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Aquamarine for March


March’s birthstone, Aquamarine, is a beautiful gem which for many symbolizes the ocean and love, two things very close to the hearts of people here in Australia!

According to ancient Greek legend, Neptune, The King of the Sea, gave mermaids Aquamarine gems as gifts; bringing love to however was the lucky recipient. Aquamarine attracts many myths surrounding the ocean and good luck, reportedly bringing sailors good luck and a safe voyage. It is easy to see how this stone has come to represent the beauty of the ocean, with stunning light blues and the blue -greens strongly reminiscent of the ocean. These lovely, calming colours often arouse a variety of emotions in its wearer, such as harmony, trust, sympathy and friendship.

Aquamarines are ideal for everyday wear as they are quite hard and not easily damaged. Their ranging colours – from the palest light blue to a dark ocean blue make them beautiful gems that can be worn everyday with every outfit.

Aquamarines also are reported to help creating loving and supportive relationships, and are a great gift to give a loved one for their birthday or any special occasion.

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Rose Gold Rush


Rose Gold is a beautiful mix of Yellow Gold and copper alloys that is rising in popularity in the jewellery world. Its popularity has sky- rocketed after celebrities such as Blake Lively have donned Rose Gold engagement rings and statement jewellery pieces.

Blake Lively’s engagement ring

Rose Gold is a great choice for jewellery colour as it complements your existing White and Yellow Gold pieces, a beautiful example is the choice of a Rose Gold wedding band to sit against a White Gold engagement, the subtle warmth from the Rose Gold lights up diamonds and makes White Gold look crisp and elegant.

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Amazing Amethyst for February


The Gemstone of Amethyst is one of the most well known and well loved gemstones in the jewellery trade. Its striking violet colour, ranging from a deep purple haze to a dreamy light lilac, suits both White and Yellow Gold settings and makes a stunning feature piece.

But there is more to Amethyst than just a pretty face.

Through-out centuries, the Amethyst has been thought to hold powerful calming abilities and is thought to enhance its owners mental and emotional states. The Amethyst is cleansing, both physically and psychologically. It promotes internal balance and harmony and brings stability to the individual. Amethysts are capable of raising ones spirits, promoting self assurance and confidence. They brighten the outlook on life and enhance the sense of humor and can also increase the wearer’s beauty, calm, fulfillment, humility, loving demeanor, perfection, piety, sincerity, spiritual balance, tranquility and wisdom. The stone also helps sharpen the conscious mind and enhances the mental powers. It is used to improve memory and keeps thoughts in line with life goals. It is a stone of pure, true, emotional love and is often exchanged between two lovers to strengthen their commitment. (

For those born in February, these qualities might just be the thing to get the year rolling once again smoothly and stress free. As February’s birthstone, the Amethyst is a perfect birthday or valentines gift. All pieces below are available on our website.

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A Happy New Year from Gilletts


Welcome to the New Year from all of us here at Gillett’s and we hope you had a lovely Christmas!
As the new year rolls in so does exciting news on the Jewellery front. We experienced great success with Pandora’s Christmas bracelet giveaway and hope all of our loyal Pandora customers were able to enjoy this lovely promotion. Of course, as it is, New Years is now over and we look to the next celebration – Valentines Day!
These days all seem to roll around so quickly but it is important to show that special someone in your life that you love and appreciate them even when the holidays and merry making season is over. Pandora is of course releasing a new Valentines range soon but if you are wanting to get in quickly before the rush starts or are looking for something a bit different from Pandora we offer a range of different brands and styles in store and online.

A personal favourite is Nomination’s Sorrento, Rosa and Incanto jewellery range. Differing from their strong, structural charm bracelets, these pieces are quite dainty and feature pretty Rose Gold plates and feature iconic motifs of fiery suns and four petal flowers with pretty romantic designs of hearts with roses. These pieces are quite affordable and average at about $150 for a beautiful bracelets, earrings and necklaces. This necklace featured sits low on your neckline and features Rose Gold which is quite in at the moment. The drop pendants of the moons creates a lovely dainty eye catcher.

Another great gift idea this Valentine’s season is a fashion watch that everyone is coveting at the moment. Names like Marc Jacob and Michael Kors epitomize the trends at the moment, featuring large crowns, white or tan bands and of course, Rose Gold. Another great look that is popular is a chunky style of watch made of a solid colour (such as Yellow or White Gold). Watches are great gift ideas as they can be so personal and worn every day. Engraving the back of the watch is always a lovely way to show your loved one how much you feel and for them to keep that message with them every day. At Gillett’s we offer engraving for $3 a letter. The watches featured are some of our most popular designs and can be purchased online, over the phone or in store.

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Christmas is upon us!


As the year rolls to a close everyone’s minds turn to Christmas! As for every year, Pandora has released a Christmas collection that will bring Christmas cheer and Merry times to those you hold dear.

