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Aquamarine March Birthstone

Aquamarine Birthstone of March

AQUAMARINE: Gemstone Group-Beryl Aquamarine is part of the beryl group of gemstones, and these Pale Blue gems are some of the most favoured and more expensive of the coloured gemstones. A wide variety of colours are represented right through from colourless to black and the stones obtained are often large in size and free from flaws. […]

Amethyst – Birthstone for February

Amethyst, is part of the quartz family of semi-precious gemstones, in its purple iteration. Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals and it has been estimated that quartz constitutes about 12% of the earth’s crust. Its chemical composition is SiO2 (silicon dioxide). Colour Importance Purple has been considered Regal since ancient times, as purple […]

Difference between Fine Silver and Sterling Silver

Fine silver is considered pure silver and is identified by the hallmark stamp .999. It’s not alloyed with any other metal. Fine silver is very soft and malleable. Because it scratches and dents so easily, fine silver is less commonly used in jewellery pieces that will experience hard wear such as rings, it is more […]

Determining your ring size

What is your Ring Size Australian?

INTERNATIONAL RING SIZE GUIDE Have you ever tried to work out your ring size? Have you tried googling rings sizes and found lots of conflicting information? We are here to set you on the right path. The International guide for rings sizes is called ISO 8653:2016 Jewellery — Ring-sizes — Definition, measurement and designation The […]

Ruby the Birthstone of July

Ruby the Birthstone of July

by Rowena Mitchel   Ruby (red variety) is a variety of mineral from the family corundum, Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire (blue corrundum). All other coloured corundum is called a sapphire proceeded by its colour, ie orange sapphire, blue sapphire, yellow sapphire, pink sapphire. The […]

Pearls a brief Guide

  Pearls a brief guide Have you ever wondered about pearls? The history or how to tell the different types of Pearls apart? It’s helpful to get the names correct for starters. Broadly, there are three types of Pearls: Natural, Cultured and Imitation. Brief Pearl History 13th Century– first attempts to grow pearls as a […]

A New Experience for JakDesigns

  I had a very interesting experience earlier this month when I was asked by the Explosive Dance and Theatre Co if I would be prepared to lend them my jewellery for a photoshoot they would be doing on Sunday, June 5th. They had found me via the Perth Creative Network on Facebook. I agreed […]

Contemporary Jewellery

Western Suburbs Weekly THE ARTISAN STORE FREMANTLE SEE the works of 37 amazing WA contemporary jewellers at The Artisan Store Fremantle. Artists such as Felicity Peters, Georgie Doing, Jackie Johnson and Arctic Glass are designing and creating pieces from the classic to the curious. The urge to decorate the body has been around as long […]