November’s Birthstone – Citrine

Citrine, this months birthstone, is a impeccable and abundantly spiritual gem. This gem, the premier stone of imagination and personal will carries the power of the sun encouraging fresh beginnings and new pursuits. Citrine’s warm golden yellow colour is both a suiting compliment to the rich harvest colours of Autumn while also exemplifying its generative and energising properties.

This sunny stone can be found most commonly in the quartz mines of Brazil but also France, Greece, Argentina and Spain. Citrine dubbed the ‘Success stone’ due to its vast empowering and energising potential, is perfect for all aspiring visionaries and creatives. Citrine has been hugely popular through out history with references to the this gem being found in ancient Greece and also ascended to popularity as a decorative gem during the Hellenistic age. Citrine again rose to prominence during the Art Deco period during the early part of the 20th century, and citrine be seen in all aspects of life during this period from jewellery and clothing to architecture.

Among many other spiritual properties citrine does not absorb negative energy and is fitting for repelling negative energy surrounding all facets of your life. Simply looking at this gem stone, it is easy to understand why this stone is so fitting for this time of year calibrating effortlessly with the enchanting hue of Autumn.

 November Birthstone Citrine Charm

Irish Made Awards 2019 – Vote For Us!

There is something so lovely about being noticed for the love and care you put into your work. So when we found out we had been shortlisted the Irish Made Awards with Irish Country Magazine, we were over the moon.

We have been nominated in the Jewellery Category, along with some of the most talented jewellery designers in the country and we are truly honoured to be sitting alongside such incredible craftspeople.

We Need Your Help

As the winner will be determined from a public vote, we would love it if you could spare a moment to give us a little click.  Your support means the world to us and allows us to keep doing what makes us happiest, so if you love our jewellery, we’d love your Vote.

The winner will be announced on the 26th September – we will be giving live coverage from the event on our Instagram stories, so you will be first to know who the winners are.

Thank you!

Vote Juvi Here

April’s Birthstone – Clear Quartz

Ah at last, spring is finally beginning to appear; the sun peeps bashfully through the clouds, not so much that you could start working on your tan but just enough to catch the sparkle on that beautiful clear quartz Juvi ring of yours.

Traditionally the birthstone for the month of April would be a diamond but as we strive to offer affordable luxury pieces, we offer the alternative of the clear quartz gemstone.  So now all the lovely ladies of april have the option to spoil themselves with a sparkling birthstone piece without breaking the bank! Woohoo!

Clear quartz in itself is a remarkable gemstone and has been regarded highly by cultures all over the world. In ancient Japanese mythology for instance, clear quartz was believed to have been created by the breath of a white dragon and signified perfection. Regarded by many as the ‘Universal Crystal’ for its incredible usefulness and the fact that all colours of the light spectrum can be contained within it, clear quartz is truly unique in its depth and beauty. Among the many uses of clear quartz is the use of clear quartz gemstones in connecting the spirit to the divine, facilitating healing and bringing strength and clarity to a troubled mind.

Has the story behind the clear quartz gemstone captured you the way it has us? Then here are some of our favourite clear quartz Juvi pieces for you to feast your eyes upon:

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CLEAR QUARTZ APRIL BIRTHSTONE CHARM

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CLEAR QUARTZ APRIL STACKING RING

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TINY GEMSTONE STUDS IN GOLD AND CLEAR QUARTZ

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CLEAR QUARTZ FACETED NECKLACE WITH PEACH QUARTZ SIDE AND DISCS

March’s Birthstone – Aqua Chalcedony

Whether or not you think you’d classify as an impulsive person, most of us have had an experience where we’ve gotten hotheaded and said something we wish we hadn’t. More often than not we’ve discovered for ourselves that words can hurt so much more than any physical blow. It’s in these kind of scenarios that the calming properties of this month’s pale blue birthstone lends the most aid.

Known as the ‘Speaker’s Stone’, Aqua Chalcedony keeps the wearer attuned toward the emotions of those around them and helps them to measure their words in a clear, level-headed manner when faced with conflict or aggression. Widely regarded as a nurturing stone, this translucent gemstone also helps to promote feelings of brotherhood and goodwill by absorbing negative energies between people.  On a physical level, its uniquely calming characteristics is said to aid restless sleepers and protect them from night terrors, sleep paralysis and sleep walking.

