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The September Birthstone Edit: Sapphire

We love birthstones, so decided it was about time to welcome our new blog series: The Birthstone Edit! Each month we will share a curated collection of birthstone jewellery, just in case you were having trouble picking yourself. September is the month of the sapphire, and I am sure we are all equally obsessed (and all wish we were born in September) with sapphires after Princess …

How to buy jewellery for someone else

Choosing jewellery for someone else can be tricky. Whether it’s for your girlfriend, your sister or your mum, it’s worth thinking carefully and following these guidelines before you splurge on something. After all, you want to be sure she’ll love it as much as you do. As a side note: Buying jewellery for guys is a whole other story, so we’ll just focus on how …

A guide to photographing delicate jewellery

If, like me, you’re a fan of wearing subtle, delicate pieces of jewellery, you will know just how difficult it can be to capture these pieces when taking photos of your outfit. It can be easy for them to get lost, and not be very noticeable in full-length photos. So, today I thought I would share my tips and tricks for capturing your jewellery when …

what does your jewellery mean?

Over the years I’ve gone from wearing silver to gold to rose gold and back to silver. I think deep down I’m a silver girl at heart, even having my engagement ring changed to sterling silver after an unfortunate skin reaction. After this, I started to look into metal properties and what different metals meant – it’s actually super interesting. A lot leads back to …

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 …

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 …

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 …