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What is Sterling Silver?

What is Sterling Silver?

In the last few years sterling silver has surpassed gold in its popularity as a metal base for jewellery use due to a combination of price, value, versatility and appearance. From early history, silver has gone by many different names. The name silver is originally name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon name, 'siolfur'. 

So, What Is Gold Vermeil Jewellery?

So, What Is Gold Vermeil Jewellery?

Vermeil jewellery is one of the hottest trends right now as it strikes the perfect balance between quality and value. Many  tend to confuse vermeil with gold plating, and even though they do share a few aspects, there is a big difference in quality, durability, and desirability.But what exactly is gold vermeil, Let's learn more about this premium gold finish.

The Beauty Of Pearls & The Minefield Of Buying Them.

The Beauty Of Pearls & The Minefield Of Buying Them.

I don’t think there is a more difficult gem to purchase than a pearl, freshwater or saltwater, the vast range of names, styles, colours & types of pearls can give even the most knowledgeable person a headache. In my latest blog post I hope to cover some of the basics when buying Pearls, things to watch out for & general pearl information.
Cubic Zirconia - An underestimated Beauty.

Cubic Zirconia - An underestimated Beauty.

What do you think when you hear about or see a Cubic Zirconia Piece Of jewellery? Thoughts tend to range from cheap, poor quality or costume jewell...
A Little Piece Of Jewellery History

A Little Piece Of Jewellery History

A Little Piece Of Jewellery History. The history of jewellery is fascinating. It's amazing how these little (or sometimes not so) shiny objects hav...
A Little Bit Of Jewellery Trivia.............

A Little Bit Of Jewellery Trivia.............

The joy of working with jewellery is that there is so much to learn and so much to really get passionate about. I have to admit though that it's th...
Birthstones - A Brief History.

Birthstones - A Brief History.

The tradition of wearing birthstones has developed over many centuries and in many parts of the world.Throughout history, people have attributed he...