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Just in time for Mother’s day I have lots of new fresh spring/summer 💐 designs for outdoor living🌞 and lighter outfits. Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise is a lovely uplifting combination and matches perfectly with gold. Lots more is coming your way in the next few days.... I hope you will like it all! #newcollection #springcollection #newjewellery #lapislazuli #turquoise #irishjewellery #irishcraft #madelocal #handmadeireland #madeinireland #gemstonejewellery #lapisjewelry #turquoisejewellery #fashionover40 #styleover40 ...

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Happy last week of February everyone! We are slowly getting over winter and hopefully home schooling 🤞. February babies have amethyst for their birthstone. A lovely gemstone that carries the energy of passion, creativity and spirituality 💜. #amethyst #amethystjewellery #irishjewellery #irishdesign #irishcraft #ilgemstones #bracelets #gemstonebracelet #amethystbracelet #madeinireland #irishmade #buyirishonline #irishmadegifts #buyirish #armcandyoftheday #doublebracelet ...

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After all the Valentine’s chocolates and today’s pancakes it’s time for some new jewellery! Spring is in the air and here are two new additions to the popular green agate collection 💚. More new pieces are coming this week.... #greenagate #greenjewellery #agatejewellery #handmadejewellery #irishjewellery #irishcraft #ilgemstones #newcollection #daintynecklace #hoopearrings ...

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Happy Valentine’s day 💗! Show some caring love to yourself and others in these challenging times and eat lots of chocolates... Have a great day! #valentines #valentinesday #love ...

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Show them some love 💖 with rose quartz - the stone of unconditional love. Tomorrow is the last day for orders to arrive on time for your Valentine! #valentines #rosequartz #stoneoflove #lovegemstones #rosequartzjewelry #quartzjewellery #earrings #gemstoneearrings #handmadeearrings #irishjewellery #irishdesign #irishcraft #handmadeinireland #valentinesgift #irishmadegifts #madelocal #pinkcrystal #styleover40 #fashionover40 #ilgemstones ...

