Archive for January, 2011

Blue Turtles is supporting the Grow Foundation with a donation of jewellery to be auctioned off at their launch and fundraising dinner. You’re invited to attend this event, and to learn about the revolutionary approach that’s helping children affected by the likes of Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders to live more fulfilled, better integrated lives - and how the Grow Foundation helps affected families to access this help. The details ...

Robert Browning was an accomplished Victorian English poet, who was born in London in 1812 and died in Italy in 1889. He was renowned for his dramatic monologues. His relationship with his wife, poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, began as admiration for her poetry before developing into love. As her father disapproved, they kept their relationship secret for 6 years until Robert stole ...

On Valentines Day, sales of fresh flowers typically soar through the roof. Flowers are the quintessential gift on the day of Love. So how perfect are these? These heart-shaped pendants and earrings are part of Blue Turtles' Wildflower Collection, and consist of real flowers - miniature roses, forget-me-nots, allyssiums and more - preserved in resin and encased in sterling silver. The ...

Rose Quartz

25
Jan

Presenting the love stone, Rose Quartz, sadly often criticized and overlooked simply because it is common, yet ironically offering something we could all use a little bit more of. Read on to learn more about this heart healer and why embracing her could teach us to view the world through rose-coloured glasses… Chemical Composition: SiO2, Silicon Dioxide Hardness: 7 Occurence: Madagascar, India, ...

We thought about how we could contribute something meaningful to help those heavily affected by January's floods in Queensland and Victoria, and now those impacted by cyclone Yasi, and we realized that, rather than limit ourselves to a personal donation, we could leverage the power of the Poetic Pieces Collection, ...

Mookaite

05
Jan

Introducing Mookaite, a quartz mineral from Western Australia, which actually owes its existence to billions of long-gone life forms. This is a fascinating mineral, attributed with grounding and promoting open-mindedness and intuitiveness. Chemical Composition: SiO2 Hardness: 6 - 7 Occurence: Australia About the Mineral: This lovely, warm, opaque stone is characterized by random patches and bands of vibrant colour, varying between white, grey, mustard, yellow, orange, ...

Hugely inspiring poet and author, Kahlil Gibran, was born in Lebanon in 1883 and died in New York in 1931. His works show an intricate wisdom and common sense. Amongst his writings is the classic work, The Prophet, a collection of moving poems that inspire peace and a deep appreciation for the elements of life.  The book presents the main character as ...

This is a smart and clean little pendant, inspired by love! This piece has been part of the Blue Turtles White Light Collection for a while now, and it looks like it’s here to stay, because of its continuous popularity. Its stylized look and perfect size make it an easy to wear piece - both meaningful if given as a gift, and dressy. The ...

Last year we ran 2 fundraisers for 2 separate orphanages in Bali. We visited both orphanages during our current trip. The Jodie O’shea Orphanage Back in August last year we pledged to donate 5% of our Melbourne Gift Fair sales to the Jodie O’shea Orphanage in Bali. We visited the orphanage for their Christmas party during our current Bali visit, and we ...

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"Buying from Blue Turtles is always a pleasure - opening all those drawers at the Gift Fair to see the hidden treasures inside – because you know you’ll only see the good stuff. Each stone is chosen aesthetically, set with heavy silver and finished beautifully... you don’t get bumpy edges, join marks that haven’t been polished out, left over tarnished sections or stones hanging out the back of a setting. The attention to detail is obvious from the moment you look at any piece. It’s well priced, especially for the quality of the stones and the amount of silver used. You get prompt and efficient service, always with a smile!"

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