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August Pick: Peridot

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August Pick: Peridot

Our Pick for August: Peridot I will be honest with you. As an August baby myself, I long hated Peridot. The cheap glass birthstone rings at the drug store were a pukey hospital green, and I was consumed with jealousy towards those lucky February babies who got Amethyst purples for their colour. It wasn’t until I started working with Silver Street Jewellers and saw real, high-quality Peridot that I began to love my birthstone. Semi-Precious Peridot is a gorgeous, fresh, bright, green tone that catches everyone’s eye! Composition Peridot is a Silicate Mineral. The green colour is caused by the...

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July Pick: Ruby

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July Pick: Ruby

Our Pick for July: Ruby Ruby is a beautiful precious gemstone. The deep red hue of this gem has made it highly sought after since the moment it was discovered. Kings and Queens the world over have used this gorgeous gem to adorn their crowns and jewellery, and now, you can too! Such good company you keep. Ruby is the birthstone for those lucky enough to be born in July, so this month we are learning all about it! Composition Ruby is classed as an Corundum Mineral. These minerals contain Aluminum Oxide. Another well known Corundum Mineral is Sapphire. Ruby...

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Treasure Hunt 2020

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Treasure Hunt 2020

We are running an amazingly fun promotion for the remainder of June! Since we have moved to an exclusively online shop we have been racking our brains for a way to reproduce the fun and excitement that our customers feel while searching for the perfect piece of jewellery at our events. It turns out it is not easy to replicate the experience of walking into a room filled with over 40,000 beautiful and unique pieces all laid out for you to touch and interact with! Especially through a screen. But one thing we know is that our valued customers love...

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June Pick: Moonstone

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June Pick: Moonstone

Our Pick for June: Moonstone Moonstone is one of the best known semi-precious gemstones in the world. The beautiful sheen and glow of moonstone has captivated civilization for centuries. Moonstone is one of the gemstones representing June birthdays, as well as Pearl and Alexandrite, so we wanted to focus on this gorgeous stone this month!   Composition Moonstone is classed in the Orthoclase Feldspar group and is composed of layers of potassium aluminum silicate. The main recognizable characteristic is the way light moves through the stone, causing it to look like it is glowing. This characteristic is called Adularescence. It...

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All About Metals

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All About Metals

At Silver Street Jewellers, we want to make sure you are making informed decisions when purchasing jewellery. It is important to know what you are getting whether it is from us or anyone else! There are many different processes and treatments applied to shaping metals into beautiful jewellery. I am going to go through the metals and processes we use below.     .925 Sterling Silver This is the primary metal used in all of our jewellery, as you can tell from our name! .925 Sterling Silver is the highest quality Silver that can be used in jewellery. Every item...

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