Many cultures find spiritual overtones in amethysts. Often viewed as a stone of peace, some believe amethyst’s calming presence produces soothing dreams by bringing the dreamer more in tune with the Divine.
We live in an era where our natural resources are diminishing, so by choosing a lab created opals, you are actually actively avoiding depletion of naturally derived opal stocks. Not only is there no need to physically mine opal, but you’re also avoiding unnecessary use of mechanical equipment and the associated travel and pollution that comes with it.
In the last few years sterling silver has surpassed gold in its popularity as a metal base for jewellery use due to a combination of price, value, versatility and appearance. From early history, silver has gone by many different names. The name silver is originally name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon name, 'siolfur'.
The joy of working with jewellery is that there is so much to learn and so much to really get passionate about. I have to admit though that it's the random facts, myths and old wives tails that tend to fascinate me the most. So with that in mind, in our latest blog entry I have put together some interesting snippets and random facts I have picked up over the years.
Throughout history, people have attributed healing, magical, spiritual, or protective properties to gemstones. Amethysts, for example, open psychic abilities while garnets are thought to bring prosperity and luck. Birthstones, gemstones that correspond to the birth date of the wearer, have historically been thought to bring good luck, as well as to have healing or mystical energies.