Opals

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 Ring

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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EAR PIERCING

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…

Categories: Earrings

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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fathers day gifts

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…

Categories: Gifts
5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Jewellery Box

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Jewellery Box

As people spring clean their homes and wardrobes, it’s important not to forget to spring clean your jewellery box. Empty the Box   To start with, carefully empty out your jewellery box onto a smooth, clean surface. A tray is a great way to do this. Once empty, clean the box itself. Use the appropriate… read more…

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Emerald May's Birthstone

Emerald, May’s Birthstone

Emerald is May’s Birthstone. Emeralds are rare and valuable, and mostly used in jewellery. The rich green emerald colour is still the most important factor in gem quality, with clarity a close second (as the stone is prone to inclusions). History Historically, emeralds have been mined in Egypt, India and Austria. Nowadays the two biggest… read more…

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Daisy Jewellery for Spring

The Best Daisy Jewellery for Spring

Daisy jewellery for spring is a great addition to your jewellery box. The daisy is cute, fun, playful and also the birth flower of April. Said to symbolise happiness, good luck and new beginnings, it’s the perfect symbol of spring. Daisy Bracelets Inspired by hand crafted daisy chains beloved of children, these beautiful daisy bracelets are… read more…

Categories: Spring