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Aesthetics notwithstanding, colours are often linked to the way a certain gemstone may benefit its wearer. A red stone, for example, is said to aid blood circulation; while a blue one helps mental clarity. Besides the famous jade, with its symbolic energy highly regarded in Asia, we explore some of…

Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself — The all-too-familiar quote from popular TV series, Sex and the City by character Carrie Bradshaw played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is a good reminder why we love shopping.     In collaboration with London-based jeweller Kat Florence, the star…

Among the myriad of blue gemstones, lapiz lazuli’s celestial opaque blue with golden sparkles across its surface is one of the oldest. The stone, used since 31,000 BC, is noted for its intense deep blue hue, formed by its high sulphur content. Its unique starry night appeal, in turn, comes…