Tag: The Gem Monarchy
The Name: Ceylon Ceylon was initially known as Ceilão, a name given to Sri Lanka by Portuguese colonisers in 1505. The British then re-colonised the land in 1798, transliterating Ceilão into English as Ceylon. Sapphires found in Ceylon were originally famous because of the vibrant medium blue hues, however, there is more to the opinion […]
A Valuable Insight As children we are all told that we should “learn something new every day”. Keep this in mind and read on as we provide you a lesson and an insight into sapphires.
An Introduction Spinel has a lower hardness than both sapphire and ruby on the Mohs’ scale of hardness. Its uniqueness derives from its presentation in many colours, sharply pointed crystal shape, and natural sparkle. These characteristics make it similar to diamonds, due to both being in the cubic crystal system. They also are a major […]