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Innovator Business Award Finalist

May 24, 2017

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Helen Swan Jewellery Innovator Business AwardINNOVATOR BUSINESS AWARDS FINALIST Helen Swan Jewellery

Oh did I mention my nomination…

Really pleased to be nominated then selected as one of three finalist from a hundred entrants throughout Scotland.

SCOTTISH WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Scottish Woman in Business, known affectionately by all as SWIB, was 25years old and true to form they celebrated in style by adorning The Oran Mor in Glasgow with Swib coloured balloons…. blue, green, pink and grey, and hosted a party.

The first thing I noticed when walking into the room was the enormous sound of excited chatter, background music was quite unnecessary, I wove my way through friendly faces looking for a conversation to edge into whilst sipping fizz and thought what a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. From afternoon tea to video to interviews and finally to music and dance the whole event was a credit to the hard working, dedicated members of the Swib Committee with Laura McKinnon as chairperson

The Awards were compered by Alison Walker, broadcaster, presenter and businesswoman and as I had not been at an awards ceremony before I was feeling quite excited about the outcome. I didn’t win but felt proud to be selected from such a variety of influential Scottish businesses where woman achieve so much and enjoy the comradery and friendship of being part of SWIB.

Helen Swan Jewellery

If you would like to see my jewellery or discuss a beautiful, bespoke piece remodelled from your old, then you can contact me on Helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk or phone 01419595586

How can we help you at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery?

We specialise in of one-of-a-kind bespoke designer jewellery in a variety of colour, texture and cleverly engineered, sophisticated designs that Helen Swan Jewellery does so well.. We can help you express your unique style with our elegant designs of designer bangles, contemporary earrings, designer brooches, unique designer necklaces and much more.

Each piece is lovingly hand made in my Studio in the West End of Glasgow

Contact us today and allow us to help you solve you designer jewellery needs Contact us today Email: Helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk Call Helen to arrange a consultation.

Blog written and researched by Helen @ Helen Swan Designer Jewellery

Innovator Award Finalist

Apr 14, 2017

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Diamond-and-Tanzanite-bespoke-ringINNOVATOR AWARD FINALIST Helen Swan Jewellery

As a jeweller I get great pleasure in making my clients happy but it’s not often that I get formal recognition for my achievements, that is not what motivates me, but every now and again it’s really nice for someone to say “well done”.

Scottish Women in Business

This year Scottish Women in Business has been around for twenty five years yes twenty five years, and as such they are celebrating in style with an awards ceremony in Oran Mor, Glasgow.

Celebrating Woman

Celebrating Woman is their focus and there are several categories in which woman of achievement will be recognised. I am a finalist for the Innovator Category So fingers crossed that my innovative jewellery and business ideas will win through. All will be revealed on the 21st May at their special celebratory event….Tickets are still available, just saying. If you should wish to come along and support me and other celebrated women

3 IMPORTANT and INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT the GARNET in JANUARY

Jan 15, 2016

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Silver Designer Earrings with a stone set Garnet3 IMPORTANT and INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT the GARNET in JANUARY January– Birthstone Garnet

By her who in this month is born No gem save garnets should be worn; They will ensure her constancy, True friendship and fidelity.

Unknown Tiffany&Co. Pamphlet 1870.

3 Important and Interesting Facts about January’s Birthstone the Garnet

On these cold dull January days, if you live in Scotland that is, a birthday brightens up the month. Add a little colour to your life with a beautiful rich red GARNET oozing warmth and comfort like a good red wine.

This is the first of my monthly blogs for 2016 about stones representing each zodiac birth sign. This month is the GARNET for Capricorn but remember garnets can be also used as a second year wedding anniversary gift for the special partner in your life. So there are two good reasons to own a GARNET and did you know that GARNETS are good for your health….read on If you would like to see more jewellery ideas or discuss a beautiful, unique bespoke piece of jewellery using a Garnet then you can contact me Helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk

If you have neither a birthday nor anniversary that doesn’t matter read on and learn more about it with my 3 Important and Interesting Facts

3 IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING FACTS. FACT NUMBER ONE

The Beautiful Red Garnet

Capricorn the birth sign for January The rich red garnet for all you Capricornians, is thought to signify eternal friendship and trust and the word garnet is derived from the word granatum meaning seed. It is called so because of the garnet’s resemblance to a shiny red pomegranate seed.

