26 November 2020
Welcome to our edit of fine gemstones. 2020 update - some of these stones are now sold, or made in to pieces that you can see in our shop. Due to the change in exchange rates, and increases in costs for these fine qualtiy gemstones, some of the prices are now out of date. Please get in touch for more details.
11 November 2020
Welcome to the Jon Dibben 2020 gift guide. We all need something positive to focus on at the moment, and we hope that the pieces below will help add some beauty and sparkle to your day! All pieces are here to buy at the time of writing. As you can imagine, this list is not exhaustive – please contact us if any of the pieces below have peaked your interest. We can always let you know what else we have, or could make bespoke for you. We can make most of these designs with your choice of stone or metal - some of which might be possible before Christmas.
01 November 2017
December has three stones (just spoilt!) - zircon, turquoise and our favourite, tanzanite!
03 January 2017
If you’re born in January (like me) you're lucky enough to have garnet as your birthstone. It’s a semi-precious gem and on the Mohs hardness scale it measures 7 - 7 1/2. So unfortunately it's not quite hard enough for everyday wear, but still beautiful and treasured and excellent for occasional or coktail rings!
01 November 2016
November also has two birthstones, (lucky November!) Citrine and Topaz.
01 October 2016
Technically October has two birthstones Opal and Tourmaline but we’ll be mainly focusing on the Tourmaline. Tourmalines are classed as semi-precious and measure 7 ½ on the mohs hardness scale (so not ideal for everyday wear). Tourmalines come in a myriad of different colours and can also be bi-coloured like Watermelon tourmaline (green and pink).