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  • Amethyst: 2018 Color of the Year

     

    This February let's channel the late musical icon, Prince, and celebrate Purple Rain! Purple "Reign", that is! Per Pantone, the 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, and here at Day's Jewelers we are ready to "rock" the color purple. Of course, there is no greater month to for us to embrace Ultra Violet than February when birthstone Amethyst dominates the jewelry world.

    If you haven't already, very soon you will be seeing Ultra Violet everywhere. From furniture to hair color, candy packaging to cosmetics, clothing to vehicles, so I'm blogging to remind you to accessorize 2018 with amethyst!

    As part of the Quartz family, amethyst is abundant, low maintenance, durable, affordable, and a fabulous way to show off a highly fashionable jeweled look for a great price. One of my favorite ways to show off amethyst is by stacking Ed Levin handmade sterling silver bangles featuring our favorite purple gem!

     

    Tales have been told that supernatural powers have been linked to amethyst. For centuries, amethyst had been believed to heal and protect people from illnesses. Many even believed drinking alcoholic beverages served in amethyst cups would prevent drunkenness. While today we have modern medicine on our side, amethyst is still considered to be a healer of the body and soul through energy according to many who practice alternative medicine. Additionally, many millennials wear not only amethyst, but other Quartz crystals as well, for mental, physical, and spiritual intervention in their daily lives. Our new silver line, T. Jazelle, brings that trend to the our reality with The Cleo Collection, displaying singular cylindrical crystals on a 36 inch chain; and expansion bracelets with polished beads made out of genuine gemstones accessorized with a single silver charm.

     

    Guest Fashionista, Morgan Bouchard, formerly of the Topsham Day's Jewelers, was kind enough to put together outfit pairings featuring Ultra Violet for your style inspiration. To enhance these looks, come try on this east-to-west oriented oval amethyst and diamond necklace set in white gold on an 18 inch chain. Of course, you will also need to try on the matching pair of earrings where the oval amethyst are oriented North-to-South. Top off the jeweled pairing by wearing this ESTATE oval amethyst ring set in 14k white gold. You'll want to act fast on the ring, it's bold, beautiful, and a great big look - but we only have ONE in company and it's the only one we will ever have!

    So there you have it. Amethyst, the color of royalty, is the reigning "Prince" of 2018 thanks to Pantone and the color Ultra Violet. With Valentine's Day less than 2 weeks away, make sure to keep on trend by shopping for Amethyst. - And don't forget, if Ultra Violet is not your color, Forevermark diamonds go with everything!

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  • Opal, October's Birthstone

    Yesterday, I asked Day's Jewelers' Facebook friends to tell me what they would like to read about in your blog. One fan commented that she would like to know more information about birthstones: where they came from, what they mean and any other information we can provide about them. Well, here it is! At the beginning of each month, I will create a blog about that month's birthstone. Fun facts, information and my personal favorite pieces will be shared. Let's start with Opal, October's birthstone.

    Opal is one gemstone that has many faces. Mostly white, the gemstone captures all colors of the rainbow. As a matter of fact, in some cases up to 21% of the stone is water - therefore it is classified as a mineraloid. This mineraloid can be found in the fissures of rocks. Most commonly in: limonite, sandstone, basalt or marl. The internal structure of the stone is what makes the colors jump out. Depending on where the stone formed is how color is determined. White and green opals are most common while red and black opals are the rarest. Opals can also be brown, blue, magenta, pink, rose or orange.

    Australia claims the Opal as their national gemstone. Almost 97% of opals are mined from there. Day's has an extensive Australian Opal collection.  This collection is full of blue, green and purple opals that are pendants, earrings and necklaces.  It's always fun to break tradition once and a while.

    In medieval times, the Opal was considered to be the superior stone because it included colors for all other gemstones inside of it.  That glow is known as "opalescence" and is created by light refracting off of the internal structure of the opal.

    And these are a few of my favorite Opal things:

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    To learn more about Opal, click here.

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