Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sapphire through History and Myths


• The word sapphire originated from the Green word “sappheiros”, meaning blue. Because of this, during much of the ancient world all blue gemstones were referred to as sapphires, even if they were technically different gems. The irony is that, as mentioned above, sapphires come in colors other than blue. Sapphires are actually the same mineral as rubies; whenever the stone appears in a red color it is known as a ruby and when corundum is any other color it is a sapphire. Blue sapphires have been long been favored by royalty as a symbol of wisdom, virtue and holiness, and many rulers have worn sapphire necklaces or pendants as a protection from harm. Supposedly the Ten Commandment tablets were actually made of sapphire, likely due to the sapphire’s role throughout history as a symbol of virtue and holiness.

• Ancient Persians poetically believed that the earth rested on a large sapphire, and that the skies reflected the brilliant blue color of the gemstone. The sentiment that sapphires were symbolic of the heavens runs through many cultures in history, and even today many people feel that sapphires are a representation of heaven.

• When Prince Charles proposed to Princess Diana he used a ring with sapphires, boosting the gemstone’s popularity in engagement rings. Even today many engagement rings utilize sapphires, whether sapphires are flanking a diamond center stone, the center stone is a blue sapphire or the center stone is a clear sapphire used to mimic the appearance of a diamond.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

15% off Jewelry - Dawanda wall fall sale


The DaWanda "Wall Fall Sale" will run from Monday 19.10 at 12:00 CEST until Sunday, 25.10 at 23:59 CET.
In all participating shops (where products will be marked with a little flag icon), in which you are shopping for the first time, you will receive a 15% 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!

I am participating, you will find my lovely jewelry products on http://kalicat.dawanda.com

Have you told your friends about the Wall Fall Sale yet? New users receive a 15% discount on their first purchase in all participating shops!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October Birthstone Opal

the October Birthstone is the Opal.

It comes in many shimmering colors, and also in bright orange = the fire opal, light pink, blue andean opal, "black" opal...

Opal is a mineraloid gel which is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl and basalt.

The Opal derives its name from the Latin word "opalus," meaning precious jewel. Prized for its unique ability to refract and reflect specific wavelengths of light, the Opal was called "Cupid Paederos" by the Romans, meaning a child beautiful as love. One legendary explanation for this gemstone's origin is that it fell from heaven in a flash of fiery lightning.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

JeDeCo Jewellery Designers' Collective

JeDeCo pre-Christmas group show
28 - 31 October 2009

Following the success at the Coutts London Jewellery Week, meet the designers behind the Jewellery Designer’s Collective: JeDeCo.
Jedeco designers will bring their latest collections to this special selling exhibitions where clients can also book a personal consultation with a jeweller to discuss bespoke commissions in time for Christmas.
From diamond rings to art jewellery, from affordable to exclusive, from classic designs to innovative forms, from amorphic to architectural jewellery artworks in gold and silver...
At this private view, for four days only clients may be able to buy work at studio prices from
JeDeCo Designers. We will be delighted to see you again, feel free to forward this invite to your friends.

          

When

Wednesday 28 - Saturday 30th October:
12.00 – 18.00 hours
Thursday 29th
late night opening until 19.30 hours

Where

Craft Central
33-35 St John’s Square
Clerkenwell
London EC1M 4DS
Nearest station: Farringdon for the underground and overland trains
bus: 55 or 243.

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