Ruby Queen of Gems. At our Gemmological conferences in Scotland we have the most interesting speakers from around the world. A wealth of knowledge is passed on to all of us delegates. Let me share this with you. A lecture by Antoinette Matlins had us all spell bound. Please follow this link http://www.insideedition.com/videos/2574-are-they-really-rubies ( click continue reading for insider live link ) or visit antoinettematlins.com credit Antoinette Matlins
If you were born in October, you are lucky to have two beautiful birthstones to choose from: opal and tourmaline. Both gemstones come in a variety of colours and have fascinating histories and meanings. In this blog post, we will explore the origins, properties and symbolism of these October birthstones and how you can wear them to celebrate your birthday.