Valentines Day is almost upon us, I have already had a couple of enquiries from chaps wanting advice and help on choosing a present for the women in their lives! This year I decided to do a little research into the background of Valentines Day.
Yes, SuShilla Jewellery is five years old this month.
Topaz comes in a range of colours, and is often enhanced to produce the most desirable colours. The most popular colour for topaz is blue, but in nature, blue topaz is usually pale blue rather than bright or deep blue.
Love for coloured stones Apatite. Apatite can be found in a number of colours including blues, green, pink and purple. It has become popular in part because it resembles the far more expensive Paraiba tourmaline. In fact it’s name comes from the Greek απαταω meaning to ‘trick’ ‘beguile’ and deceive!
New for Autumn a few selected stones and pieces in Rose Gold.
We will be exhibiting at Scoop International (13th/15th July) at the Philips Gallery.
The tradition of a bride giving gifts to her bridesmaids, and particularly in the form of jewellery, is one to certainly be embraced. The fact that its emergence is fairly recent shouldn’t be cause for dismissal on the basis of its lack of historical longevity, since it is a result of recent changes in how…
The Chandelier is a classic design for earrings, always à la mode regardless of fashion season. Their timelessness takes quite a literal quality when we consider how long this design has existed!
Our new Lookbook.
Here are just some of the new gems just in.
We have selected a few of our favourite pieces for Mothers Day.
Hello lovely people, we would love to know which piece of our jewellery you would like to wear to a Christmas party! One lucky person will win their dream piece.
Autumnal colours such as browns and yellows seem to be as popular this Autumn as ever, in fact so popular we have devoted a page in our look book to these colours.
Morganite is part of the ‘beryl’ family of stones. Other beryls include Emerald and Aquamarine. Morganite is also known as ‘rose beryl’ and ‘pink emerald’, personally I rather like the name pink emerald! The name beryl itself is derived from the Latin beryllus. Morganite was first discovered on an island off Madagascar in 1910. The…
This is the pink page from my latest look book, it is always difficult picking just 5 or 6 key pieces to represent a particular colour.
We have had a wonderful response to our question, which coloured stone and why is it your favourite? Answers have ranged from choosing a stone because it is your birth stone, your Grandmothers favourite, the stone that reminds you of something beautiful in nature, to it suits your colouring. I can relate to all those…
Ruby Zoisite is a wonderful stone, in it’s natural state it contains a lovely combination of green, pink, red and some black. In its rough state it has a great texture that makes it perfect for our Tallulah Collection.
Here at SuShilla Jewellery we hope you have enjoyed our series of blogs all about just some of the coloured stones we love?
This stone was originally discovered by dutch colonists in South Africa in the late 18th century and it is one colonist in particular to whom the name is attributed, Colonel von Prehn a military commander and a budding mineralogist. In fact, prehnite is the first stone to have been named after a man.
This blue-violet stone, aptly named given its derivation from the Greek for violet (ios), has an interesting story.
A very eye-catching stone, with such vivid colouring that even I found it hard to believe that it should occur naturally when I first caught sight of it while exploring the famous jewellery markets of Jaipur. But occur naturally it does with fantastic results.
Love for coloured stones Aquamarine jewellery , although this stone may not be as valuable as its Beryl cousin – the Emerald – it is no less beautiful and intense. The name comes from the Latin aqua marina meaning water of the sea and this seems very apt since colours of individual gems can vary…
Love for coloured stones Labradorite jewellery. This stone, native to its namesake, the Canadian peninsular Labrador, is a gem of seemingly limitless possibility and beauty even if it doesn’t have a lovely Greek name to go with it!
This week’s coloured stone is the regal Amethyst. I guess you could say this stone was where SuShilla Jewellery began, decades ago. For those who don’t know, I saw my first rough cut gem on the roadside during a very long car journey in Zambia back in the 80’s. I was travelling with my family…
Love for coloured stones Chrysoprase jewellery. Chrysoprase is a wonderful stone, a rich green that varies from light to medium. This stone has proved extremely popular this summer, with some of my stockists selling out within weeks and asking for more!
Love for coloured stones Moonstone jewellery. As anyone who is familiar with my jewellery will know, my passion for semi precious stones knows no bounds.
On a rather grey day, I thought I would share some lovely pictures of ‘colour’ in Ibiza this Spring.
I was very lucky to spend a few days in Ibiza this Spring. Everywhere you look, roadsides, fields, hills seem to be covered in the most beautiful flowers and colourful fruit trees. The range of colours was eclectic, blues, purples, reds and pinks.
To celebrate the new website, we would like to give £100 to someone to spend on our website.