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Insuring Your Jewellery

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Written by Monday, 31 October 2016 18:51;

Insuring your precious jewels means peace of mind should they become lost or stolen. Just be sure to keep appraisals up to date. You know the saying, “diamonds are forever”? Well, if you want your sparkly sentiments to last forever, it’s better to be insured.

Whether you have an antique inherited necklace or platinum engagement rings that seem priceless to you, the item’s monetary value is very much tangible and insurable.

Jewellery is certainly an investment both in monetary terms and sentimental value. And this is especially true for your wedding rings.

Taking Care of Your Jewellery

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Written by Monday, 31 October 2016 18:57;

Here are some tips we put together to help you with taking care of your precious jewellery items and ensuring they last for a very long time:

Winter Is Coming

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Written by Sunday, 18 December 2016 14:56;

We are delighted to announce the arrival of some new pieces coming in within the next few weeks, as Winter draws in so does the new seasonal tastes and fashion.

Every week we receive new lines of enquiry regarding what stock people would like to see on the shelves. We always listen, take note and try our best to deliver and so expect to see some floral designs in the earrings section along with more of a range within the silver selection that we have.

All of our pieces are handmade with the finest of detail and intricacy that you will find. Painstaking time and care is taken to produce the finished products you see before you.

Keep posted on here for the latest and to be amongst the first to discover the new arrivals.

Cleaning Tips

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Written by Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:13;

Keep your jewelry sparkling with these practical tips:

Makeup Before Jewelry
To minimize cleaning, apply makeup and fragrances before putting on jewelry. Similarly, remove jewelry before gardening or doing housework.
Separate Diamonds
Store diamonds separately from other jewelry in a fabric-lined box to prevent scratching.
Check Settings
Have settings and prongs for diamond jewelry checked by a professional jeweler once a year to ensure they are secure.
Scrubbing Gems
Gems can be safely cleaned with a soft toothbrush dipped in soapy water: Swish a bar of mild soap around in several cups of warm water until it becomes sudsy. Submerge gemstone in suds for a few seconds, rub gently with toothbrush, and rinse. Lay on clean towel to dry.
Soaking Diamonds

Diamonds are dulled by soap and should be soaked in an ammonia-based cleaner and then wiped with a paper towel.

 

2017 Fashion Trends & Colours

Woooo new year, new season—ergo, new you. What that means is an improved and a very-2017 (and not, ugh, 2016) wardrobe update that hits all of spring's major trends. Although, let's not dismiss 2016 in its entirety—it's more of an evolved look rather than a complete fashion overhaul. Take utilitarianism, for instance. The core elements are still there, like the khaki textiles and no-nonsense attitude, but there's more of a polished flair in the form of a clean-cut (albeit exaggerated) shape and playful parachute toggles, used to highlight the silhouette.

But then again, long, navel-grazing pendants can most definitely be seen as backlash to the never-ending choker trend that dominated the good part of 2016. 

Fashion Style Tips

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Written by Friday, 17 February 2017 20:55;

Navigating the ins and outs of style can be tricky, but with these simple stylist-recommend tips, you'll be a certified fashionista in no time. Here are some cool tips for you to apply, stay tuned for more coming on our site:

 

1. Find out if a pair of jeans fits without a trip to the dressing room.
Ready for a mind-blowing fashion hack? According to Lauren Edelstein, Style Director at Shopbop, all you need to do to determine whether or not a pair of jeans will fit is to wrap the waist around your neck — if the ends meet without overlapping (or stretching), they'll fit your waist. "The neck trick is one I was skeptical about, but it really works!"

 

2. Make any outfit look great with just three key pieces.
Hate complicated fashion trends that only seem accessible to models and actors? It takes just three items to make literally any outfit look great, according to The Ambitionista's Heidi Nazarudin. "A face-flattering pair of classic sunglasses (preferably black), a gorgeous everyday leather handbag, and a smart pair of shoes you can easily walk in."

 

3. Test the waters of a bright color via lipstick or accessories first.
Anyone can wear patterns and bright colors — but if you're afraid of them, Nazarudin recommends wearing them as an accessory before you invest in a clothing item: Instead of trying on a bright citron-colored blouse, you can go for a cuff or bracelet, or even a lipstick."

 

4. A cowboy accessory can take the place of traditional jewelry.
Neckerchiefs can take the place of a statement necklace if you want a warmer alternative to jewelry accessories for fall and winter. "They're bold, bright, and eye catching, too, but feel a little more special," says Edelstein. "And bonus points if you pick a vintage one!"

 

5. Weigh down a light scarf with earrings.
Secure a pair of gold vintage clip-on earrings to weigh the ends of a lightweight scarf down. "It creates a really rich and wearable accessory," says Yraola.

 

6. Maximize your shoe collection.
Want a pair of shoes you can wear all year round, no matter the occasion? A pair of pointed-toe black pumps are essential, says Edelstein — they're seasonless, crazy flattering, and you can where them with absolutely anything.

 

Good luck with your fashion journey and remember to keep checking here for the latest in the fashion world.

3 Ways To Make Jewekry

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Written by Friday, 03 March 2017 14:33;

With a little time, effort, and skill you can use a variety of tools and materials to make jewelry. You can use these skills to start a business or make necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings for personal use. Over the course of the next month we will be providing you with 3 tips to follow to get you on your designing path. Here is tip 1:

 

Get ideas. When designing your own jewelry, you will first want to get ideas. This will help you to think about which design aspects are most important to you and what will best fit your needs.


.Look at your collection. Look at your own jewelry, purchased or made by others. You can recreate or take ideas from aspects of pieces you already own and like. Maybe you like a particular type of bead or clasp or color combination. You will also want to look at your own collection to assess if there is a type of jewelry that you might need. Look for holes in your collection, such as a lack of casual pieces for everyday use, and think about what you can make to fill that need.


.Look at stores. Go to stores that specialize in jewelry, like Claire’s, or larger stores with jewelry departments, like Macy’s, to get ideas about what you might want to make. The wide selection in stores like these will allow you to get more ideas, as well as helping you stay at the front of fashion trends.


.Look at others. You can look at the jewelry your friends have, what you see in magazines and the internet, and what your favorite celebrities are wearing. Think about what you like about their jewelry and what pieces you really wish you had for yourself.


.Look at vintage pieces. In looking at vintage pieces and the history of jewelry, you can see a large number of styles very easily. Examine what aspects of the vintage pieces you like to get ideas for design elements you would like to emulate.

 

Stay tuned for the next tip coming in the next few weeks.

 

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