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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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The Origin of Origin 31 Jewellery

  We are over the moon how well received our designs have been given that we launched only half a year ago. Hence we thought about giving you a bit more detail how these designs originated and how we developed the jewellery into the pieces you love.   Backbone jewellery We have already mentioned that […]

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What you need to know about the Diamond 4c’s before buying; A focus on Carat and Clarity

April is the month of diamond, its birthstone. Diamond is also the zodiac stone of Aries. You may have seen our earlier blog posts on the 4 C’s; the main characteristics of a diamond are cut, colour, clarity and carat. In this post we are looking at clarity and carat. Carat quite simply is the […]

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Colour of a diamond; the April Birthstone

So we did a past blog post on the cut of diamond and here we follow on to explain a little about the colour and clarity of a diamond. As mentioned in our last post we are advocates of the independent certification board the Gemmological Institute of America (this isn’t an ad and please see […]

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Aries birthstone; get to know the cut of a Diamond

It’s about to turn into the month of Aries which is between March 21st and April 20th. Aries is normally represented by the ram. Someone with this Zodiac sign tends to be driven, optimistic, passionate yet impatient, moody and can be aggressive. The birthstone for this sign as well as the month of April is […]

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7 Talismans you need to know about

A talisman stone is to enhance you natural personality traits, focusing you on the tasks and aim ahead. For this reason they are said to aid your success and fulfilment, (They shouldn’t be deemed as a ‘lucky stone’). Talismans have been around for centuries, in countless cultures and countries. Here is a little about what […]

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What Planetary Stone are you?

The more and more we delve into the holistic side of gemstones the more and more this vast world is opening up. There is so much to be aware of and can help if you have an ailment or problem within everyday life; be it stress, health issues, relationship issues, there is a stone for […]

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