Is it OK to buy my own Valentine's Gift?

Is It OK To Buy My Own Valentines Gift?

This Valentines Day celebrate your own love for you. Buy your own Valentines gift. Forget the cheesy card though. That's not right. Don't buy yourself one of those.

You ARE allowed to think of yourself you know? You can buy your own Valentines present. Really. I give you permission. 

Don't be secretly disappointed when you don't receive something you deserve, take the pressure off and buy it for yourself.

January 20, 2022 by Janine Leghissa
What is Larimar?

What is Larimar?

What is Larimar?  Lovely Larimar, the charming crystal with the soul of the sea is something every woman wants in her collection. 

Being such a rare stone and only being available from one location means that quantities of Larimar availble are diminishing. As it becomes harder to get hold of the value increases. Once it’s gone … it’s gone.

January 05, 2022 by Janine Leghissa
Zodiac Collection - Desiderate

Are Zodiac Pendants Popular?

As an Astrology student (and Customer Service Support Extraordinaire at Desiderate) I am, of course quite biased when answering this question. Knowing Astrology as well as I do and using it in my everyday personal and professional life I would wholeheartedly agree. With the increase of Facebook and Instagram ads it’s no surprise that the algorithm that seeks out my searches usually spits out numerous advertisements selling anything from astrology tea towels to astrology bed linen and of course astrology jewellery. 
November 15, 2021 by Desiderate
where to buy jewellery online

Why Shop Online?

You can do it anytime, any day of the week.  How fun is it when you can’t sleep so you turn on your phone and you start seeing fashion or jewellery ads pop up and next thing it’s 2 am and you are the proud new owner of three rings, 2 x pairs of shoes and an Air Fryer!

Just takes your mind off the insomnia for a brief moment in time, helps balance out that serotonin to help engage back to sleep.

November 07, 2021 by Desiderate
Silver cleaning cloth | Desiderate

Why does sterling silver tarnish?

All Sterling Silver will eventually tarnish, due to the chemical reactions caused by regular exposure to sulphur in the environment.

Tarnish is a thin layer that forms on the top of the piece, which actually keeps the inner layers protected. The reactions that occur on the outer layer which is exposed to chemicals in the air and environmental elements, are what results in changes to your jewellery.

Pieces may tarnish more quickly in humid climates or if worn in areas with higher levels of air pollution.
November 03, 2021 by Desiderate
Citrine Jewellery | Desiderate

Citrine the Birthstone for November

Citrine is a popular type of crystal that is known for her properties of abundance, prosperity, and positivity. The name comes from from the French word citron, which means lemon. Like these citrus fruits, citrine comes in many different shades of yellow and orange. As it's a natural stone, colour and inclusions may vary from piece to piece – but this will make your citrine crystal all the more unique and special, which is why it’s loved by so many!
October 30, 2021 by Desiderate
Where to buy Opals in Australia

All About Opals

Although opals come from all over the world, including Mexico, Brazil, Hondura and the USA, 95% of all opals are Australian Opals. The glistening gems come in colours from blue and green, white, pink and black.

People born in October are lucky enough to have the opulent opal as their birthstone, the spectacular stone has endless colour combinations and a beautiful gem to commemorate their birthday.
October 02, 2021 by Janine Leghissa
Plus size ring

Plus Size Rings in Australia

If you’ve found yourself googling ‘Where to find plus size rings in Australia’ or are looking for hints and tips on how to shop for large sized rings for women, you’re in the right place.

Here at Desiderate, we offer top quality silver rings to fit fingers of all sizes – rings for small fingers, rings for large fingers, and everything in between. Many of our customers have been told in the past that it can be difficult to find rings for ‘fat fingers’, but we do our best to cater for everyone! 

September 25, 2021 by Desiderate
What's the birthstone for September in Australia

What's the birthstone for September in Australia?

Blue Sapphire is the birthstone for September in Australia.

In the middle ages it was believed that sapphire had magic healing properties and it was ground up to use as an antidote to poison, to fix eye problems and to cure fevers, nosebleeds, ulcers and pretty much any illness.
September 07, 2021 by Afterpay Integration
how to lift your mood during lockdown


It only seems like yesterday when we were all living our best in our very first lockdown. We were hosting Zoom parties, having drinks with neighbours via our covid safe distanced balconies and decks. Ringing friends, posting funny memes and commiserating with the ‘joys’ that came with homeschooling.  We were reasonably happy to deal with the cards that were dealt to us and to just get on with it. Fast forward to this year and ‘Round 2’ or ‘Round 5’ if you’re in Victoria! is proving to be more challenging than what we were used to.
July 22, 2021 by Desiderate