08 February

March 8th  is International Women’s Day :

International Women’s Day is a time for women around the world to commemorate their struggles and celebrate their achievements. The United Nations formally proclaimed March 8th International Women’s Day in 1975. The roots of the movement can be traced back to the struggles of women workers in the late nineteenth century. This year, the theme of International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter which encourages everyone to help play a part in creating a gender-balanced world!

 

Turquoise, a gem that has been held in the highest regard for thousands of years:

Turquoise is an opaque mineral that occurs in beautiful hues of blue, blueish-green, and blueish-yellow. The legacy of turquoise appreciation spans the globe, from ancient Egypt to China to Mesoamerica. Turquoise is among the world’s oldest jewellery, with pieces discovered buried in ancient Egyptian tombs. The gem is found in only a few places on earth- dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals, which creates some of the most vivid blues and greens. The name turquoise is derived from the French term, ‘pierre turquoise’, meaning ‘Turkish stone’ because of it’s trade routes  which brought the stone to Europe through Turkey. Today turquoise is admired by people all around the world the same way it has for thousands of years.

 

The Ear Edit…

The New Earring Trend:

The stacked earring trend has firmly gone mainstream, thanks to the likes of ‘multiple earring’ stylist Maria Tash and many jewellery designers, creating mix and match single earring collections designed for stacking. Blake Lively, Emma Stone and Cara Delevingne are just a few of the celebrities who have been spotted rocking this customizable trend. Much like stacking rings or wearing different lengths of necklaces, earring layering is simply a way of pairing different materials, sizes and stones to create a unique look. To master the art of stacking earrings it’s all about striking a balance between delicate, bold and mismatched jewellery. These delicate accessories make a statement while being totally customizable and unique to your own style.

 

All About Moonstone: This stone has captivated the hearts of jewellery lovers for centuries. The presence of light and movement transforms this stone’s seemingly bland appearance into something spectacular. Here are a few interesting facts about moonstone:

  1. Adularescence Effect: The billowy or floating blue light that becomes visible when the stone is rotated in front of a light source.
  2. Third Wedding Anniversary: Moonstones are often associated with the 3rd anniversary of married couples.
  3. Moonstones are soft: Jewellery made of moonstone usually takes the form of earrings or necklaces since they’re less likely to receive hard blows than rings. They are frequently cut as cabochons to avoid exposed corners and to display it’s optical effects.

 

Antique Style Five Stone Rings:

Antique jewellery has seen an upsurge in popularity in recent years, especially five stone rings. One interpretation of five stone rings is that each stone is symbolic of major stages in a romantic relationship: friendship, courtship, dating, marriage, and children. Another time to gift a five stone is a five-year wedding anniversary. Five stone rings are frequently interpreted as a line, symbolizing a connection or link between two people. They can be all diamond or include fine gemstones. Any special occasion can be the perfect time for a five stone!

 

Rolex, The Classic Feminine Watch:

Did you know the first recorded wristwatch was actually designed for a woman? In June 1810, Abraham-Louis Breguet made a watch for the Queen of Naples, Caroline Murat. When it comes to watches, Rolex might just be the most well-known brand in the world. Although best known for its men’s watches, the Switzerland-based watchmaker also offers a wide range of watches for ladies. From striking 18k gold straps to diamond adorned faces, Rolex’s range of ladies’ watches include just as many outstanding pieces as its gent’s line-up. This month, O’Reilly’s has a fine assortment of classic Rolex ladies’ watches to choose from.