There is always a good deal of excitement around Easter to follow the traditions of our families but maybe to do something a little different each year. Nearly all festivities around Easter time involve the use of eggs in some form or another. The Greek Orthodox paint their Eggs, many in the West in general give away chocolate eggs, and there is always the Easter Bunny who carries a basket of eggs..then there’s always that Easter Egg hunt for the little ones…Jewish people use a burnt egg at their table for Passover.
So when it came to thinking of something novel to discuss in the lead up to Easter I thought of our Julleen Egg collection. I have added just a few for you as we do the mabe necklaces in Gold, Pink and White with little Julleen Egg Earrings to match. We continue to make these lovely pieces as people just love them, as do I.
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.
Am so excited…am currently working on a high end collection for a jewellery store in Perth city. Looks like I’ll be busy for a few days…selecting and making some stunning designs to launch there next week. Watch this space and I will reveal all soon.
Just to tempt I will add some shots here and show you how I am going
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.
Potato Pearls! What were, pearl farmers and merchants thinking, when they gave name to such beautiful gems as pearls. What a shame for such glorious gems to have such a course word a potato! However, it describes, perfectly, the shape of some pearls that are drilled horizontally -O- (being at their longest top to bottom). The chunky white ovals in the first image shows. also potato pearls, but drilled vertically. I prefer to call these ovals.
In fact all the ones you see above are potato pearl…because they are not quite perfectly round. Some absolutely stunning, large pearls look fantastic, just as the are, imperfect. The last two images are shots of perfectly round Broome pearls (the set of perfect 12 mm rounds) and the gorgeous Aqua high grade small 7 mm oval pearls. Some rougher surfaced tiny baby ovals are called rice pearls, but that’s a whole other story for another day. Below are my favourite shot of all time of some of our Pink potato pearls and the lovey necklace Xena with big chunky white pearls and slithers of carved shell chunks with 12 mm black pearls.
It’s a great experience purchasing a lovely jewellery piece on line, you simply can’t wait for it’s arrival and excitement is just so overwhelming until you get that parcel and open it. Disappointment in receiving what you thought would be exactly the right size in a ring you purchased online (as there was absolutely nothing like it anywhere) and the ring size is wrong, is devastating. As a ring collector I find the easiest way when purchasing a silver ring is to chose a ring with an adjustable band. If this is not possible…I go ahead (because I can) and cut the back of the ring open “Split the Ring” and file the edges down for a smooth finish….so it will not cut into the finger. Then I can wear that ring on any finger I like. When you purchase a ring from Julleen just ask us to do this for you at the check out section online. I will do this free of charge for anyone…as I know what it is like to have a ring that does not fit. This “Split the Ring” method, of course cannot be done with every gemstone ring you buy, but it certainly does help knowing that you can wear any ring you want, when utilizing this very simple method of re- sizing a ring. I made a little video about this but for the benefit of many customers who want to measure their own ring size I have added a little ring chart for you too.