Amethyst Ring

The Birthstone of February: Amethyst

Amethyst is already a natural gemstone you should be looking out for in 2019. This is because of its various shades of purple which make it a fashionable colour this year. It has a rich history surrounded in legends and myth. The Ancient Greeks believed it helped prevent intoxication amongst other myths from around the […]

Christmas Gifts, Tanzanite

Three must give jewellery Christmas gifts

Like all men do, we struggle at the idea of what to get our loved one as a Christmas gift. For some reason, when it comes to Christmas gifts husbands and boyfriends suffer from a brain freeze. So, here at CHARMES we want you to get it absolutely right this festive season. With such a […]

Festive Season ruby pendant

What jewellery will help you dazzle this festive season?

With the season of winter wonderland rapidly approaching us, it is time to think about jewellery that will make you stand out at office parties. This is a tricky situation! You have to find the right jewels, the right colour combinations and make sure you look your best. Do you choose a necklace, a ring […]

Ruby pile

Facts and Curiosities about the Ruby

There are four precious gemstones: Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby. This article will look at some of the more curious and fun facts about the latter gem. A few things you need to know about the stone before we start. It is the second hardest of the four, behind diamonds, with a hardness of 9. […]

Colombian Emeralds

Healing and other powers of Emeralds

Everyone recognises the beauty of Emeralds. The green tones shimmering in the light, catching the eye of anyone close. But, what if I told you there is more to this beautiful stone? Powers within it that date back millennia. Ancient Greeks and Egyptians believed in the gemstone’s powers and today it is still widely used […]

Queen Victoria's sapphires

Curiosities about Sapphires and other stories

You have seen the rising popularity of sapphires in other blog posts about the stone. This is why, here we are going to look at some curiosities and stories related to the gemstone. They are making a comeback as an engagement ring, but where did that fame initially come from? We will find out in […]