Jewellery for your Wedding Day When a Bride is getting married every element of what she will wear on the day is a major decision. Very often when it comes to jewellery the bride will match her dress so if she has chosen crystals she will usually opt for wearing diamonds. If she has…

Ruby Birthstone for July…. Happy Birthday July This month’s special birthstone is Ruby .A stone of great value and nobility ruby jewellery often plays a significant role in films and it is no surprise that “Rubies “ feature greatly in recognisable pieces from past films.   Anyone remember the stunning pear cut ruby and diamond…

Happy Birthday June Babies A very “ Happy Birthday “ to all of those born this month. As a “ June Baby” you have the lustrous Pearl as your birthstone. Early Cultures believed that a Pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens and became the “ heart of the…

  Are you planning on saying “I do” soon and you have picked the dress the shoes and  the bridesmaids dresses. You have decided on the way you will wear your hair and how your makeup will look. The only thing you have left to choose is the jewellery you will wear on your special…

  EMERALD BIRTHSTONE FOR MAY This month sees the beautiful Emerald as it’s birthstone. Emerald is a precious gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. It has a hardness of 7.5-8 on  Moh’s scale although emeralds are often considered to be brittle and need care. Again…

Fionagh pictured above with her Mum Rita and her Dad Stephen at her inauguration recently We are delighted to welcome Fionagh Ryan as the new President of the Association of fine Jewellers. Fionagh has a wealth of jewellery knowledge and will be a huge asset to the Association. We sat down with Fionagh recently and  thought…

Diamond If you have a birthday this month you are probably well aware that your birthstone is one of the most valued gems Diamond. A Diamond is a solid form of carbon with a diamond cubic crystal structure. At room temperature and pressure it is metastable and graphite is the stable form, but diamond almost never…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCH … AQUAMARINE BIRTHSTONE This beautiful stone gets it name from “Sea Water ” which is of course what Aqua Marine means when translated. The beautiful hues of this stone reflect the beautiful sea colours. It varies in colour from blue to green. The most valuable Aquamarines are clear with blueish green hues just…

Mother’s Day March 11th   Now that you have all recovered from  the snow it’s time to get organised and show your Mum how much you love her this Sunday. Jewellery is a perfect gift for your Mum and your local member from the Association of fine jewellers has lots for your to choose from.…

February Birthstone February is the month with Amethyst as its Birthstone  a violet variety quartz gemstone.It is a also a 6th anniversary gemstone. As amethyst is readily available in large structures the value of the gem is not primarily defined by carat weight; this is different to most gemstones where the carat weight exponentially increases…