Wednesday, June 24, 2009

nice and tempting

Ruby - July - the Lore

According to gem lore, rubies are believed to bring:

spiritual wisdom,
attainment of values,
economic stability and
protection from distress to the wearer.

Are you wearing one (or many) ?

ring featured : © Day and night, sterling silver with rubies and sapphires
available at

Pearls meaning

Traditionally, pearls are believed to bring purity, faith, innocence, wisdom, and sincerity to the wearer.

definitely need to wear pearls more often then :)

June Gemstone - Pearl

June colour is white
so the white pearl is a very nice "gemstone" for people born in June

The scientific explanation for natural pearls is almost as mystifying as folklore. When an irritant, such as a small parasite or a fish lodges in the flesh of an oyster, mussel, or clam, a protective substance called "nacre" is produced. Over years, layer upon layer of shimmering nacre coats the intruder, creating a lustrous pearl. Natural pearls are relatively rare, so a process evolved in which a piece of shell or bead was placed inside a mollusk to stimulate the production of nacre.

This results in a cultured pearl, which accounts for about 90 per cent of the pearl industry.

What a girl needs - 4 steps

a reusable ring sizer is
everything a girl needs. :)

step one: measure finger with
an adjustable ring sizer extraordinaire
step 2, choose a ring
step 3, order the ring
step 4, wear the ring

Then choose another finger and go back to step 1

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

dawanda Discovery

The DaWanda "Discovery Week" special is running from Monday 22.06 at 12:00 until Sunday, 28.06 at 23:59 CEST, 2009.
In all participating shops (where products will be marked with a little palm tree icon), in which you are shopping for the first time, you will receive a 15% Discovery Discount off the original price during the sale period! The reduced price will be calculated and displayed during the order process, and in your shopping basket. Please note - the discount will only apply for your first purchase, so it's best to pack a few things into your shopping basket at once!
Have you told your friends about Discovery Week yet? New users receive a 15% discount on their first purchase in all participating shops!

Monday, June 22, 2009

some blue gemstones

Here are a few gemstones in different shades of blue
at the far left, an aquamarine cabochon
at the bottom left, a faceted labradorite with blue fire
then, from left to right
a blue topaz
a blue iolite
a blue sapphire

Several of these stones come in different shades, from very light to very dark.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Discover SewnNatural

A little selection of her work

SewnNatural's green collection helps families pair sustainable eco design with mod, offbeat styling. This shop reflects the values and esthetic we use in our own lives: clean, simple modern lines, sustainable design that lasts and lasts, and the rainbow of colors that make us (and our babies) smile.

SewnNatural is 1 designer, long-time textile artist and mother/grand-mother + assisted by 1 potter, teacher, marketer, stay-at-home mom/daughter.

Everything is designed and handcrafted

The designer in the duo has always loved creating and designing with textiles, colour play and repurposing beautiful vintage fabrics. She designs and handcrafts each item with great care, using exclusively NATURAL FIBRES. Most materials are also organic, reclaimed, repurposed or recycled. Often vintage.

"As a young girl sitting next to my patient, loving grandmother learning to sew my first patchwork quilt on a summer's day, I fell in love with textiles. Their textures, feel, colours and shapes really touched me. I strive to introduce warmth, joy, color and comfort into our lives. My passion for designing with beautiful, natural textiles and experience creating wonderful, functional things for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren is reflected in each item.
You can see a real person in my work."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

a shopping list

here is the latest treasury that selected my work, sleceted by sewnnatural

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tanzanite - gemstone care

To clean your tanzanite,
Avoid harsh detergents. Wash with warm, soapy water. Never clean ultrasonically.
Never steam clean.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Treasure - 2 for 1 Offer

This year Coutts London Jewellery Week will host Treasure - an exhibition showcasing the very best of visionary design, cutting-edge technology and new talent. Now is your last chance to get discount on entry

Organised by East London Design Show, it will take place at The Flower Cellars - a fantastic venue right in the heart of Covent Garden off the main piazza. By downloading the voucher and presenting it at the door, you can get 2-for-1 entry to the event (tickets usually cost £5)

Please click here for more details

Thursday, June 4, 2009


GIA London opens its doors to visitors.
We would like to welcome you to


Come and visit the School and enter the world of Gemstones, Jewellery Design and Jewellery Business.

What is on?

Free educational talks, book sale and more.

How to Find us?

GIA London Campus
104 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3LA

Closest Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Take exit No.3 and follow the signs for the British Museum. These will lead you to Great Russell Street. GIA London is at No.104 opposite Bloomsbury Hotel.

The event is free.
RSVP by phone (+44 (0) 207 813 4321) or e-mail us at

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