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Pandora’s Starry night collection


Today marks Pandora’s final bead release of the year.
Pandora looks to the sky in celebration of a wondrous season filled with beautifully detailed designs. With added meaning and a darker hint of magic, illuminating and enchanting styles are touched with cosmic elements and a deep connection to the wonder of the night sky. Rings burst with sparking stones and lustrous white freshwater cultured pearls, and charms map out the legend and wonder of endless heavens. Traditional craftsmanship and innovation combine to create a collection of stunning silver jewels filled with wonder, sparkle and delight.

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Pandora celebrating 9 years of Breast cancer support


Pandora Australia has added a limited edition bracelet and charm set to its Pink Ribbon jewellery range, marking its ninth consecutive year supporting breast cancer research. The company has raised more than $2 million dollars since 2005, with 30% of sales of Breast cancer items will be donated to The Breast Cancer Foundation.

The newest addition to the brand’s fundraising efforts is a bracelet made from pink, braided leather and a sterling silver charm that spells out the word “hope” in cubic zirconia.

The charm has been designed to represent an ongoing commitment to raising awareness and research funds for the prevention and cure of breast cancer. Pink is also the NBCF campaign’s signature colour. The release of this charm today on the 1st of October co-insides with the start of Breast Cancer awareness month.

The breast cancer awareness bracelet will be available at Gillett’s for a short time only, however we do still carry other items from past releases so just ask!

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Opals for October Birthdays


As September draws to a close we here at Gillett’s cast our minds forward to the month of October. Warmer days, excitement for Christmas and spring blooms make us think of lovely days spent picnicking and enjoying our new long weekend! It’s not all about us though, and of course we think of our loved ones birthdays in the next coming weeks. The birthstones for October are Opal and Tourmaline. Opal is a uniquely special gift for an Australian born loved one as 99% of the world’s opals are found right here at home. Opal’s are a beautiful gem, with an array of colours available ranging from white, to blue to black. Opal is made from small silica spheres arranged in a regular pattern. The type of silica in Opals is chemically similar to quartz, but Opal silica contains water within the mineral structure. Precious Opal generally contains about 6-10% water. The vast number of colors in Opals are caused by the regular array of silica spheres diffracting white light, and breaking the light into the colors of the light spectrum. The actual range of color in a particular Opal is determined by the diameter and spacing of its silica spheres. The colors of an Opal can also change depending upon the angle of light incidence, so when an Opal is rotated, its color can change or disappear. This feature makes Opals extremely interesting and unique.

Tourmaline, October’s other birthstone, is just as unique and colourful as the Opal. Most tourmaline’s are found in a myriad of colors: yellow, green, red, blue, pink, brown, black. Some even have bi-colored properties. A valued bi-colored variety of tourmaline, found in Brazil, is called the “watermelon.” The outer edges of the gem are green, transitioning to a transparent white zone that gives way to a pink or light red interior.

Either of these gorgeous stones would make a wonderful gift for you loved one now, or for Christmas (its just around the corner!)
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August Birthstone – the Peridot


Ausgust’s Birthstone, the Peridot, is a lovely lime green, sparkling gem which looks perfect against Silver, White and even Yellow Gold. The bright, dancing green light that peridot’s emit make them perfect for a feature stone in a pendant, goregous as studs in earrings and beatiful large or small on dress rings.
The idea of birthstones is said to go back to ancient biblical times when the Breastplate of Aaron that was described in the book of Exodus in the Bible was said to hold the 12 different stones of the tribes he represented. These stones were then likened to the 12 signs of the zodiac, and so was born the correspondance between birth and a stone which may bring you happiness, guidnence and strength.

Peridot is a gemstone with a fascinating history, both in nature and culture. It is one of the oldest known gemstones, with ancient records documenting the mining of peridot from as early as 1500 B.C. It is a gem especially connected with ancient Egypt, and some historians believe that the famous emeralds of Cleopatra were actually peridot gems. In nature, Peridot is an unique gemstone, as it (along with the Diamond) is the only gem formed under the earth’s crust. Peridot forms deep beneath the earth and is brought to the surface through volcanoes and tetonic movement.

Peridot was first used a talisman in the ancient world and it has a longstanding mystical reputation. It was once thought to ward off anxiety, making men more articulate and facilitating successful relationships and marriages.

At Gillett’s we have a wide range of Peridot Jewellery at affordable prices, all images listed are available through our online store.

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Christmas Gifts for Her

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Give a gift that lasts this Christmas. A gift from the heart that will be cherished. Give a gift of jewellery.

Whether’s it’s diamonds and pearls or breathtaking gems, you’ll find the earrings or pendant that’s sure to put a smile on her face.

From dazzling beauties to elegant pearls, there’s a pair of earrings with with her name on them. See the earrings collection here. Here’s a few suggestions to help you get started…

Or if it’s a pendant to adorn her neck, you’ll find hearts and spakling gems a plenty. See the pendants collection here. Here’s a few to inspire you…

And watches are always popular, with everything from classic class to fashionistas in mind. See the ladies watch collection here. Here’s a few of our top Christmas picks…

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