As we are such gentlefolk at Jewellery Monthly we let the ladies go first for our popular article Christmas Jewellery, gifts for the ladies It’s now time to earn some serious lady points. We have put together some great Christmas ideas for you, which will hopefully inspire you for the big morning. Make your man feel EPIC this christmas. Let us know if you like any of these or if you have found something even more awesome by commenting below.
It’s that time of year again when every man in the country is wondering what to buy his better half this year for Christmas. Rather than panic buy and spend more than you wanted on ill considered gifts we’ve researched some of the finest on-line jewellers and found some great Christmas gift ideas that will give you some ultimate man points.
Coined by Austin powers as “sophisticated heat beam” Lasers have actually become very popular and commonplace within the jewellery industry and have a number of great features and benefits. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should know about this type of technology.
If you like the look of a premium watch on your wrist but can’t afford to spend thousands for the privilege, searching around the internet for top names like Cartier, Breitling and TAG Heuer can be really quite daunting. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the three best timepieces under £1,000 that are out there right now. All three watches include Swiss-made parts and spectacular designs but most importantly they won’t break the bank…
The last few years has seen a huge rise in Jewellery animation, digital jewellery photography and CAD for manufacture. How do we know this? Well our team here run LionSorbet a company that helps Jewellery retailers, designers and manufacturers of luxury products, market their services or goods in a very unique way.
With the press that natural fancy coloured diamonds have been receiving over the last few years, it is difficult to comprehend that there are many people who still do not know that such a thing exists. Having been brought to prominence by such mega stars as J Lo, Beyonce, and Kate Hudson, you would have thought that they would be on the top of everyone’s shopping list but although they are receiving more exposure and publicity, they are still flying under the radar.
In the world of jewellery the Eternity Ring is a symbol of everlasting love. The concept of infinite love through a solid ring of precious metal arose more than 2000 years ago in ancient Egypt. They believed that the continuous circle of the ring showed a timeless state of love throughout a human lifetime. The Eternity ring is a fine example of jewellery that can be set or encrusted with many different types of gemstones including: Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, Amethyst, Quartz and Zircon. These stones also represent love and loyalty amongst partners throughout the world. The eternity ring can also…
With the increased use of 3D Cad and Rapid Manufacture in Jewellery design nowadays we thought we’d share this insightful video by our team at LionSorbet presenting a simple walk-through of the Jewellery design process. Created for online retailer Diamond Rocks this lovely video provides a brief insight into Diamond Rocks’ modern approach to bespoke Jewellery design and manufacture. Oh and it features real sketching!! Which we love! Hope you enjoy. Turn up the volume and let us know your thoughts.
We decided to dabble in Photoshop again this month and create some stunning vivid coloured gold rings. You can’t buy these crazy creative rings, but we thought they looked different and fun. Maybe in years to come manufactures of precious metals will develop a technique so you can choose what colour you want?
The UK’s only finest media jewellery and silversmithing consumer show, where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is returning to the elegant Guildhall in Winchester from 16-18 November 2012.
Katherine’s current work explores the fragile relationship between people and objects, and the tensions between control and disorder. Katherine uses books to create wearable pieces that question traditional values associated to the permanence of our material surroundings, by embracing the beauty of the imperfect and incomplete. Katherine employs elements of chance into her making process making each piece completely unique. Now focusing on developing this body of work, Katherine regularly takes part in collaborative projects and exhibits nationally and internationally including Collect 2011, The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, and Dazzle. As winner of the Antique of the Future Award,…
Buying an engagement ring can be one of the most stressful shopping experiences in life. What should be a part of a very happy occasion can quickly become daunting as you start to consider the details like the right combination of colour, cut, carat and clarity.
So you’re looking for an awesome jewellery iphone app that lets you browse all types of jewellery? We decided to pick a few out we know you are going to love. If your searching for Diamond rings, earrings, bracelets or maybe a new necklace? then give these a try… All these jewellery iPhone apps are free to use and download to your iPhone. Just click the links and enjoy.
The popularity of White metals such as Platinum, Palladium and White Gold has increased significantly with diamond rings in recent years, whereas Yellow Gold seems to have been pushed aside in favour of something brighter, cleaner and certainly more modern. We’ve always thought that Yellow Gold works well as Wedding bands, but if choosing a White Gold engagement ring then your choice is generally limited in colour.
