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Fabergé Inspired Jewellery at ARCHIVES

Fabergé Inspired Jewellery at ARCHIVES

The first Faberge egg was created for Tsar Alexander III in 1885 by the House of Faberge. A Faberge egg is a jeweled egg, originally made out of gold, with white opaque enamel on the exterior. It was called the Hen Egg because the egg opened to reveal surprises inside of it. The first surprise was yellow-gold yolk. Once opened, it revealed a hen which originally wore a replica of the Imperial Crown and a precious drop Ruby pendant egg. Alexander gifted the egg to his wife on easter. Since she was very pleased with it, Alexander appointed Faberge as...

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August Birthstones

August Birthstones

August babies, you have a wide range of choice when it comes to your birthstones! Originally the birthstone of august was Sardonyx but then Peridot was added and became the primary one. Because August seems to be such a great month, Spinel has been added to give more choice to the August-born. Peridot Being one of the very few gemstones that only comes in one color, this rare glowing green gem forms in the earth’s mantle and is brought to us via volcanoes! The stone stands for prosperity and good fortune. This is a great gemstone to manifest all that...

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July Birthstone

July Birthstone

RUBY Representing love, health, and wisdom, Ruby is one of the most valuable gemstones. It is second to the diamond in terms of hardness and can even be rarer than diamonds depending on its quality. Signifying courage, devotion, and integrity, this happy gemstone is said to be a good luck charm to the wearer. It encourages confidence and strength, alongside being outright beautiful. Rubies can also help with health problems involving blood and infection. Promoting positive thinking and enhancing energy, the Ruby gemstone has a lot to offer and has been known to be the gemstone of kings for many...

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June Birthstones

June Birthstones

To all the June babies: Happy birthday! June is one of the few months that has three very special stones attached to it. Varying in price, rarity, and look, anyone born in June will fall in love with at least one of their birthstones. PEARL This is the only gemstone created by living creatures! By depositing layers of calcium carbonate around tiny irritants stuck in their shells. Only two types of mollusks can produce the rare lustrous pearls we all love. Known for its healing properties in traditional Asian medicine, the pearl is said to provide a sense of calm...

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Why We Love Lola Hats

Why We Love Lola Hats

The bright sun is out to play and that means we’ve got to be very careful. Sun damage is no joke and although we could never complain about the warmth of its rays, we have to remain protected throughout the summer months. Be smart but make it FASHION. Am I right? Lola Hats is one of our best-selling designers when it comes to fashionable yet practical hats. Most being completely packable and fuss-free, this summer you won’t have anything tying you down… Besides some of Lola’s gorgeous ribbons! With a creative upbringing in Paris and her venture out into New...

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