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Afghanistan has always been a tough place to mine Gemstones..

And, of course, the fact that it had taken him 6 days of walking and fighting with ornery mules over the mountains to get here without a bath also came painfully to his senses. Heaven only knew how long it had been for his guide.

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Aquamarine, March’s Birthstone

Water in which one had soaked an Aquamarine was even thought to have the power to cure eye troubles and hiccups. (now, I bet that's a remedy for hiccups you haven't tried)

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December’s Blog: Blue Zircon

Somewhere between the deep bright blue of a fine Ceylon Sapphire and the soft Blue of a Fine Aquamarine, Zircon’s colour is unique.

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“Give me your pants, I’ll sew them for you”

Now, I'm not always the sharpest tack in the box first thing in the morning, but I do know how to put my pants on.

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November’s Blog: Imperial Topaz

Now you too can have long life.. beauty.. and.. intelligence.. and all just by wearing a Topaz above your heart! Well, that’s what they believed in ancient India.

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