Originals by BPJ
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October's Traditional Birthstone: Opal
The October birthstone’s dramatic play-of-color has inspired writers to compare it to fireworks, galaxies and volcanoes. Bedouins once believed opal held lightning and fell from the sky during thunderstorms. Ancient Greeks thought opals bestowed the gift of prophesy and protection from disease. Europeans long maintained opal to be a symbol of purity, hope and truth. Hundreds of years ago, opal was believed to embody the virtues and powers of all colored stones.
October's Newest Birthstone: Tourmaline
Tourmaline is the newer October birthstone. The name comes from the Sinhalese word toramalli, which means “stone with mixed colors,” because it often has multiple colors in one crystal. Very few gems match tourmaline’s dazzling array of colors. Perhaps this is why ancient mystics believed this October birthstone could inspire artistic expression – it has a color palette for every mood. Among the most popular are the pink and red rubellites, the emerald green “chrome” tourmalines, and the neon green and blue-to-violet “paraíba” tourmalines.
Our Sun Valley Sun Collection
In 1972 Barry created a line of jewelry inspired by a theme. The late Bill Janss, former Olympic skier and owner of Sun Valley from 1964 to 1977, asked Barry to design an original piece for the Sun Valley Company. Barry's "Sun Valley Sun" has become a Barry Peterson Jewelers signature line, with a rich heritage reflecting Barry's exquisite craftsmanship. For the Sun Valley 50th Anniversary, Barry created the all-diamond Sun Valley Sun, which glitters with 50 stunning diamonds set in the original design.
Our Idaho Collection
Celebrate the greatest state in the United States of America, the gem state. Our unique collection of Idaho state inspired pieces are only available from Barry Peterson Jewelers in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Our Snowflake Collection
The Snowflake is often a traditional seasonal motif representing winter or cold conditions. The Snowflake has become a Barry Peterson Jewelers signature line, with a rich heritage reflecting Barry's exquisite craftsmanship.
Our Vault Collection
There are some pieces too exquisite to be purchased online. For this reason, we have curated a collection of our special items so valuable we keep them in our vault only shown by appointment. We invite you to browse a sample of our favorites.
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Although Barry Peterson Jewelers take pride on creating our own custom jewelry, there are some things we just don't have time to make. That is why we turn to our brand partners, to bring you more big city style options to the Wood River Valley.
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November's Traditional Birthstone: Topaz
Through much of history, all yellow gemstones were considered topaz and all topaz was thought to be yellow. Topaz is available in many colors, and it’s likely not even related to the stones that first donned its name.
November's Newst Birthstone: Citrine
November’s second birthstone, citrine, is a variety of quartz that ranges from pale yellow to a honey orange color. It takes its name from the citron fruit because of these lemon inspired shades.
The pale yellow color of citrine closely resembles topaz, which explains why November’s two birthstones have been so easily confused throughout history.
Citrine’s yellow hues are caused by traces of iron in quartz crystals. This occurs rarely in nature, so most citrine gems on the market are made by heat treating other varieties of quartz—usually the more common, less expensive purple amethyst and smoky quartz to produce golden gemstones.
UPDATE ON HOURS DURING SLACK...
Starting October 23rd, we will only be open Monday-Friday, resuming Saturday hours on November 27th. If you are in need of our services during these weekends, please call us to schedule an appointment and we will be happy to accommodate you!