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
Happy Birthday Pisces | Desiderate

Happy Birthday Pisces

Oh beautiful Pisces, it’s your birthday!!! Can I wake you from your fantasy and dreams you are having right now to wish you a big happy birthday?  You do love losing yourself in such enchanting faraway places but this won’t take long I promise, and you can go back to escaping….
March 23, 2021 by Eva Wilson Tarot & Astrology
Am I too old to wear an anklet?

Am I too old to wear an anklet and what will people think?

I’ve always loved an anklet.  I have quite a few thrown in my jewellery drawer, which really isn’t a jewellery drawer at all but I don’t know what else to call it.  You know the one I mean – it’s the drawer that holds random items like bangle, your child’s first tooth, foot cream, lavender pillow spray that’s never been used, a few crystals and the standard opened packs of ibuprofen and paracetamol for when the Margarita hangover kicks in.  
I spied my very first anklet when I was 10 years old.  The year was 1985.  Fashion was at its best, and I say that with my tongue firmly implanted in my cheek.  It was summer and we were holidaying up the Coast. 
February 18, 2021 by Desiderate
What is an Aquarius like? | Desiderate

Happy Birthday Aquarius

Oh hey Aquarius it’s your birthday! Hip, hip, HOORAY!!!  I would run and embrace you with a thousand kisses but oooh yep, that’s right…You can be a little hesitant in the old ‘fluff and bubbles’ department.  You are too busy thinking seven light years ahead of anyone else, so you just do not have time for such frivolity!  You are off to debunk or start the next conspiracy theory which you will focus steadfastly on until you are proven otherwise. Which will be never, as your beliefs are so fixed due to your stubborn personality.  It’s ok Aquarius, you bring such hope and dream fulfilment to so many others that we can sometimes let you have your opinion and be done with it. 
February 02, 2021 by Eva Wilson Tarot & Astrology
What birthstone are you?

What birthstone are you? And what does your Birthstone mean?

A belief about birthstones is to do with the planets. Each month experienced a deficit of colour, depending on which planet was furthest away from earth during the month of that birthstone. So the birthstones were chosen for the colour missing during that month and supposedly that colour is lacking in people born during that month.

So wearing your birthstone helps to make up for this inadequacy and restores your cosmic colour.

January 21, 2021 by Janine Leghissa
Happy Birthday Capricorn | Desiderate

Happy Birthday Capricorn

Well after the fun and frivolity that Sagittarius brings, we are now in Capricorn season and it’s time to get a little bit more serious and responsible. Because that is what a Cap is – stable, practical, responsible, serious, disciplined and extremely hard working. It’s not all work and no pleasure though for our lovely Cap’s make no mistake.
December 24, 2020 by Janine Leghissa
stack bangles

How to stack bangles for the ultimate boho look 

Nothing makes us happier (well, except maybe cheesecake) than stacking a huge pile of bangles on each wrist. We are definitely not alone in this adoration, so in our latest blog we’ve put together a collection of bangle stacking tips and inspiring bangle stacks to try. Check it out!
December 01, 2020 by Desiderate