MARK LLOYD’S JUNE NEWSLETTER
- Information about this month’s feature on Titanium and Black Zirconium jewellery
- Artist of the Month
- Gemstone of the month – pearl
- A new Mark Lloyd ring from David Grey’s Sunstone Collection
- How to clean your pearls
- Another selection of Mark’s bespoke pieces.
- … and finally …
A quick mention about one of our blogs last month. Just in case you missed it it’s worth taking a look at our feature about Titanium and Black Zirconium. They are extremely durable and hypoallergenic. If you are cautious about wearing precious metals Titanium and Black Zirconium would be ideal for you.
One of the rings Mark created for a delighted client this month was this gorgeous silver ring with a black zirconium spinner.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH – JUNE
RUTH WISEMAN Independent Jeweller
Ruth is based in Nottinghamshire, which is where she creates her handmade bespoke, custom made silver and gold jewellery. She also offers individual tuition in her workshops.
Also we have lots of her work in stock at our shop on York Road, Hartlepool. So why not pop in and see us?
GEMSTONE OF THE MONTH IS THE PEARL
I’m sure you know that the pearl comes from an oyster. But did you know that it’s the only gemstone which is created by an animal? Of course, you might think that coral is the exception to this rule, but no, coral is actually a community of animals which together form coral?
Other gemstones usually have to be cut and polished after they are mined, but the pearl’s beauty requires no processing.
Pearls have always been associated with love. The Romans adored pearls; they believed them to be the tears of joy wept by Aphrodite when she found true love at last.
Pearls were so prized that in ancient Rome only rulers were allowed to adorn themselves with pearls. It’s quite surprising that as recently as the days of the British Empire only royalty were allowed to wear them.
Pearls can come in many colours: white, pink, lavender, black, golden, natural blue akoya or even muticoloured.
Spiritually, pearls are said to promote wisdom, good luck and calm.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR PEARLS
Pearls are quite delicate and can lose their lustre if they are not given a bit of simple tlc.
The main point to remember is not to bring your pearls into contact with chemicals. Put them on last; after you have used products such as deodourant, hair spray, perfume.
Never use jewellery cleaner on your pearls; just a soft cloth dipped in a bit of mild, soapy water will be fine.
Check them periodically to ensure they don’t need to be restrung, or have your jeweller check them for you.
After wearing and before putting them away wipe them gently with a soft cloth. Keep them away from other jewellery, perhaps in a soft bag, or the box they came in, as gems can easily scratch their surface.
MORE OF MARK LLOYD’S BESPOKE UNIQUE DESIGNS
Our BIG NEWS for June’s Newsletter is about …
THE SUNSTONE RING.
This exciting sunstone and diamond ring was commissioned for a client who wanted `something amazing for a very special occasion’. Mark sourced the gem from David Grey’s Sunstone Collection. We will be doing a little blog about David Grey and his company Prospectors Guild later, but if you would like to find out more please follow this link to his Facebook page:
Mark was commissioned to make two rings from the client’s late mother’s jewellery; one for her and one for her daughter. The ring was given to her daughter as a surprise and she was absolutely delighted . She wrote a lovely testimonial in our guest book:
“…speechless, stunning ring. Best thing I could have asked for. A great 18th birthday present.”
Thank you so much for giving us such a great testimonial on Facebook. Her mother was also so pleased she told everyone on Facebook:
“… they are amazing!!!The craftsmanship and design is amazing. Also I would definitely recommend Mark and his team.”
Thank you so much for these brilliant testimonials!
… and finally …
Approximately how many oysters would you need before you found one pearl?
a) 1 b) 10 c) 100 d) 1000 e) 10,000
What happens to pearl oysters around their third birthday?
a) They die
b) They change sex
c) They mate
b) All oysters are born male. They turn into females around their third birthday.
How heavy is the biggest pearl ever found?
a) 3.4oz b) 3.4 lb c) 3.4kg d) 34kg
d) 34 kg
It was found by a fisherman off the coast of Palawan Island in the Phillipines around ten years ago. When he finally took it off his shelf, where he had been keeping it for good luck, it was sold for £76 million.
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