Archive for July, 2011

If you're a jewellery or gift retailer and you're attending the Melbourne Gift Fair, you must drop by and see us! We'll have our 4 jewellery collections on display, and our cabinets and drawers will be brimming with exquisite one-off crystal and gemstone pieces. August 6 to 10 Melbourne Showgrounds In The Boulevard ...

We’re giving 3% of our sales from the Melbourne Gift Fair this August to Melbourne charity, FareShare. FareShare’s amazing contribution to the world is that it rescues food to feed the hungry. They are a small, non-profit organization, which decided to do something about all the food that’s wasted every day – meat, fruit and vegetables that don’t look perfect and are ...

Confucius lived between 551 BC and 479 BC. He was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose thoughts and ideas have been developed into a detailed system of philosophy known as Confucianism. He was born into a warrior family, his father a soldier who died when Confucius was only 3 years old, leaving him to grow up in poverty. Despite economic disadvantage in ...

Our Trip to Borneo

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Jul

During our recent 7 ½ weeks in Indonesia, we didn’t simply limit ourselves to designing jewellery! The family took time off to travel to Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, famous for its jungles, rivers and orangutans. You can click on the photos to enlarge them. We chartered a klotok, a 12m long wooden riverboat, and quietly glided ...

We’ve dedicated this month’s showcase to the Saray Gemstone Ring. There are, in fact, 2 versions of the Saray ring. Originally, you will have been acquainted with the plain silver version of this ring, a beautiful, seemingly freeform design featuring sweeping lines and organic shapes. This ring was so well received, that we were inspired to create more! So, we came up ...

Fire Agate

01
Jul

Intriguing Fire Agate is a wonder of the mineral world. How it derives its name will be obvious on first sight, as a good specimen will seemingly smolder and glow with light, reminiscent of a glowing ember. Some specimens reveal a scattering of points of light that together resemble a snapshot of a far-away nebula, or galaxy ...

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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!"

Rebecca De Carlo, That Crystal Site, Mullumbimby, NSW