Magpie Gems Jewellery - making dreams of sparkly things come true!

Martisor - A celebration of Spring

Posted by Lavinia Untea on

Martisor - A celebration of Spring

 In modern times, and especially in urban areas, the Mărțișor lost most of its talisman properties and became more a symbol of friendship, love, appreciation and respect. 

Do you have friends, acquaintances or relatives of Romanian, Moldavian, Macedonian, Greek or Bulgarian origin? Do you want to surprise them? Then this is the gift you are looking for. On March 1, give the 'Martisor', 'Martenitsa ", 'мартеница ' or 'μάρτης' to them and they will be surprised and delighted. Do not forget to leave one “Martisor” for yourself.

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How do you choose the right size for the jewellery - Part 1: Know your necklace size

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How do you choose the right size for the jewellery - Part 1: Know your necklace size

The most frequent questions I receive are related to the jewellery sizing. And many of my customers struggled to order a piece of jewellery online, as it is such an intimate gift and the fear of getting the size wrong was daunting them.  So, today I have decided to tackle the issue of how do you measure for the right size for jewellery (necklace, ring, bracelet or earrings).  1. How to choose your chain length? Each person is different and we all have different preferences when comes to necklace length and type. Knowing your favourite makes it so much easier in the ordering...

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My Story - making dreams of sparkly things come true!

Posted by Lavinia Untea on

My Story - making dreams of sparkly things come true!

  Hi! I’m Lavinia and I am the founder and designer of Magpie Gems jewellery brand. With my collections, I have found my sparkle and place in my new home in Ireland. I’m originally from Romania, and for the past 10 years, I am living with my husband and two children in North Cork. I’m proud to be an Irish citizen and to have my own jewellery business celebrating all things stylish, colourful and sparkling. As a young girl growing up in Romania, grey was the dominant colour, there wasn’t space in Romanian society in the 80’s to express femininity...

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