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cubic zirconia vs. diamonds

You’ve probably seen the term “CZ” floating around on your favourite jewellery retailer sites, but do you know what it means? CZ stands for Cubic Zirconia, which is a synthesised material used to create diamond-like looking stones. They are hard and usually colourless, but they can easily be made coloured. Cubic Zirconia’s are generally used in more affordable jewellery as they mimic the look of …

birthstones: everything you need to know

What is a birthstone? A birthstone is a gemstone which is associated with a particular month in the year. Do you know your birthstone?  There’s something wonderfully mystical about birthstones. Have you ever wondered why certain stones are associated with months of the year and where the concept originated? It turns out it’s an idea that’s been around for a while. Thousands of years, in …