Wow! How about this latest version of the Ms Duboir series. This is one of the prettiest gemstone and most divine settings we have made to date. As our most popular colour in this series, the pale Lemon Citrine looks like a giant yellow emerald cut diamond and continues to be one of the most regal of all our ring designs. If this looks big it is because it is huge (+/-) 19 x 13 mm. I thought the popularity perhaps it was due to the similarity of the diamond ring worn by Kym Kardashian for her first marriage but I think the sheer beauty of this ring is what makes this so very special.
Although the original gemstone in our very first series, was cut in the step cut, this new generation is facetted even more. This cut is known as the emerald cut, rather than the less facetted step cut. The blueprint below shows you the actual way a step cut is used and so as you can see, by the unboxed image of the actual ring, our latest lemon citrine stones, have more layers. This is why there is is even more sparkle than earlier models and is much more vibrant. See if you agree.
I have heard from so many brides that it’s virtually the last thing you think of, but when it comes to the point, what on earth can a girl chose for her own bridesmaids’ jewellery and seem, as if she is not going “all brideszilla” as she really does not want her bridesmaids showing her up on her own special day. This is not actually verbalized …but the future bride is definitely thinking of it.
When looking for a good jewellery set for bridesmaids how about something in pastel colourings. Many of us know the lovely pink version of the drop weave design…but the aqua although a less well known set, called Christina is a true sweetie. This design looks stylish but not too over powering. I know on the day of the wedding a bride should be the centre of attention. Did you know that when you have bridesmaids who wear classy jewellery it actually flatters the bride herself. It really makes the entire bridal party look their very best. For $150 I believe this set is just perfect.
I think that gorgeous woman Christine Baranski, who pays Dianne on the Good Wife, has so much style and natural grace and enjoy seeing her each week and watch out to see what jewellery she wears. I want to share with you our very popular double pearl earring, which we first made several years ago and which the character Dianne was wearing on the Good Wife this week. Divine!
I love collecting images of striking women wearing pearl jewellery, I have a channel on You Tube with a video celebrating some of my treasured collection of some amazing women during history wearing pearls. Tonight I was absolutely bursting with pride when I saw Christine wearing this earring style on the show. Here’s how wonderful she looks wearing a three stranded peal necklace but best of all the Julleen style pearl earrings.
More interesting images for carnelian, scenic jasper and coral, one of the reddish gemstones listed for March. In ancient times, Agate and carnelian were often used to create seals for high ranking individuals who’s image was carved onto the stone and made usually into a ring and worn at all times. Mark Anthony’s seal, is very appealing and I was delighted to see it was made from Carnelian, as we have discussed before the most popular stone used for great warriors. Mark Anthony’s profile shows his nose was broken at some time and his hair was worn fashionably short and he was certainly considered quite the handsome man in those days. It’s remarkable that his image lives on today, thousands of years after his death. This shows the endurance of some semi precious gemstones, particularly agates and carnelian. Carved seals were a status symbol and were used by stamping the concaved profile image of it’s wearer onto a blob of hot wax which sealed a document.
If the wax was was unbroken when received, this was absolute proof, that the messenger and therefore no one, had read it and that indeed, it came directly from the sender. Below are more images of Julleen designer pendants and earrings made with carnelian, water agates, scenic jasper, red coral and red jasper.
March 21st sees the beginning of the time of Aries. Wow what an opening day for the god of War, seen in our own Australian parliament today with the Gillard/ Rudd battle. Talking about gemstones seems all too tame but that’s what I like to do best.
The stones for Aries (March 21 – April 20) are Bloodstone and Carnelian. For the birth month of March, Jasper along with Bloodstone (the blood red blotches of iron oxide found in Green Jasper) are recognized gemstones. Carnelian along with Amber, Agate and Jade, are the related gemstones for the chest and lungs. Many of the gemstones were worn as talisman not ingested of course. Under illnesses, I found listed in one of my gem reference books and drawn from the learned and ancient writings of Pliny, Theophrastus, Galen, Camillus, Leonardus and others, the Gemstone for bad temper (can you believe it) is Carnelian. So if you suffer from bad temper which I confess I do at times, then Carnelian is the stone for us. Below are some of the jewellery designs I have created for the Julleen label, using Jasper, Carnelian and Red Agate, with some water Agates which for me, as an artisan, are so wonderful to work with. Lastly, I added an interesting illustration of Aries the Greek god of War.
Buy a Pearl Jewellery Set and get one item virtually at cost price. Take for example.
Our pearl jewellery set called Audrey, which sells for $210. The Sophia Earring in that set, sells for $140 and that means you get a stunning pearl necklace with lovely quality 9 mm pearls, for just $70! Remarkable? Most definitely! Why do we do it? Because we can. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated and we love being the best and are happy to share our good fortune with our loyal supporters.
What a lovely morning it was yesterday 11th March, 2013, at A J Jewellers, where we spent the morning showcasing the brand new range, and meeting some very interesting customers, at this brand new city outlet for Julleen Jewellery. Directly opposite the Perth Mint gates, nestled in a group of a few shops, is where the Jewellery Store is located right, in Perth city. Previously known as Diamonds on Hay, A J Jewellers still mostly deal in diamonds and make some gorgeous designs themselves along with some serious jewellery repairs, I might add, which I saw first hand and is done on the spot. The people working locally love this store, they told me as I chatted with some of them for a while. Josh and Alex are very talented jewellers, who have an eye for good design (and pearl jewellery, it seems). We are very proud to be associated with Alex and Josh and expect great things to come. Please feel free to pop in at any time to see our lovely range available right now at A J Jewellers.
Every now and again I like to add a vintage shot of someone wearing pearls and came across this shot of Tim Curry from the Rocky Horror Show and remembered why I loved it so much. Thought I’d share it with you all today.
We do some lovely designs in black and white but this one really is amazing…it’s called Boogie..as it reminds me of action of dance…..and it’s not a piece for the faint hearted. The necklace takes confidence to wear, as it really will be a striking piece for any woman brave enough to wear it. It will spruce up any outfit and will make a hell of a statement.