Buying Jewellery as an Investment

Few of us buy jewellery purely as an investment – but probably most of us have a dim hope that our favourite rings and necklaces in particular will hold their value or possibly even increase it. The idea of ‘investment jewellery’ is an American concept but it’s definitely taken hold here recently. So how do… read more…

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2018’s Top Jewellery Trends

While jewellery doesn’t go through the annual revolutions that clothing fashion does, it still has its ‘in’ and ‘out’ themes. Being ahead of the trend when it comes to jewellery fashion can earn you many compliments on your choices as well as giving you a collection of items that will become valued ‘retro’ pieces in… read more…

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Citrine – November’s Birthstone

With November comes the falling of leaves, the smell of flavoured coffee up-and-down the high street, and bundles of people draped in scarves, hats and gloves to keep out the chill. The sights, smells, and frosty-feel to the air are some of the things we think of when asked about this month, but there’s also… read more…

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Opal – October’s Birthstone

Opal is the birthstone for October, and Australia’s national gemstone. It is a hydrated amorphous form of silica, classed as a mineraloid. Opal is formed from a mixture of silicon dioxide and water. This creates silica deposits that eventually form an opal. It comes in multiple colours. This includes white, grey, red, orange, yellow, green, blue,… read more…

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Sapphire – September’s Birthstone

Sapphire is the birthstone for September, and the gem of the 45th wedding anniversary. They are usually a deep, beautiful blue, but natural “fancy” sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colours; “parti sapphires” show two or more colours. There are also star sapphires, opaque gems with a star like appearance. The stones are… read more…

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The First Steps On Your Ear Piercing Adventure

A piercing is a monumental moment in most people’s lives, especially the first, which more often than not tends to be the ear lobe. With it’s delicate positioning and the vast array of earrings available, it’s easy to understand why it is such a popular choice. If you’re considering this piercing option for yourself, there… read more…

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Peridot, August’s Birthstone

Peridot is August’s Birthstone. It is said to symbolise good fortune. Known as the ‘Evening Emerald‘, it has a summery green hue which matches perfectly with cream silk and rich tans.  The stone is fragile and cracks easily. As a result, gem quality pieces are rare, and it tends to come in small slivers. The… read more…

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Ruby, July’s Birthstone

Ruby is July’s Birthstone. It is also associated with 40th wedding anniversaries. Rubies are evaluated on the 4 Cs, but also based on where they were mined, and their colour. Deep red, or ‘pigeon blood’ rubies are the most valuable. Rough rubies are most often found in museums; they are more typically cut for jewellery…. read more…

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Pearl, June's Birthstone

Pearl, June’s Birthstone

Pearl is June’s Birthstone. The main factors determining the value of a pearl include lustre, colour, size, lack of surface flaw and symmetry, with size being the most important factor. It is also important whether the pearl is natural or cultured. While white pearls are the most popular, you can also get black, pink, blue, champagne,… read more…

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The Best Fathers Day Gifts Of 2017

Today we’ll be looking at what we think are the best Fathers Day gifts on 2017. This year it’s on Sunday, 18th June. It’s a great way to celebrate your dad or grandad and the contribution they’ve made to your life. Father’s Day began as a Catholic celebration linked to St Joseph’s Day. It was… read more…

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