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At Avelina Jewelry, we wanted to be able to connect easily with those who are interested in following our company. Staying in the know about new designs, sales & events, news coming from the growth of our company as well as some interesting life information.

So we created our VIP Club. This enables us to connect easily with our fans & our fans can benefit with the chance to WIN a New piece of jewelry every month!

We try to have interesting articles and information on our blog about Life, because isn't that what it is all about?

If Every Memory Were a Bead, We would all wear a 1 of a Kind Work of Art.

Avelina is about celebrating life with jewelry, creating your 1 of a kind work of art in jewelry based on the adventures & events of Your Life & wearing it next to your heart, on your sleeve or on your hands for the world to see.

Our Jewelry is available in sterling silver, 10k, 14k or 18k yellow, white or rose gold.

Avelina creates heirloom quality jewelry that has meaning, that you want to wear, that celebrates your Life. It is affordable luxury.

Custom order pieces - diamond rings, precious stone rings, wedding rings, partner rings are all available. We have some very unique pieces that we have custom designed.

We are a design company in Canada, with all items designed and created in Canada, by Canadians.

We use PayPal for payment, you don't have to have a PayPal account. Its about security. This is a safe option for all of us. If you prefer to pay another way, please message or call us.

Hopefully our articles can bring a smile to your face, relax & de-stress & help you to dream for a few minutes in your day.

Then Celebrate! Celebrate Life, celebrate spring, celebrate when you WIN a new piece of jewelry from Avelina Jewelry. Just sign up on the form at the bottom of this page.

 

 

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Diamonds, April's Birthstone

 

Diamonds are revered as the most beautiful and most valued of all the gemstones. They are the crystalline form of pure carbon. There are many reasons why diamonds have a substantial value.

Diamonds are the hardest & most thermal conductive material with extraordinary physical properties originating from the strong covalent bonding of its atoms. These properties lend it well to many industrial applications.

Diamonds are formed at very high temperatures and pressure deep within the earth. Diamonds were brought close to the earth's surface in magma flowing up in volcanic eruptions. These eruptions cool into igneous rocks known as kimberlite. Geologists find diamonds in these kimberlite pipes. Some diamonds over time have become gravel swept and then found in rivers and streams after nature freed them from their earthly rocks.

In their pure form, diamonds do not look all that spectacular. However, when cut with the right angles for correct refractive indexes, the optical dispersion of light through the stone is spectacular.

So how did Diamonds get to be April's birthstone? For many centuries people believed certain stones were connected to certain months. This can be traced back as far as 400 BC.

There was a time when people wore each of the 12 designated stones representing each month, according to the zodiac in the month it represented. This tradition was seen as a good luck charm with the healing and health needed for that month.

Diamond's cold sparkling fire has inspired rich, passionate myths of romance, intrigue, power, greed and magic.

Believing that various gems held various powers and magic, related to the zodiac, people started wearing the stone that represented their birth month, believing it held more power for them.

There were many ancient theories touting the magical powers of diamond with some believing lightening bolts created diamonds, while others believed diamonds to be the tears of gods.

They came to believe diamonds could affect an individuals balance, clarity, energy and prosperity in their life.  In the Middle Ages they believed diamonds could heal ailments stemming from the pituitary gland of the brain. They believed it would draw out toxins that were harmful to the body.

It is not known exactly how the diamond came to be the birthstone of April, except that those born in that month seem to be very strong in will, whether they are Aries or Taurus.

Perhaps the romantic allure of the diamond and the notion that love grows in the spring is why the diamond was attached to April.

I guess there are some mysteries we will never know.

 

 

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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

This is a healthy snack that is incredibly crunchy, crispy and addicting.

2 Zucchinis

2 lg Eggs

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup olive oil

1 cup panko crumbs

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Thinly slice the zucchinis. In a large bowl combine panic crumbs and parmesan cheese.

Scramble the eggs in a bowl

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, with oil.

Working in batches, dredge the zucchini slices in flour, then dip in the eggs, then the panic cheese mix, pressing to coat.

Add the zucchini rounds to the skillet, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 1 minute each side. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.

Serve immediately

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Enamelled Jewelry 

The World's Oldest art form is probably glass enamelling. Quite simply, its the art of fusing glass to pure metals. Sometimes it is called "Painting with Fire"

When two very different elements come together, amazing things happen. Beautiful, smooth color comes to life when glass is fused to metal

Enamelling is not well known & produces unique designs by adding colour to jewelry. This is a permanent application.

The glass comes in a fine powdered form and is coloured with different metals that are finely ground and mixed in the glass. Chromium is used to get green colours, iron for blues and gold for reds and some purples. The glass is available in opaque & transparent colours. The opaques give sharp colours while the transparents produce colours with depth.

There are several techniques used in enamelling, depending on the desired design. Some designs take considerable practise to master, just as any art form

The simplest form is to sift different colours of the glass, that comes in a fine powdered form, onto the metal, in different layers, firing it in a kiln at approximately 1300'F or 700'C

Stencilling is another design method used to create enamelled pieces of jewelry. Layering the glass using different silhouette designs in a stencilling method can create unique and one of a kind pieces of jewelry art.

Cloisonne is a method of enamelling where the design is created using flat copper, silver or gold wire. The enamel is then "wet packed" into each design 'cell'.

Basse Taille is where the metal is stamped or etched with designs then transparent glass enamels are fused to the metal allowing the design to show through.

Champleve is where a design is etched or carved into the metal then the open cells are filled with enamels to the same level as the metal outside.

Plique A Jour is the technique of firing glass in 'open cells' to create a miniature stained glass effect in jewelry. This design technique is often used only in earrings as it is the most fragile of all the techniques used in enamelling.

I love enamelling because every piece is an experiment, you can never truly plan how the finished piece will come out. Using colour in the creation of metal jewelry creates unique art jewelry pieces that are 1 of a kind. It truly enjoy the challenge of stretching the perceived limits and science  behind the art.

As with any piece of art created, we pull from deep within our spirit to create. Jewelry and enamelled jewelry is just that. Creating jewelry that celebrates life, brought from the spirit makes each piece created a work of art.

Our Jewelry is available in sterling silver, 10k, 14k or 18k yellow, white or rose gold.

Avelina creates heirloom quality jewelry that has meaning, that you want to wear, that celebrates your Life. It is affordable luxury.

Custom order pieces - diamond rings, precious stone rings, wedding rings, partner rings are all available. We have some very unique pieces that we have custom designed.

Message us for your questions, design options or give us a call.

We are a design company in Canada, with all items designed and created in Canada, by Canadians.

We use PayPal for payment, you don't have to have a PayPal account. Its about security. This is a safe option for all of us. If you prefer to pay another way, please message or call us.

Watch us, we are new but we are growing. Join our VIP Club to get the latest info on events, sales, new designs and for a chance to win a piece of jewelry every month.

Enjoy your Day

Gerrie 

 

 

Enamelled flower earrings

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