 

FACT NUMBER TWO

The Garnet Is Not Only A Birthstone.

For all you newly weds, the garnet is not only a birthstone, they are also used as a wedding anniversary gemstone and can be given as a 2nd year anniversary gift Get hinting… beautiful Garnet Cufflinks and Earrings would make a lovely Anniversary gift for each other.

Garnets are very bohemian. The historical region of Bohemia, in central Europe (now located in the Czech Republic) was an early source of garnets of the highest quality. Now, in the county’s capital Prague, you can visit the Magic Garnet museum,  which features a large collection of historical and contemporary garnet jewellery.

INTERESTING FACT NUMBER THREE

Garnets Are Good For Your Health.

The third of our three important and interesting facts claims that garnets are good for your health. Garnets are thought to have healing properties credited with improving every sort of ill health from heart palpitations to heart disease. Another good reason to own some jewellery using Garnets. They are also thought to offer protection against injury or death

Soldiers throughout the ages have carried garnets onto the battle field to protect them from their enemies.

 

Gold Buckle with Garnets Date: 400–500 Geography: Made in, Constantinople (probably) Culture: Germanic Medium: Gold, garnets with patterned foil backing, cloisonné garnetsPinned frommetmuseum.org

SOME GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE GARNET

Garnets are a group of what is known as silicate minerals (a group of minerals containing ratios of silicon and oxygen) and have been used as gemstones since ancient Egypt. Red garnets are classed as a semi-precious stones and were the most commonly used gemstones in the Late Antique Roman world in the Western Roman Empire (although they occurred then and now in a variety of other colours). Garnets were especially used inlaid in gold cells in the Cloisonné technique, like this example of a Gold Buckle made in Constantinople 400-500 AD. It is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects using vitreous enamel in recent centuries and cut gemstones, glass and other gemstones in older periods. The resulting product is known as a garnet cloisonné. As mentioned, the use of garnets in jewellery dates back to 3100 B.C, when the Egyptians used them as inlays in their own jewellery. It’s most fruitful and important sources are Africa, Sri Lanka and India and they are obtained by mining. If you would like to see more jewellery ideas or discuss a beautiful, unique bespoke piece of jewellery using garnets then contact me on Helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk or phone 01419595586

How can we help you at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery?

DO YOU LIKE CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY?

We specialise in of one-of-a-kind bespoke designer jewellery in a variety of colour, texture and cleverly engineered, sophisticated designs that Helen Swan Jewellery does so well.. We can help you express your unique style with our elegant designs of designer bangles, contemporary earrings, designer brooches, unique designer necklaces and much more. Each piece is lovingly hand made in my Studio in the westend of Glasgow Contact us today and allow us to help you solve you designer jewellery needs Contact us today Email: Helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk Helen Call Helen to arrange a consultation.

Blog written and researched by Hazel Martin for Helly and Haz @ Helen Swan Designer Jewellery

SENTIMENTAL JEWELLERY

Jan 7, 2016

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Contemporary designer Gold and Diamond EarringsSENTIMENTAL JEWELLERY

Hi Helen

I wanted to let u know I’m delighted with the earrings you designed for me, really lovely & very nice to wear. I hope your show went well Regards, Renee

Bring your Past into the Present; The Circle of Life

Do you have jewellery that’s been passed down to you by a loved one?

TREASURED PIECES We all have treasured pieces of jewellery we no longer wear. Perhaps a ring that was a 21st birthday present?

We won’t part with them but styles and tastes change. Reacquaint yourself with the joy of these adored piece by giving them a contemporary twist.

You will never part with these keepsakes but you can’t enjoy them either if they are too outdated to wear. What better way to show your appreciation for an heirloom or a cherished gift than making a present of the past?

I can make bespoke jewellery from sentimental pieces that you have inherited. You retain the emotion behind the piece while giving a much loved brooch, bracelet or necklace a new lease of life.

The featured earrings were made from an unwanted  diamond ring which, if left in Renee’s drawer, had the value of scrap metal. The decision to have it remodelled not only gave Renee a fantastic pair of contemporary designer earrings but the value of them is now the current gold and diamond price. She has increased the value of that ring and  also has a lovely piece of jewellery to wear and treasure

How can we help you at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery?

