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We are very pleased to share details of a new BBC Two series All That Glitters * which will embark on a talent search to find Britain’s most brilliant jewellery maker. Unfolding inside a specially built workshop, this six-part contest is built on the extraordinary skills of eight talented jewellers from all walks of life. The programme is looking for both amateurs and professionals to work with the most valuable objects on earth: gold, silver, diamonds and sapphires. The series will be filmed in the heart of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter and each week, the chosen jewellers battle it out to…

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Teens think they rule the world. For the parent that wants to get the PERFECT gift for their adolescent offspring, finding the right present at the Christmas sale can be daunting. No fear! We are here to make your life a little bit easier with these awesome teen gifts! 1 .   Beats Wireless Over Ear Headphones With a premium listening experience like no other and incredible real-time audio calibration for clear range and emotion, these headphones will wow any teen on Christmas morning. They come in a wide range of styles and price ranges. Choose from yellow, black, ruby red,…

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You’re out shopping for that beautiful piece of diamond jewellery – a ring, studs, pendant, for that special occasion, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with jargon of the 4Cs of a diamond and know what really matters. How do you cut through the sales pitch and technical jargon to select a beautiful diamond? What are the 4Cs of a diamond? Across the world, there is a uniformly accepted system of grading a diamond – what is called the ‘4Cs’ – being carat weight, clarity, colour and cut. Carat weight and cut are influenced by humans whereas, colour and…

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Changing your style is refreshing as it changes as you do. But with a number of styles available as well as someone of a kind pieces, you can create a wardrobe that works perfectly for you in the new year. In this article, we will be giving you some of insight into why it is important to change your style. Especially in the new year! New year new you! When looking to change your style, the new year is the best possible time. Not only are there a whole new seasons worth of clothes to choose from, but everyone is…

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Joshua James has launched a collection which is an array of enticing and charming accessories. Inspired by all things love and glamour, the Allure collection brings contemporary designs to classic styles, the rose gold tones are perfect for the autumn season. Allure is truly is the epitome of being a powerful and fascinating woman. It showcases a collection of classic pearly and toned metals throughout, overflowing with pieces that are perfect for both day and nightwear.  You can see a slight nature influence in this collection – the silver bud drop earrings, the flower bud symbolises youthfulness, beauty and new…

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It’s all changed in the online world for the Jewellery sector. In fact, the top spot in visibility ranking has a new winner. Google updates have certainly been causing havoc in the jewellery market. Some companies have obviously been polishing their SEO jewels, whereas others have not been taking care of them so well. We took a look at the UK Jewellery Market and released our Performance Insight Report to show our findings in this sector. Online Visibility – What Does It Mean? First though, let’s have a look at what online visibility is and why it’s important. Taken from…

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Bellini jewellery is celebrating its 15th anniversary as a jewellery manufacturer and supplier to leading jewellery retailers throughout the U.K Bellini was founded by Roberto Varriale in 2003 after spending over eight years in the jewellery manufacturing industry with one of the leading manufacturers in the U.K. Having travelled the world experiencing the many different ways of manufacture and sources of both diamonds and semi precious stones as sapphires rubies and emeralds together with future trends he decided branch out on his own and created Bellini jewellery. To this day the company has gone from strength to strength supplying many…

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Jewellery can show signs of wear and tear no matter whether it is worn everyday or only for special occasions. Below is a slide show of 5 common problems and how they can be solved, keeping your beautiful pieces in perfect condition. This slide show was created by Amit Laxman, Radiant Diamonds, Melbourne, Australia. Radiant Diamonds specialise in the manufacture of bespoke jewellery using naturally sourced fancy coloured diamonds and colourless (white) diamonds. http://www.radiant-diamonds.com/ For further education articles all about jewellery: https://www.jewellerymonthly.com/category/jewellery_education/

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Have you ever questioned the authenticity of the diamonds set within your precious jewellery item? We don’t claim to be Diamond experts or valuers but we are amazed at how seemingly ‘simple’ it appears, to check if a diamond is fake. The video below outlines 8 very simple tests which can be completed at home to check the authenticity of your diamonds. Can we take this seriously? and is there any truth to these home tests? So while you go dig out your diamond rings that auntie Pat left you in her Will, please note the information below is a guide…