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Onyx is the Greek word for “claw” or “fingernail” because the veins in the stone resemble the colours of a fingernail. The myth of the origin of onyx says that one day while Venus was asleep, Cupid cut her fingernails. They fell to the ground but because no part of a god can die, they became known as onyx. Another reminder of the power of love 💗 just in time for Valentine’s day!
Onyx is found in various regions of the world including Yemen, Uruguay, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Madagascar and the UK. Covering onyx is the last post exploring the origin of gemstone names! I hope you found the posts interesting 🤗! #onyx #blackonyx #onyxjewellery #blackjewellery #irishjewellery #irishdesign #irishcraft #ilgemstones #madelocal #handmadejewellery #gemstonejewellery #styleover40 #fashionover40 #elegantjewellery #irishgift #buyirishonline #irishmadegifts #gemstonenecklace #gemstoneearrings #gemstonebracelets
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This is the second last post in the series exploring the origin of the gemstone names.
Today I’m sharing with you a little bit of sunshine in a gemstone 🌞😃 and the colour combination of this year by @pantone .
The name "jade" originates from the Spanish "piedra de ijada", meaning "stone for the pain in the side". Spanish explorers saw natives of Central America holding pieces of jade to their sides, believing that it could cure ailments of the loins and kidneys.
The pure forms of jade are jadeite and nephrite. Nephrite (yellow jade) is more common than jadeite and deposits have been found in Australia, Brazil, China, Canada, Russia and Poland. The main source of jadeite is Myanmar (Burma), which is also the only source of imperial jadeite. Jadeite is also found in Japan, Canada, Guatemala, Russia, Turkey, Cuba and the USA. #jade #yellowjade #jadejewellery #irishjewellery #irishcraft #madelocal #yellow #pantone2021 #ilgemstones #handmadejewellery #yellowjewellery #jadenecklace #jadebracelet #handmadeinireland #madeinireland #irishdesign #buyirishonline #irishgift #irishmadegifts #buyirish #styleover40 #fashionover40
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I hope you all feel better knowing that January is behind us! So much to look forward to in February! Today is St. Bridget's day which marks the 1st day of spring 💐. February also celebrates St. Valentine's day 💝and there is no better gemstone to mark the day than rose quartz.
The Ancient Greeks referred to quartz as κρύσταλλος (krustallos) derived from the Ancient Greek κρύος (kruos) meaning "icy cold" because the Greeks believed that quartz (also called rock crystal) was ice that never melted as it was formed by the gods. The word "quartz" is derived from the German word "Quarz" and is traced back to the Polish dialect term kwardy which means hard.
Rose quartz is one of the many quartz varieties and its name comes from its delicate pink colour. It is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships encouraging unconditional love.
Rose quartz is found in abundance throughout the world. Much of the rose quartz that is sold today is produced in Brazil, South Africa, India, and Madagascar. #rosequartz #quartz #valentines #quartzjewellery #irishjewellery #irishcraft #madelocal #ilgemstones #stvalentinesday #lovejewellery #handmadejewellery #handmadeearrings #quartzbracelet #styleover40 #fashionover40 #gemstonejewellery #irishmadegifts #valentinesgifts #giftforher
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Aventurine comes from the Italian word “a ventura” meaning “by chance.” Its name was taken from a man-made mineral, now called Goldstone that Aventurine naturally looks like. Goldstone was first called Aventurine because its creation happened by accident, when 17th century glass makers spilled copper flecks into a vat of glass. What we now call Aventurine has the same glassy quality and similar specks.
Most green and blue aventurine is found in India while the white, gray and orange aventurine is found in Russia, Spain, and Chile. Other localities are Russia, South Africa and the USA. There are several smaller deposits in Europe, in the Black Forest in Germany. #aventurine #gemstonearrings #handmadeearrings #irishdesign #irishcraft #irishjewellery #ilgemstones #fashionover40 #styleover40 #aventurinejewelry #madelocal #irishmade #handmadeinireland #earrings #redearrings #orangeearrings #giftforher #irishmadegifts
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These days we all need a bit of brightness and light and in today’s post it comes with the Tridacna range!
Tridacna beads are carved from large saltwater clam shells carrying the same name. They can weigh more than 200 kg, measure as much as 120 cm across and have an average lifespan of over 100 years.
They are found in the waters of the Pacific stretching from the Philippines to Micronesia.
The Chinese name for tridacna, “che-qu,” is mentioned in Buddhist scriptures from the Han dynasty as being one of the seven treasures of Buddhism. A common belief is that wearing tridacna jewellry can calm the spirit and remove negative energy.
#tridacna #tridacnajewellery #whitejewellery #irishjewellery #irishcraft #irishdesign #madelocal #handmadeinireland #ilgemstones #madeinireland #irishdesign #whiteandgold #styleover40 #fashionover40 #gemstonenecklace #whitenecklace #gemstoneearrings #whiteearrings #gemstinebracelet #whitebracelet
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Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gemstones. The word turquoise comes from the French expression “pierre turque” meaning "Turkish stone". The mineral was first brought to Europe in the 13th century from Turkey via the Silk Road from the mines in Iran. ⁠
The best quality turquoise is located in Northeast Iran. Turquoise deposits are also found in Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, Mexico, Tanzania and the USA.⁠
#turquoise #turquoisejewellery #irishjewellery #irishcraft #irishdesign #gemstonejewellery #bracelet #turquoisebracelet #doublebracelet #summerstyle #fashionover40 #styleover40 #handmadebracelet #handmadeinireland
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Amethyst, the gemstone that carries the energy of fire, passion, creativity and spirituality got its name from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated". Ancient Greeks believed that Dionysus, the god of intoxication and celebration, created amethyst.⁠
As the myth goes, Dionysus, angered by an insult, vowed to punish mortals who refused to partake in his gifts, which were wine and intoxication. A maiden named Amethyst crossed his path and refused to partake. He became even angrier and summoned a pair of tigers to devour Amethyst. Artemis saw what was happening and to prevent the tigers from harming the maiden turned Amethyst into a crystal statue. Dionysus quickly realised his error and wept into his wine, which he then spilled onto the statue. Amethyst was transformed into purple crystal and since that day, the stone was used as protection against intoxication.⁠
Amethyst is quite common and is found on all continents, with the largest deposits currently being mined in South America, Africa and North America. The largest global producers are Brazil, Uruguay and Zambia. ⁠
#amethyst #amethystjewellery #februarybirthstone #irishjewellery #irishcarft #madelocal #handmadejewellery #earrings #amethystearrings #ilgemstones #fashionover40 #styleover40 #irishdesign
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Today is all about Amazonite, my bestselling stone and my personal favourite as it's so lovely for all seasons of the year. The gemstone was first named “the Amazon stone” after the Amazon River but it was actually never found near the river. The name was given by German mineralogist Johann Breithaupt in 1847 and it is not known why he came up with this name. Perhaps it sounded a bit more exotic than microcline or feldspar (types of mineral). This gemstone, under different names, has been in use since ancient Egypt. ⁠
Amazonite is found in small deposits in several parts of the world. Deposits are known in the United States, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Russia.⁠
#amazonite #gemstones #amazoniteearrings #gemstonejewellery #earrings #irishjewellery #irishcarft #amazonitejewellery #handmadeinireland #ilgemstones #irishdesign #irishmade #madelocal #gemstoneearrings #handmadeearrings #handmadeinireland #styleover40 #fashionover40
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Today I'm going to start a series of posts dedicated to the origin of gemstone names and places they are most commonly found in the world. ⁠
I'll start with the January birthstone, the juicy garnet 😋. The word “garnet” comes from the Latin word "granatus" for seed or grain, most likely a reference to the seeds of the pomegranate fruit. Some types of garnet do resemble pomegranate seeds in color, size and shape. ⁠
Garnet is found in Brasil, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, China and Madagascar. Closer to us, the Czech Republic is known for its Bohemian garnet which is also the country's national gem. #garnet #januarybirthstone #pomegranate #garnetname #irishjewellery #irishcraft #madelocal #handmadeinireland #ilgemstones #garnetjewellery #styleover40 #fashionover40 #doublebracelet #wrapbracelet
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These were the best selling pieces last year. Green, the colour of hope and new beginnings. Spring is on the way🌿 and hope ✨, I believe 🤞.... #greenagate #delicatejewellery #gemstonejewellery #green #irishjewellery #irishcraft #ilgemstones #greenjewellery #madeinireland #handmadeinireland #gemstonenecklace #gemstonebracelet #madelocal #fashionover40 #styleover40 #wearingirish ...

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Not many of you have jewellery on your mind this morning with a new round of home schooling to take care of. The best gemstones to wear are rose quartz for harmony and love mixed with amethyst which is a natural stress reliever. Wishing all the mums lots of patience and strength ✨💫. #rosequartz #amethyst #crystalhealing #irishjewellery #ilgemstones #quartzjewellery #amethystjewellery #irishcraft #irishdesign #handmadeinireland #madeinireland #wearingirish #madelocal #styleover40 #fashionover40 #delicatejewellery #gemstonejewellery #gemstoneearrings #gemstonebracelets #stackingbracelet ...

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