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Why has my silver jewellery turned black?

No, it doesn’t mean that your jewellery is faulty, or that it is not real silver. If your jewellery has changed colour and has become black, it has oxidised. Oxidisation, also known as tarnishing, is a natural process for your jewellery to go through and is a product of chemical reaction that is caused by the other metals that are mixed with the silver, reacting …

The Piercing Debate

Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi got her first pair of sparkling studs at five months old. Angelina Jolie’s daughter, Shiloh was five years old and Kim Kardashian’s daughter, North West, celebrated her first birthday with a set of diamonds… The piercing debate is constantly brought to the table, time and time again, but what is the right age to get your child’s ears pierced? How young …

Soap Stars of Instagram

Which popular soap stars could earn the most as an Instagram influencer? Here at jewellerybox, we’ve taken a look at the social clout of the stars of the UK’s most popular soaps to reveal who could earn the most money per post if they fancied collaborating with brands as an influencer alongside their soap roles. So who comes out as the highest earner and the …

glossary: stud earring fastenings

There are three main types of fastenings when it comes to stud earrings, with the most traditional being the butterfly back. However, andralok earrings and screw back fastenings have their advantages too. | Andralok | Butterfly Back | Screw Back | Andralok The andralok style is a modern earring fastening, with andralok studs becoming increasingly popular. They remove the need to worry about fiddly butterfly …

a guide to obscure gemstones

| Abalone | Agate | Amber | Aurora Borealis | Blue Zircon | Champagne | Coral | Howlite | | Moonstone | Onyx | Opal | Rose Quartz | Tanzanite | Tourmaline | Turquoise | Abalone It’s unsurprising that the abalone stone comes from the shell of the Haliotidae family of sea life, given its oceanic range of colouring. With pretty purples to turquoise to …

medical ID jewellery: things to consider

Medical ID’s such as bracelets and necklaces are are often worn by people with allergies, diabetes, and other medical conditions, as recommended by doctors and other healthcare professionals. You can spot a medical ID on someone as it will generally have the above symbol on it (the staff of Asclepius). choosing a medical ID A medical ID is probably the most important piece of jewellery …

the august birthstone edit: peridot

August is upon us and with the new month brings a new birthstone to obsess over. Peridot is the birthstone for the eighth month of the year, a gemstone which is said to ward off nightmares and have healing powers. The peridot stone is a lime green colour, which comes about through its high content of iron and magnesium in its makeup. “How is this …

cubic zirconia vs. diamonds

You’ve probably seen the term “CZ” floating around on your favourite jewellery retailer sites, but do you know what it means? CZ stands for Cubic Zirconia, which is a synthesised material used to create diamond-like looking stones. They are hard and usually colourless, but they can easily be made coloured. Cubic Zirconia’s are generally used in more affordable jewellery as they mimic the look of …

the july birthstone edit: ruby

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby We couldn’t start the July birthstone edit without a reference to this classic Kaiser Chiefs song. So now you know that the July birthstone is a ruby, lets learn a little about this precious stone. The deep red stone is said to represent love, courage and emotion, and is also believed to bring good fortune to the wearer. Alongside the diamond, …

glossary: ring styles

A ring is just a piece of jewellery you wear on your fingers right? Well, yes you’re right, but there are lots of different styles of rings and once you’ve read this post you will know what they are and what they symbolise! | eternity ring | half eternity ring | midi ring | russian wedding ring || signet ring | stacking ring | toe …