Despite our previous stints of cold weather, today is the first day of winter! The autumn season is officially over, and a lot has been going on here at Gemporia!
We've spent the last season bringing you all types of genuine gemstone products, as well as the best of our beauty, fashion, homewares and horticulture. However, our Gemology Hub is a corner of our website that’s completely one-of-a-kind. Here, you’ll find a whole host of educational pieces about your favourite gemstones, as well as styling tips for different types of jewellery – plus, it’s where we keep you up to date on everything that we're up to behind the scenes in the gemstone world.
We always want to know about your favourite blog posts to read, because it highly influences the future content we bring to you. So, to give you an idea of what you love the most about our Gemology Hub, here are our most popular blog posts of the last season.
WHAT ARE THE BIRTHSTONES FOR EACH MONTH?
It's no secret that birthstones are the most popular gemstones out there. One of the best things about jewellery is that it can be made personal, and owning a piece featuring your birthstone is nothing short of special.
We have an array of birthstone-related blog posts on our Gemology Hub, but this one seems to be your favourite. It takes you through the birthstones of each month (some months have more than one!) and explores the fascinating origins of each of them.
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WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF THE INFINITY STONES?
Whether you’re lover of the Marvel franchise or not, you have to agree that infinity stones are beautiful. Clearly, we have a huge amount of infinity fans in our Gemporia family, because this post is one of our most read of the last season!
This piece explains the concept of infinity stones – originally called ‘infinity gems’ – in more detail, and explores the names of the six gemstones and the powers that they hold.
For those unaware, an infinity stone is a gemstone with special powers, but are even more powerful when all six are put together. Their abilities know no bounds, and that’s what this blog post explains.
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HOMEGROWN TREASURES – GEMSTONES HUNTED IN THE UK
This post is by far one of your favourites to read, and it’s easy to see why.
You guessed it: this piece is all about some of the many fascinating gemstones that can be found in the British Isles. This blog post was a joy to write for a few reasons – the main one being that we were able to excite British people by letting them know how they can source some of the world’s most beautiful gemstones without needing to search far and wide.
When thinking of gemstones and gem hunting, it’s easy to think of exotic, desolate, far-away places tucked away in the corners of the Earth – and to a certain extent this is true. We travel everywhere from North America to South East Asia in order to bring you the very best of genuine gemstones, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some glorious gemstone deposits right on our own doorsteps, too.
So, if you’d like to learn more about what the UK has to offer the gemstone world, this post is one for you.
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THE MOST TREASURED GEMSTONES OF ANCIENT EGYPT AND ANCIENT CHINA
Gemstones and jewellery have been sourced and adored for as long as we can remember, and the ways in which they’re valued has changed dramatically as times and cultures grow and change.
This blog post discusses exactly what it says on the tin – the most treasured gemstones of Ancient Egypt and Ancient China.
Egypt and China are both known for their abundance of precious and semi-precious stones; click below to learn more.
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A HISTORY OF BIRTHSTONES AND THE BREASTPLATE OF AARON
Clearly, our audiences love historical and educational gemstone pieces – and this one is no exception.
Exodus, the second book of the Bible, provides the most detailed description of gemstones (specifically birthstones) in existence. It also discusses the Breastplate of Aaron, a sacred object containing twelve gemstones worn by the High Priest of the Israelites to communicate with God. These twelve gemstones were researched heavily, and eventually compiled to form the list of birthstones that we know today.
The amount of history surrounding gemstones is truly astonishing, and this blog simply scratches the surface.
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GEMPORIA’S 18TH BIRTHDAY: THE LAST OF AUSTRALIAN ARGYLE
If you tuned in with us for our 18th birthday event in October 2022, you will have seen us discuss the incredible history and legacy of the Australian Argyle Diamond mine.
Since the mine’s closure in 2020, supplies of Australian Diamonds have been rapidly diminishing. As we prepared to sell the last of our own collection of Australian Argyle Diamonds, we looked back at the mine’s astonishing journey from its discovery to being the largest Diamond mine in the world by volume produced.
To learn about the history of Australian Diamonds from the Argyle mine, and how you can be a part of its precious legacy, we’d recommend that you read this piece.
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A GUIDE TO THE HISTORY OF SAPPHIRE: 10 LEGENDS AND MYTHS
In case the title of this article didn’t give it away, the post discusses all things Sapphire.
As with most (if not all) gemstones, there are a select few myths and legends that surround them. Thousands of years of history have created these myths, and we’re delighted to be able to share them with you as part of our most popular blogs of the last season.
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According to this list, the educational side of the gemstone world is a popular one. We love teaching our audiences about the wonders of the gem world, and we’re so excited to be able to bring you more in the future.
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