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

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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PEARL BRACELET WITH STERLING SILVER LOOSE TWIST LINKS

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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

 

April’s Birthstone – Clear Quartz

Ah at last, spring is finally begin to properly creep in; 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

Our Top 7 Little Gestures for Valentines Day

With only one day to go to February the 14th, what have you got planned to do on this Valentines Day? A romantic candlelit meal out in one of your favourite restaurants? A quiet snuggly night in, curled up together on the couch with chocolates and a good ol’ lovey dovey movie? Or maybe you and your significant other have no particular plans set out yet at all?

Either way if you’re looking for a few sweet little ideas to add onto your Valentines Day, here are our top 7 little gestures to make your partner feel that extra bit special this Valentines Day.

1. A Dozen Roses With a Twist

  • rosesThe age old tradition of giving someone special a bouquet of red roses as a sign of romantic affection is indeed a lovely one. But how about making it that extra bit unique this Valentines Day and show your partner just how special they are to you by instead giving them a bouquet of eleven red roses and one white rose. Attach a lovingly handwritten note that says: “In every bunch there’s one who stands out—and you are that one.”

 

2. Bubbles and bubbly

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  • Sometimes the simplest gestures are the most thoughtful. As Valentines Day falls on a weekday this year, perhaps a nice idea would be to surprise your partner when they come home after work to a nice hot bubble bath and a glass of chilled prosecco (or a nice cold can of beer). It’d be a lovely treat to come home and unwind to at the end of a long day and it’s so easy to do!

 

3. A little box of memories

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  • Here at Juvi we absolutely love stories and memories and believe they hold a truly special place in a person’s heart, the value of which all the treasures and riches of the world could never match. So giving a little box of memories, telling the story of your relationship is probably one of the most amazing and beautiful gestures you could give to your significant other. Buy a nice box, perhaps a cute little wooden one or even a simple gift box and fill it with things like tickets from your last movie date, photographs of when you went on holidays together and a reference to an inside joke you both might share. It’s a wonderfully sentimental and meaningful way to look back on your relationship together and let your significant other know how much you’ve appreciated your time together.

 

4. Do something neither of you has ever done before

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  • Whether its going roller-skating, trying some kind of new exotic cuisine or a couples spa package do something totally new to both of you. Creating new experiences together is one of the most amazing and fun things about being in a relationship and far too often in the mad mix of maintaining our work, family and social lives we slip into a comfortable routine and stop being adventurous. This Valentines Day, take the plunge with your loved one and venture into previously uncharted territory – hey you might even find something brand new that you have in common.

 

5. Show them how proud you are of them beautiful young couple

  • Everyone likes to feel like they’re valuable to the people around them and a little appreciation goes a long way. This is perhaps one of the smallest gestures on our list but it is incredibly effective and important. Whether its around your families or your friends, compliment your significant other and talk with pride about them, make them blush. Remind them how wonderful you think they are and that you’re not afraid to say it to the people around you.

 

6. Relive your first date

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  • Toss back Tuesday anybody? I think we all love that giddy feeling of being on a first date with someone you like. The butterflies in your tummy when they move a little closer to you, the flushes of colour on your face and the funny awkward lulls in the conversation when you’re both too shy to say anything. Whether you were high school sweethearts or are a new-found romance, revisiting your first date together is a ton of fun and no doubt reliving the experience now that you’ve got to know each other better, you’ll find plenty to laugh about as you recount that first dizzying date together.

 

7. A meaningful token of affection

  • Lets face it, we all love getting a good gift. And the best gifts are the ones that hold a specific meaning and symbolism to us. Perhaps it symbolises your kindred, entwined spirit like our hearts entwined bracelet and necklace does or perhaps it reflects your united strength and unique natural qualities like having both your birthstones side by side on a chain. If you like any of these gift ideas or are looking for more be sure to check out our Juvi gift guide HERE 

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Have a wonderful Valentines Day!

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5 Things Only Sisters Understand

Here at Juvi we know that the bond between sisters is such a uniquely powerful one that it would be hard to find any other relationship quite like it. Thus, in conjunction with our countdown to International Sisters Day, happening on the 7th of August, we’ve compiled this little list of things that we believe only people who have felt that special connection of sisterhood will understand. Enjoy!

 

1. Wardrobe raids are to be expected

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Got plans for a big night out on the town, but have nothing to wear? No worries, a quick raid of your sister’s wardrobe reveals a cute little yellow dress that would be perfect with your new necklace! Voila! Outfit all set! With almost every pair of sisters swapping or borrowing clothes off of each other is the standard way of life, and its pretty fun playing dress up together and seeing how each of you would mix and match things in your own way. A word of caution though to sisterly wardrobe raiders, always remember to ASK first!

 

2. She’s the only one who really understands how crazy your parents are

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Your friends or partner might find your dad a little intimidating or see your mum as the sweetest domestic goddess, but you and your sister, you know better. You know how your dad proudly busts out his cringey Elvis impressions at Christmas parties and seen your mum red-faced and cursing like a sailor at the traffic on a school run. Only you and your sister truly know all your parents’ little idiosyncrasies and understand all the inside jokes you have about them. She’s the only one you can say ‘Sure, you know what they’re like’ to and be confident she knows exactly what you mean.

 

3. You trade in secrets with each other

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‘So what’s the goss?’ you say to each other, with sneaky smiles on your faces. You share more secrets between you than you’ve ever even thought of telling anyone else. She whispered and giggled to you once about her first kiss at a time long after you should have both been in bed. You told her about when you robbed a bottle of your dad’s wine for a party. Years later, and you’re still trading secrets over hot cups of tea; she is your most trusted confidante and you are hers.

4. You’ve come to appreciate how you are simultaneously both so similar and so different to each other

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You both have so much in common, you did grow up together after all. You share so many of the same core values and beliefs and get nostalgic over the same sights and sounds. But you have both never liked being compared to each other because as similar as you are in some ways, you know you’re very different in others. You were always more of the tomboy, always playing a myriad of sports since you were small and being fiercely competitive; She was always a bit more artsy and gentle, spending hours sketching and playing guitar in the sitting room. The more you’ve both grown the more you’ve come to love the overlaps and the differences in your personalities and realise it is something you’ll always appreciate.

5. You’ve driven each other up the wall too many times to count, but you know she’s always got your back

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She knows you so well. So well in fact that she knows exactly which buttons to press to wind you up which in your pre-teenage years probably resulted in no small amount of hair pulling and furious door slamming. Some days you drive each other mad its true, but the rows never last and at the end of the day you love her and you know that she’ll always be there for you and will always fight your corner if you need her.

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