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Published: 18/05/2022

Diamonds are a Queen's Best Friend

Celebrate the Queen's fast approaching diamond jubilee in style with some beautiful diamonds fit for a royal. 

 

Although brooches were already popular overseas, in England it was Queen Elizabeth I who turned the brooch into a trendy fashion statement. 

 Brooches are still making headlines today with Queen Elizabeth II's floral brooch that was gifted to her by former president, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. 

 

We have a variety of beautiful brooches ranging from a subtle elegance to dazzling statement pieces - all fitting to wear when celebrating the diamond jubilee! Click here to view our beautiful brooch collection.

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If you were born in June, you're lucky enough to have three birthstones to call your own! June is one of only three months (the others are August and December) that have three birthstones. Between Alexandrite, Moonstone and Pearl, people born in June are spoilt for choice. 

 

Alexandrite

Many myths and legends describe alexandrite as a carrier of good luck, especially when it comes to love and finances. Alexandrite is well-known for its remarkable colour changes — green in sunlight and red in incandescent light. 

Moonstone 

Moonstone is a modern gemstone that is often gifted for 13 years of marriage and every succeeding year after that. Symbolising properity and passion, moonstone is said to balace the positive and negative sides of the mind. 

Pearl

Pearls are the only gemstone to come from a living creature, with all others being created under the Earth's crust. Natural pearls are amongst the rarest jewels in the world, with approximately 99% of pearls believed to be cultivated. In addition to its classic beauty, pearls have long been considered to symbolise loyalty, purity and clarity, making this birthstone a perfect gift for a friend or relative.

We have a vast and beautiful range of pearl items to browse through. Click here to view our beautiful collection of pearl jewellery on our website.

 

 

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Published: 28/04/2022

The Best Jewellery from the Met Gala



What is known as fashions biggest night out is almost upon us! 

Not only is the fashion to die for, the A-listers jewellery does not disappoint!

The theme for this years Met Gala is In America: An Anthology of Fashion. Which celebrates American fashion and is the second of the two-part series from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - the first, called In American: A Lexicon of Fashion, held in September 2021. This years dress code is Gilded Glamour, taking inspiration from the time period 1870 to 1890 - The Gilded Age in New York.

Let's take a look at some previous gala fashion, focusing on the amazing jewels that have graced those ever so famous steps!

 

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The moon has long been a prominent and powerful symbol in art and literature for centuries. In classical tradition, the moon is associated with Greek and Roman goddesses, making the moon a compelling symbol of femininity. 

 

Art Nouveau designs of the 1910's were heavily influenced by mythology, with the Roman goddess Diana being a favoured subject. The crescent moon has long been a symbol of the goddess, perhaps as it echoes the shape of her bow. In art and literature she is often represented with a crescent moon crown on her head. 

 

Victorian brides wore brooches with a crescent moon cradling a flower on their honeymoon. These sweet styles are called honeymoon brooches, which were said to represent ‘the magic of the moon and the sweet nectar of the flower.’

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Published: 01/04/2022

April Birthstone Diamond

 Our all-time favourite gemstone, diamonds are April’s birthstone for those lucky enough to have an April birthday.

Formed deep under the Earth’s crust billions of years ago, diamonds are amongst the world’s most sought after treasure. We’ve adored and adorned diamonds for centuries, believing they’re the ultimate gift and symbol of eternal love. The Ancient Romans believed Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds; this connection is possibly the earliest association people made between diamonds and romantic love!

The word “diamond” comes from the Greek word “adamas”, meaning invincible or indestructible. Due to the fact only a diamond can cut another diamond, the name seems very fitting.

A diamond is already ‘rather old’ and we do many pre-owned pieces of diamond jewellery, giving you amazing value for money. All our secondhand jewellery is cleaned and polished and we aim to make it look like new. Click here to browse our diamond collection!

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