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May Birthstone: Emerald Birthstone Jewellery

May Birthstone: Emerald Birthstone Jewellery

May Birthstone: Emerald Birthstone Jewellery doesn’t have to be boring. Birthstone jewellery has a reputation of being uninspiring and often not even made from real gemstones or precious metals. At Pruden and Smith we do birthstone jewellery with a difference! Our work is lovingly designed and handmade in the heart of the historic arts and […]

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Jewellery Using Unusual Gemstones

Ruby Zoisite Tab necklace

Every January I am lucky to spend time with our Gem Cutter in Jaipur, India choosing rough stone and cutting it into new designs for our Jewellery Using Unusual Gemstones. This year I came across Ruby Zoisite, a vibrant bright green and red to pink gemstone with spotted or striped inclusions. Its one of the […]

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Aquamarine in Jewellery

Aquamarine in Jewellery

Aquamarine in Jewellery is extremely versatile. The colour of an aquamarine tends to vary along the blue-green colour spectrum. Like emerald, aquamarine is a colour variety of the mineral beryl. The majority of aquamarines are of light blue colour, but the most expensive and coveted aquamarines are dark blue. Most aquamarine has a greenish blue […]

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Stone Cutting Jaipur

Stone Cutting Jaipur Lapis Lazuli

Stone Cutting Jaipur Every January I am lucky enough to make an annual trip out to India where I source, design and cut gemstones for our coming years collection in the fascinating city of Jaipur. Jaipur’s stone cutting tradition harks back to the early 18th century when the ruling Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II founded the city […]

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May Birthstone Emerald Jewellery

may birthstone emerald jewellery

The May Birthstone is Emerald the most famous of the green gemstones. It is also one of rarest and most valuable and is classified as one of the ‘precious four’ gemstones: emerald, ruby, diamond and sapphire. The finest emerald is thought to come from Columbia. Emerald has a special cut known as “Emerald Cut” or octagon which perfectly suits […]

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Unusual Fashionable Jewellery Designs for 2017

Just about to hit our website are these unusual fashionable jewellery designs for 2017. Featuring aquamarines, sapphires, diamonds white and rose gold. All trending jewellery looks for this years classic wedding jewellery. This years range of engagement rings will focus on sapphire and diamond. Rose gold and silver cuff bangle           […]

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