jewellery glossary: chains

There are so many different types of chain out there, it can be hard to know which is which. Our illustrated guide will help you tell your foxtail from your figaro chain. Use our index to jump straight to the chain style you’re looking for. Belcher Chain | Bead Chain | Beading Chain | Box Chain | Cable Chain | Curb Chain | Figaro Chain …

7 classic jewellery pieces for everyday wear

It’s always a great idea to have a selection of chic, classic pieces in your jewellery box. These will dress up any outfit and ensure you’re always looking stylish and sophisticated, for work or casual wear. Here are some of our favourite pieces that we could wear day in day out. 1. a stylish gold pendant A gold pendant is perfect for everyday wear. It …

what jewellery is best to wear to work?

When it comes to dressing for work, it’s useful to have a selection of chic, classic items of jewellery that will ensure you’re always looking elegant (and work-appropriate!). Obviously, your choice of jewellery will depend on your job and on the general dress code at work. But jewellery can be a great way to dress up a plain outfit, and to ensure you’re always looking …

what’s the best ear piercing to get?

There are as many places to pierce on your ear as there are shapes of ear: the sky really is your limit. But we’ve attempted to categorise the most popular ones, as well as taking a look at which piercings suit different people. Wherever you get your piercing done, make sure the place looks clean and the tools are appropriately sterilised – easy for us …

jewellery care guide: how to clean your jewellery

If you love jewellery as much as we do, you’ll have noticed that sometimes, your favourite bling loses its shine. Any jewellery can get a bit grubby or dull after a while, whether it’s silver that’s tarnished, gemstones that have got dirt in the settings, or gold that looks less shiny than it was. The good news is that you can clean any of your …

geometric jewellery we adore

There’s something about the clean, minimal lines of geometric shaped jewellery that’s just so effortlessly stylish. Circles, triangles, hexagons, squares… the effect is timeless, beautiful and yet edgy and contemporary. The simplicity of this style of jewellery means you can layer up with several pieces or alternatively keep it super simple with just one or two gorgeous items. Dress them up for work, or down …

the hottest new jewellery trends for autumn/winter 2017

Always on the lookout for style inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite catwalk trends for Autumn Winter 2017/2018. shades of red It’s not just the colour of the leaves this season, red is everywhere! It’s all over the catwalks, from Stella McCartney to Valentino, we saw everything from bold scarlet overcoats to striking pillar-box red accessories.   Images: Fendi, Oscar de la Renta, …

are facial piercings work and job interview appropriate?

This is a question that many of us have pondered while preparing for an interview. Should you wear your piercings and hope that your potential employer accepts you as you are, or play it more conservative for the interview? The answer is that it depends. Whether or not your facial piercings are likely to be acceptable to a hiring manager can vary widely, depending on …

sensitive skin, jewellery allergies and piercings

Putting on a lovely new item of jewellery is a thrill that never gets old. However, when you take your new baubles off and realise they’ve left you with a weird green tinge to your skin, it can be worrying to say the least. Or perhaps your latest sparkly treat has made your skin dry, itchy or swollen? As well as being uncomfortable, this kind …

birthstones: everything you need to know

Do you know your birthstone?  There’s something wonderfully mystical about birthstones. Have you ever wondered why certain stones are associated with months of the year and where the concept originated? It turns out it’s an idea that’s been around for a while. Thousands of years, in fact. a history of birthstones The idea of birthstones can be traced back to the Old Testament of the …