We specialise in of one-of-a-kind bespoke jewellery in a variety of colour, texture and cleverly engineered, sophisticated designs that Helen Swan Jewellery does so well.. We can help you express your unique style with our elegant designs of designer bangles, contemporary earrings, designer brooches, unique designer necklaces and much more Contact us today and allow us to help you solve you designer jewellery needs

Contact us today Email: helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk. Phone: 0141 959 5586 Helen

Call Helen to arrange a consultation.

A MERRY XMAS from Helen Swan Designer Jewellery

Dec 6, 2015

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Merry Xmas from Helen Swan Designer JewelleryA MERRY XMAS from Helen Swan Designer Jewellery The Xmas season is here again and Helen wishes you a joyous time and a healthy and prosperous 2016 Pause and take a thought for Jewellers at this time of year it is a very busy time

THE PLANNING.

For me, the planning of my Xmas Show starts in the summer when I look for interesting “source material” as inspiration for my new collection of designer, contemporary jewellery. It is an exciting and stimulating time when I experiment with new materials and techniques and create ideas to use in both my contemporary and designer ranges of jewellery. This year I was excited to add Perspex to my coloured contemporary range of designer necklaces. I Lazer Cut the Perspex shapes and hand dyed each individual shape to create beautiful colour combinations. The options for creativity in colour are now limitless For several years I have been experimenting with the colours of Anodised Aluminium and have created my Dual Jewel range of designer necklaces and brooches but now I have a new range of exciting coloured contemporary necklaces in Rubber and Perspex to add to that.

Xmas may be a busy time for jewellers but it is also a very stimulating and exciting time. I hope you enjoy my new creations when they appear on my website in January. They can however be bought from my studio, CONTACT ME on 07940965915 now to take a look.

Best wishes again for 2016 Helen. How can we help you at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery?

We specialise in of one-of-a-kind bespoke jewellery in a variety of colour, texture and cleverly engineered, sophisticated designs that Helen Swan Jewellery does so well.. We can help you express your unique style with our elegant designs of designer bangles, earrings, brooches, necklaces and much more We can even help you combine your old jewellery to create new, preserving some of your old memories and giving them a new life.

Contact us today and allow us to help you solve you designer jewellery needs

Contact us today Email: helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk. Phone: 0141 959 5586 Helen

3 Interesting Facts About November’s Birthstone The Topaz

Nov 22, 2015

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November's birthstone the TopazThree Interesting Facts About November’s Birthstone The Topaz Who first comes to this world below, In dreary November‘s fog and snow, Should prize the Topaz amber hue, Emblem of friends and lovers true.

Unknown.

NOVEMBER’S BIRTHSTONE In this month’s penultimate piece in the Three Interesting Facts series we turn to topaz, a beautiful silicate mineral made up of aluminium made from aluminium and fluorine. Pure topaz is colourless, reflecting zero impurities but typically, they come in a variety of colours. From rich caramel reddish-browns and deep wine-reds to yellow-orange and even crystal blue hues, to name a couple!

WERE IS IT FOUND This precious gem is very commonly mined (mostly naturally) in a number of countries including Russia, Sri Lanka, Italy, Sweden and Mexico, where it forms by crystallising within granite and rhyolite rocks.

THE TOPAZ The name topaz, as with many of the stones in our series, comes from the Greek ‘Topazios’ which was the ancient name of St John’s island in the Red Sea. Secluded and difficult to locate, it was a site that held a yellow stone mined by the romans at the time.

That’s one theory… Other’s believe that its name is derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas”, which means ‘heat’ or ‘fire’. Today, its hardiness, abundance and variety of colours makes it an ideal and most popular gemstone for use in jewellery- mainly earrings and necklaces.

And now for the main event! Here’s this month’s Three Interesting Facts!

INTERESTING FACT ONE 1- Topaz has been around for over 2 thousand years.  It’s one of the gemstones that form the foundations of the twelve gates to the Holy City in Jerusalem.

INTERESTING FACT TWO 2- The ‘apocalyptic’ stones are meant to warn off enemies and are a symbol of beauty and splendour..  Speaking of which, one of the most famous topaz gems is a giant stone set in the Portuguese crown.

