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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 …

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 …

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 …

what is a hallmark?

You’ve probably heard of the term “hallmark” in relation to jewellery products, but we know that sometimes it can be a little confusing. Here’s everything you need to know! There are four Assay Offices in the UK (Edinburgh, London, Birmingham, Sheffield). At jewellerybox, we work with the Edinburgh Assay Office (external link) to ensure that all of our jewellery is meeting the requirements that we expect, …