Important Dates and Gift Ideas

Hi Friends,

Well the festive season has definitely kicked off here at Stelios Jewellers!

Hot weather, end of year wind ups, Christmas parties, school wrap ups – it’s all happening. Such a fun, crazy time of year.

Over here we are busy finishing your Christmas, New Year and engagement jewels. If you were able to confirm a bespoke order before our cut off on the 7th of November – yay!

If not, don’t fret, we got you.

Well prepared for the Christmas rush, we’ve been manufacturing beautiful stock pieces all year which have accumulated into an impressive collection of finished jewellery and engagement rings in store to suit most budgets. We’d love to show you!

Please see below for some important dates to take note of:

Saturday 24th December – We will be closing at 12 midday and taking a well-deserved break.
Monday 9th January 2023 – We reopen!

Gift Ideas

We’ve almost been in Mount Hawthorn 6 months. We can’t quite believe it and continue to feel so lucky to be here.

Stelios and the team are a gang of highly creative individuals continually brainstorming, drawing, playing, experimenting and thinking up new jewellery design concepts. The result is a vast range of beautiful and unique stock, and we are sure we have something in store that would be the perfect gift or engagement ring for your loved one.

Read on for a few ideas…..

Under $1000
In this range we’d suggest some hoops or smaller diamond stud earrings, neoprene bracelets and necklets, crosses, evil eye jewellery, chains, perhaps a simple pearl pendant, pearl studs or simple, classic pearl drops.  Another option is a loose stone or pearl, a beautiful gesture that allows the recipient to then connect with us in the New Year to enjoy a design experience setting the gem into the piece of their dreams!

Under $5,000
As above but also including:
Bigger diamond or pearl studs, pearl drops, countless earrings, chains, diamond solitaire necklaces, some lovely dress rings and diamond bands. Tennis Bracelets! We also have some beautiful engagement rings around this price point which we’d love to see go to a special home.

Under $10,000
As above but also including:
Intricate / larger engagement and dress rings, cocktail style earrings and necklaces. South Sea Pearl strands. Higher carat tennis bracelets and diamond stud earrings!

Under $20,000
As above but also including:
Diamond Tennis Necklaces, some impressive diamond cocktail earrings, special pink diamond pieces and more. As you can imagine we can go on and on and higher and higher!

You get the picture. Get in here!

Hello November + December babies

November

Those with November birthdays have two beautiful birthstones to choose from: topaz and citrine. Topaz comes in a rainbow of colours; citrine is prized for it’s charming yellow and orange hues.

Topaz
Some believe the word “topaz” comes from the Sanskrit word tapas, which means “fire.” Others trace it back to the Greek topazos. This November birthstone was long thought to have many benefits. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. From the 1300s to the 1600s, Europeans thought it could thwart magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty and intelligence.

Brazil and Pakistan are the two most important sources of Topaz.

Citrine
Citine is the transparent yellow to brownish orange variety of quartz, which has been used in jewellery for thousands of years. Citrine has been a popular gemstone since ancient times and was believed to soothe tempers and calm the wearer.

Citrine is most commonly found in Bolivia, Spain, Madagascar, Mexico and Urugua.

December

Three to choose from: Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon!

Tanzanite
Tanzanite may be a relative newcomer to the world of coloured stones, but it was one of the most exciting gem discoveries of the 20th century. Blue stones emerging from Tanzania were identified as the mineral zoisite in 1962. Not until 1967, though, did prospectors locate the primary source for this December birthstone: the Merelani Hills. It was eventually named tanzanite in honour of its country of origin. The tanzanite birthstone is often described as “velvety,” mostly because of its deep and saturated colour, which ranges from a pure rich blue to violet, with the blue considered most valuable.

Tanzania is the only place on earth where tanzanite is mined commercially.

Turquoise
Turquoise is a semi-translucent to opaque gem that ranges from blue to green and often has veins of matrix (remnants of the rock in which it formed) running through it. This December birthstone has been cherished for millennia. The pharaohs and other rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with it. Chinese artisans carved it more than 3,000 years ago.

Turquoise is most commonly mined in Iran, New Mexico, China and the USA.

Zircon
The origins of the word “zircon” have elicited colourful debate. Some scholars believe it comes from the Arabic word zarkun, meaning “cinnabar” or “vermilion.” Others think the source is the Persian word zargun, or “gold coloured.” Considering the broad colour palette for this December birthstone – red, orange, yellow, brown, green and blue – either derivation seems possible. Colourless zircon is known for its brilliance and flashes of multi-coloured light, called fire, which have resulted in centuries of confusion with diamond.

The main sources of Zircon are Sri Lanka and Australia.

We hope to see you in store soon for some Christmas cheer.

Much Love,
The Stelios Team

Stelios Jewellers Team

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