Canadian Diamonds & A Little Bit About Ethics…

Happy FriYAY!  Today’s edition of #FashionFriday will be a little bit different than usual.  First we are going to learn a little bit about Canadian Diamonds, then over to Dan to discuss the importance of upholding the highest ethics in the jewellery business.  After that, your regularly scheduled #FashionFriday programming will resume 😉

Canadian Diamonds

We use only Canadian Diamonds from the Diavik Diamond Mine, located 220 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle.

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Celebrating the Claddagh for St. Paddy’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Happy Friday!

Today we will be celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with Celtic Design & Claddagh Rings!

History of the Claddagh…

The Claddagh ring is the most recognized piece of traditional Irish jewellery.

The name is derived from the Irish fishing village, Claddagh, where the customs with respect to the ring are said to come from.

The Claddagh Ring

It is composed of three symbols; the hands, the heart, & the crown. The hands represent friendship, the heart for love, & the loyalty is symbolized as the crown. Additionally the phrase “love & friendship reign” is associated with the symbolic trio.

Wearing the Claddagh Ring…

Besides the meaning behind the ring itself, the finger it is worn on & the direction in which it faces symbolic too…

If worn on the left hand with the heart facing outward, it means that the person wearing the ring is engaged.

If worn on the left hand with the heart facing inward, it means that the person wearing the ring is married.

If worn on the right hand with the heart facing outward, it means that the person wearing the ring is single.

If worn on the right hand with the heart facing inward, it means that the person wearing the ring is taken/in a relationship.

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March birthstone

Aquamarine! The birthstone for March babies! …And to celebrate we are holding another monthly birthstone contest on Facebook!! The prize is pictured below 🙂 Click here to find the contest entry form! Good Luck!

March birthstone Facebook contest

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Stainless ‘Steel City’ Jewellery

stainless steel chainsSteelCity

According to Wikipedia, “The Steel City is a common nickname for many cities that were once known for their production of large amounts of steel.” (reference)

Often referred to as “Steel City”, Hamilton is most definitely known for its history & affiliation with the steel industry! And to celebrate our cute little nickname, I’ve decided to dedicate this edition of #FashionFriday to (stainless)Steel(city) Jewellery! 😉

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