Archive for September, 2010

Eudialyte

29
Sep

Eudyalite is a strikingly beautiful mineral of vivid reds and crimsons, born from the unlikely meeting of rare elements in rare circumstances. Read about this rare beauty and how it helps us to live our lives in the direction of our dreams. Chemical Composition: Na15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3SiO(O,OH,H2O)3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)2, but highly variable. Hardness: 5 – 5.5 Occurrence: Russia, Norway, Madagascar, USA, Canada Eudyalite is a relatively rare silicate mineral, which ...

01
Sep
Silver and Tarnishing

You may notice that over time your silver jewellery will change colour. The first thing you’ll observe is a yellowish tinge, which may change to a subtle purple colour before eventually turning black. What you’re observing is a process known as tarnishing, a natural and inevitable chemical reaction between the silver and other chemicals in close proximity. Thankfully, tarnish can be easily removed from silver, restoring it to its original white luster. The ...

“As in Heaven, so on Earth” Here is a quote echoed by luminaries from diverse spiritual traditions from Christian to Hindu to Jewish, and those in between. It’s been said in different words, but the sentiment is the same – aspire to reflect divinity in your everyday life. Bring Spirit into the mundane world! This quote, part of the Poetic Pieces Collection, is available as a ring (R-1-24) and a bracelet (B-1-24)

Spoonbill Earrings, E-SPN

These luxuriously large earrings feature a beautifully hammered finish on their distinctly concave face, and are brought to a smooth, high polish on their backs. Sparkle and shine! They measure a significant 57 mm in length, yet are surprisingly light! These are a comfortable-to-wear statement piece, and have proven to be one of our most popular new releases this season. To order your pair, contact your preferred stockist and ask for E-SPN.

In early August we pledged to donate 5% of our Melbourne Gift Fair sales to the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage in Bali. The orphanage, established and run by Australian woman Alison Chester and her Indonesian husband Yanto, cares for about 40 children. You can learn more about them by visiting http://CareForKidsBali.com/ Thanks to a good and vibrant show, we’ve raised a few thousand dollars for the orphanage. A big thanks to those retailers who played a ...

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