Who would have thought that the bold, colourful jewellery pieces of the 1980s would ever make a comeback! In our second part on the history of jewellery, we take a look at some very different influences – from nature inspired Art Nouveau jewellery through to the Glam Rock pieces of the 1970s.
Jewellery – a status symbol, a protector against evil, a beautiful item to enjoy. The history of jewellery is as fascinating as it is complicated. In this new 2 part series, we’ll take a look at the different periods of history and how jewellery and its meaning has evolved over time.
There is something magical about jewellery, especially when you know it’s been handcrafted. It’s why we just love the range from Victor, our in-house goldsmith. Inspired by his Portuguese heritage, these beautiful handmade hearts are a stunning interpretation of the Viana Heart, one of the main symbols of Portuguese filigree. We take a look at the inspiration behind his work.
Diamonds, the birthstones for April believed to symbolise truth and everlasting love, and bring the wearer calm and inner peace. We were quite surprised then to find out about the turbulent history of some of the most famous diamonds in history – death, destruction, curses! No other gem seems to inspire as much passion and drama as the diamond! We…
Sunday 31st March – Mothering Sunday. The day of the year where we celebrate our mums and all the great things they have done for us. And what better way to show we care than giving her a beautiful piece of jewellery. Read on to find out more about the origins of Mother’s Day and for some great Mother’s Day jewellery ideas.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but have you ever given much thought to why we celebrate it? We look at the reason behind the tradition and give you some inspiration for St Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
New Year resolutions don’t just need to be about your health; they can also extend to your jewellery collection. We take a look at some resolutions that will help add a sparkle to you and your jewellery in 2019.
Jewellery makes a perfect gift, whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday or some other special occasion, but it can be tricky deciding what to give. We look at some useful tips to help you can get it right every time.
Not sure what to buy someone this Christmas? Then take a look at our list of Christmas gift ideas. We’ve catered for all budgets and tastes and our list includes a fabulous new jewellery range from Sif Jakobs; Christmas gift ideas for him and a stunning handcrafted jewellery range from our very own goldsmith.
In the excitement of getting engaged, choosing your wedding rings can sometimes be a bit of an afterthought. But given you’ll be wearing your wedding ring every day for the rest of your life, you shouldn’t rush into picking the first one you see. We look at 6 tips to help you pick the perfect his and hers wedding rings.
Choosing a diamond engagement ring is a monumental step – it represents a permanent symbol of what will hopefully be the most important relationship of your life and has the potential to cost a small fortune. Get it wrong, and it won’t be forgotten in a hurry! To help you through this equally thrilling and terrifying process, we take a…
If you are looking to buy a piece of jewellery for someone special or even for yourself, a necklace, ring or bracelet set with a birthstone could be the perfect option. But what exactly is a birthstone and how did they originate? Birthstones – The history A birthstone is a precious or semi-precious gem with origins which can be traced…