Peridot beach August birthstone

BeachWhat better way to commemorate the birthstone of August then with a whole beach lined with it! The birthstone of the month is peridot and it comes in abundance on a small beach in Hawaii.

Papakolea Beach is a green sand beach; the sand came from a volcanic eruption that spewed green ash sand over 49,000 years ago. The green colour formed from Olivine rock fragments that came from the mountain. Olivine (more…)

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Diamonds – Birthstone For April

DiamondAries starts at the northern vernal equinox when the days and nights are equal length and marking the time of year that the sun takes over and days are to be longer than the nights in the northern hemisphere for the next half of the year. It is a time of year to celebrate the sun.

For centuries, diamonds have been coveted for their fiery sparkle like the sun, and for this reason, diamond is celebrated (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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Engagement Ring Styles

diamond ringRegardless of what size, quality, and variety of stones chosen, the ring style is the most important decision to make when considering rings. Apart from showcasing personal style, they may serve accentuate center stones, make a woman’s fingers look slimmer, or complement skin tone. Here are some of the most popular styles and their features:

Solitaire

The most popular for its classic simplicity (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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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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Heart-Shaped Diamonds

Heart Shaped Diamond RingWhen you think of an engagement ring, many things may come to mind – love, commitment and loyalty. No cut is more romantic than the heart-shape to solidify this token of an everlasting bond. It is said that the fourth finger on your left hand has a vein that connects directly to the heart, how fitting to have a heart shaped diamond, as your beloved gives you his heart to link directly to yours.

For (more…)

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Hermes Diamond Encrusted Purse

HermesIn our daily lives we always try and add a new sparkle to boring and mundane objects. Shoes, iPhones and now even purses have diamond encrusted jewels added to them to make them pop!

Recently, Hermes has created a diamond encrusted bag designed by the accessory designer, Pierre Hardy. Hardy was hired to design a handbag that featured 1,160 diamonds. But the real jaw dropper – it’s not even a real (more…)

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