May Birthstone: Emerald

emerald may birthstone

The May Birthstone

Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May.  Happy birthday to all the emerald May babies!

Emerald is found in the Southern hemisphere, primarily in two locations. The African stones are a bluer hue and typically contain black chromite inclusions. The Colombian / Brazilian stones span the borders of the two countries and more often contain White Calcite inclusions. Both typically have a “Jardin” or “garden” of flaws. Emerald is a gem from Biblical times and continues to remain popular today.

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Spring has Sprung! : Spring Trends for Jewellery

Spring Trends

Spring has sprung!

The weather is finally coming around and I think it’s now safe to say that spring has sprung!  Happy FriYAY!  Time to celebrate spring trends in jewellery!!

Spring 2017 is slated to be full of fun, fresh jewellery trends, but we will also see that some of last year’s styles are here to stay.

Artsy earrings & mismatched styles are new on the scene, while chokers & “arm parties” aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. 😉

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April Birthstone: Diamond

Shine bright like a diamond!

The April Birthstone

… “Shine bright like a diamond” … “Better a diamond with a  flaw than a pebble without” … “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure” … “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend (& a man’s worst enemy)” … “The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond” … “Shine on you crazy diamond” …

……….& the list goes on & on! The subject of many a quote, diamonds are without a doubt the most well-known gemstone in the entire world!  Diamond is also the birthstone for the month of April.

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World Backup Day…What Does It Mean For Your Jewellery?

World backup day

Happy FriYAY!  Okay, so apparently today is “World Backup Day”!

…And what exactly does this mean?

“WHAT IS BACKUP?

A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.” – (NationalDayCalendar.com)

…So what does World Backup Day have to do with jewellery?

Hearing about “World Backup Day” got me thinking… In a sense we often create “backup” jewellery for our clients; by way of “vacation jewellery”, or a CZ & (gold-plated) Sterling Silver replica of their Diamond & Gold treasure. Continue reading “World Backup Day…What Does It Mean For Your Jewellery?”

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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