru, Ethiopia and the Czech Republic.

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