Posts

If you were born in June, you’re lucky enough to have three birth stones – Moonstone, Pearl and Alexandrite. June is one of only three months that have three birth stones, and this gives you a beautiful variety to choose from.

Because, at Spirit Jewellery, we have pieces with Moonstone and Pearl, we’re going to focus on these two beautiful stones this month. If you are after the Alexandrite, we do have our Spirit Birth Stone Necklace that features it.  Want to know what makes them so special, and which pieces of jewellery we can suggest for you if you’re on the hunt for something with your birth stone? Then keep reading…

Pearl:

This beautiful and enchanting birthstone originates from oceans, lakes and rivers around the world. Something that makes it so special is that it is a timeless wardrobe staple and is loved by women of all ages.

It was believed by ancients from the Middle East that pearls were teardrops fallen from heaven. Most of you should know by now that pearls are organic gems that can be found inside the tissue of a living saltwater or freshwater mollusk.

Pearls have long been associated with purity, humility and innocence. Many say that the June birthstone meaning is “sweet simplicity”. Therefore, pearls were traditionally given as a wedding gift. It has also been said that pearls bestow long life and prosperity.

As jewelers, we appreciate the fact that pearls are available in all shapes and sizes, as this allows us to create many variations of jewellery with the stone. Below is one of our favourites which are available on-line and in store:

Pearl Choker:

Our Pearl Choker, pictured above, is available in Gold plated, rose gold plated and sterling silver and is complete with 5 genuine pearls on necklace chain. We just love how sophisticated this piece is and it truly is versatile as women of all ages can wear it. It can also be dressed up or down and just works every single time.

 

Moonstone:

This dreamy stone has so many surprising benefits. Because the Moonstone has become highly fashionable, many of you will know what it looks like, but we bet that you didn’t know these few things about the birth stone?

Just like the moon, being considered as one of the most soothing influences in our modern life, the Moonstone is seen this way too. The stone is often traded between couples and is a balancing stone that has a relaxing effect on most people. It also instills peacefulness in those who wear it. The stone brings about feelings of power and stability, which is something that so many of us crave today.
This stone is considered a feminine stone, and it often has a positive impact on hormone balances. They say that it can help with physical conditions such as psoriasis and hair loss, but also with fluctuating emotions and confusions. Who knew that a stone could also be known to help ease pain during menstruation and childbirth?

We love that it targets femininity, promoting and nurturing intuition and gentleness in people, as well as compassion. Moonstone is also said to be a wonderful fertility aid – affecting the reproductive cycle, easing menstrual tension. Known for its links to the pineal gland, it can balance hormonal systems as well.

Have insomnia? Well, they say that Moonstone works wonders for people who suffer with insomnia. As peacefulness and relaxation thrive, the brain can fall asleep faster each night.

As you can well see, this beautiful stone has more to it than its beauty. But we wanted to share one of our favourite and well loved pieces with you,  which is also available on-line:

Solitaire Ring, Twisted (Claw Set) – Moonstone (Round)

This sterling silver ring just radiates pure beauty. It is simple yet so effective and that’s exactly what is so well loved about it. It can be worn on a daily basis, and is a classic. It is timeless and can be passed down over the years.

This solitaire stone ring is only available in Sterling Silver, but we just love how effective it is exactly the way it is.

If you had something else in mind, feel free to pop us an email with any queries and we can see if we can assist you.

Constant Creation of Jewellery Inspired by Our Surroundings.

If you’re an online shopping junkie, you’ll probably know that we are often adding new jewellery to our on-line store.

Because we are constantly inspired by all of the beauty surrounding us – nature especially, our designs and creation of new pieces never switches off. 

We are incredibly excited about a few of the latest additions that are now available to shop, both on-line and in store, and we’d love to tell you a bit about some of them:

1. Clamshell Necklace

Inspired by the numerous breathtaking beaches that surround us living in the Cape – naturally, this simple, but elegant Clamshell Necklace was brought to life.