Paper jewellery! a term that conjures images of fanciful art pieces or some new form of origami?. What is it? what does it do? have you even heard of it? Alternative Jewellery seems to be trending heavily online and there are some fantastic creations breaking boundaries and gaining more attention that mainstream Jewellery.
No!, not another long drawn out article about Engagement rings and how special they are or what they all mean! Well not quite. Our friends at SimplyBridal have created this fun, infographic, providing a simple, effective look at the engagement ring and providing some fun facts on the way. Read and enjoy!!
Competition Now Closed. Winner: Carly Bear from Portsmouth. This month you could be in with a chance to win this stunning 1.2ct Sapphire and Diamond Pendant worth a cool £1000 provided by Diamond Engagement specialist Serendipity Diamonds.
Alexa Quartzite Stretch Rings by Lola Rose We found these little gems while looking out for designer rings based in the UK. We loved them so much we just had to let you know about them.
The focus for jewellery designer and FGA DGA gemmologist, Lauren Elizabeth Tidd, is on one of nature’s exquisite treasures – gemstones. Exciting, luxurious designs materialise as a showcase for each gemstone, innovatively uniting modern wearable art and contemporary fine jewellery. High value precious metals are chosen alongside diverse gemstones, carefully selected for their cut, shape, colour, intriguing inclusions or optical phenomena. The gemstone is the ingredient from which sculptural, stylised creations are then born, executed to the highest standard of craftsmanship and paying great attention to detail. Timelessness, elegance and distinction coupled with stunning visual impact. Lauren is recently graduated…
A watch is a woman’s pride and joy. It offers a subtle indication of charm and fashion intent, and forms a key part of any outfit. Finding the right watch can be much hassle however. Some are too expensive, while others don’t look expensive enough. Here are a few brands with pieces that are both low-cost and luxurious.
The wedding ring has come along way from the plain court design. The options have grown as designers take on the mighty wedding ring for the modern man. This month we decided to reach out and find some stunning examples. Enjoy.
Selling Gold is still on the rise and we have all seen the adverts and shopping stands offering hard cash for Gold. More companies seem to be popping up everyday adopting the slogan of “We buy any Gold”
This is a great illustrated guide to the 4C’s of Diamond Grading, created by online Diamond Jewellery Company Serendipity Diamonds. This is a great take on the commonly found guide online and presents a fun, engaging way to learn a little something about diamonds.
We all love Pink right? and having had such a great response from our article on Pink Gold engagement rings that seem more of a problem to manufacture than we first thought, we decided to follow this up with a great selection of affordable Pink Diamond and Gemstone Engagement Rings found online.
Welcome to Vioella a little trove with many treasures waiting to be found. Vioella is a London based creative online boutique offering beautifully cute Jewellery that will satisfy your need to make fashion statement. Vioella make necklaces, bracelets and fabulous earrings. We love the Ezara range as its packed with little treasures that look unique and exciting.
The world off apps is a big place on the iPhone. There are simply thousands to choose from. We stumbled across a great platform called Instagram. Sharing amazing jewellery images, graphics, and product shots to millions of people instantly has never been easier.
This weekend will see a new range of handmade jewellery from the masters of fashion Versace. The Altelier jewellery line will have a collection of new cocktail rings that will be made only once. Each crafted item will be set with precious stones and made with metals such as Gold and Platinum.
The essence of handmade jewellery is a very fine art indeed. With the videos below you can see the level of skill needed from start to finish. Creating jewellery items with precious metals, diamonds and gems stones couldn’t be more difficult. Remember the next time you buy a diamond ring, earrings or perhaps a handmade necklace the time it took to make something so intricate and beautiful.
Have Chanel mastered the world of watches? We have spent time reviewing some of their spectacular ranges this season, and to be honest we have been swept off our feet with some of these stunning designs. The small details in each watch has really added to the overall appeal and elegance of each masterpiece.
In his own words “Jeet Palavwala designs sophisticated dimensional jewellery that is like sculpture in precious metal and gems”. I became acquainted with Jeet as we share a passion for Jewellery design and the use of 3D CAD for both manufacture and presentation. I fell in love with the Lotus Blossom Range shown below which was celebrated as the winner of first international design competition organized by Gemvara.