Given all the amazing properties of this gemstone in tandem with how beautifully it compliments Irish skin tones, it’s not hard to see why Aqua Chalcedony is Juvi’s best-selling gemstone! Check out some of our favourite Aqua Chalcedony pieces here:

 

Manhattan Swing Earrings in Aqua Chalcedony and Gold Vermeil

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Gold Vermeil Atoll Ring in Moonstone, Aqua Chalcedony and Clear Quartz

Sterling Silver Tulum Pendant with Cocoa Pod Charm and Aqua Chalcedony

COCOA POD TULUM PENDANT IN AQUA CHALCEDONY AND STERLING SILVER

February’s Birthstone – Amethyst

Billy Ocean once sang ‘Tell me what is the colour of love”. No doubt if he had asked St. Valentine of Terni – after whom Valentine’s Day was named to tell him what the colour of love was, his answer would have been purple. Purple as the shades of amethyst that range from a pale red-violet to a deep violet. Indeed the saint to whom many is associated with the springtime rituals of courtly love had an affinity for amethyst, the birthstone for the month of February in which Valentine’s Day is firmly planted.  St. Valentine was historically reported to have always worn a striking amethyst gemstone ring engraved with the image of cupid. Prior to being associated with St Valentines however, there is a much older, much more mythological tale surrounding this enchanting gemstone.

Bacchus-2According to ancient Greek legend, Dionysus – the greek god of intoxication, ritual madness and wine – was in a very bad mood one day, having just been insulted by a mortal. In his fit of drunken rage, Dionysus declared his wrath on whoever the next mortal to cross his path would be. As unfortunate chance would have it, the next mortal to cross Dionysus’ path was in fact was an innocent and beautiful young maiden named Amethystos who was on her way to pay tribute at the temple of Artemis.

 

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True to his word and blinded by anger, Dionysus set his wrath upon the poor girl by unleashing his two guardian tigers to attack her. The goddess Artemis seeing this, launched into swift action to protect the girl from the horrific death of being mauled to pieces by the tigers claws and turned the girl into a statue of pure crystalline quartz. While Artemis’ quick intervention spared the girl from her bloody fate, the girl was now unfortunately doomed to be a statue for the rest of her days. Emerging suddenly from his drunken fury and seeing the consequences of his brash actions, Dionysus felt immediate remorse. Grief overcame him and tears of wine streamed from his eyes. As he wept for the girl, his tears fell upon the girls crystalline figure and stained it purple. And so it came to pass that this purple crystal was called Amethyst in tribute to the young maiden Amethystos and her story.

Now knowing the legendary tale behind this exquisite gemstone, perhaps it makes a little more sense then that one of the key abilities of Amethyst is said to be to help the wearer ward off drunkenness. A little way perhaps that Amethystos helps to protect others from the alcohol triggered fate she herself had befallen. Aside from maintaining sobriety, Amethyst is also a stone very closely linked to the divine realm and thus it often is able to help the wearer achieve an enhanced meditative state and peace of mind.

So whether you’re recovering from a mad night out, been invited out with your boss for drinks or simply want to feel a little more connected to the energies around you, it could be useful to have a little Amethyst on hand.

 

Here are a few of our favourite Amethyst Juvi pieces:

Antibes Glamour Puss Pendant in Amethyst and Gold Vermeil

Antibes Glamour Puss Pendant in Amethyst and Gold Vermeil

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Boho Sway Me Earrings in Amethyst and Gold Vermeil

Manhattan Bracelet in Amethyst and Gold Vermeil 

June’s Birthstones – Moonstone and Pearl

The longer days and bright colours of summer in June really are breath-taking and give you a definite pep in your step when you leave the house in the morning, but what I always love in June are those lovely mild, romantic summer nights. As though in ode to these stunning clear June evenings, the two birthstones for this dreamy moonlit month are the opalescent pearl and moonstone.

 

Both pearls and moonstones have a gorgeous feminine softness to them and have an association with love, purity and the moon. According to Hindu mythology for instance, pearls were said to be teardrops of the moon that fell into the sea, and were picked by Krishna for his daughter on her wedding day. Meanwhile, moonstone is said to carry the the energy of the new moon at the height of its power, stimulating psychic perception, vision and dream work. Within Chinese culture, moonstone is also believed to be the perfect expression of the feminine yin energy, granting the wearer of moonstone calm, peace and balance in their lives.

