We’ve had an eventful May here at Stelios Jewellers and cannot believe it’s less than two weeks until Winter. Our big boss man has been a little unwell but thankfully now back on board; thank you for all the well wishes for his recovery and patience as we worked together to keep things running smoothly in his absence.
Sending love to all the Mums and Mother figures out there, we trust you had a gorgeous Mother’s Day.
New Shop Update
The new jewellers’ benches have been installed and our showroom cabinetry is going in as we speak! It’s looking fabulous, and we are all getting quite excited as things progress. We remain positive that we will be in within a month or so and grateful to be undertaking this huge step forward for the business. Keep an eye on our social media, newsletter, and blog updates; as soon as we know we shall share via these platforms. We’ll have a confirmed date for you very soon!
The birthstone for May is Emerald.
Emerald is the green (and most famous!) variety of Beryl – a mineral species that also includes gems such as Aquamarine and Morganite. Its name comes from the ancient Greek word for green: smaragdus.
This vibrant gem has captured hearts and minds through the ages. Legends endowed the wearer with the ability to foresee the future when emerald was placed under the tongue, as well as to reveal truth and be protected against evil spells. Emerald was once also believed to cure diseases like cholera and malaria. Wearing an Emerald was believed to reveal the truth or falseness of a lover’s oath as well as make one an eloquent speaker.
The first known Emerald mines were in Egypt, dating from at least 330 BC into the 1700s. Cleopatra was known to have a passion for Emerald, and used it in her royal adornments. Today, Columbia is the source of the world’s finest Emeralds and has been for more than five hundred years. Emeralds are also found in Brazil, Africa, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Emerald is a softer gem than others, meaning it has more specific care requirements and considerations when designing into a piece of jewellery. We absolutely love this rare, highly valued gemstone and would be thrilled to assist should you wish to know more.
Something to make you smile
A lady in Sweden lost her engagement ring for 16 years, then found it wrapped around a newly grown carrot in her garden. Say what?
She believes she lost it whilst cooking and the ring made it to the compost heap and subsequently her vegetable patch. A new baby carrot grew up through the ring and she pulled it up to finally and amazingly, locate her missing jewel!
Lastly: Client Safety & Thank You
We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that all Stelios staff members are triple vaccinated and happy to mask should you request this for your time in the showroom. We trust you will continue to feel safe and comfortable with us as we navigate this unusual period and wish you and your loved one’s good health.
Our close team remain committed to serving up your beautiful jewels and grateful always for your loyalty; blessing us with your stories and allowing us to play a small part in your most special and significant moments.
Until next time,
The Stelios Team