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The symbol of medicine, the caduceus (wings on each side of the top of a staff with two snakes intertwined around it) stabbing thru the coronavirus. A garnet sits at the top of the staff.
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Jeweller Creates ‘Medal of Honour’ Brooch to Recognise Coronavirus Healthcare Fighters

GIA graduate Franco Valobra creates a commemorative brooch to recognise healthcare workers on the front line of the coronavirus battle for survival.

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Ruby
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Ruby History and Lore

The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means “red”. The glowing red of ruby suggested an inextinguishable flame burning in the stone...

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Peridot
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Peridot History and Lore

Peridot has always been associated with light. In fact, the Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun”.

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Pearl
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Pearl History and Lore

People have coveted natural pearls as symbols of wealth and status for thousands of years.

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Opal
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Opal History and Lore

Writers have compared opals to volcanoes, galaxies and fireworks. Admirers gave extraordinary opals poetic names like Pandora, Light of the World and Empress.

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Moonstone
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Moonstone History and Lore

According to Hindu mythology, moonstone is made of solidified moonbeams.

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Garnet
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Garnet History and Lore

Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife.

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Emerald
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Emerald History and Lore

Emerald’s lush green has soothed souls and excited imaginations since antiquity.

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Diamond History and Lore

The world’s love of diamonds began in India, where diamonds were gathered from the country’s rivers and streams. Some historians estimate that India was trading in diamonds as early as the fourth century BC.

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Fancy-coloured Diamond
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Fancy Colour Diamond History and Lore

While fancy colour diamonds have traditionally been a small part of the diamond business, their popularity and availability have grown in the past few decades.

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