INTERESTING FACT THREE 3- Topaz was highly valued in Egyptian culture..  The Egyptians believed that ‘Ra’, god of the sun, gave the gem its lustrous hue. The Romans also believed its yellow-orange colour was due to the sun.

Well if it’s good enough for royalty and ancient Egyptian gods then its good enough for us!

With Christmas closer than we can keep up with (or daren’t acknowledge), make sure and keep up to date with next month’s article, where we discover more about the dulcet blue hue of turquoise and let you into a few festive suggestions in the last of our Three Interesting Facts articles of the year!

How can we help you at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery?

We specialise in of one-of-a-kind bespoke jewellery in a variety of colour, texture and cleverly engineered, sophisticated designs that Helen Swan Jewellery does so well.. We can help you express your unique style with our elegant designs of designer bangles, earrings, brooches, necklaces and much more We can even help you combine your old jewellery to create new, preserving some of your old memories and giving them a new life.

Contact us today and allow us to help you solve you designer jewellery needs

Contact us today Email: helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk. Phone: 0141 959 5586 Helen

Written and researched by Hazel Martin for Helly and Haz of Helen Swan Designer Jewellery

3 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT OCTOBERS BIRTHSTONE THE OPAL

Oct 5, 2015

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contemporary opal and diamond ring3 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT OCTOBERS BIRTHSTONE THE OPAL

October– Opal

October’s child is born for woe, And life’s vicissitudes must know, But lay an opal on her breast, And hope will lull those woes to rest. Unknown.

THE OPAL BIRTHSTONE Opal is a precious stone and, to be technical, is a ‘hydrated amorphous form of silica’. It is deposited at a low temperature and most commonly found within limonite, basalt and sandstone. As the national gemstone of Australia, it is unsurprising that between 95 and 97% of opal comes from the country, 80% of which comes from South Australia. Deposits have been discovered in other parts of the world, however, including Ethiopia, North America and Eastern Europe.

WHAT MAKES THE LIGHT IN AN OPAL Opal’s infamous ‘Rainbow Shield’ occurs due to its internal structures which makes it diffract light and depending on the conditions its formed in, it can take on a whole host of hues! Of them all, red and black hues are the most rare whereas white and green hues occur the most. These more common opal don’t show the same radiant colour display and include milk opal- possessing blueish-greenish tints, resin opal- embellished with honey-yellow hues and wood opal- formed due to replacement of the organic material in wood with opal.

SYNTHETIC OPALS As expected with most of the gemstones in our Three Interesting Facts Birthstone special, opal can be synthetically produced and has been since the 70s. While it is difficult to distinguish between a genuine opal and a synthetic stone, this can be done under magnification as the patches of colour are seen to be strategically arranged in ‘lizard skin’ or ‘chicken wire’ pattern.

THREE INTERESTING FACTS With the history, origin and composition accounted for, we will reveal our Three Interesting facts for October’s opal! We know how you love your folklore!

INTERESTING FACT ONE In the Middle Ages, opal was considered a stone that could provide great luck because it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone whose colour was represented in the colour spectrum of the opal. -It was also said to confer the power of invisibility if wrapped in a fresh bay leaf and held in the hand.

INTERESTING FACT TWO In 1915 a group of people were searching for gold at the edge of the Great Victoria Desert northwest of Adelaide. Making camp one night, a 14 year old boy found an opal.– This started an ‘opal rush’ and soon the settlement of the Stuart Range Opal Field was founded… making it Australia’s national stone to this day.

INTERESTING FACT THREE DID YOU KNOW? No two opals are the same. -Like a fingerprint, every opal is different from another. When buying opals on a personal basis it is thought that the one for you will jump out at you and appeal more than others might.

For next month’s Three Interesting facts, while nearing the end of our birthstone series (and we hope it’s been enthralling), we will have a little look at a gemstone that might seem less common than the previous. Make sure to have a read next time as we discover more about topaz. How can we help you at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery?

We specialise in of one-of-a-kind bespoke jewellery in a variety of colour, texture and cleverly engineered, sophisticated designs that Helen Swan Jewellery does so well.. We can help you express your unique style with our elegant designs as in the bespoke contemporary Opal and Diamond Ring. As with this contemporary ring, we can even help you combine your old jewellery to create new preserving some of your old memories and giving them a new life.

