What is the December’s birthstone?

What is December’s birthstone? Drum roll at the ready…………..Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise. What a greedy month for having 3! Each of these gemstones carries a unique blue tone making it a perfect birthstone for Minnesota’s frigid December winters. Zircon Zircon is the oldest mineral on Earth, dating back more than 4.4 billion years. Found in

Kieran Glen….. Gemstone Extraordinaire

We took some time out with Kieran to find out a little more about the man himself, his experiences and discover what his favourite gemstone is. Let’s start at the beginning, who are you and what do you do? My names Kieran Glen and I am a gemstone hunter/buyer/expert   How long have you worked

Black Friday: It’s going to be BIG this year

The biggest shopping festival of the US, in fact, the world we should say, is just around the corner. Soon after Thanksgiving, the shops will be flooded with people, online shopping bags will be checked out at the speed of light and the sales will soar high with people shopping their hearts out on this

Fiery November Birthstones – Citrine and Topaz

The end of the year is upon us – we just love the feeling! Not just because the festivities are in full swing and soon everything will be new – calendars, diaries, plans, resolutions but also because the end of the year brings along twin birthstones for the remaining months. November has the sunny gemstones

Get the jump on Christmas at TJC and Survive

So now that we’re done with Halloween we can start talking about Christmas, right? Yes of course we can. There’s no better time to start thinking about all the goodies you need to buy, especially with Black Friday just around the corner. Too many people leave it late, and then there’s that frantic mad panic

Celebrating the Festival of Lights! Diwali 2016

The festive season in the UK is pretty much in full swing. We at TJC have a very strong connection with India, and it’s here that another big celebration is happening! Diwali. With a good population of Indians settled in the UK and of course the strong Indian ties at TJC, we’re sure you must

Bonfire Night: Know it all!

If you have been celebrating Bonfire Night ever since you can recall, but do not know what it really stands for, then now’s the time that it all changes. We’ve compiled some interesting facts and tips for this special night. Facts: On November 5, 1605, when Guy Fawkes and his supporters failed to carry out

New to TJC: Uruguayan Amethyst

Uruguay is the second smallest South American country situated between Argentina and Brazil, and while Brazil is one of the main producer of Amethyst,  Uruguay is the source of some of the finest amethyst gems on the market today! The history of Amethyst. Amethyst’s existence has been known since ancient times. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and

All you need to be Halloween Ready

Alright then! It is that time of the year when soon enough the pumpkins will be carved, children will be out for trick-or-treating and adults will be dressed in scary outfits. Halloween in modern times is all about getting the costumes right and none of us is ready to leave any stone unturned to ensure