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June Birthstone: Pearl

Our featured birthstone for the month of June is Pearl. June also has two other birthstones – Moonstone and Alexandrite.

The Pearl is a precious and classic birthstone, which originates from oceans, lakes and rivers around the world. Pearls are very special and they have been wildly popular in jewellery for centuries because of their natural, timeless beauty.

Pearls are unique among gemstones because they don’t originate from within the Earth but from the sea. They require no special cutting or polishing to maximise their lustrous beauty, which has been treasured since ancient times and ensures that Pearl jewellery, is always in style.

Pearls are organic gems that can be found inside the tissue of living saltwater or freshwater molluscs.

Pearls have long been associated with purity, humility and innocence. These gems suggest chastity, modesty, and stable marriages and relationships. They have been symbols of purity for centuries.

Therefore, Pearls were traditionally given as a wedding gift. It has also been said that Pearls bestow long life and prosperity and are worn to calm a restless mind and to control anger.

Below are some of our Pearl favourites, which make ideal birthday gifts for your loved ones in June, or sentimental wedding gifts. They are available on-line and in store:

Seed Pearl Choker

5 Pearl Hanging Necklace

Clam Shell with Pearl Necklace

Spirit Stone Necklace – Pearl

Charlotte Bracelet – Seed Pearl

Pearl Hoop Earrings

Raindrop and Pearl Earrings

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!