Christmas Gift Guide:
This Christmas, joy is letting your true colours shine through
The theme for this year’s Christmas catalogue is “True Colours”. It was a clear choice and unanimous decision for us. There are many reasons, the most obvious, perhaps, being that we work with colourful gemstones day in and day out. Yellow and Pink Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Red Ruby, Green Emerald, Orange Padparadscha, Garnet, Tourmaline, Peridot, Paraiba, Spinel, et cetera.
From sourcing to the designing process, our job requires that we not merely look at these colours, but to study and examine each stone up close, to contemplate them, and understand what it needs in order to shine at its best and most brilliant. How should we cut it? What’s the best setting for it? What would be the most suitable metal to set it in? When we sincerely see and appreciate a stone for its true colour, its unique nature, when we celebrate its innate beauty and strength, it fulfils its maximum potential. It becomes a happy stone, which makes a happy piece of jewellery. That’s the energy we aim to deliver into the hands of our customers every time.
Someone from our team quickly alluded to Cyndi Lauper’s famous number of the same name. There’s a part of the song that goes:
“It’s hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all…
I see your true colours
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show”
It needs no repeating that we have been living in a time of crisis for nearly two years now. While it has not been easy, it has brought to the fore the importance of perseverance, strength, resilience, patience, love, creativity, compassion, optimism, and turning inwards in search of new ways to be, to work, to live.
Crisis and opportunity are two sides of the same coin. We have been accorded the time and pause, albeit involuntarily, to re-align with our values and priorities. To appreciate the things and people around us, and reconnect with what truly matters. Time to take a look at the familiar with new eyes—which includes one’s self. To ask the hard questions we have been too busy to address until now. All of this takes courage. The courage to be honest with yourself. The courage to keep showing up, to keep putting one foot in front of the other every day no matter what the day brings. That, perhaps, is how one determines one’s true colours.
This Christmas, we’d like you to invite you to take a moment or two to recognise and celebrate yours. Let your true colours shine.
Merry Christmas and happy shopping.