Designing Tallulah – The love of Rough cut gemstones. My very first collection was Tallulah, this collection was conceived nearly ten years ago. At the time I knew I wanted to work with stones and try my hand at designing, but really didn’t want to just follow the trends. It was while trawling the stone…
Sharing my passion for tourmaline jewellery. My love for Tourmaline as a stone, began from a very early age. My mother has a wonderful pink tourmaline set in a simple gold band. It has always been my favourite piece of jewellery in her collection. As a child, it was probably because I liked all things…
We have handpicked some of our favourite pieces for Summer. Sea green Apatite, the delicate pink of Rose Quartz and the soft blues of Aquamarine.
See what’s new in Chrysoprase jewellery from SuShilla. Chrysoprase is a wonderfully versatile semi precious stone. The green colours range from subtle and pale through to a strong vibrant green. For a splash of striking colour we have these Talitha earrings:
The Talitha Collection is one of Sushilla’s favourite Collections. So I thought it would be a good idea to catch up with her to find out why?! I began by asking her what made the Talitha Collection different from her many other collections
As a jewellery designer with a passion for coloured stones; I have always designed Jewellery around and with gemstones in mind. And until now have never really given much thought to the healing properties of stones or the significance of birthstones.
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!
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!