Welcome to our July newsletter and our first from Mt Hawthorn.
We’ve had an eventful past month since moving in. Our team came together beautifully to pack up Murray Street and transfer everything across to our new premises, a testament to the wonderful cohesive group of individuals who make our business what it is. Who knew the same gang who serve up your jewels with expert care and a smile could also drive trucks, unpack massive boxes and clean for hours. Exceptional!
The shop is beautiful and it’s quite luxurious having so much room to look after our clients. We are now completely back in business and looking forward to a bright future in our new home. Coordinating it was no mean feat; Stelios and Iantha have achieved something pretty special bringing us all together in this gorgeous new creative workspace.
Thank you if you’ve already popped in for a look and to say hi. For those of you who haven’t yet we can’t wait to welcome you. Please see below for our new address and slightly adjusted opening hours:
145 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn, WA, 6016
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm
Ruby is the birthstone for July and traditionally given for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. It’s also one of the most coveted gems of all time!
The name is derived from the Latin word ruber, meaning ‘red’ – the colour of love and passion. The most valuable colour variety of Ruby is a deep red with a hint of purple, called ‘pigeons blood’ in the trade. A variety of the mineral corundum, Ruby gets it’s colour from trace amounts of the element chromium. The more chromium, the stronger the red. Isn’t that something?
In ancient India, Ruby was called the “king of precious stones” for its rarity, hardness (second only to diamond), beauty and seemingly mystical powers. Long associated with the life force blood, ruby was a symbol of power and youthful energy in Indian jewellery. In past centuries, some believed it could predict misfortune or danger, and others claimed it would cure inflammatory diseases and soothe anger. Burmese warriors believed it made them invincible in battle. Medieval Europeans maintained that Rubies bestowed health, wisdom, wealth and success in love.
One of the oldest recorded sources of fine Rubies is Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). For more than five centuries, the Mogok area in Myanmar has produced some of the most sought-after rubies in the world! Rubies are also mined in Vietnam, Mozambique, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar.
Whether or not you have a July birthstone, owning a Ruby is a rare and precious thing. We love colour here at Stelios Jewellers and would be thrilled to be of service if this vibrant gem is of interest to you, or any other for that matter!
Miss Universe Australia
Stelios Jewellers is proud to be continuing our association with Miss Universe for 2022.
Miss Universe Australia provides a platform for the country’s most beautiful, talented, educated and confident young women to compete for the Miss Universe Australia title. The Miss Universe Australia program offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
Every year, one finalist represents Australia on the Miss Universe International stage.
We love seeing our jewels on these beautiful girls and honoured to be associated with such a fabulous organisation.
Keep an eye on our social media for some dazzling images of our jewels being worn to the max as the competition draws closer to the finals.
Have a lovely weekend!
Until next time,
The Stelios Team