Colour Me Purple
February 17, 2017
February's birthstone is AMETHYST!
Our spotlight ring this month is the stunning amethyst ring you see here. Set in 10K rose gold and complimented by a halo of diamonds, this oval-shaped amethyst is a definite show stopper!
January 10, 2017
This month's birthstone is GARNET.
Red garnets have a long history, but modern gem buyers can pick from a rich palette of garnet colours: greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, and deeply saturated purplish reds. Red garnet is one of the most common and widespread of gems. But not all garnets are as abundant as the red ones. A green garnet, tsavorite, is very rare and needs rarer rock chemistries and conditions to form.
HISTORY & LORE:
Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egyptâ€™s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife. In ancient Rome, signet rings with carved garnets were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents.
The term carbuncle was often used in ancient times to refer to red garnets, although it was used for almost any red stone. Carbuncle was thought to be one of the four precious stones given to King Solomon by God.
Centuries later, in Roman scholar Plinyâ€™s time (23 to 79 AD), red garnets were among the most widely traded gems. In the Middle Ages (about 475 to 1450 AD), red garnet was favored by clergy and nobility.
Red garnetâ€™s availability increased with the discovery of the famous Bohemian garnet deposits in central Europe around 1500. This source became the nucleus of a regional jewelry industry that reached its peak in the late 1800s.
We Have a Winner!
December 15, 2016
Drumroll please..... and the winner is... SUSAN WESTON!
Congratulations, Susan! Thank you to everyone who entered!
Let's Get Social!
November 22, 2016
CONTEST GIVEAWAY ALERT!
You could be entered to win a Caravelle New York watch & bracelet gift set just by following us @purdysjewellery on social media! It's that simple. And because we want you to have your best chance of winning, we're giving you FIVE* different opportunities to enter!
Here's how you can enter:
1. Like us on FACEBOOK
2. Follow us on INSTAGRAM
3. Pin with us on PINTEREST
to our emails
5. LIKE & SHARE our contest post on facebook
*Only five total entries; one per platform, per person.
CONTEST CLOSES DECEMBER 15th AT 4:00PM! Winner to be announced here on our website so be sure to check back!
RULES & REGULATIONS:
Prize must be claimed by January 31 2017. No cash value. Gift set may be exchanged for any Caravelle New York watch of equal or lesser value. Must be 16 years of age or older to participate.
Gear Up for Christmas!
November 7, 2016
Right now when you spend $200 on Elle jewellery, we'll give you a FREE sterling silver cz pendant ($89 value)!
Birthstone of the Month
August 1, 2016
Striking in colour, August's birthstone, the peridot, instills power and healing to the wearer.
MIDNIGHT MADNESS-July 30
July 27, 2016
Bolton Street is the place to be this Saturday, July 30! Along with great deals at many of the downtown stores and restaurants, there will also be: a live band, bouncy castle, games, face painting, bungee run, balloons, rockwall climbing, and much more!!
Here's at Purdy's we'll have select jewellery & watches on sale for 60% OFF from 9:30am - Midnight. This is a one day only event and while quantities last! Don't miss out!!
Be sure to also visit our outside booth (between 7-10pm) and get a trendy, jewellery-inspired tattoo for just $3! Flash Tattoos are temporary metallic tattoos that resemble jewellery and typically last 3-5 days! They're a great addition to your summer wardrobe, and not to mention, look fabulous with your bathing suit! Proceeds from our Flash Tattoo sales will go to our local Food Bank; and as a thank-you for support, we're giving you a $5 coupon to use in store!
See you Saturday Night!!