2015: Trends for the Coming Year

Are you excited about the new trends that 2015 will hold? We definitely are! Here are a few in vogue styles to keep in mind for this upcoming year. Engagement Rings White gold rings were a huge trend since 2000 – now some ladies are starting to realize white metal is not the only metal available on the market. We are seeing …

Jewellery Guide for Men

It’s June, and with the summer weather and sunshine comes graduation and fathers day! So what do you get the dad or grad on your list? We have some great ideas in store for that special man in your life. Alor Stainless steel jewellery comes in many different styles and colours. Striking combinations of black and white metal with a …

Basic Jewellery Care

To keep your jewellery looking new, here are a few ideas which are simple to do and easy to remember When to take off your jewellery Some examples of activities that are particularly hard on your jewellery are housework, gardening, home renovations, working on your car, and cooking. Dirt, food or glue can get trapped under the settings of rings …

Aquamarine: An Ocean in a Stone

The birthstone for March, aquamarine’s name is derived from the Latin “Aqua” water and “Mare” sea water, creating beryllus aquamarinun, “beryl resembling seawater”. It has a long history and has been known as a sailor’s talisman for calm seas. Aquamarine also come from the same family of gemstones as Emerald, Morganite and Yellow beryl. This lovely blue stone gets its …

Garnet: More than just Red

Garnet is from the Latin word granum, “grain or pip”, which came from the Phoenician word for pomegranate, punica granatum. Today Garnet is January’s birthstone and gift for the 2nd anniversary. When you think about garnets, the colour that comes to mind is that lovely rusty red. However, too few people are aware that garnets come in a wide range of …

Wedding Jewellery: Adding a Special Touch to your Day

Is your dress a princess-like ball gown? Then diamond jewellery such as tennis bracelets, riviere necklaces and diamond chandelier earrings are a fairytale style wedding staple. These very special pieces will dazzle your guests and make you look like royalty. Perhaps you are wearing a dress with vintage grace? Try a long strand of pearls with matching studs for a …

Zircon: The Misunderstood Gemstone

Zircons come in a wide range of colours such as, yellow, green, red, reddish brown, blue and colourless. Blue Zircon has been a favourite gem for jewellery since the Victorian times. Zircons have amazing fire, and as a result colourless zircons rival diamonds in sparkle. This has led to Zircons being mistaken for the lab grown Cubic Zirconia. Blue Zircon …