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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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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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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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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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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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What thoughts are behind a jewellery design?

We had a lot of feedback from our last blog post about the differences between costume jewellery and silver jewellery, in which we focused on one angle the material. However the main obvious difference between both is normally the design. We have also had a chat with a client about another challenging bespoke order of […]

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Sketches of a bespoke diamond engagement ring

How To Get Your Perfect Engagement Ring Designed

In our time we have designed and created many a stunning engagement ring after getting over the minefield of what designs are on the market with our clients. It’s not until people actually start looking at possible rings do they realise the huge scope of options….cue one baffled client. So this is what we advise […]

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