Jewellery Tips & Blog


Gemstone of the Month: Zircon

October 03, 2018 Allison Bray

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Zircon is a mineral that offers a whole rainbow of gorgeous gems! This gem can vary in colour from colourless (often nicknamed Matura diamonds) yellow-gold, red, brown, blue and green. 
One of the reasons that colourless zircons are so popular as diamond substitutes is because they have a real lustre to them. This fire gives them a glorious shine, and is also seen in the more colourful varieties of the gem. 
Zircon gems have...


Jewellery Inspiration From Nicole Richie

September 26, 2018 Allison Bray

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Nicole Richie has been a Hollywood regular since her childhood, thanks to her famous adoptive father Lionel Richie. She shot to fame in her own right during the early noughties when she starred in the reality series The Simple Life along with her childhood best friend Paris Hilton.
During this time Richie was far better known for her tabloid-worthy escapades than her fashion sense. The Simple Life ran for five seasons, but came to an end...


Five Pieces of Jewellery for Autumn

September 19, 2018 Allison Bray

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It’s hard to say goodbye to summer, especially after such a blissfully warm one! Luckily, the beautiful colours of autumn are a great consolation. And if that isn’t enough of a pull for you… just think of all the autumn fashions.

Over the coming month watch out for us in trench coats and autumn boots in the leaf-strewn streets around the Monkey Puzzle Jewellery shop in York. We’ll be enjoying the chance to accessorise with scarves, hats and deep jewel tones....


How to Choose Statement Jewellery

September 12, 2018 Allison Bray

Necklace pictured: Large Silver Dreki Spiral Pendant
If you like to live by the mantra go big or go home, statement jewellery is undoubtedly the jewellery for you. Statement pieces are items of jewellery that demand attention wherever they go. They’re usually big, bold and bright… and they’re definitely not for the faint-hearted!
If you’re planning to expand your statement jewellery collection, here are a few pointers on how to choose pieces that will really work for you.
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Gemstone of the Month: Moonstone

September 05, 2018 Allison Bray

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Once upon a time, people used to believe that wearing moonstone gave you the power to predict the future. To be honest, we can see why people believed this particular gem had magical powers! Though moonstones do occur in a whole range of colours, most commonly they have a gorgeous milky blue surface with an ethereal rainbow shimmer. 
According to myth, if you put a moonstone in your mouth at full moon, the moon’s gravitational pull...