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  • Jewellery for June Birthdays

    June babies can fall either under Cancer or Gemini, and their main birthstone isn't really a stone at all! What truly makes pearls unique is that they’re the only gemstone made by living creatures. Pearls are created inside molluscs when they deposit layers of calcium carbonate around a microscopic irritant. Freshwater pearls can take between 1 and 6 [...] Continue Reading
  • Jewellery for May Birthdays

    May. That lovely time when Spring is well underway and you can feel the warmth of summer building. Everything is coming to life and the world is green. The traditional stone of May birthdays is Emerald, and it works for both a Taurus and Gemini. Did you know that the May birthstone, emerald, was one [...] Continue Reading
  • Jewellery for August Birthdays

    For those born in August, under Leo or Virgo, your birthstone is the gloriously colourful Peridot. Shimmering and pale green, this stone is often called the evening emerald, and its origin is from the French word peritôt, meaning unclear, because of the numerous inclusions and internal fractures often found within peridot gemstone beads. More times than [...] Continue Reading
  • My First Ruby Jewellery Collection

    The King of gemstones, rubies are a vivid red colour which brings to mind heat and passion. This red colour reminds us of the summer heat as well as the gorgeous produce of summer: tomatoes, watermelon and summer-ripe berries. In fact, the wide spectrum of reds in summer produce is reminiscent of the many hues [...] Continue Reading
  • Jewellery for July Birthdays

    July babies are super lucky, you can call the glorious Ruby your birthstone! Ruby is the fiery and captivating stone of nobility, considered the most magnificent of all gems, the queen of stones and the stone of kings. Natural Ruby is one of four “precious” gemstones (including Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire) known its rarity, monetary [...] Continue Reading
  • Jewellery for March Birthdays

    Those born in March could be either a Pisces or an Aries, and both have the delicate and soothing Aquamarine as their main birthstone. Aquamarine is a beautiful pale blue colour which invokes thoughts of calming water. Sailors, and those who travelled by water, used this gemstone as a talisman for good luck, fearlessness and protection. It [...] Continue Reading
  • Limited Edition Aquamarine Bracelets

    I recently had a delivery of stunning Aquamarine beads, which are such a delicate pale blue colour. Who doesn't love Aquamarine?! The beads are small, just 6mm, and cut with a facet for added sparkle. I have crafted a handful of bracelets with them, just in time for those born in March because Aquamarine is [...] Continue Reading
  • Closeup: the Diana Bracelet Collection

    This February, I am drawing attention to my Diana collection, and to the Amethyst pieces in particular. The beautiful purple Amethyst is a February birthstone and is therefore associated with those born under the signs of both Aquarius (20th Jan to 18th Feb) and Pisces (19th Feb to 20th March). The Diana bracelets all feature [...] Continue Reading
  • Jewellery for February Birthdays

    Those born in February could be either an Aquarius or a Pisces, but both are lucky enough to have the glorious Amethyst as their main birthstone. If you don't already have this stunning purple quartz in your gemstone jewellery collection, then you are missing out. Amethyst is arguably the most famous semi-precious gem on the [...] Continue Reading
  • Closeup: the Helen Keller Necklace Collection

    This January, I am drawing attention to my Helen Keller collection, and to one piece in particular. Haematite is a birthstone associated with those born under the sign of Aquarius (20th Jan to 18th Feb), and this necklace is the jewel in my haematite crown. It's a one of a kind and features bright Silver [...] Continue Reading