Sustainability   While a relatively new word in many industries we have found in the jewellery trade that it has been a very important word in jewellery and continues to be so. Looking at wedding and engagement rings these items are purchased with a view of lasting decades some even with a view of lasting…

Back to Business A number of our members have opened in the last week and a number will reopen next week. Our members really appreciate the support they have received locally during this difficult time. It is now in everyone’s interest that we trade safely and ensure a safe environment for both our staff and…

Cleaning your Jewellery We all know how important it is to wash our hands at the moment but did you know it is also very important to keep our rings clean. As our members are closed at the moment it is impossible to get them professionally cleaned so here is an at-home method for cleaning…

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas “First my Mum, forever my friend”   With Mother’s day less than two weeks away, we thought we would show you some popular gift ideas for your Mum.First up are earrings, earrings are making a huge comeback this year with a trend toward wearing more than one pair at a time. So…

  Planning a Leap Year Proposal   Did you know that it’s a Leap Year this year we have a February 29th. Legend has it that St Brigid whose feast day is February 1st and with whom the St Brigids Cross is associated with asked St Patrick to grant permission for women to propose marriage after…

Engagement Ring Trends 2020 Did you get engaged at the end of last year or are planning an engagement in 2020. Are you wondering what are the top trends for 2020. As usual engagement, rings can follow a traditional style but every year or even every decade there is a particular trend towards particular styles.…

Top Jewellery Trends 2019: Earrings: This year earrings are back in the forefront with all types of earrings being a popular choice. So whether you like hoop earrings, statement earrings, drop earrings,  stud earrings or pearl earrings there is something for you this year.  We have also seen a huge trend towards wearing more than…

Personalised Jewellery As Christmas 2019 draws nearer we are all starting to look at Christmas ideas for our loved ones. One of the top trends for 2019 is to personalise the piece of jewellery that we gift. People love their own signature on a piece of jewellery and love to feel it is individual to…

Antique Jewellery Versus Vintage Jewellery Many times we get asked is there a difference between antique jewellery and vintage jewellery and the simple answer is “Yes”. Typically antique jewellery is over 100 years old and this is where you would count beautiful victorian pieces as antique jewellery. Vintage jewellery needs tobe only fifty years old…

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