Pamela Coulston

Pamela Coulston, GG, FCGmA, is a (doubly) certified gemologist, professionally trained jewellery designer, and owner of Disegno Fine Jewellery in the Byward Market. When Pamela isn’t designing she’s at the barn training with her horse Bella Rubina. 

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The man manual to buying an engagement ring

The man manual to buying an engagement ring

In spring, a young man's thoughts turn to “Oh sh*t, I was going to propose. I better find a ring.” Yes men, if you're going to propose, do not go empty-handed. Every woman expects a ring. And it takes more than a bagatelle or bauble to bowl over Betty. Until now, buying an engagement [...]

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Birthstones: February

Birthstones: February

On wineless gem, I, toper Bacchus, reign; Learn, stone, to drink, or teach me to abstain. — Marbodeus Gallus, Bishop of Rennes, 12th c. Born in February? Drink up: Amethyst has you covered. Myth has it that this purple variety of quartz will keep you sober and clear headed. Coming from the Greek [...]

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Birthstones: January

Birthstones: January

First up for a year in birthstones is garnet. It’s no surprise that the most oft-cited gem symbolizing this dark month is garnet. Legend links beautiful dark red garnets to Persephone, the maiden daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Abducted by Hades and fed pomegranate seeds Persephone was thus obliged [...]

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The Jewellery Box

The Jewellery Box

OLM is introducing a new feature to its online edition: The Jewellery Box. We’ve enlisted the help of Pamela Coulston, jewellery designer and (doubly) certified gemologist, to bring little gems of history and lore, care tips, design ideas, trends, insight, birthstones, and much more from the colourful, [...]

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