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The Story of the Silver and Gold Trinket Box

The Story of the Silver and Gold Trinket Box

When the pandemic lockdown started here in Canada, in mid-March, there was an overwhelming sense of panic which we all experienced- will we be all right? This, however, was slowly replaced by the realization that now that we had time on our hands, how was it to be utilized in the best possible manner? For Carlos Grobler, bespoke jewellery designer and owner at Aurelio Fine Metal Studio, there was a very heart touching commission, which among his many other projects,…

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Instagram Profile of the Month for March 2020

Instagram Profile of the Month for March 2020

Its been a little more than a month since Canada (and most of the world) went into a state of emergency and now we are already halfway through April. The year seems to be going by very quickly, but I cannot say the same about the days of the week (that is if you can keep track of them). Some days seem to pass by in a blur while others simply drag their way to dinner and bedtime. However, in…

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My Favourite Instagram Profile for February 2020

My Favourite Instagram Profile for February 2020

Yes, it is that time, when I nominate my favourite Instagram profile for the month. Since Instagram is a visual social media platform, my decisions are mainly based on the images and captions that go with them. Aesthetically pleasing and varied photographs focusing on jewelry really make for a riveting Instagram profile. Instagram Profile for February For the month of February, my favourite Instagram profile is @samira13jewelry. Samira 13 Jewelry are based in Los Angeles, California and designer Samira Sizdahkhani…

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Beautiful Pearls For Valentine’s Day

Beautiful Pearls For Valentine’s Day

These days everywhere I see, there are Valentine hearts accompanied by feeling of love and happiness. I’ve often heard people say that for them, every day is like Valentine’s Day, and that may just be true. However, 14th February does push you to go the extra mile, to do just a little bit more to show your true feelings. The build up to Valentine’s Day is especially exciting, because there are so many ways to express your feelings. However, saying…

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Instagram Profile of the Month for January 2020

Instagram Profile of the Month for January 2020

As a pearl enthusiast, I scour Instagram for striking images of pearls and pearl jewelry. However, quite often I come across an Instagram profile with so many outstanding images, I feel like reposting all of them. My Favourite Profile Therefore, one of my New Year’s resolutions as a blogger was to start a segment of my favourite profiles for every month. I started cataloging profiles from the start of the month and came up with several contenders. Nevertheless, the idea…

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Pearls in the ‘Beautiful Era’

Pearls in the ‘Beautiful Era’

Of the jewelry styles and movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, my absolute favourite are the Edwardian and Art Nouveau Styles. This is not least because natural pearls, freshwater as well as saltwater were featured so beautifully in those pieces. However, leaving pearls aside for a moment, it is hard not to love “Belle Époque” jewelry. With its fluid lines, swirling and scrolling and shimmering, Art Nouveau pieces create a feeling of movement that is frozen in…

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Pearls and Pantone

Pearls and Pantone

The Pantone colour for 2020 is Classic Blue 19-4052. This hue has been described as elegant due to its simplicity. It is a timeless colour, classic yet contemporary. I find this colour to be a great choice for the year. It can easily be produced using plant-based dyes, and so gets full marks as far as sustainability is concerned. What’s more, it is a seasonless and genderless colour, so the creative possibilities are endless. What really intrigues me about Classic…

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A Guide to Instagramming Your Pearls in 2020

A Guide to Instagramming Your Pearls in 2020

Instagram remains my favourite social media channel to admire pearls and pearl jewelry. The fact that it is such a visual platform makes it the best, in my opinion, to showcase pearls. But even within Instagram, there are choices. Would you rather see a post on your feed or a story about the pearl jewelry designer? And what about IGTV? I believe all three have their merits. Instagram Posts Instagram Posts give me more options to engage with the designer…

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