May 13, 2017

Healing Gemstones & How They Can Help You

 

Agate - Brings stability.

Amazonite -Aids creativity.

Amethyst - Aids in pain relief and the reduction of insomnia, arthritis and circulatory issues. The gemstone of meditation, peace, balance, courage and inner strength.

Aquamarine - Aids the liver, throat, stomach, jaw, teeth, eyes and ears. Releases fear, calms nerves and brings mental clarity.

Aventurine - Brings luck in money matters.

Carnelian - Aids action & movement.

Chrysoprase - Aids self acceptance and lifts self doubt.

Crystal - Helps inner balance and meditation.

Fluorite – Brings protection to its wearer. Prevents mental confusion.

Garnet - Aids blood, heart and lungs and is known to promote romantic love, passion, sensuality and intimacy.

Hematite - Aids grounding & boosts self-confidence.

Kyanite - Aids clear communication.

Lapis - Thought to aid in the alleviation of insomnia and depression. Also known for creating openness, truthfulness and creativity.

Moonstone - Increases intuition.

Obsidian - Brings clarity of thought.

Onyx - Associated with the root chakra, brings spiritual inspiration and control over emotions.

Pearl - Known for its calming properties. Aids purity, charity, integrity, truth and loyalty.

Peridot - Heals stress in relationships, lessening anger and jealousy and slowing aging. Promotes abundance and prosperity.

Rose Quartz - Aides in love.

Ruby - Aids the emotions, increases integrity, devotion and happiness.

Sapphire - The gemstone of creative expression, inner peace and meditation. Aids in personal expression and the alleviation of pain.

Sunstone - Eliminates fears.

Tiger Eye - Balances Yin and Yang and protects against stress.

Topaz - One of the most powerful gemstones, Topaz facilitates the balance of emotions and provides protection from greed.

Turquoise - A gemstone steeped in lore and tradition, Turquoise is a healing and balancing stone.

May 01, 2017

March 30, 2017

February 02, 2017

Amethyst- The birthstone of February

Beautiful Amethyst - The Birthstone for February

 

"The February born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they, the amethyst will wear."

Meanings

Amethyst is one of the most popular gemstones and was once considered more precious than diamonds. It has long been used in jewellery. The word Amethyst is derived from the Greek ‘amethustos’ which means "not drunken" and the gemstone was used to ward off intoxication and bring clear-headedness and quick-wittedness to the wearer, a symbol of peace, protection and tranquility

Colours

The traditional colours of Amethysts vary from pale lilac to violet to red-violet through to a deep rich purple. The colour has strong meaning going back many centuries. The purple colour was associated with loyalty and it became symbolic with wealth and power

 What is Amethyst

A variety of crystallized quartz. The Amethyst is found all over the world but the best examples come from Brazil, Uruguay and Zambia. Most of our Amethysts come from Africa.

 

January 01, 2017

Garnet - The birthstone for January

The word Garnet comes from the Latin word Garanatus, meaning seed like. The beautiful rich red colour of these gems was thought to resemble the seeds of the pomegranate.

Garrnet - the birthstone for January

December 06, 2016

Turquoise Birthstone for December

Beautiful Turquoise is the birthstone for December. It is one of the oldest gemstones used in jewellery since ancient times. It is believed that a Turquoise gemstone will protect the wearer from injury.

 

November 22, 2016

Black Friday - Jewellery Discount Code

Use this Code: BlackFriday2016

November 03, 2016

October 04, 2016

Do you know which day of the week you were born on?

Do you know the day you were born?

You probably know that there are assigned birthstones for the month you were born, but did you know there are also specific gemstones for the day of the week when you were born? If you are not happy with your monthly birthstone how about one for your birth day? Use the calculator below to find out your day of birth.

Sunday: Topaz or Diamond

Monday: Pearl or Crystal

Tuesday: Ruby or Emerald

Wednesday: Amethyst or Lodestone

Thursday: Sapphire or Carnelian

Friday: Emerald or Cat’s Eye

Saturday: Turquoise or Diamond

Check which day your birthday fall on here:

http://www.calculatorcat.com/date/day-of-week.html

September 14, 2016

What Colour Jewellery Suits Me?

What Colour Stones Will Match What I’m Wearing?

Firstly it’s important to say that not everyone wants to match their jewellery to their outfit. Some people have a favourite pieces that they wear all day, everyday, but if you have a special outfit and you are looking for jewellery to set it off I hope this helps.

Some people like to mix it up a bit and wear clashing colours like blue with red or orange with pink this can look great when you get it right.

Cameron Diaz Looks Stunning in Cerise & Turquoise

 

Cameron Diaz wears turquoise necklace

Turquoise gemstone necklace

If however you are looking to match jewellery to an outfit here are some points to think about. Gemstones change in different lights, a Carnelian may appear quite rusty red by day but brown red by night. Translucent stones like Labradorite and Moonstone may only come into their own at night, when their natural iridescence shines through.

 Our Translucent Moonstone Cuff Links and Iridescent Labradorite Earrings

  Labradorite Drop Earrings

If you are going to be photographed then the camera light can affect the gemstone colour too. A gemstone that matched perfectly in daylight may be different in artificial light. My advice would be to think carefully about trying to find a stone that matches exactly and go for one that is close match or a contrast to what you are wearing.

Our Smoky Quartz earrings that Ting is wearing with her red dress look great as they contrast beautifully.

 Ting wearing Franki Baker Smoky Quartz Earrings Smoky Quartz Earrings

http://www.thetingthing.com/2016/09/dazzling-drops-earrings-franki-baker/

Helen Mirren looking Beautiful Wearing Two Shades of Green

Helen Mirran wearings earrings Green Chalcedony Arts & Crafts Earrings

 

Aqua Chalcedony comes in a wonderful variety of baby blue to green and can look stunning when there is only just a slight match to the colour your outfit. Pastel coloured gems like pink Opal, Lace Agate or again Chalcedony make great versatile pieces to go with different coloured outfits.

Blue Lace Agate Drop Earrings

 

Pearls come in so many colours, many are dyed but natural pearls have a colour rating which can be matched very well if you want to match your earrings & pendant for example. Pearls look great with most outfits and are timeless because of it.

Angelina Jolie Chooses White Pearls To Contrast With Black Always A Winner

Angelina Jolie wearing pearl earrings
 
Pearl Jewellery

 

Another great eye catching trick is to wear a patterned outfit and pick out one colour and match your jewellery to that colour. Multi coloured jewellery is a versatile way of always having something that matches many outfits you pull out of your wardrobe.

Julie Walters Looks Vibrant With Multi Coloured Necklace

 Julie Walters wearing necklace Multi-coloured gemstone necklace Multi-coloured gemstone earrings
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What's your style? Send us a photo we'd love to see.

Franki

 

 

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