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April Birthstone: Diamond

Posted by Abby Fitzhugh on

April Birthstone: Diamond

Were you born in April? If yes, consider yourself lucky! Your birthstone just happens to be the King of Gemstones, the Diamond. *Swoon*.  Probably the most widely known precious gem, the diamond is incredibly versatile coming in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Perfect for everyday wear or special occasions, there is never a wrong time to wear a diamond (or multiple).  Diamonds have captured the eyes of billions with their lustrous sparkle of rainbow colours, thanks to their unique prismatic structure. It is only fitting that a stone so breathtakingly beautiful would represent everlasting love. Traditionally given to symbolize engagement for...

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

  Like a clear blue sky on a crisp March morning, Aquamarine fills the wearer with a sense of peace and serenity.  Aquamarine is known for it's soft blue or sea green colour, and can either be a cloudy or clear stone. Adorned in silver or gold, Aquamarine looks best on anyone seeking a soothing, calm and cleansing energy in their lives.  It is believed that aquamarine will bring it's wearer protection, power, and healing. In meditation aquamarine is used as a tool to inspire truth and trust, and represents the 5th Chakra, the throat.  Anniversary Stone: 19th  March Birthday? Look for these Designers: ...

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How gemstones can help you feel more balanced

Posted by Magpie Westboro on

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!

Posted by Magpie Westboro on

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!

Posted by Erin Wright on

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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