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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Take care of your jewellery when you travel

RingMany of our wedding and engagement ring clients zip off round the world to marry in exotic locations. This makes for an exclusive wedding experience, but while many have considered their flower choices, outfits, invites and the other wedding details, have packed their sunscreen and shades for the weather; many overlook the necessary care requirements for their precious jewellery.

We provide each (more…)

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Unusual Textured Stones – Druzy And Faceted Pearl

PearlsDruzy is a quartz crystal formation that grows on the surface of rocks or in cavities between them. It forms a glittery surface as the tiny crystals refract the light in different directions. It is quite stunning when used in jewellery as it adds a unique texture and color play.

These hard crystal surfaces are often found in the central cavities of rocks – these rocks are so called geodes. They (more…)

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Pearl Quality

Pearl EarringsWhile pearls are beautiful to look at, few people really know how to determine the difference in quality between them. Pearl quality is measured by numerous factors including type, thickness of nacre, luster, shape, colour and size. There are many different types of pearls; the four popular ones are Akoya, Freshwater, Tahitian and South Sea. Akoya pearls are usually a classic white colour and have (more…)

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Diamond Jubilee

Crown JewelsThis year marks the diamond jubilee, or 60th anniversary, of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. To celebrate this event, there is an exhibit at Buckingham Palace of some of her diamond jewelry. The exhibit contains 10,000 diamonds encrusted on various jewelry and weaponry. Most of the jewelry at the exhibit is the Queen’s personal collection. Monarchs have always found that diamonds represent wealth and influence (more…)

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Destination Wedding Jewelry

DestWeddingination weddings are the expected summer wedding trend of 2012. With Vancouver’s weather all over the map, couples are opting to escape the rain and get married in paradise. As the popularity of tropical destination weddings grows, new trends in wedding jewelry are forming. More brides are choosing less formal dresses with shorter lengths in more lightweight materials such as lace and chiffon. (more…)

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Mohs Scale

Mohs ScaleThe Mohs scale measures the hardness of select minerals. Hardness is the degree to which a gemstone resists scratches. It is determined by the strength of the chemical bonds between its atoms. The scale ranks minerals from one to ten, with ten being the hardest. Each mineral has the ability to scratch all of the minerals ranking below it. The Mohs Scale was originally devised by Friedrich Moh, a mineralogist, (more…)

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Pearls Reborn

Kim KardashianThere is always a misconception that pearls are meant to be worn by aged women.

I’m here to tell you, things have changed, and younger people are redesigning pearls and making them cool once again.

Many of us follow the latest trends of fashionista, Kim Kardashian. One of her more recent fashion do’s include a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti x Kanye West’s sandals. Not only are these sandals an eye (more…)

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Endless Possibilities Of Pearls

Although the dramatic death of Princess Diana has passed many years ago, memories of her still live upon us. A tribute to her, the Mall of America is hosting a “Diana: A Celebration” exhibit, which will feature the gown Diana worn in her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981. The dress that is called one of the most closely guarded secrets in fashion history will now to display for thousands of people (more…)

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