Archive for July 2015

The Ruby Slippers

ruby slippers

The Ruby Slippers, worn by Dorothy in the 1940 movie The Wizard of Oz. Not made with rubies of course (just beautiful red sequins), but very famous nonetheless! Have you ever wondered what happened to the slippers? Apparently, there were between 5-10 pairs made for the movie, however only four pairs can be accounted for.…

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Plastic Free July

Jewellery remodelling adelaide

Hello to all my readers and I hope you are enjoying the cool conditions. I have always loved the distinct seasons in Adelaide and looking around there are already buds swelling on the pear trees near my home. Maybe a promise of an early Spring? Isn’t nature amazing – and talking of nature I was…

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Sarah McLeod visits PIKE

Sarah McLeod jewellery design

  We were very excited to meet Sarah McLeod when she came to Adelaide at the end of June. Sarah was playing some gigs here and came in to see the progress of a piece we are making for her – Sarah is such an authentic, down-to-earth woman and we loved having her at PIKE.…

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The rise in the value of Rubies

pigeon blood ruby

Ruby is the official birthstone for July, and it has also been used traditionally to celebrate 40th wedding anniversaries. Ruby belongs to a family of stones called Corundum, which also includes sapphire. Because sapphires can found in a number of beautiful pink-red colours, sometimes it can be hard to tell whether a gemstone is a…

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Beautiful Ruby

ruby diamond ring adelaide

Ruby is the official birthstone for July. It belongs to a family of stones called Corundum, which also includes Sapphire. Rubies are also used to celebrate 40th wedding anniversaries. Rubies have not been the most requested stones from our customers at PIKE, however we have had had the opportunity to make some beautiful rings for…

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