The nights are drawing in and the temperatures are dropping, which can only mean one thing: the summer of 2023 is officially behind us.
We've spent the summer bringing you some brand-new genuine gemstone products, as well as some exciting new launches in the way of fashion, wellness and homewares. But whether it’s facts about a gemstone or information about an upcoming launch, there’s only one place where all these insights are constantly at your disposal: our Gemology Hub.
Our blog posts range from educational pieces about your favourite gemstones to styling tips for different types of jewellery – plus, we also keep you up to date on everything we’re up to behind the scenes here at Gemporia.
Over the last few months, we’ve been looking at what your favourite blog posts have been to read so we can plan future content that we know you’ll love. So, influenced by you as our readers, here are our most popular blog posts from the last season.
WHAT ARE THE BIRTHSTONES FOR EACH MONTH?
This post was in our list of most popular blogs from autumn, and almost a year later it’s still going strong!
Birthstone jewellery is immensely popular, and we have a huge number of birthstone-related blog posts on our website. But this one remains a consistent favourite – and we completely understand why. Birthstone jewellery is personal, beautiful and means something extra special to the person who wears it. Plus, it makes the perfect gift for someone you love.
This blog post takes you through the birthstone (or stones) for each calendar month and explores each of their histories and origins, so you get even more valuable information about your treasured gemstones.
READ OUR BIRTHSTONE BLOG
WHAT IS PERIDOT – GEMSTONE FACTS AND INFORMATION
With how much of a popular trend birthstone jewellery is, we’d be surprised if one of our birthstone-specific articles didn’t make this list.
Peridot is August’s birthstone, and is one of the world’s most special gemstones for a few reasons. Other than the precious Diamond, Peridot is the only gemstone on the planet that forms in the Earth’s mantle. Peridot can form anywhere between 20 and 55 miles deep underground and is brought to the surface through volcanic activity. Plus, Earth isn’t the only planet on which Peridot can be found...
But we won’t spoil your chance to find out all about Peridot for yourself! ‘What is Peridot’ contains everything you need to know about this fascinating gemstone, and why exactly it's so special.
READ OUR PERIDOT BLOG
GEMS UNCUT: JULY 2023
We launched our monthly newsletter, Gems Uncut, in March this year. It’s sent out via email, but an extended version is always available on the Gemology Hub alongside every previous edition.
July’s edition featured its birthstone, Ruby, as well as some exciting jewellery and beauty launches and a short business update on what’s been happening at Gemporia.
To read July’s edition of Gems Uncut, as well as all our published editions to date, click the links below.
READ MARCH’S NEWSLETTER READ APRIL’S NEWSLETTER READ MAY’S NEWSLETTER READ JUNE’S NEWSLETTER READ JULY’S NEWSLETTER READ AUGUST’S NEWSLETTER READ SEPTEMBER’S NEWSLETTER
7 SIMPLE WAYS TO CLEANSE & PURIFY YOUR CRYSTALS
We're sure you’ve heard about the brand-new launch of Lynn Jinks’ wellness brand, Sundar. Well, her knowledge and passion for crystals and mindfulness got us inspired to create more content for those who have an interest in all things crystals – and clearly, you love to read it!
It's said that crystals work best when cleansed before use, so we’ve compiled a list of a few different ways that you can cleanse and purify your crystals so they can do their best work for you.
READ OUR CRYSTAL CLEANSING BLOG
LUXURY FOR LESS: THE GEMPORIA SAMPLE SALE
Last month, we did something we’ve never done before on our Gemporia website – a sample sale!
This web exclusive sale featured a selection of our finest pieces, ranging from precious Diamonds to vibrant Malachite. But, the best part was that you could get all of these pieces for a fraction of their usual price!
When we say ‘Luxury for Less’, we absolutely mean it.
READ OUR SAMPLE SALE BLOG
WHAT IS TOPAZ – GEMSTONE FACTS AND INFORMATION
Another birthstone blog that made our top-read list was all about Topaz. The birthstone for November, Topaz is one of the cleanest stones ever discovered and is often found completely colourless – however, it can also come in a vast array of different hues, and we never get tired of bringing them to you.
Read our Topaz blog to find out more about this remarkable gemstone. You may even want to add it to your collection!
READ OUR TOPAZ BLOG
GEMSTONE LORE: JADE – HEI-TIKI OF THE MAORI
Jade is gemstone adored by many, and is a timeless staple within Asian culture.
Gemstone lore is one of many topics we cover here on the Gemology Hub, and this blog looks at Jade and its associations with the New Zealand Maoris.
READ OUR JADE LORE BLOG
We gain the information in our Gemology Hub from our vast array of industry experts and gemologists who we have the pleasure of having in our partnership. We have a profound knowledge of all things gemstones, and this is just one of the ways in which we love to pass it on to our readers.
To learn more about us at Gemporia, our gemstones and the world of gemology, explore our Gemology Hub at your leisure.
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