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March Blog

This month’s birthstone is aquamarine, a beautiful subtle pale blue gemstone, named after the colour of seawater.  Its my birthday in March so this is my birthstone too.  Prices for the deeper blue gemstones, which I prefer, put them outside my price bracket, but if like me you love pale blue, then you’ll find sky blue topaz a great alternative, especially if you get a well cut stone with plenty of sparkle.  They are the perfect foil for spring outfits, adding a classy finishing touch.     Factoid: There are myths and legends surrounding almost all the ancient gemstones and...
  February Blog Amethyst is the birthstone this month, famed for its rich purple tones, this semi precious gemstone has a long history.  It was named by the Greeks, from the word for ‘intoxication’, as they believed the colour to be like wine or grapes.  Personally, I’d have thought garnets were more red wine in colour.  Others believed that amethysts keep you clear headed in battle and in business, bestowing wisdom on the wearer too.  The Crown jewels are glittering with deep purple African amethysts, but thanks to various heat treatments, amethysts are also now available in a beautiful pale...

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January Blog

January can be such a disappointing month.  With Christmas and the fun of New Year behind us, it can seem like a long month of dark nights and chilly temperatures.  The diet has started and the thought of the credit card bill fills you with dread.  So, we definitely need some cheering up! Its time to cosy up by the fire with your laptop and fluffy slippers and browse the forthcoming seasons new designs and colours.  Check out the  sales  – a little forward planning for an out of season holiday purchase can save a fortune.  And don’t forget your...

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December's Blog

Christmas is almost upon us once again.  It’s time for festive fun, parties and gathering of friends and family.  As we’re constantly told, it’s all in the planning, and that goes for your Christmas wardrobe as well as the food, presents, cards etc etc. There’s so much to think about at this time of year and sadly much of it falls on us ladies!  So it’s worth spending half an hour now, selecting your Christmas outfits; I usually have 3 on standby – smart party dress, smart casual for drinks and a dinner out number.  The rest of the time...

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November Blog

November Blog   Those with November birthdays have two beautiful birthstones to choose from: topaz and citrine. Topaz comes in a rainbow of colours; citrine is prized for its charming yellow and orange hues. Both November birthstones are known to have calming energies, while bringing fortune and warmth to the wearer. Our range features pink and blue topaz.  The blue is divided into 3 shades, the palest is Sky Blue, brighter blue is Swiss Blue and the deep blue is known as London Blue.  We also have Neptune Topaz earrings, which display a depth of ocean coloured hues.  Pink topaz...

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October Blog

October Blog The leaves are on the turn and it’s getting a bit nippy in the morning.  Evenings are drawing in and although its only just October, the temptation to put on the heating is getting ever stronger!  With the drop in temperature it’s time to take a look in the wardrobe and sort through all those clothes I thought I’d wear this summer and didn’t.  Then I need to take a serious look at what I have for Autumn.  I’ve no doubt that my Autumn wardrobe would benefit from a few new accessories and Autumn coloured jewels have never...