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  • Opal Myth Debunked!

    “It’s bad luck to wear opal if it’s not your birthstone.”

    This is something that we hear from our guests on a regular basis. Where does this superstition come from? Frank, from Parle Jewelry Designs/Idaho Opal and Gem Corporation let us in on history of this well-known belief:
    In 1829, Sir Walter Scott published a novel titled, Anne of Geierstein (or The Maiden of the Mist). This according to Frank, was the Harry Potter of its time! In this novel. The Baroness of Arnheim wears a talisman made of Opal bestowed with magical powers. When holy water is splashed on the opal, it loses its colors and the Baroness becomes a pile of ash. It is because of this fictional scene that people started to associate opals with bad omens.
    Long before Sir Walter Scott’s fantastical tale, the ancient Greeks and Romans thought the opal was a symbol of good luck and fortune. Due to its many colors, the opal was a symbol of hope like the rainbow. It was often given as a gift to bring protection and wealth to the wearer. The “gift from the heavens” women often wore the gem in their hair to ensure their hair color would not fade. Opals were originally thought to possess magical qualities and bring its wearer foresight. They were used to help shy, timid people be more open in social situations as they were thought to have the power to amplify feelings and desires and promote spontaneity.
    Throughout most of history, the opal has been regarded as the luckiest and most magical of all of the gems because it can show all colors. Black, boulder, fire or doublet, there is no denying the magnificence of opals. A single gem can flash every color with fire and intensity beyond that any diamond.

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    About the Blogger:
    Kristin Beaulieu
    South Portland Assistant Manager

  • Jewelry Trends 2013: Red, White and Blue

    Whether you're celebrating with BBQs, camping, fishing trips, or lots of family fun, who says that you can't glam up a bit while flipping a burger, sitting around a camp fire, or hooking your first big fish of the season? You know I'm all about standing out so, I prepared a collection of ways to add a little "red, white, and blue" jewelry to your look this weekend. 

    jergt0431_1These items are great for summer and any other time of year, especially when you are the jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. These pieces are the perfect way to add a little "something" to your look! As much as I love dressing up, I love spending weekends in my jeans and hoodies with a pair of stunning earrings (because I love feeling girly). Even when I'm fishing I usually have earrings or a ring on. That's my style and you never know when you're going to beed to MacGyver a sparkly lure to catch the big one...

    I picked these pieces for a few reasons. First, pearls are a great way to dress up any outfit, classic and traditional or fashion forward and trendy. Honora is a great designer to find that perfect pearl look you want. Next, rubies and garnets are great for when you are wearing your little black dress or a white shirt and jeans. Red always pops against black or white. Last, sapphires look amazing with summer colors like yellow and orange, or mint. They too pop against shades of white, as red gemstones do.

    About the blogger:

    dsc_4774I'm Melissa or you might see me as "~MKW", your personal shopper at DaysJewelers.com. Feel free to ask me anything! I love meeting new people and helping them find the perfect piece for themselves or for their special someone!
    I'll let you in on a secret: I am addicted to shoes and jewelry. Perfect for this job!
    Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

     

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