The Clamshell pendant is complete with a hanging pearl and is available in sterling silver only.

Shop the Clamshell Necklace now.

2. Dreamcatcher Necklace

There’s nothing like that carefree lifestyle that many of us chase after. Our beautiful Dreamcatcher Necklace has 7 feather charm pendants which hang from the chain. Whether you are a lover of gold plated, rose gold plated or sterling silver – we’ve got you covered!


Shop the Dreamcatcher Necklace now.

3. Man In The  Moon Necklace

Sometimes there’s no better feeling than being out of touch with real life. Our Man In The Moon Necklace is a perfect reminder to just dream a little. This beauty was inspired by mythology, tradition and science.

Available in sterling silver or gold plated – this unique piece will complete any outfit and will most certainly be a conversation starter!


Shop it now.

May Birthstone: Emerald

If you are born in May, you have an incredibly beautiful birthstone which has long symbolized love and rebirth. The stone, Emerald, is green in colour. Another interesting fact about this stone is, as the gem of Venus, it was also considered to aid in fertility.

To dig a little bit deeper in history – Cleopatra, Egypt’s tempestuous female monarch was as famous for wearing Emeralds in her time as Liz Taylor is for wearing diamonds in our time. Ancient Egyptian mummies were often buried with an Emerald carved with the symbol of verdure – flourishing greenness – on their necks to symbolize eternal youth.

To determine the value of the Emerald, the deeper and more vivid the colour of green, the more valuable the stone. The most valuable and beautiful Emeralds exhibit an intense bluish hue in addition to their basic bold green colour. Emeralds, among the rarest of gems, are almost always found with birthmarks, known as inclusions. Some inclusions are expected and do not detract from the value of the stone as much as with other gemstones.

Although we don’t have a large variety of jewellery that features Emerald, due to it being a very expensive stone and usually being set in real gold – you will be able to find a few special items in store – long chains with multiple stones, some stud earrings as well as a few rings. So pop in store to see if there’s something that you fall in love with.

A Few Of Our Favourite Pieces For March.

Each month we like to give a few pieces of our jewellery a special place in the spotlight. Because we hand make and design each piece that we sell at Spirit Jewellery, unless you come in store to browse what we have, it’s almost impossible to show you everything! We believe in creating jewellery for every type of woman, and in saying that, that every woman, no matter her age and style can wear the same piece of jewellery in a different way. Jewellery has different meanings to every wearer – for some it may be the memory of when it was gifted to them, by a lover or good friend, or perhaps a family member. It may have been handed down to them or bought for a special occasion.

Our jewellery has been created for these moments – for each woman who wears it to feel beautiful and to smile each time it gets looked at because of the beautiful memories that flood your heart each time it gets worn.

This month we wanted to share the following pieces with you:

Our beautiful Cresent Moon pendant and bracelet have quickly become a favourite. Although the bracelet is not on-line yet, you’re welcome to send us an email to order or to visit us in store to view it and to purchase it. These are available in sterling silver, or gold plated.

– We just adore our thread chain hoop earrings because they are so interesting and unique. We loved designing these earrings, and hope that whoever wears them will feel as beautiful as we designed them to make you feel. Available in sterling silver, rose gold plated, or gold plated.

Do you have any Spirit pieces that you have fallen in love with? Pop us a DM on our Instagram and we can feature them in the next few months!

March Birthstone: Aquamarine – Treasure of Mermaids.

If you were born in March, your birthstone is the rich in colour, Aquamarine. The Aquamarine has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope as well as friendship and fidelity. Reminiscent of the sea, this stone ranges from pale to deep blue. We love how this stone creates such a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes.

