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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 …

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 …

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 …

earring style guide | which style is for you?

If I’m honest, I think earrings are my favourite type of jewellery. Necklaces can be fiddly to put on (and they just don’t go with some outfits) and bracelets can be uncomfortable if you’re spending your day working at a computer, or going out for a meal. But earrings, they work with every and any outfit and are a quick way to make yourself feel a …

the march birthstone edit: aquamarine

march birthstone - aquamarine

March babies are lucky enough to have Aquamarine as their birthstone. In folklore, it was once believed that the alluring stone was the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors to bring luck and good fortune. This glimmering gem is vibrant in colour and has long been associated with calming and soothing qualities. The Azul tones are the perfect accompaniment to your spring/summer wardrobe. …

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, …

the february birthstone edit: amethyst

February is in full swing, we know January felt like it lasted a whole year, and with that means a new birthstone edit. The birthstone for February is the amethyst, a gorgeous purple colour which is typically a deep violet, however can vary in darkness and is sometimes found to be a light lilac shade.  The amethyst is a lucky stone, not only is it the …

what counts as wear and tear?

We believe that our products are not only excellent value but also of the highest quality! We do understand however that there may be the odd occasion when there may be something wrong with the item you have ordered, but unfortunately wear and tear does not mean that you can return the item back to us – so what counts as wear and tear? Generally: …

the january birthstone edit: garnet

Happy New Year! January is the best time to make changes, and adding some garnets into your jewellery wardrobe is a great way to spice up your style this year. Garnets are said to have been used for years by travellers as a protection from accidents, and is a symbol of peace and good health (something we all need after the amount we ate at …

the december birthstone edit: tanzanite & turquoise

How are we a third of the way through December already?! It feels like yesterday we were all complaining about the heat of the summer, and literally an hour since we typed the November birthstone edit. December is a strange month for birthstones, as it actually has two; tanzanite and turquoise. Both stones have cool blue tones, making them perfectly suitable for the winter month …