Contact us today and allow us to help you solve you designer jewellery needs

Contact us today Email: helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk. Phone: 0141 959 5586 Helen

Written and researched by Hazel Martin for Helly and Haz of Helen Swan Designer Jewellery

PMC Precious Metal Clay workshop

Sep 23, 2015

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Leisure Classes at Helen Swan Designer JewelleryPMC Precious Metal Clay workshop

One of many Leisure Classes that I run at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery.

Introduction

What is PMC? PMC has particles of Fine Silver suspended in a binder which makes the material pliable like clay. The clay originated in Japan and gives the jeweller the ability to create forms that are difficult to construct with silver sheet and silver wire, the finished piece of silver has the look of a cast piece of jewellery without having to use all the complicated equipment necessary for the precious metal casting process. Using simple model making tools and techniques PMC can be manipulate into the desired shape, organic forms are ideal for this. Once modelling is completed the finished product is fired, this burns off the binder and leaves your modelled shape in silver. As the binder burns off the finish article will shrink approx.10%

PMC forms

There are many methods to create modelled shapes in PMC. A simple but effective way is 1. By rolling out the clay with a small rolling pin, texturing the surface and cutting out a shape, pretty earring and pendants can quickly be achieve and because it is fine silver, polishing and finishing techniques associated with conventional jewellery making techniques are eliminated 2. The thickness of metal is measured in playing cards ie.2 cards equals.5mm thick metal, 4cards equals 1mm thick 3. By draping the rolled out PMC shape over a curved surface or by propping areas up a three dimensional shape can be achieved but it must be left to dry with the props in places. 4. Once your modelled piece has dried thoroughly it has to be fired. A small kiln, or for small forms a gas torch is perfectly adequate.

Torch Firing Times for Metal Clay 3g 1min 5g or less 1-1 5 mins

3 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT SEPTEMBERS BIRTHSTONE THE SAPPHIRE

Aug 31, 2015

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Sapphire Designer Engagement and Wedding Ring3 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT SEPTEMBERS BIRTHSTONE THE SAPPHIRE

September Sapphire

A maiden born when Sepetember leaves, Are rustling in September’s breeze, A sapphire on her brow should bind ‘Twill cure diseases of the mind.

Unknown.

Sapphire

The sapphire is another variety of the mineral corundum and aluminium oxide. Its statement royal blue hue (as well as other colours) can be attributed to traces of iron, titanium, chromium, copper or magnesium. Sapphire can be found in colours light blue – black, pink and yellow

Its most common use is of course in jewellery of all types especially designer jewellery, earrings and engagement rings but due to the remarkable hardness of natural sapphire, they’re also used in other non-ornamental applications such as in infared optical components (used by physicists to detect different wavelengths of light), high-durability windows, wristwatch crystals and movement bearings.

Sapphire is mined from alluvial deposits and occurs naturally from certain sediments (naturally occurring material that’s been broken down by weathering and erosion… in case you forgot) due to their resistance to erosion compared with softer stones. Their price varies depending on colour, clarity, cut, size and overall quality- as well as their geographical origin. The world’s go-to sapphire deposits are located in Eastern Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Madagascar, East Africa and North America. Interestingly, sapphire tends to share site with ruby (see July) as they also belong to the corundum family! Sapphire has been synthetically produced since 1902 and these synthetic stones also have many industrial uses.

Now that we have the technical stuff explained, as interesting as it is, I ask you to direct your eyes below as we unveil this month’s Three Interesting Facts…

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT SAPPHIRES ONE 1: The name comes from the Greek ‘sapheiros’ which means blue- weren’t those ancient Greeks imaginative??

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT SAPPHIRES TWO 2: Sapphire stands as a symbol of truth, sincerity and faithfulness and for this reason often makes a meaningful engagement ring -Like the engagement ring Charles gave to Diana!

Hey! Once you’ve read this month’s Three Interesting Facts, why not revert back to our ‘Differ From Diamonds’ post for more alternative ideas…

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT SAPPHIRES THREE 3: Stemming back hundreds of years, it is thought that sapphire holds powers of spiritual enlightenment and inner peace and is also believed to boost the mood of its wearer, functioning as an antidepressant.

From September to October means from one birthstone profile to another and next month’s is a beaut! Encompassing all the colours of the rainbow, as it were, we bring you Three Interesting Facts about opal. Stay Tuned! How can we help you at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery?

