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Behind the Gems: Jade

“Behind the Gems” is a long-running monthly series that takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of our signature collections.

This week, it’s time for another gemstone. Or, more exactly, two precious minerals that share the same popular name…

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Behind The Gems: Lapis Lazuli

“Behind the Gems” is a long-running monthly series that takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of our signature collections.

If you’re fascinated by gemstones as much as we are, you’re going to love our subject today: lapis lazuli. A stone that spans thousands of years of history and generations upon generations of jewellery connoisseurs…

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Behind The Gems: Malachite

“Behind the Gems” is a long-running monthly series that takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of our signature collections.

In this edition, we turn all our attention to malachite, a mesmerising green gem that has long been appreciated for its specific colour…

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Behind The Gems: Snake Ring

Behind the Gems” is a long-running monthly series that takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of our signature creations.

We’ve recently had the privilege to create an entirely new design for a very special customer. It's a piece we personally adore, so we're sharing the story behind it in this week’s edition.

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Behind The Gems: Moonstone

“Behind the Gems” is a long-running monthly series that takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of our signature collections.

In this edition, we are uncovering several little facts and snippets about moonstones.

Heroes of the 70s-00s and popular throughout the ages, these gemstones are prized for their beautiful and seemingly otherworldly glow. Just a quick glance is enough to leave one mesmerised. Here’s why that is…

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Behind The Gems: Amazonite

Behind the Gems is a long-running monthly series that takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of our signature collections.

It is time for another gemstone to take centre stage: amazonite. We’re taking a look at its most important characteristics and how they translate into the finished pieces.

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Behind The Gems: Citrine

Behind the Gems is a long-running monthly series that takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of our signature collections.

This week, we’re focusing on citrine, one of the several colourful gemstones we use here at McFarlane Fine Jewellery.

Did you know that citrine is actually a colour variation of quartz?

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Behind The Gems: Gemstone Basics

 

“Behind the Gems” is a long-running monthly series that takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of our signature collections.

In our previous articles, we mentioned a few of the things you should know before purchasing gemstones and what to look for when evaluating them. So you may already be familiar with carats and what they mean in the jewellery world. But there is more than size and weight to consider.

Remember when it comes to buying gemstone jewellery buy what you love and don't be afraid to ask questions about the materials used to create it. 

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Behind the Gems: Chrysoprase

“Behind the Gems” is a long-running monthly series that takes you on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of our signature collections.

If you have been keeping an eye on our shop since our rebrand, you know that some of our latest earrings predominantly feature an intriguing, green-tinted stone.

Its name? Chrysoprase.

In this edition of BtG, we will go over what it is, what it signifies and how it shaped our vision for the new pieces.

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