Blue John…..England’s very own gemstone!

In the United Kingdom, people are often surprised to learn that we have an abundance of minerals and gemstones right here at home. Agates are found in Scotland (renowned for their variety and colours), we  have varieties of quartz such amethyst and citrine, and jasper can be found here too. Take a walk along the … Continue reading Blue John…..England’s very own gemstone!

Ten jewellery stones that are totally cool (and not a diamond in sight!)

Bored of bling? Fed up with playing it safe? If it’s amazing character and a touch of the unusual you’re after in your jewellery, then check out these eye-catching stones  ..       Further reading: More info about butterfly farming and conservation: Papillon Belle Meet Me On The Bright Side A blog post I … Continue reading Ten jewellery stones that are totally cool (and not a diamond in sight!)