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jewellery symbols: evil eye, tree of life, hamsa hand, claddagh, miraculous mary & st christopher

You’ve probably seen jewellery with the evil eye symbol on, but do you know what this means? We’re here to tell you the meaning behind all the symbols you frequently see at your favourite jewellers. | Evil Eye | Tree of Life | Hamsa Hand | Claddagh | Miraculous Mary | St Christopher | Evil Eye The evil eye is extremely common in countries such …

caring for jewellery on holiday

If you’re off on holiday soon – lucky you – but have you thought about how to take care of your jewellery whilst you are sunning it up? Here are our top tips to keep your jewellery safe and in pristine condition whilst you are enjoying your time away. Don’t take your valuable jewelleryIt sounds pretty obvious, but don’t take your expensive jewellery with you …

glossary: diamonds – from carats to clarity

When shopping for diamonds, there are four “C’s” that you should take into account, and all of these things will affect the overall price of the diamond. | Carat | Clarity | Colour | Cut | Carat The carat of a diamond is probably the thing that you are most aware of and have heard the most about, but do you know what it actually …

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 …

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 …

guide to metal types for jewellery

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 | Tungsten | White Gold | Yellow Gold …