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Blue Gemstones - What’s the Best One for You?

Blue Gemstones - What’s the Best One for You?

Jewellery is a classic piece of art. It’s timeless and can outlive generations. Thus, when choosing the stone colour of your jewellery, you should ask yourself, “What colours would you treasure for the rest of your life?”

One of the most timeless colours is blue. In jewellery, this colour is especially mesmerising. It has a wide range of hues in a beautiful intensity. Owning a blue gemstone is a fine investment and a good idea.
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Pearl

Three Steps in Choosing the Best Pearls

Choosing the right pearl can be particularly challenging – even to those with an eye for beauty. Pearls are elegant and stylish and made up into jewellery pieces that can complement almost any outfit.

With the overwhelming choices out there, do you know how to choose and buy the right pearls? If you’re looking at pearls as your next investment, this post will help you choose the right type of pearl.
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Getting to Know Tourmaline

Getting to Know Tourmaline

Coming from the Sri Lankan word that translates to "mixed stone," tourmaline comes from a group of mixed minerals rather than being derived from a single one. The complexity in colour on each tourmaline gemstone stems from the variety of different chemical properties. Some tourmaline gemstones even come in more than one unique colour.

The beautiful thing about tourmalines is that their colour can be hugely dependent on the light source that it reflects when finely cut. This means that it can look completely different under different light sources.
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Ellysia Gems Feb 2020 Interview

At the work bench. Image: Tallulah

Above one of Melbourne’s iconic lanes is the boutique and design studio of Tallulah Designer Jewellery. For the past 25 years, owner Rebecca Sampson has been creating beautiful jewellery for discerning clients across Australia. I first met Rebecca while on a gemmology tour of the Top End in June 2019. I am excited to now be sitting in her design studio, a clutter of tools, materials and drawings around us. Drifting up through windows open to catch an afternoon breeze, are fragments of conversations from the coffee shops in the alley below.

How people step into their respective occupations has always fascinated me. Rebecca’s journey is an interesting story.

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Tallulah Story

Tallulah Story

Rebecca Sampson established Tallulah in 2006, with the sole aim of bringing romance back to the jewellery industry. A niche business, Rebecca is motivated more by sophisticated aesthetics rather than commercial purpose.

Tallulah provides a truly unique jewellery experience. Clients connect personally with Rebecca, the artisan directly responsible for the design and production of the desired piece of jewellery, working from the bench in Tallulah's Melbourne studio. By being involved throughout the entire process, clients feel a deep sense of connection to the final product. Clients become absorbed in the creative atmosphere at Tallulah, where imagination is nurtured and flourishes.

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