Jonathan Buchner Gems & Jewellery is a jewellery store located at 366 Victoria Street in the heart of downtown Kamloops BC Canada.
Certified gemologist, Jonathan Buchner, designs fine jewellery, provides jewellery appraisals and repairs jewellery and watches in Kamloops BC.
Jonathan Buchner Gems & Jewellery carries a wide selection of fine jewellery, diamonds, gems, watches, and art.
Jonathan Buchner Gems & Jewellery has many affordable, colorful, original paintings for sale by Marianna Abutalipova.
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Best Jewellery Store
Readers’ Choice Awards are back. Here is your opportunity to vote for the “BEST OF THE BEST” in Kamloops.
To vote for us, select JONATHAN BUCHNER GEMS & JEWELLERY in the JEWELLERY STORE category.
Please have your votes in before Friday July 29 at 11:59pm.
June counts three gems as birthstones: Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone.
Pearl — June Birthstone #1
Historically, Pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries. They were one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire; later in Tudor England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age. Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the first successful commercial culturing of round saltwater pearls began. Since the 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the market.
Alexandrite — June Birthstone #2
A relatively modern gem, Alexandrite, was first discovered in Russia in 1831 during the reign of its namesake — Czar Alexander II — and is an extremely rare chrysoberyl with chameleon-like qualities. Its color is a lovely green in both daylight and fluorescent light — it changes color to a purplish red in incandescent light. Due to its rarity, some jewelers stock synthetic versions of this enchanting gemstone.
Moonstone — June Birthstone #3
The third birthstone for June is the Moonstone. It was given its name by the Roman natural historian Pliny, who wrote that moonstone’s appearance altered with the phases of the moon — a belief that held until well after the sixteenth century. A phenomenal gemstone, moonstones show a floating play of light — called adularescence — and sometimes show either a multirayed star or a cat’s eye. Considered a sacred stone in India, moonstones often are displayed on a background of yellow — a sacred color — and are believed to encapsulate within the stone a spirit whose purpose is to bring good fortune. Part of the family of minerals called feldspar, moonstone occurs in many igneous and metamorphic rocks and comes in a variety of colors such as green, blue, peach, and champagne. The most prized moonstones are from Sri Lanka; India, Australia, the United States, Myanmar, and Madagascar are also sources.