Jewellery Tips & Blog
June 27, 2017 • Allison Bray
The jewellery we wear plays a big part in how we present ourselves. Whether you gravitate towards quirky pieces or simple styles, the jewellery you choose is making a statement.
Not sure that the statement you are currently making is cohesive? Nailing down your personal jewellery style can take time. Many people find that their style evolves as they do, and the jewellery they would’ve chosen three or six years ago is very different to the pieces they love today.
June 21, 2017 • Allison Bray
Dame Vivienne Westwood is fashion royalty. Born in 1941 in Cheshire, Westwood first came to style prominence in the 1970s when she is credited with bringing punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.
From there she has gone from strength to strength, achieving world wide success with her Vivienne Westwood label. Westwood has won numerous awards, multiple honorary degrees and, of course, an OBE in 1992. She has also championed political causes including human rights and climate change.
June 14, 2017 • Allison Bray
The idea of the twelve birthstones, one for each month of the year, may sound like a modern day marketing stunt. It might surprise you to hear that this isn’t actually the case. In fact, many people believe that birthstones actually originate from the bible.
Are birthstones biblical?
In the Book of Exodus, Aaron, Moses’ brother and first high priest of the Israelites, wore a ceremonial breastplate featuring twelve precious stones. These...
June 07, 2017 • Allison Bray
Fluorite is a mineral commonly used in jewellery. Its popular thanks to its wide colour palette, attractive light reflecting properties and natural colour spectrum effect. Common fluorites include black fluorite, blue fluorite, green fluorite, magenta fluorite, rainbow fluorite, pink fluorite, purple fluorite and yellow fluorite. Blue John is also a form of fluorite.
The name ‘fluorite’ comes from the Latin verb fluere, which means to flow. It has been in use both for jewellery and decorative purposes and in industry for...
May 31, 2017 • Allison Bray