Free US Shipping on Luxuries for your Soul

AQUAMARINE BIRTHSTONE

March 08, 2019

AQUAMARINE BIRTHSTONE

Happy Birthday to all that share this month; Aquamarine is your birthstone
 
The word Aquamarine is derived from two Latin words that mean water and marina. When blended, they mean "of the sea."  Aquamarine is said to evoke the purity of the crystalline waters, to inspire truth and trust. It is even believed to have calmed waves in order to keep sailors safe at sea.  In ancient lore, Aquamarine was the treasure of mermaids and a talisman of good luck and protection.  
 
With Aquamarine's calming color range of watery blues to blue-green, it is very hard to deny the soothing appeal.  The most prized Aquamarines are a string blue and worthy of a diamond setting, versatile enough to be set in gold and platinum, dependent upon the final design. 
 
Aquamarine is often exceptionally transparent, although it can have brilliance.  I prefer Aquamarine in an elegant emerald cut to show off the play of light and the depth within. However, Aquamarine is faceted in various shapes from the classic round brilliant, ethereal cabochons or artistically carved into sculpture.
 
Aquamarine is adored by collectors of all ages, and complements any skin tone. It  is considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness; known to bring peace, clear the mind, and help you speak the truth.  
 
Enjoy your birthstone, may it bring you all of these qualities and more!  




Also in JEWEL DIARY

30K GIVEAWAY
30K GIVEAWAY

November 06, 2019

Exciting News!! I reached a new milestone of 30k followers on Instagram and thought it was time to celebrate with a giveaway, just in time for the holidays. As you know with the new algorithms, milestones are difficult to achieve organically. Therefore, in an effort to spread the love, 30 people will win a gift certificate to my gallery or website for $100.00. You read that right : 30 people. That is one person per thousand followers. Hopefully, you and your friends will want to be one of those winners! 

Continue Reading

OCTOBER OPALS
OCTOBER OPALS

October 20, 2019

Fireworks, galaxies, and a shifting play-of-color are what make the opal so desirable. Opals are unlike any other gemstone in your jewelry box, beyond the myths and "supernatural" ways they form, you will never see two identical opals.
 
Opal, named from the Latin word "opalus" meaning "gemstone of many colors", was first known to mankind around 250 BC. Many cultures believed it possessed supernatural powers and carried or wore the gemstone as a prophecy and personal talisman. 

Continue Reading

Diamond Skull Necklace by Alexis Kletjian Jewelry
WHY WE WEAR SKULLS

October 08, 2019

Skulls are incredibly popular in the world of design but before skulls were trendy, they were considered a symbol of power.
A symbolic representation of mortality spanning back to the 15th century, people adorned themselves with amulets sculpted into skulls and/or skeletons to serve as their personal talisman. This reminder became known as "memento mori", which translates to "remember you must die".
SHOP OUR SKULL JEWELRY

Continue Reading