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Happy Birthday January Peeps!

Garnet is the January birthstone. If you think Garnet is an ordinary red stone, think again. Garnet comes in a variety of species and colours and there is something for everyone! Read on to find out more. There are more colours to choose from than red when it comes to garnets. A full and rich palette includes greens, oranges, pinkish…

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Happy Birthday November Babies!

Happy Birthday November Babies!

Both birthstones for the month of November are happy, vibrant, colourful gemstones and they can even be mistaken for one another: Citrine and Topaz. Citrine is a Quartz variety and its colour is yellow to dark and saturated orangy-yellow. This gemstone is well-loved in the esoteric community as it is known for carrying the power of the sun and being…

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Opals and Tourmalines for October Babies

Opals and Tourmalines for October Babies

October has two beautiful birthstones: Electrifying Tourmalines and Mysterious Opals. Read on to find out more … Tourmaline is the newer October birthstone, and it offers a dazzling array of colours. It is not uncommon to see a Tourmaline display more than one colour in a stone. The most popular colours are pink and red Rubellite, green “chrome” and neon…

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New Jewellery Line Available In Store

New Jewellery Line Available In Store

At Aeron E. King, Goldsmith Ltd. our goal is to offer our clients the highest quality of workmanship, the most exquisite, responsibly sourced diamonds and coloured gemstones, strictly scrutinized by our GIA Graduate Gemmologist, as well as impeccable customer service. We believe in creating relationships with our clients, built on trust. Aeron E. King himself is an extremely talented and…

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September’s Birthstone is Sapphire

September’s Birthstone is Sapphire

Sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum and it symbolizes sincerity, truth, faithfulness, and nobility. It has a long history with nobility and clergy, who wore sapphires because they also symbolized heaven. Some Sapphires are quite famous, such as the Rockefeller Sapphire, a 62.02ct rectangular step-cut stone from Myanmar, which is now set in a platinum ring with two…

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PEARLS: Lost Treasures to be Restored

PEARLS: Lost Treasures to be Restored

Pearls are enchanting and precious. They have been passed down from generation to generation. It’s safe to say that most households have a string, or two, handed down from a family member. Because they originate from seashells, pearls are often tokens brought back from beach vacations. They encapsulate beauty, grace, and tradition. Women of all ages embrace pearl jewellery. They…

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The History of the Diamond Engagement Ring

The History of the Diamond Engagement Ring

The engagement ring is a tradition dating back to ancient Egyptians who believed circles were symbols of eternity. Wedding rings were worn on the left-hand ring finger because it was believed that a vein runs directly to the heart, the “Vena amoris”. In 1477, the Archduke Maximillian of Austria is believed to have commissioned the very first diamond engagement ring…

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Coloured Beaches of the World

Coloured Beaches of the World

While thinking of the birthstone for the month of March, Aquamarine, it led me to dream of warm tropical water and white sandy beaches… But why “white” sandy beaches? What about purple? Or maybe orange or even red! There are a variety of coloured beaches around the world that are worth visiting. Here are a few worth mentioning and “googling”…

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