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Jewellery Wisdom

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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Photo by David PerrymanLet’s be honest, the majority of us have the best intentions to look after our diamonds and jewels with the upmost care! But life can have a habit of getting in the way.Now without taking over your life, I suggest adopting a simple and easy tender, love and care routine for your

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Image and ring via EtsyDecember’s birthstone is blue topaz. December is already a favourite month, with Christmas, but as this author is a huge fan of blue topaz, it makes it even more special!Topaz comes in many different colours: yellow, orange, violet and so on. However, most people are aware of blue topaz, given its

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Citrine is the birthstone of November and the focus of this blog post.What is citrine?Citrine is essentially the yellow variety of quartz and can vary in colour from a light honey colour, through to the richer more orange tones.The name ‘citrine’ is derived from its french origins of ‘citron’, meaning ‘lemon’. Bien sur!Now, did you

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Green Tourmaline Engagement ring via EtsyThe October birthstone Tourmaline is your’s if you’re born in this month. Happy Birthday to you 🙂Tourmaline has been known since antiquity in the Mediterranean region, but it was only in 1703 that they brought it from Sri Lanka to Western and Central Europe. The Dutch gave the new gems

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Vintage Sapphire engagement ring image via Lang Antiques & Estate JewelleryHappy Birthday to everyone born in September – your birthstone is sapphire!Sapphires are one of this writer’s favourite jewelry gemstones, because of the intense cornflower blue colour associated with them. In Greek, sapphire literally means ‘blue’ and some of the finest examples of blue are

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Peridot the August birthstone and a new twist on an old style makes it a great choice for a unique eternity ring or anniversary gift.Peridot is one of the few stones that only occurs in one colour – an olive green. Some sources suggest that the name comes from the Arabic word faridat, meaning ‘gem’.

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 I never tire of seeing beautifully crafted jewellery. If someone is wearing a beautifully designed piece, my eye is drawn instantly to it, and I just have to enquire further! Ben’s family owned the famous Kozminsky – a Melbourne icon. Now Ben has branched out  with his own online jewellery business Ben Albrecht Jewellery  and

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The Brides Guide To Wedding JewelleryThe attention that you give to your appearance and that of the wedding party shows, especially when it comes to jewellery. The type of jewellery chosen for a wedding has the potential to elevate your appearance or detract from it. Read on for suggestions in selecting the appropriate gems.Jewellery and

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I saw a picture on the web page of a lady with her back to us and in her hair is a brooch. I’m pretty sure it’s not a comb or hair clip. It reminded me of a show we did a couple of years ago in the UK. The fashion shoot for the show

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Jewellery is somewhat of a passion of mine – I am incredibly sentimental when it comes to special pieces and always fascinated by the process that goes into creating something so small and delicate. Today’s expert knows a thing or two about jewels and I am thrilled to welcome Rohan Milne of Rohan Jewellery to

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When I opened Holloway Diamonds (first called Precious Metals) in 1976 as a geologist with no diamond and jewellery experience I could not understand why badly cut lifeless diamonds often cost more than sparkling beauties! I discovered grading Cut is very hard, it is the Cinderella of the 4 C’s and so most diamonds are

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When I opened Holloway Diamonds (first called Precious Metals) in 1976 as a geologist with no diamond and jewellery experience I could not understand why badly cut lifeless diamonds often cost more than sparkling beauties! I discovered grading Cut is very hard, it is the Cinderella of the 4 C’s and so most diamonds are

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When I opened Holloway Diamonds (first called Precious Metals) in 1976 as a geologist with no diamond and jewellery experience I could not understand why badly cut lifeless diamonds often cost more than sparkling beauties! I discovered grading Cut is very hard, it is the Cinderella of the 4 C’s and so most diamonds are

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