We specialise in of one-of-a-kind bespoke jewellery in a variety of colour, texture and cleverly engineered, sophisticated designs that Helen Swan Jewellery does so well.. We can help you express your unique style with our elegant designs as in bespoke Sapphire Designer Earrings. or an alternative to a diamond a Sapphire Engagement Ring. We can even help you combine your old jewellery to create new preserving some of your old memories and giving them a new life.

Contact us today and allow us to help you solve you designer jewellery needs

Contact us today Email: helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk. Phone: 0141 959 5586 Helen

Written and researched by Hazel Martin for Helly and Haz of Helen Swan Designer Jewellery

3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE BIRTHSTONE FOR AUGUST THE PERIDOT

Aug 3, 2015

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Peridot Ring

Bespoke Peridot Jewellery, Designer Rings, Necklaces, Earrings and Brooches by Helen Swan Designer Jewellery, Scottish jewellery designer form Glasgow

3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE BIRTHSTONE FOR AUGUST THE PERIDOT August- Peridot He stole eyes from a milk-glass moon, From drops of peridot scattered at sea, Hidden beneath a moon-shadowed ruin Or from what rare ocean his being might be. Unknown The Peridot

Known sometimes as ‘The Poor Man’s Emerald, peridot is an olivine, magnesium-rich mineral of pale, translucent green. Although uncertain, some suggest that its name originates from the Anglo-Norman pedoretés meaning ‘gem’.

It is one of the only gemstones than occur in a single colour, although the intensity of green depends largely upon the amount of iron contained in the crystal structure. So, although the colour of the stone is always green, the shade can range from yellow, to olive, to dark green (which is the most valuable).

Peridot is commonly found in mafic and unltramafic (low silica, high magnesium deposits), is often found in lavas and has even been discovered in the cores of meteorites. Although olivine is rather abundant, peridot is actually quite rare due to the mineral’s chemical instability on the Earth’s surface. It is mined all over the world, in Egypt, North America, South America, Africa and Asia.

The Peridots’ Humble Beginnings in Jewellery

Historically, the volcanic island, Zabargard (St. John) near the Red Sea was the location of the most important peridot deposit. It was exploited for 3500 years before it was abandoned for many centuries. It was later rediscovered around 1900 and has been heavily exploited ever since.

Peridot has an ancient history and has been used for jewellery for thousands of years. It is a gemstone with a fascinating history, both in nature and culture. It is a gem especially connected with ancient Egypt, and some historians believe that the famous emeralds of Cleopatra were actually peridot gems. Peridot was also brought back to Europe by the Crusaders and was often used to decorate medieval churches. In ancient beliefs, peridot was a gift of Mother Nature to celebrate the annual creation of a new world. National leaders who publicly wore peridot were in former times thought to be gentle, fair and wise.

If the above profile wasn’t interesting enough for you, lets hear this month’s three interesting facts!

Interesting Fact Number One

Ancient folklore suggests that peridot brings good luck and peace to the wearer. -It was associated with the sun and ancient Egyptians believed peridot could ward off evil spirits. Over time, its been considered to have healing properties for the eyes, lungs, heart and stomach.

Interesting Fact Number Two

The Romans referred to peridot as ‘Evening Emerald’ because unlike the deep hues of emeralds. Peridot gemstones do not darken at night and still shimmer under candlelight.

And Finally…Number Three

There is no synthetic or manmade version of peridot, but imitations do exist. -These are made from either glass or natural tourmaline.

If you’re loving this series and are keen to learn even more, or if September is you’re month, make sure to read up next time as Three Interesting Facts returns, starring the sapphire. How can we help you at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery?

We specialise in of one-of-a-kind bespoke jewellery in a variety of colour, texture and cleverly engineered, sophisticated designs that Helen Swan Jewellery does so well.. We can help you express your unique style with our elegant designs as in bespoke Ruby Earrings. or an alternative to a diamond a ruby engagement ring. We can even help you combine your old jewellery to create new preserving some of your old memories and giving them a new life.

Contact us today and allow us to help you solve you designer jewellery needs

Contact us today Email: helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk. Phone: 0141 959 5586 Helen

Written and researched by Hazel Martin for Helly and Haz of Helen Swan Designer Jewellery