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meet the team: Marta – Photographer

With the success of our previous meet the team posts, we wanted to introduce another member of the team to you – Marta – resident jewellerybox photographer! Where are you from? I’m from Poland. What’s your favourite jewellerybox product? My favourite product to wear are the sterling silver andralok stud earrings with clear crystal. They are delicate, more delicate than you’d think from the picture and they are …

glossary: all you need to know about pearls

Pearls are timeless, a classic, and recently we’ve seen them all over the high street worn in more modern ways. Natural pearls originate from the ocean or lakes and are very much considered an organic gem. A single pearl strand necklace, dropped earrings or a dainty pearl ring will make an outfit that little more elegant. There are a few different types of pearls, so …

the may birthstone edit: emerald

The May birthstone is the Emerald, a stone which is more rare and valuable than most other stones, in fact it is known as one of “The Big Three” alongside the Sapphire and Ruby. Typically, they are mined in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, and Zambia. The gorgeous rich green has been used in both royal crowns and engagement rings, and it is estimated that …

when can you change a piercing?

One question commonly asked by those with fresh piercings is “when can you change the jewellery you were pierced with?”. There is no definite answer, only guidelines, and this will vary depending on the piercing. why do I have to wait to change my piercings? So you’ve had your ears pierced and you aren’t a fan of the ball studs you’re now rocking? Unfortunately, you …

meet the team: Alex – Managing Director

Where are you from? The countryside outside Belfast in Northern Ireland or as we would say norn iron. What’s your favourite jewellerybox product? This always changes but i think today it’s this triangles necklace. Wait maybe its the cat mermaid studs, or these crazy crazy value diamonds! I’ll stop now. Why did you start jewellerybox? I started jewellerybox as I saw an opening for personalised jewellery made from sterling …

how we are doing our bit for the planet…

Happy National Earth Day! For those of you who maybe don’t know what National Earth Day is, it is a day that exists once a year to raise awareness for specific causes that are affecting and damaging our planet. In 2018, Earth Day was the start of a campaign to end plastic pollution, and this year it is all about endangered species and learning how …

how to clean ear piercings

With fashion calling for lobe to helix (ear rim), and everything in between to be pierced nowadays, it is important to look after yours to ensure they stay in great condition and don’t become infected. Preventing piercings from going wrong Make sure you get your piecing done at a licensed practitioner to ensure they have met the council’s safety and hygiene standards. Licences should be …

how to: find your ring size

Ordering rings online can be a struggle, especially when you don’t know your ring size and since ring sizes can vary slightly from retailer to retailer. Don’t worry though, we are here to make the process super easy for you! To find out your ring size, do the following: Use a piece of string and wrap it around the base of your finger where the …

meet the team: Michelle – jeweller & buyer

We thought it was about time you wonderful jewellerybox blog readers got the chance to meet the people behind jewellerybox, so welcome to our ‘meet the team’ series! Kicking things off, we have jeweller & buyer, Michelle. The lady behind all our cute enamel earrings and quirky geometric designs. Where are you from? My favourite annoying humorous question! British Other, British-Asian Other, Other ? Born …

glossary: metal types

Most people have a preference, whether it’s gold or silver, but if you’re new to jewellery buying how do you know which metal to go for? Here’s our helpful guide to metal types to help you decide. | 9ct Gold | Platinum | Rose Gold | Sterling Silver | Stainless Steel | | Surgical Steel | Titanium | White Gold | Yellow Gold | 9ct …