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 …

meet the team: Dan

jewellerybox’s first intern! Tell us a bit about yourself! My name’s Dan and I’m from Maidstone, Kent. I’m currently going into my third year studying English Lit at Newcastle University and I’m just finishing a month-long internship at jewellerybox! Why did you want to work here? I’d known about jewellerybox for a while, since Dave (a family friend) had worked here for years. It sounded …

meet the team: Daena – pr, social & digital marketing manager

where are you from? I’m from London! what’s your favourite jewellerybox product? There are so many great products here at jewellerybox but I’d have to say our gold plated rainbow huggie hoops which are part of the fierce by jewellerybox collection. They’re so colourful but not too in-your-face! what does your job at jewellerybox entail? My job covers lots of things, the main things I …

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 …

glossary: jewellery measurement terms

Unless you work with jewellery or are an avid jewellery buyer, you may not know what curb height means, nor what Ga stands for. These two terms are used when it comes to measuring different types of jewellery, and we use them here at jewellerybox so you can get a better idea of what your item will be like in real life. | Curb Height …

meet the team: Nathan – head of digital marketing

where are you from? I’m from Barnstaple in sunny North Devon, originally. If you’ve been on holiday to Cornwall, you have probably driven past my house. what’s your favourite jewellerybox product? Tough question as I don’t wear any jewellery, but I hear that huggie hoops are in right now, so maybe these: what does your job at jewellerybox entail? What doesn’t it entail?! I wear …