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Engagement Capitals

“Will you marry me?” Those four little words have brought joy and happiness to thousands, and changed peoples lives forever. From low key private proposals to giant gestures at massive public events, every engagement is a special moment. Every proposal has to happen somewhere, but where in the UK are the most people getting engaged? Using Google search data for engagement related terms such as …

how to take your fingerprint for fingerprint jewellery

Our range of bespoke fingerprint pieces are as unique and personal as jewellery gets. We can capture the unique shapes and swirls of a loved one’s true fingerprint in jewellery that can be treasured. This guide will take you through how to obtain the best quality and most accurate prints for us to use for your chosen bespoke piece. What you’ll need: Sticky tape A …

What is an Andralok stud?

Those with ear piercings tend to wear earrings every day, so we understand that it’s important you find a place where fashion and function combine. The answer might be Andralok. In the ‘70s the Andra Jewels’ team developed the Andralok fastening – with practicality in mind. Perfect for everyday wear, you’ll no longer lament the loss of a butterfly back because Andralok’s trademark lever snaps …

Why has my silver jewellery turned black?

No, it doesn’t mean that your jewellery is faulty, or that it is not real silver. If your jewellery has changed colour and has become black, it has oxidised. Oxidisation, also known as tarnishing, is a natural process for your jewellery to go through and is a product of chemical reaction that is caused by the other metals that are mixed with the silver, reacting …

The Piercing Debate

Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi got her first pair of sparkling studs at five months old. Angelina Jolie’s daughter, Shiloh was five years old and Kim Kardashian’s daughter, North West, celebrated her first birthday with a set of diamonds… The piercing debate is constantly brought to the table, time and time again, but what is the right age to get your child’s ears pierced? How young …

Soap Stars of Instagram

Which popular soap stars could earn the most as an Instagram influencer? Here at jewellerybox, we’ve taken a look at the social clout of the stars of the UK’s most popular soaps to reveal who could earn the most money per post if they fancied collaborating with brands as an influencer alongside their soap roles. So who comes out as the highest earner and the …

glossary: stud earring fastenings

There are three main types of fastenings when it comes to stud earrings, with the most traditional being the butterfly back. However, andralok earrings and screw back fastenings have their advantages too. | Andralok | Butterfly Back | Screw Back | Andralok The andralok style is a modern earring fastening, with andralok studs becoming increasingly popular. They remove the need to worry about fiddly butterfly …

a guide to obscure gemstones

| Abalone | Agate | Amber | Aurora Borealis | Blue Zircon | Champagne | Coral | Howlite | | Moonstone | Onyx | Opal | Rose Quartz | Tanzanite | Tourmaline | Turquoise | Abalone It’s unsurprising that the abalone stone comes from the shell of the Haliotidae family of sea life, given its oceanic range of colouring. With pretty purples to turquoise to …

medical ID jewellery: things to consider

Medical ID’s such as bracelets and necklaces are are often worn by people with allergies, diabetes, and other medical conditions, as recommended by doctors and other healthcare professionals. You can spot a medical ID on someone as it will generally have the above symbol on it (the staff of Asclepius). choosing a medical ID A medical ID is probably the most important piece of jewellery …

the august birthstone edit: peridot

August is upon us and with the new month brings a new birthstone to obsess over. Peridot is the birthstone for the eighth month of the year, a gemstone which is said to ward off nightmares and have healing powers. The peridot stone is a lime green colour, which comes about through its high content of iron and magnesium in its makeup. “How is this …