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Zodiac Star Sign of Scorpio And Their Birth Stone

Scorpio is your star sign if you were born between September 24th and October 23rd. Scorpio’s main characteristics are related to power and self-control, and they tend to take leadership positions, being great at motivating others and demanding respect. Often secretive and mysterious, Scorpios are also clever, focused, ambitious and competitive. They also never give […]

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All about; Opals

We already covered opals in a birthstone post, but this week we want to focus in on the more technical aspects of this unique stone: the different types, colours, and where in the world they can be found. Opal is made when rain soaks into very dry, desert-like ground, like you find in the outback […]

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Halloween; Bones, Spines and Jewellery

So finally, here in our corner of the world, the last vestiges of summer are over. The leaves are either gold or gone from the trees, that familiar chill is in the air… and Halloween is approaching. Sitting right on the cusp between autumn and winter, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition, bordering […]

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It Gets Fiery with the October Birthstone; Opal

“Perhaps against no other gem has the bigotry of superstitious ignorance so prevailed as against the wonderful opal.” – Isidore Kozminsky, 1922, ‘The Magic and Science of Jewels and Stones’ Last week’s post covered the birthstones for Libra. This week, we want to focus in on one stone in particular: Opal. This stone is so […]

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Do you Librans know what your birthstones are?

You are a Libra if your birthday falls between September the 24th and October 23rd. As an Air sign, Libras tend to be high thinking people with a strong intellect and sharp mind. Libras tend to love discussion, a good book or thought provoking film, and great music. Libras are also known for being loving […]

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The Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gift

Wedding anniversaries are a special occasion on which to celebrate the person we have chosen to spend our lives with. Showing your appreciation to your partner by way of a gift is the perfect (and maybe expected!) gesture. Traditionally linked with things like paper, clocks, or ceramics, in modern and more prosperous times anniversary gift […]

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Virgo’s have more than a Sapphire Birthstone

Last week, we wrote about the Virgo star sign and why sapphire jewellery could be the perfect fit for all you detail-obsessed, exacting (and wonderful) Virgos. This week, I want to go into more detail about the other stones we mentioned in the post that are also associated with Virgo: carnelian, jade, jasper, and moss […]

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What Birthstone has a Virgo?

Your star sign is Virgo if you were born between the 23rd August and the 22nd September. Hardworking, practical, and fiercely loyal, Virgos are also kind and careful, and can be prone to worrying and shyness. Virgo’s star sign stones are sapphire (particularly blue sapphire) carnelian, jade, jasper, moss agate, and blue sapphire. Along with […]

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How to pick your chain length?

We ladies always take great delight in having a varied wardrobe. When different necklines are worn different length pendants or chokers are also worn that best compliment that outfit. Here is a guide on where different chain lengths hang.   One of the standard length chains are available in 16 inches. 16 inches lie just […]

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7 Facts about the Gemini and June Birthstone; Alexandrite

If you were born between May 21st and June 20th Gemini is your zodiac sign. For this star sign Alexandrite is your birthstone. Alexandrite is also the birthstone for babies born in the month of June. So here is a little bit about this unusual stone;   Originally found in the Ural Mountains in Russia […]

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Who are the artists of the Jewellery World?

In homage for National say something nice day today, the 1st June we thought we’d tell you about a few of the other jewellers we admire, greatly respect and inspire us. Here, we are going to share the jewellery love.   Wallace Chan is Hong Kong based with an extraordinary biography of how he developed […]

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Why is bespoke jewellery so expensive, or is it?

One of the services we offer in the world of jewellery is a bespoke, made to order service. It is often the best way to create an heirloom, begin the sentimental story. This is where we capture your vision and turn it into reality. Initially we feed off your ideas hence it is a perfect […]

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How do you measure your finger size for a ring?

It’s highly likely that at one point in your life you will wear a ring of a kind. Us ladies generally like any excuse to wear a ring such as a dress ring or for monumental events in life you may be given an engagement ring, wedding ring or eternity ring. Gentlemen are also known […]

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How to pick an emerald gemstone for your bespoke design

Emeralds are one of the most desirable gemstones along with Diamonds of course, but also sapphires and rubies. So how do you pick the right emerald for you? Well we will come to that but first you need to understand a little about emeralds;   Emeralds are part of the Beryl family, along with Aquamarine. […]

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What you need to know about silver

Here at Origin 31 we love working with silver, the precious metal, as you can have the best of both worlds in respect to challenging and eye catching designs whilst not breaking the bank. You can manipulate this metal in so many ways to produce sculptures, miniatures, textures and the list goes on. We thought […]

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