Our Diary

Our Diary

Welcome to Lumbers Blog where we keep you up to date with all things luxury. We will share new watch releases, incredible pieces of jewellery and some of our team may make an appearance from time to time!

Jewellery is a very personal thing... it should tell a story about the person who's wearing it.

Garance Doré

January Birthstone: Garnet

Garnet, the birthstone for January and the gem of choice for 2 years of marriage. 

 

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December Birthstone: Tanzanite

Tanzanite joined the original birthstones for December, Zircon and Turquoise in 2002. Interestingly, Tanzanite sits at 6-7 on Mohs Hardness Scale. With Tanzanite being a softer gemstone than others like Sapphire or Quartz, care should be taken when wearing it.

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November Birthstone: Topaz

Topaz is a silicate and is composed of Aluminium, Silica, Hydrofluric Acid and Iron. Topaz is allochromatic, which means that it is coloured by trace elements or defects in its crystal structure, rather than by elements of its basic chemistry. Chromium for example causes natural pink, red and violet-to-purple colours.

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Citrine: The Vitality Of Life

Citrine, the modern birthstone for November since 1910 and is also traditionally gifted for the 13th wedding anniversary. Its name comes from the Latin word citrus, meaning “citron” (a fruit closely related to lemon). It belongs to the Quartz family, which has been used in jewellery since the days of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt.

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October Birthstone: Tourmaline

Traditionally Opal but in 1952 Tourmaline was approved by AGS as the alternate gemstone of choice for this month. This stunning gemstone comes in varying colours and will be a solid choice for anyone looking to buy a piece of birthstone jewellery. 

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Purple Sapphires: A Rare Treat

Purple Sapphires are truly stunning and unique, far rarer than the more traditional blue sapphire. From lavenders through to deep pinky/purple hues, there is such a huge difference in purple sapphire colorings that you will find it difficult to find your favourite.

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