January’s Birthstone – Garnet

A new year is 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 2019 plans and we look forward to having you join us every step of the way. Happy New Year!

 

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


Manhattan Gold Vermeil Pendant with Garnet

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

 

Featured Gemstone – Ruby

It’s the middle of the summer, bees hover lazily over flowers in full bloom and beautiful golden rays of sun hold everything in a comfortingly cozy embrace. Is it any wonder then that the warm and vibrant Ruby is the birthstone for July?

Rubies, clearly identified by their rich red hue are known to be powerful talismans and symbols of passion, protection, prosperity and vitality. This fiery gemstone has been known to be great for enhancing the wearer’s focus and motivation, and is also categorized as a base or root chakra stone which energizes the wearer by increasing their life-energy (Chi).

This eye-catching gemstone has symbolic roots in several areas of the world, particularly in a number of Asian countries. For instance, in India the ruby is very highly regarded and is known as ‘king of the gemstones’ and ceremonial offerings of rubies to the Hindu gods were said to bring great blessings upon the offerer. Rubies can also be found in regions such as Thailand, Myanmar and Burma.

The ruby being the gemstone of passion and love has definitely captured our hearts and here are some of our favourite ruby Juvi pieces.

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Cocoa Pod Baja Earring in Ruby and Gold Vermeil

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Boho Little Bean Pendant in Ruby and Sterling Silver

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Boho Bamboo Ring In Ruby and Gold Vermeil

Colour Your World

Its summer time ladies! Here at Juvi, we’re massive fans of colours and nothing says summer-lovin’ quite like adding a playful splash of colour to your wardrobe. It can be great fun mixing and matching various colours in your outfit with your accessories, but sometimes it could seem like a fairly arcane art. Thankfully, there are some generally fool-proof guidelines when it comes to colour coordinating outfits and accessories to keep you looking your best.

Like a master chef uses his knowledge of basic flavours to concoct a mouth-watering meal, a savvy outfit coordinator uses their knowledge of basic colours to pair their accessories with their outfits. Firstly, determine the dominant colour of your outfit and locate it on the colour wheel. The colour exactly opposite the dominant colour of your outfit in the colour wheel is the most complimentary colour for your accessories to be.

Colour Wheel

For instance, our ruby Egadi pendant and ring look great with this green frilled belt dress from Mango.

Ruby egadi and green dress

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The gorgeous combination of this sunny yellow off the shoulder dress from mango and these lapis lazuli jewellery pieces from our Boho collection pulls together the ultimate summer look.Yellow dress Lapis Boho

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Alternatively, you could use coloured jewellery to add a little character to your more monochrome  outfits. Here we see how our pink tourmaline necklace, earrings and ring can really add a feminine touch to this simple grey stripe textured midi dress by Mango.

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There you have it, be daunted by colour coordination no more! Consult the colour wheel when in doubt and your colour combos can’t go wrong. Happy colour matching!