Wednesday 28 September 2011

Black Spinel

“Sophistication with a timeless quality…”
Black spinel is a gemstone that is relatively unknown to consumers due to its rarity. It is an opaque, jet-black version of the red spinel, which with its brilliant sparkle is often mistaken for the ruby. These days, where most gems undergo routine enhancement treatments, black spinel can stand proud as a gem requiring nothing more than cutting and polishing to bring out its inner beauty. If you want a totally natural and untreated black gemstone – black spinel is the one!

Spinel is a mineral similar to corundum and is often found in ruby and sapphire bearing areas. Spinel comes in a variety of colours but the relatively rare opaque black variety is only found in a few areas – traditionally Thailand is the main source but Australia is also a major producer.
There is a wealth of mythology surrounding black spinel. It is believed to protect its owner from harm, to reconcile differences, and to console sadness. Some say that black spinel is the stone for people born on Saturday and it is the recommended gift for the 22nd wedding anniversary.  While in Western culture, black may be associated with evil or mourning; in other cultures, black may represent power, fertility or wisdom. In any case, black is the essence of style and sophistication with a timeless quality that means it will never go out of fashion.
Everyone has a little black dress! These are dresses you can rely on and are fond favourites of celebrities. A black spinel gemstone piece of jewelry is the perfect match for this classic look. 

Indulge yourself in JIAN London rare black spinel gemstone range.

Thursday 15 September 2011

The powers of Citrine

“Citrine is fresh, vibrant and citrusy…"

Citrine is any quartz crystal or cluster that is yellow or orange in colour. Although often cut as a gemstone, citrine is actually somewhat rare in nature. Most citrine on the market has been heat treated. Much of the natural citrine may have started out as amethyst but heat from nearby magmatic bodies may have caused the change to citrine.

There are many positive attributes of the citrine stone as it is believed to be a tonic for the circulatory system, helping cleanse the blood. Citrine gives energy and invigoration to the physical body. It is useful to people who are sensitive to environmental and other outside influences.  It is also the birthstone for November.

Citrine is believed to be of value in healing and carries the virtues of self-healing, inspiration and self-improvement. Carrying the power of the sun, it is excellent for overcoming depression, fears and phobias. Wearing a citrine gemstone assists you to remain calm in the most challenging of situations.

Living in a high paced life in 2011 can be extremely stressful and sometimes we just need to stop! Like us, celebrities too take time out to relax and detox. BeyoncĂ© Knowles has taken advice from experts and has got a beautiful citrine gemstone and diamond ring to guide her through the day. If you too need a luxury stress reliever in your life visit  JIAN London for a beautiful array of citrine inspired jewellery.   

Thursday 8 September 2011

Unique and seductive Amethyst

The Amethyst gem is unique and seductive. The amethyst is extravagance in violet and for many thousands of years, the most striking representative of the quartz family has been a jewel desired by royalty. It is worn to make the wearer gentle and amiable and the gemstones powers include: dreams, healing, peace, love, spiritual upliftment, courage, protection, and happiness.
Amethyst is the official birthstone for February and the birth stone for the Zodiac sign of Pisces. Amethyst is also suggested as a gem to give on the 4th, 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.
The Amethyst was first studied by scientist in the 19th century. It can occur as crystals that are six sided on either end. It also forms as drusy which are crystalline crusts covering the host rock. It is found inside geodes and in alluvial deposits all around the world. When manganese is present in clear quartz, amethyst is produced. The amount of iron contained in the specimen accounts for the depth of purple within the gemstone.
It is known that celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Miranda Cosgrove and Selena Gomez absolutely love the colour purple and its girly yet seductive ways.
Whether you have a passion for earrings, pendant necklaces or rings, JIAN London have a beautiful selection of amethyst jewellery. Come and find your seductive accessory!