April Fools! 50-Carat Real Gemstone Lollipops Part of Chupa Chups Joke Campaign

chupa chupsChupa Chups had pulled a Willy Wonka on us when the confectionary company announced that they had released just five 50-carat precious gemstone “lollipops” into 150 countries worldwide. The announcement incited a frenzy across the globe as candy lovers searched for one of five real gemstone prizes –blue sapphire, ruby, emerald, diamond, and black pearl – disguised as an original Chupa Chups lollipop (more…)

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Special Promotion: Buy Three Bonn Bons for the Price of Two!

lori bonnIt’s the charm bracelet all grown up… discovering the Bonn Bons collection at Secret Sapphire is even more fun now with our new promotion, buy two charms get one free! There are so many different charms that you can create to suit anyone, for any occasion.

They will make a wonderful gift for any special lady in your life. The vast collection allows for personalization and versatility in the charms, with  an (more…)

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Oxidized Silver – A Great Look That Is Easy To Maintain

Silver Mens RingsSterling silver is 92.5% silver with metals added such as germanium, zinc and platinum depending on the composition. Silver is coveted for its bright shiny appearance, but we all know how quickly it can tarnish and discolour. A light tarnish turns the surface slightly yellowy and dull while a heavy tarnish turns the metal black.

In recent years, however, it has become popular for jewelry designers (more…)

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Friendship bracelets – a great gift for your right hand man

scott kayWe are all familiar with cotton braided friendship bracelets that were made and traded at school. Though we may not be seen dead in a brightly coloured cotton bracelet now, the idea of a bracelet as a friendship token might still be close to our hearts.

If a ring seems inappropriate, but you want to give something that can be kept close or worn every day, then check out the silver, leather and beaded (more…)

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Spring 2013 Colours In Jewellery

SpringColor authority Pantone is forecasting a dominance of bright vivid hot reds and yellows among cool neutral pastel blues and soft greens and purples for spring this year.

The color spectrum gives lots of room to get creative with colored gemstone jewelry. Rich blue and purple jewels, you could stick to silver to shimmer with your neutral tones, or use ruby and yellow gold to add surprise pops of (more…)

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Aquamarine – Birthstone Of March

AquamarineWater is the ruling element for this zodiac sign and this gemstone is like crystal water.

Aquamarine is a variety of beryl (like emerald and morganite), however, instead of having a vivid green colour from chromium like an emerald, aquamarine gets its gentle blue tone from trace amounts of iron. Whereas most emeralds are quite hazy, aquamarine is beautifully clear and transparent like a glass of (more…)

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Getting Creative with Bon Bonns

Bon Bonn Golddigger CharmRecently, one of our clients came by to take a look at our selection of Bon Bonn charms and fell in love. To add her own personal twist to the lovely charms, she decided to fashion her own setting for them.

The “Gold Digger” charm caught her eye right away – the gold drusy stone is cut in such a way that brings its full sparkle potential, similar in appearance to large reflective glitter. She made (more…)

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Mystic Topaz

TopazMystic topaz is a type of topaz that has been permanently treated and can show all the colors of the rainbow. This is achieved through a chemical process that coats the surface of the stone with an iridescent reflective coating. Typically, you can see yellow, purple, blue, green, pink and red hues or a combination of these. Common names include mystic fire topaz, titanium topaz, and rainbow topaz.

The (more…)

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Bonn Bons Luxury Charms

CharmFor those who are young and fun or young and fun at heart, Bonn Bons charms are the perfect accessory. Bonn Bons is a play on the French word for candy – “bonbon”. Because there are so many selections of charms and ways to wear them on, they can be made to look casual or dressy; from bold bright colors to charmingly subtle ones.

The more glamorous occasions (or just every day for glamorous girls!) (more…)

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