Fun facts about February’s Birthstone: The Amethyst

“The February-born shall find

Sincerity and peace of mind,

Freedom from passion and from care,

If they an amethyst will wear.”

(author unknown)

1. The word ‘amethyst’ comes from the Greek word, ‘amethystos’, which means ‘sober’. The ancient Greeks believed that the amethyst protected them from becoming drunk. In fact, the practice of drinking wine from cups made from…

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News Round up on Jewelry Trends for 2014

We thought it might be fun (and helpful) to list some of the top jewelry fashions trending in 2014. Designers – take note!

Statement pieces but with a more dainty and finer quality. More experimental colors and hues, and textures including subtle mixtures. More purple, fuchsia, colored stones due to Pantene’s choice of ‘Radiant Orchid’ as the Color of the Year. More chains, hoop earrings, and pearls. Engagement rings with more unique designs. Cocktail rings…
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January’s Birthstone

“By her who is this month was born

No gem save garnets shall be worn

They will ensure her constancy

True friendship and fidelity”

Since January’s birthstone is the garnet, we thought it might be fun to include a few interesting facts about this lovely stone. For example, did you know that, while garnets are usually red, they can also come…

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Color of the Year

The Pantone Color Institute, widely recognized as the premier color authority, announced “Radiant Orchid” as its choice for the color of the year for 2014; the color is a blend of fuchsia, purple and pink. Pantone describes ‘Radiant Orchid’ as “an invitation to innovation” and a color that “encourages expanded creativity and originality”.

Wow! So, now I’m thinking, ‘gorgeous “Radiant Orchid”-colored cabochons, faceted stones, or beads set in a beautiful jewelry…

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New Year’s Wishes

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To everyone, from all of us, the Jewelrythis staff would like to wish you a New Year filled with many spare moments that turn into bright gems.

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Happy Holidays!

Since this is a special time of year, everyone at Jewelrythis would like to take a special moment

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Answers to Facebook Quiz!

“If cold December gave you birth, The month of snow and ice and mirth, Place on your hand a turquoise blue; Success will bless whate’er you do.” ~ Gregorian Birthstone Poems

Did you know that the month of December is the only month that has three birthstones? The other months have only one or two birthstones. December’s birthstones are turquoise, Tanzanite, and blue topaz. Given the bluish hue to all of these stones, it’s…

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Introducing the JewelryThis Achievements Program

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without”. ~Chinese Proverb

 

Hey everybody – listen up! Jewelrythis has just introduced its ‘Achievements Program’ and it’s really cool, so you don’t want to miss it. The Achievements Program lets you earn points that you can later redeem on Jewelrythis. You can earn points for the first design you upload, for your first purchase, for following a designer and more. It’s fun to earn points…

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Quiz Time!

Question: How are diamonds formed?

Answer: They’re formed about 100 or more miles below the earth’s surface through a combination of exceedingly high temperatures and pressure.

Question: How did diamonds get to the earth’s surface?

Answer: They were brought to the surface by very deep-seated and violent volcanic eruptions that happened long ago.

So, given that lengthy and complicated diamond-formation process, you’ve got to appreciate how efficient Jewelrythis is in comparison. Well, not at actually…

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Launch of JewelryThis

“Not on one strand are all life’s jewels strung.” ~William Morris, 19th century English textile designer, artist, and writer.

Hooray! We’re very excited to announce the launch of Jewelrythis and invite you to join us as we get started. Jewelrythis is the premier marketplace for buying and selling 3d jewelry designs and we’ve got great things in store for our members. Anytime you want to learn about what’s new on Jewelrythis, this blog is the…

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