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The Start of the Fall Season!

Posted by Joanna Rozanski on

The Start of the Fall Season!

A review of fashion magazines and blogs indicates that this is the season to wear anything and everything and all at once. Gone are the days of simple stud earrings. Now earrings have to be bigger to be better: long, wide, in any metal and any coloured stone. We have just completed a number of these and would be happy to show them to you. If one bracelet is good, five are better. Mix pearls, coral, leather, diamonds or white or yellow gold and make sure that at least an inch of bracelets show. The tennis bracelet is great today...

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May - Emerald

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May - Emerald

The saying is April showers bring May flowers.  It also brings a variety of new green colours with all the budding trees and the rebirth of our lawns. But more than this, May also has as its birthstone, the emerald - a green variety of the crystal beryl.  This colour is the result of traces of chromium. The intensity of the colour and the internal feathers will in large part be related to where the stones originated.  Brazilian and Transvaal stones tend to be lighter in colour while those from Colombia and Siberia tend to a darker green.  Small differences...

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March - Spring in with Green

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March - Spring in with Green

March is a month of change. It usually starts with cold and wind. Over four weeks, this turns to longer and warmer days and the anticipation of new and fresh growth. Green is everywhere by the end of the month as it is about mid-month with St. Patrick's Day. So I will focus on green stones for this month. The first to come to mind is the emerald. Some of the best stones still come from Columbia as they have done for the last three hundred years. These are the stones one sees in many antiques Spanish jewels. They have...

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Colour of the Year 2018 – Ultra Violet

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Colour of the Year 2018 – Ultra Violet

“A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” – Pantone Website When I saw the colour announcement I was so happy! Such a strong and vibrant colour choice really sends a message for the upcoming year. 2018 will be unabashedly loud and unapologetic. We will see a shift from pink gold back to yellow and white gold again for the stark contrast. Think of bright purple with yellow gold and maybe some soft white pearls to go alongside – cohesive and timeless. An example of...

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December – The Twelfth and Final Month of the Year

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December – The Twelfth and Final Month of the Year

Well the snow is here and with it our plans for the holiday season get into full swing. The month of December is the time you can wear the biggest and the best. If you don’t use it now, when will you use it? This is the time for a more formal look: black, navy, red, silver, grey and gold. Just about any piece of jewellery you have can be worn at this time: bracelets, earrings, brooches, necklaces, pendants and rings. Each should be looked at as items to complete an outfit. I find this time of the year is...

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