The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron, which contained 12 gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. In the ancient Roman times, birthstones were believed to possess spiritual and magical energies that could be used as protection. The Hebrew temple priests would wear a breastplate with 12 gems on it, with each stone a different colour.
For centuries, couples around the world have been symbolising their unconditional love for one another with a beautiful diamond engagement ring. Discover the fascinating history of the wedding ring and why it has been a customary way to showcase your love and commitment.
Even though diamonds are prized as the quintessential colourless stone, they’re also found in a variety of different colours such as blue, pink, yellow diamonds. In fact, South Africa is home to some of the rarest and most valuable natural fancy colour diamonds in the world.
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