Jewellery

Choosing the Right Earrings for a Specific Dress Code

Choosing the Right Earrings for a Specific Dress Code

Don’t sigh when you receive an invitation with the dress code printed front and centre - this is a chance to have fun and experiment with a look you might not usually get the chance to wear.      ‘Casual’ can mean ‘anything you fancy’ to ‘toned down’, so feel free to match your jewellery to your outfit. A beat-up band tee at a concert goes equally well with plain studs as with sparkly gemstone danglers - it’s your call. ‘Business’ tends towards the smarter end of the spectrum, with an expectation of practicality and subtlety. After all, you want...

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Pearl – the birthstone of June

Pearl – the birthstone of June

Pearl is not just a precious stone. From the very moment of its birth pearl is connected with the Moon’s rhythms, and as the pearl grows, it accumulates the planet’s invisible and perfidious energy.      The ancient Greeks believed that pearls are stark tears of ocean nymphs. Rich Greek women wore pearl necklaces to make their eyes shine more brightly and prevent themselves from unrequited love. Indian merchants reckoned that a pearl ring would keep them from theft and unfair deals. In the Middle Ages pearl was used to embroider bridal dresses as it was assumed to cement the marriage....

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Before you press the BUY button

Before you press the BUY button

Online shopping is the most convenient way to purchase goods nowadays since it saves your time and offers you a wider choice as you may visit 100 shops in an hour. It is always cheaper too, because an online seller does not have to pay rent for a brick and mortar storefront. After all, online shopping is great fun and a treat that you can give yourself at any time of your busy day.  However, despite its invaluable advantages online shopping is still a little bit riskier than buying from a brick and mortar shop. Below are 7 checks you...

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10 facts you may not know about silver

10 facts you may not know about silver

  1. Silver, just like gold, can be found in nature in the form of a nugget. The largest silver nugget ever mined, weighing 834.6 kg was found in Colorado, the United States. 2. Silver is highly malleable, that is why since old ages it has played an important role in a cultural, economic, and religious life of society. Silver items that are found in the Middle East are more than 6000 years old. The first coins in history were made of the alloy of silver and gold. 3. According to ancient beliefs silver can cure and relax its owner. In...

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Emphasise Your Best Body Bits with Complementary Jewellery

Emphasise Your Best Body Bits with Complementary Jewellery

Jewellery is often the finishing touch that can elevate an average outfit from boring to special. If you get it right, your jewellery can make you feel more confident, more ‘put together’ and can be a talking point when meeting new people. Here’s a handy guide on how your body type can affect which jewellery will flatter you the absolute best. Body types are very important to consider when choosing your perfect jewellery. After all, women come in all shapes and sizes and jewellery is there to adorn them and make them look beautiful! Pop online and search out what...

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Give a Token of Your Love on Mother’s Day

Give a Token of Your Love on Mother’s Day

Mother’s. Mom’s. Mama’s. Mum's. Everyone’s got one, whether she birthed you, adopted you, fostered you, raised you or just looked out for you, there is a mother out there that you know and love. After all that time that she has invested in you, she gets one day a year all to herself. Mother’s Day is a day to really show your mum she’s something special.  So where did Mother’s Day come from? Originally, it is thought to have stemmed from Ancient Egyptian celebrations of their mother goddess, Isis. The Romans continued this tradition and then later, Christians also celebrated...

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How Your Face Type Determines Which Jewellery Flatters You the Most

How Your Face Type Determines Which Jewellery Flatters You the Most

When choosing your jewellery, there are a few more factors at play than whether or not you like the style (although obviously that is a key part of the whole enterprise!) If you wish to project an air of elegance and to show that you are fully ‘put-together’ there are a few other points you should take into consideration when choosing jewellery. One of the first and most important points to think about are how your facial shape and body type can be enhanced by jewellery.  First off, try searching for image guides online for ‘Face Shape’. Once you know...

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Geometry in Fashion

Geometry in Fashion

Geometry has popped up on the trend barometer in the last two years, a deviant of the modernist movement in fashion. With clean lines, simple shapes and a compelling array of colours, geometric design is fast becoming a go-to for stylish ladies across the globe. Often statement-making, with sculptural elements and new techniques to achieve show-stopping designs, geometry has inspired many couturiers over the years. In particular, a slew of style icons in the 1960s adopted the trend as it heralded a new futuristic vision very popular at the time. As mankind made it to the moon, space and technology...

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Garnet, ancient and modern.

Garnet, ancient and modern.

When you hear the word garnet, a beautiful red gemstone is probably what comes to mind. However, don’t be fooled into thinking garnet is a one trick pony - no, the gemstone comes in many different colours, like brilliant green, sumptuous pinks and deep purple. Even a rare blue variety has been discovered, although red continues to be the most abundant colouration available. Did you know that some garnets can even change colour? Yes, they can be one shade under UV light and another colour entirely under incandescent lighting! Imagine the possibilities for jewellery for every occasion, as garnet beads...

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