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Jewellery Wisdom

Image by Sarah-Kate from Chasing Brightness Photography via Kat & Reece’s Sparkling Garden Cafe WeddingAs she says a delighted “Yes!” he breathes a sigh of relief and slips a gorgeous engagement ring onto the fourth finger of her left hand. She admires its sparkle as he comes in for a sweet embrace. Nobody stood by

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Image by Brown Paper Parcel Photography via Anna and Murray’s Rustic Mill WeddingSo the big day is fast approaching. You have all the ‘big’ items sorted – you have found the perfect dress, the ideal venue, a tasty menu lined up for guests and the partner of your dreams.While you are sure to wow everyone on your wedding

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Image via Alexis June Weddings via Meet Aisle SocietyEngagement ring styles are ever changing but every now and then older designs come back into fashion, ready to wear and sparkle in the light. But when it comes to styles in 2016, which ones have reigned supreme?Rose goldSome might call it basic, but rose gold is still having its

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What makes someone want to be a jewellery designer and maker? It is the allure of the gems, the creative satisfaction of the design and crafting of the piece,  the intangible something where the kernel of an idea becomes the piece that is admired and touched over and over. But it is more than that

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Image by Popcorn Photography via Alicia and Mark’s Romantic Vineyard Wedding You might have been planning it for only a few months, or perhaps you’ve been mentally adjusting the details of your wedding for years, but chances are you didn’t simply see a wedding you liked and say, “I want that one!”You want your big day

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Image by Louisa Bailey via Karina and David’s Elegant Melbourne Wedding Engagement rings are now as commonplace as weddings themselves – it’s hard to imagine a blushing bride making her way down the aisle without the glitter of a diamond engagement ring on her finger. But although we now take the practice of the groom

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Image by Glass Slipper Photography via Kate and Stuart’s Formal Cocktail Party WeddingAre you thinking about surprising your groom with an engagement or wedding ring? These days, it’s not always the groom who pops the question – more and more brides are comfortable with the idea of asking for their groom’s hand in marriage, or

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How to Match Your Engagement Ring to Your Wedding RingChoosing a complementary wedding band for your engagement ring can be a tricky task. After all, you want it to stand out, but it still needs to look the part sitting next to your engagement ring.Fortunately, there are a couple of tricks of the trade you

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What girl doesn’t love a bit of bling and when the bling comes in the form of these spectacular pieces – then a girl’s dreams really could come true! Matthew of Matthew Ely by York Jewellers is the man behind these designs – crafting bespoke beauties to match your lifestyle, letting the gems speak to

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Image by Angela Rose Woods From Butterfly Bones Photography via Brooke and James’ Romantic Wisteria Engagement PhotosJust the words “engagement ring” can send some into a frenzy, instantly imagining some extraordinary figure that they are going to have part with to purchase that perfect ring. There are many misconceptions about how much engagement rings need

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The April birthstone is Diamond. Happy birthday to all those born in April!Well where do we start with diamonds? It’s amazing how such a small stone has such power: enough to start wars but on a happier note, to be the symbol of two people sharing the rest of their lives together, whether it be

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How much fun it would be to design your own piece of jewellery, to look just the way you want it to, and have it arrive in a lovely parcel in the post! Well, you can do just this at StyleRocks, where you can choose anything from the style, to the gems, to the type

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Image by Kwintowski Photography via Kayla and Dom’s Traditional Spring Brisbane WeddingWhile traditionally men’s wedding bands have been fashioned from softer metals like gold, silver and platinum, advancements in engineering techniques over the last decade have seen the rise and rise of metals like titanium and tungsten as alternatives, with most jewellery stores now stocking a

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The February birthstone is Amethyst. Happy Birthday to all those born in February!The history of the amethyst.Amethyst has a long history, and has been used for centuries in regal accessories, thanks to its colour purple which is traditionally associated with all things noble.The Egyptians used it in their jewellery, and the ancient Greeks also wore

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Image via EtsyGarnet is the January birthstone for jewelry. So Happy Birthday – oh and Happy New Year too by the way. 🙂There isn’t a lot known about garnets; they tend to fly under the radar, compared to their more high profile colour cousins, the ruby.Garnet comes in two varieties, Almandine and Rhodolite. Almandine garnet

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