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The tradition of wearing your birthstone dates to ancient times. It is believed that the astrological birthstone was Tibetan in origin. As of 1912, a modern birthstone list was formalised, and these are the customary stones we recognise today.
Diamonds are cut into a variety of shapes. The most popular are round, marquise, pear, emerald, oval, heart, square and princess. All but round are considered fancy shapes and can be more expensive because they are more difficult to cut.
Here is a helpful reminder of the traditional gifts bought for couples on their wedding anniversaries.
4. Fruit / Flowers
6. Sugar / Iron
7. Wool / Copper
8. Bronze / Pottery
10. Tin / Aluminium
65. Blue Sapphire
A hallmark is your guarantee. Whenever you buy precious metals in any form be sure to check it is hallmarked correctly. In the UK it is illegal to sell or describe any item as Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium unless it has a hallmark. If you’d like to know more and see the hallmarks please Download a Hallmark Guide.