 

Being so romantic and magical in their own ways, moonstone and pearls definitely bring out the hopeless romantic and midnight dreamer in us and we love it!

 

Here are but a few of our favourite Juvi pearl and moonstone pieces:

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SILVER TRIANGLE PEARL EARRINGS

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CORAL SEADROP EARRINGS IN GOLD AND MOONSTONE

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GOLD MOONSTONE JUNE STACKING RING

 

January’s Birthstone – Garnet

So here we are, back at the start again. A new year, a time for new beginnings, the opening of a brand new chapter in the story. It seems then oh so fitting that our birthstone for the month of January is the intensely blood red gemstone, garnet. Said to represent the primordial fire from which the creation of the universe was born out of chaos, we could not think of a more positive stone to kickstart the new year with.

The sultry shade of red found in this beautiful gemstone always reminds me of the colour of lipstick worn by the femme fatales in noir detective films and for good reason as garnet is said to be stone of great energy, intimacy, love and passion. So if you’re looking for love in the new year, be sure to slip on that garnet ring on your nights out to give you that extra boost of romantic confidence!

The confidence and passion boosting properties of Garnet however are not only limited to the realm of romance, but is great for pushing you forward and giving you that extra drive in your work life. If you’ve got big goals set for your career in the coming year, Garnet is definitely the stone to get you up and going on them! We’ll certainly be wearing our fair share of garnet this month as we start moving on our big 2018 plans and we look forward to having you join us every step of the way. Happy New Year! Get out there and kick some butt!

 

Here are some of our favourite Garnet pieces:

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Garnet January Stacking Ring

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Garnet January Birthstone Charm in Sterling Silver

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Garnet January Birthstone Charm in Gold Vermeil

 

Juvi Marketing and Business Development Internship

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Hey There! 

We are very excited to announce that we are expanding our lovely little Juvi Team and currently looking for a very special someone to fill a Marketing and Business Development internship position with the lead on opportunity to become our brand new Marketing and Business Development Executive!

 

About Juvi

Juvi Designs are an award winning Irish jewellery brand, founded by duo Julie Danz and Vincent Tynan. Inspired by the couple’s love of travel, nature and colour, each Juvi collection embodies the spirit of wanderlust and each piece is a story brought home.  With our modest price point and dedication to quality, Juvi brings a unique brand of affordable luxury to the irish jewellery market and we are excited to broaden our horizons to the international market in the near future. This is where you come in.

 

About the Job

At Juvi we understand that behind every great brand is a passionate, skilled super-team; and we are looking one talented individual who is mad about marketing and business development to join ours! The position is a 3 month unpaid internship with travel allowance as a lead up to a possible 30 hour per week paid position thereafter.

As we are an ever growing company, things are never dull or boring in our office and we’re always planning new events, collections and creative marketing methods. If you’re born strategist with an eye for innovative marketing trends, research and market analysis then we would love to hear from you!

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing, updating and expanding Juvi’s contact databases (gathering, validating and qualifying contact lists).
  • Coordinating marketing materials for events and promotional campaigns alongside our Creative Media Manager.
  • Conducting research on target customers and new media advertising platforms
  • Compiling and analysing data from marketing campaigns
  • Identifying areas of growth, retention, and awareness that can be reached via our channels using our CMS, CRM, facebook reporting, google analytics and website reporting and analyses
  • Preparing sales data from website reports
  • Staying up to date on advertising trends and constructing strategic media buying plans
  • Working with our Creative Media Manager to draft press releases
  • Developing and conducting customer surveys

About You

  1. Has a Degree in marketing, business development, and/or similar
  2. An adept and tenacious researcher with an eye for marketing trends
  3. You have previous experience using CMS, CRM software and google analytics
  4. A complex problem solver, able to prioritize multiple projects at once and meet their deadlines
  5. Fluent in English – both written and oral
  6. Previous experience working on national or international scale marketing campaigns an advantage but not essential
  7. Strong Microsoft Office skills  (particularly in Microsoft Excel)
  8. Are a passionate individual with a mind for marketing strategy and opportunity planning

Get in touch!

Hello, is it you we’re looking for? If you think you think you are, then kindly send your CV and cover letter to kim@juvidesigns.com. Looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully welcoming you into the Juvi family!