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How gemstones can help you feel more balanced

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How gemstones can help you feel more balanced

  Would you like to find a piece of jewellery that makes you feel more balanced and happy?  We’ve got lots of options for you! Many of our designers craft jewellery that helps you focus on things that are empowering.  Below, designer and Yoga Therapist Lori Chamberland explains how Intention Bracelets help you shift from negative (exhausting) thinking into more positive and empowering thoughts.  There is a constant conversation that hums along in our heads. Sometimes it rages, sometimes it is full of fear and sometimes, if we’re lucky, it’s full of hope and inspiration. This inner dialogue has a...

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Custom Design Tips: How to get the most bang for your buck!

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Here are a few trade secrets on how to get the look you want in your engagement ring without breaking the bank!!  A halo is one of our favourites, What is a halo? Well, its just as it sounds, a beautiful ring of tiny diamonds set around the centre stone. These diamonds are so small that all together they create a beautiful glow, accenting the centre stone and reflecting lots of light. This also bumps up the sparkle factor, which is what we love in an engagement ring. A halo will not add a fortune to your budget, but it...

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Behind the Scenes at Magpie Jewellery!

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What happens when packages of Anne Sportun Jewellery arrive at our head office?!?!?! Look at Dianne! She is so happy! A FedEx package containing loads of goodies from one of our favourite Canadian designers!   Her first find is a one of a kind Anne Sportun band that is part of the Heritage Sale coming up this weekend! The Heritage Collection is a gorgeous collection of one of a kind pieces from Anne Sportun. We are so excited to share this beauty with you starting Friday April 15th at our Rideau Centre Shop (see all show details below) (pls disregard...

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Vintage Contemporary: TOP Bridal Trend at Magpie!

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Vintage Contemporary is one of the TOP bridal trends for 2016. Megan Thorne Fine Jewels is one of our favourite designers working in this style right now. Megan's work is delicate with the intricate details of a Vintage design. We're also seeing a beautiful two tone look combining 18k yellow and white gold. This is a design feature that we often see in Vintage jewellery. It is a wonderful way to wear both metals with the white gold setting centre stone like sapphire or moissanite Vintage is at the heart of Megan Thorne's design, as she says herself, " we seek to style...

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Caelen Ellis, Ottawa Jewellery Designer at Magpie this Weekend!

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We're so excited to host Ottawa Jewellery Designer, Caelen Ellis at all 3 shops this week end to kick off our Wedding Season. Here's little Q&A with Caelen, put together by the Ottawa Jewellery Collective, to give you some insight into the cool dude behind the bling. Q: Why did you choose jewellery? A: I always liked to work with my hands, was interested in art and was business minded.  Jewellery seemed like a good way to combine all three. Q: Where did you learn your craft?  A: Georgian College Jewellery and Metalsmithing program Q: If you could invite a...

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