The name Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words aqua, meaning water, and marina meaning sea. This stone was believed to protect sailors and guarantee a safe voyage. Legends also say that aquamarine is the treasure of mermaids, and its powers are even stronger when immersed in water. The serene colour of Aquamarine is said to bring peace and calming powers to its owner, relieving stress and enhancing intuition. They say that Aquamarine makes a great anniversary gift due to it having a soothing effect on relationships, especially for married couples.

It is also believed that Aquamarine heightens awareness, communication skills, and assists with quick responses. The stone is unique in that it never has inclusions, meaning that it’s flawless.

Visit us in store in Hout Bay to browse some of our single stone necklaces and a new macramé style sliding bracelets with the gorgeous aquamarine bead.

Getting To Know The Moon.

Over the past year, the crescent moon has become more and more of a topic that comes up in conversation. The Crescent Moon represents both the waning moon and waxing moon phases. The waxing phase is when the amount of lit surface is increasing, going toward a full moon. Wearing the waning Crescent Moon would symbolize the elimination of harmful elements from one’s life and the pruning of negativity so a person can grow and move onto the next step. 


The moon is a feminine symbol, universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, enlightenment or the dark side of Nature herself. It might reflect inner knowledge, or the phases of man’s condition on earth, since it controls the tides, the rains, the waters, and the seasons. 

We think that that is such a beautiful symbolism as we start a new year, a new chapter in our lives. And to have that with us every day as a reminder of that is so important. 
Over the past few months, we have really enjoyed the journey of designing some beautiful Crescent Moon pieces. Included in this collection, you’ll find our Crescent Moon Ring and our Drop stone necklace online and in-store. 

A Summer Giveaway

With the holidays having come to an end, summer continues. We wanted to keep summer alive by running a competition over on our Instagram account. This summer, our most well loved piece of jewellery has been the simple and elegant Dew Drop Necklace. Available in sterling silver, rose gold plated, or gold plated – which means that we have an option for everyone. We have also decided to give away one of our beautiful Twin Circle Bangles in either silver, gold or rose gold.

As a local business, we feel that it is important to collaborate with other businesses who have handmade, high quality products. Therefore, we have paired up with Sweetpeas Handmade who are home to some of the most well-loved leather sandals as well as Burgundy Collective who have beautiful leather handbags and purses.

Are you based in South Africa? Then head over to our Instagram account to enter this amazing competition now and you could stand a chance to win an amazing prize valued at close to R3000!

Wearing Winter

Winter, for some can be rather overwhelming when it comes to figuring out how to style outfits from head to toe. But, in the fashion world – Winter is exciting. It’s time to be bold and to stand out. Jewellery can also be a challenge for some in winter. The purpose of beautiful jewellery is for it to be seen. But, how do we do that when we are wearing chunky knits and high necks? We have the perfect answer for you.

THE MORE, THE MERRIER: Layering! Just like layering garments in winter, we love layering our jewellery. You can easily take a simple piece of jewellery and turn it into something that becomes a statement. Simply find a few necklaces, bracelets or rings that work together, stagger in length and that will compliment one another and it will soon become very effective. Layering textures immediately becomes an eye catcher.

DARK & GLOOMY: We also like to show off our darker stones at this time of the year: Lapis Lazuli, black spinel, Garnet, London Blue Topaz, Hematite and beautiful Labradorite. That way your clothing won’t steal their stage. Our delicate jewellery also has its place, even in winter, and sometimes it’s the more elegant and simple pieces that get noticed. I must admit, however, that although the darker stones look gorgeous in winter, we will always find ourselves turning toward our classics – blue topaz, pearl, pale amethyst, rose quartz to name a few.

BIGGER IS BETTER: As we all know, they claim that bigger is better. We have some beautiful statement pieces that are unique and can’t go unnoticed. We love playing around with these pieces, and although they can be gorgeous with a simple button up collared shirt, they can also work beautifully with a chunky knit or even an elegant evening gown. For example we have created a unique set of earrings, using delicate beading or bold stones as centerpieces and then we add that special touch by plating them in gold for that sparkle factor, perfect for winter!