March already! We hope you are all enjoying this lovely cool Autumnal weather.
New Shop Update
Things are continuing to move forward nicely at our new premises in Mount Hawthorn as we welcome each stage of progression with excitement and gratitude. The (new second story!) roof went on this week and the shop fit out continues. Our anticipated move date is now around May – we had hoped to be in by now, but the delay is reflective of many factors out of our control with the current world climate. Stelios and Iantha have managed this major project themselves and it’s been no mean feat…..we all cannot wait to get in there. The Boss Man and Lady are going to need a stiff drink when it’s complete, that’s for sure. Patience is a virtue!
We have many clients interested in darker coloured metals and alternatives to Gold and Platinum – particularly our male clients who want a more contemporary look for their wedding band.
Tantalum is a wonderful option. Dark charcoal grey in appearance, this metal is rare, extremely durable, hypoallergenic, and resistant to corrosion.
Many rings made from other alternative metals such as Titanium can unfortunately not be resized. However, Tantalum is extremely malleable making it an option for clients wishing for a different looking “black” metal but with the potential of longer lasting wear and the flexibility of size and adjustment.
The other lovely thing about Tantalum is its weight. It feels like the weight of Platinum – giving your piece an element of preciousness each time you hold or wear it.
We have a great range of Tantalum rings in store, please reach out for more information!
Did you know?
Gold is edible
Some Asian countries put gold on fruit, snacks, coffee, and tea. Since at least the 1500s, Europeans have been putting gold leaf in bottles of liquor, and on desserts! Some Native American tribes believed consuming gold could allow humans to levitate. Yikes.
The chemical symbol for gold is Au, from the Latin word aurum meaning “shining dawn” and from Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn. In 50 B.C, Romans began issuing gold coins called the ‘Aureus’. Au was born!
The birthstone for March is Aquamarine, which comes from the Latin words for “water” and “of the sea”. It is a member of the Beryl family of gems, including other beauties such as Emerald and Morganite.
From deep green-blue to light, slightly greenish blue, faceted aquamarines are often free from inclusions and as clear as water, symbolising purity of spirit and soul. Ancient mariners claimed the gem would calm waters, keep sailors safe and bring happiness to marriage.
This beautiful stone is mined primarily in Brazil and Pakistan. It is durable, affordable, and we love it!
Lastly: Client Safety
We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know that all Stelios staff members are double vaccinated and masked in store as per the current government recommendations. We have a mandatory sign in registry upon entry to the store which we would appreciate your compliance with. We trust you’ll continue to feel safe and comfortable with us as we navigate this unusual period and wish you and your loved ones good health.
Until next time!
The Stelios Team