June Birthstone Alternatives

More June Magic!

So, you’ve got a birthday in June & pearls just aren’t your thing… No problem!  June is one of those wonderful months with not one-but TWO alternate birthstone options- Moonstone & Alexandrite!

June Birthstone

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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?”

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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