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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

  • Get to Know Designer: Ed Levin

    Ed Levin: Innovative, Beautiful, Timeless

    ngmss0994_1Ed Levin began creating innovative and distinctly original jewelry in 1950. He started designing jewelry while living in Buenos Aires and working with a master Florentine jeweler. He brought what he learned back to the United States and founded Ed Levin Jewelry. Ed use to hitch hike to market his jewelry to local stores and colleges, using painted ads to advertise his work. Handcrafted jewelry didn't exist in the 50's. Ed Levin was a pioneer, inventor and innovator. His philosophy still holds true today: innovation, beauty and affordability to all.

    Ed Levin Jewelry provides designer handcrafted jewelry that is inspired by the free-flowing images found in nature. Each piece is meticulously crafted which accentuates the fluidity of its wearer – continuous circles, smooth lines, delicate swirls and colorful detailing. Each piece is made from fine quality sterling silver while some are combined with yellow gold, pearls and other gemstones. The fluidity of motion for easy and comfortable wear is also reflected in this collection. Many of the necklaces and bracelets are adjustable so that they can easily fit over your wrist or neck and slide comfortably back into place. An Ed Levin design embodies innovation and modern appeal that speaks to the heart of every woman.

    He has now passed his artistic vision and skills on to the next generation of master craftsmen who carry on his legacy at Ed Levin Jewelry. Ed Levin jewelry is still handcrafted using age old techniques and only the finest materials - inspiring the wearer with its alluring and inventive design. The Ed Levin design studio is the oldest and finest in the U.S.A.

    "...To do creative work, to feel creatively, to let things happen that are surprises, yet very relative. The word I would choose is 'wonder' - a kind of childlike openness..." ~Ed Levin

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    I personally love Ed Levin jewelry because it is pretty. Simple as that. If you know me by now, you know that I want to stand out. Ed Levin jewelry will have people asking you, "where did you get this" or "who designed that"? Abstract and fun.

    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 that special someone!

    I'll let you in on a secret: I am addicted to shoes and jewelry. Perfect for this job!

    Questions or comments, please let me know! I love hearing from our customers. 800-439-3297 or mwildes@daysjewelers.com
    ~Melissa (MKW), Your Personal Shopper

     

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