Sometimes, things you’ve heard or read about just aren’t true. In this short post we’ll discuss some of the most common myths about jewelry.
Below are 3 common jewelry myths:
Gold Comes in a Variety of Colours
While these colors are commonly referred to as gold, the only true gold is yellow. Colored gold is actually a mixed metal compound called an "alloy", made by mixing pure gold with iron, silver, platinum, copper or aluminum creating the various colors often used in jewelry. In fact, all yellow gold, with the exception of 24 karat gold, are also alloys since they're mixed with other metals in different quantities. Source: SheKnows
Real Gold Can Be Determined Through Biting
We all have heard that you can tell if the gold is real by biting it. They say that gold is a soft metal and if you bite it hard enough, you will see teeth marks in it. Actually, there are more metals that are as soft as gold and have the same color. If you trust this myth you can one day buy a different metal instead of gold! Source: LadiesTalks
Diamonds Are the Most Rare and Expensive Stone
Actually, diamonds are not the rarest gemstone, and though they are arguably the most popular, they aren't always the most expensive either. There are a few different factors that impact gemstone cost, and two of those are supply and demand. The diamond market is so sophisticated that if the demand for diamonds starts to taper off, some diamond mines will artificially hold off the supply which creates the illusion they are more rare than they are.
Other stones are not nearly as dependent on the market and command high prices because they actually are extremely rare. Some of those include alexandrite, rubies over 3 carats, and finely colored aquamarine. Source: Jewelry.About
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Recently awarded “Best in Diamonds” from the 2016 Couture Design Awards (the global awards for designer fine jewelry) and also having been featured in countless editorials, Yannis Sergakis is one designer to keep your eyes on.
As an Exclusive Retailer in Canada for Yannis Sergakis Adornments, it is our pleasure to showcase Sergakis' work alongside some of the world’s most sought after retailers including Le Bon Marche (Paris), Lane Crawford (Hong Kong) and Barneys (Tokyo).
An elegant hinge used by jewellers in centuries past
to tie precious metals and stones together
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Sisters Chanael and Chloé Knopfer are the designers behind the brand Asherali Knopfer, a luxury jewellery line designed in their Parisian workshop. Their collections capture their quirky spirit and features unique pieces such as interchangeable earrings which have been featured in numerous publications and have been worn by celebrities like Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Keer and Anna Dello Russo (Editor at Large for Vogue Japan).
Double Bar Earrings
Lou Interchangeable Hoop Earring
with Pave Diamonds
With summer here, wedding season is in full swing. While it may not be your special day, finding the perfect piece to complement your outfit can be stressful. Whether you are attending a casual wedding or something formal, we have some suggestions that will make heads turn.
Just remember, don’t outshine the bride… too much. ;)
Casual weddings are huge in the summer, though finding the perfect outfit to match the dress code can be tough. Keep the outfit simple and chic with a touch of fine-playfulness such as Ruifier Emoji necklace pictured below that will sure to take it to the next level.
Ruifier Petit Lei Pendant
Maria Black Revier Diamond Ear Cuff
Beach weddings are a summer favourite. While these weddings can often be casual, we recommend to keep things light and flowy and of course have your sun-ready accessories on hand.
Ginette NY Diamond Wise Earrings
Adeline Cacheux Pure Circles Necklace
There is nothing more romantic then being surrounded by the tranquility of nature and lush gardens. This is the chance to show off your cocktail attire with a simple yet bold accessory that will help punch up your outfit.
Mizuki White Freshwater Pearl and
Diamond Lariat Necklace
Yannis Sergakis Adornments Liens
Yellow Gold Diamond Bracelet
BLACK TIE WEDDING
A black tie wedding is a formal event that are often a nighttime affair. Dress to impress with gowns and bling and of course we suggest to complete your look with a single stand out piece that makes a statement all on its own.
Sliced Pearl Bracelet
Yvonne Léon Dessous D'oreille
5 Diamond Earring with Diamond Bee Stud
Do not hesitate to contact us, we would be happy to help you find
something special to help you survive this wedding season.
With the weather warming up and the winter layers being shed, it is time to make a statement and let your jewelry shine. Here is our jewelry trend picks of S/S 2016.
Timeless, but never boring, pearls popped up on numerous runways this season. From statement chokers to simple and paired back earrings, pearls will always be on trend no matter what the season is. Mizuki's Round Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Earrings are a simple, yet elegant pearl earring that is timeless.
Raw and polished gem stones were a stand-out accessory for several collections this season. From sliced necklaces to shiny baubles adorning rings, gemstones were abundant. Ruifier’s Animaux Patch Ring & Perdi Ring paired together create a whimsical animal face using gemstones.
Jewelry: Ruifier Animaux Patch Ring & Animaux Perdi Ring
Asymmetric Statement Earrings
The single earring trend isn’t over, but this season many designers were mixing and matching earrings to create an asymemetric look. Yannis Sergakis Adornments’ Crochets Rose and Black Gold Earring mixed with Maria Black's Billy Diamond Rose Gold Earring creates a bold statement.
Jewelry: Yannis Sergakis Adornments Crochets Rose and Black Gold Earring &
Maria Black Billy Diamond Rose Gold Earring
Hoop earrings are the it accessory this season. From clean and minimal hoops to oversized statement pendants there is something for everyone. Asherali Knopfer’s Lou Interchangeable Rose Gold Hoop Earring is a minimal design hoop that can be worn on its own, or be changed with an interchangeable spike or pearl.
Jewelry: Asherali Knopfer Lou Interchangeable Rose Gold Hoop Earring
Runway: Rag and Bone
*Runway Images from VOGUE.COM*
The winter season is a fun and festive time for everyone, giving you the chance to pull out your holiday jewelry pieces. Christmas parties, family gatherings, and New Year celebrations are the perfect opportunities to show off some of your dressier favorites.
When you want to make a splash at your next big event, a statement piece is a must. An attention-grabbing Yannis Sergakis statement necklace, gorgeous Yvonne Leon turquoise stem earrings, or a bold and festive Ina Beissner oversized bell ring can be very effective in highlighting your style while giving you an upscale edge ideal for a special occasion.