GLOSSARY OF TERMS
A region in India that is known as a source for the top quality sapphires, which were only mined between 1881 and 1887. Sapphires from this region are exemplary due to the deep cobalt blue colour and silky appearance. A sapphire from this region is very rare and demands top prices.
A style of shank, popularized by Tiffany & Co. which comes to a point in the middle.
A variety of the mineral species spodumene. Kunzite was first discovered in 1902 and named after the pioneering mineralogist George Frederick Kunz. Kunzite is largely a collectors stone and has a subtle pink and violet hue, to intense pink colour. Kunzite is mainly mined in Afghanistan. Brazil, Madagascar and California. Read more