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Diamonds are undoubtedly the most popular and well-known precious stones in the world. They are generally associated with wealth and luxury, and the diamond industry is one of the biggest jewelry industries in the world. Diamonds are so treasured that giving a diamond piece is usually paired with a special occasion, such as a marriage proposal or a significant anniversary. However, not all diamonds are created equally, and diamonds can be valued depending on their color, cut, clarity, and carat. How to Grade a Diamond The process of determining the value of a diamond is called grading and jewelers use…

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It’s really easy to claim the Patek Philippe Nautilus as an icon. But one can’t deny this and it really is true. The Patek Philippe Nautilus Watch was introduced in the year 1976 and was designed by a famous watch-designer who can easily pass as the maker of a modern kind of timepieces, that is, luxury sports watches. These watches are appreciated by every kind of collector and it will now celebrate its 40th anniversary. When we talk about iconic watches, it’s great to know a bit about their history. History of the Patek Philippe Nautilus: In 1976, when Nautilus…

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It is now a huge industry in its own right… and the biggest brands market them, lab grown diamonds. Those in the precious diamond industry are constantly evolving techniques to detect lab grown diamonds. The price at which they sell is very tempting. So, should one propose with a lab grown diamond? What is the difference between lab grown and naturally mined diamonds? “Man-made” diamonds, “lab grown” or “synthetic” diamonds have evolved so much so that they look and sparkle just as good as a real diamond. This is thanks to technology. While there are many new techniques, essentially the…

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Planning your dream wedding is an expensive business. From finding the ideal venue to picking your cake, there are some aspects of wedding planning where it just doesn’t pay to cut corners. Luckily, there are elements where you can save a few pennies to stop you breaking the bank. The cost of your bridesmaid dresses is one of these. Here are our top tips for finding your perfect bridesmaids dresses without blowing the budget. Because ensuring your girlfriends look as great as you do on your big day doesn’t have to cost the earth: 1. Choose a Dress That Will…

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Ivonna is the in house bespoke jewellery designer for Allum & Sidaway. If you’re interested in a piece of bespoke jewellery designed by Ivonna, we’ve developed a simple process. When it comes to custom jewellery, we know that you probably have a clear picture in your mind of what you want, so we think it’s essential to involve you in every step along the way. Here’s what you can expect from your unique jewellery journey… 1. First meeting We invite anyone who’s curious about having a bespoke design made to come to an Allum & Sidaway store for a chat.…

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Introducing Joshua James newest jewellery collection for summer, Serenity. This collection features a host of intricate silver and warm gold and copper tones inspired by the magic of nature. Serenity embodies the tranquillity that nature brings us.  The natural world is omnipresent in jewellery design, the shapes, colours and patterns all exist there, and are reimagined in precious metals for us to accessorise with. These are visible in extravagant high jewellery collections, created with diamonds and stones worth millions, or in a smaller artisan practice like Joshua James: nature knows no boundaries. You can easily spot the floral influence in…

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When you are getting ready to pop the question, you want everything to be perfect. The place, the day, the statement and most definitely the ring. If you haven’t discussed ring preferences with your love, it can be tough to know if you are choosing a ring that she will love forever. When the time is drawing near, that’s when you need to start paying attention. Observe her style, any small hints that she may be dropping and try to gauge her expectations. Along with any hints you can up, you will need to consider things like carat size, stone…

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Fine jewellery is admittedly and undeniably beautiful. And when that fine piece of gold chain or metal includes gemstones that have been precisely cut and have little to no inclusions, you can be sure that this particular piece of luminous earth mineral will fetch quite a price. But while most of us are aware of the monetary value that most jewellery is associated with, very few of us are aware of the hidden costs of bringing about these eye-catching accessories. The jewellery industry has long been hounded by news of ethically dubious business practices. These reports range from underpaid (and…

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Choosing an engagement ring can be an overwhelming task. There are many factors involved with a ring’s design and these styles should match the taste and personality of your partner. While maintaining a budget is important, you should remember that the ring will become the first thing many people ask to see, as well as an item your partner will want to show off for the rest of their life. A ring is chosen as a symbol for your relationship, one that will be shared with the world. This is why choosing the right ring is important, especially in the…

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The classic 1 carat Round Brilliant cut diamond. It’s been a timeless and favourite size for decades and certainly ever since 1947 when DeBeer’s launched the famous slogan – “A Diamond is Forever”. But have you ever considered what diamonds offer the best ‘1 carat value’ for your money? And why? Of course, if you are among the fortunate who can do diamond shopping with a “blank cheque” then stop right here and let your emotions dictate your buying decision. How important is 1 carat? The first question you should ask yourself, is the 1 carat ‘magic number’ really important?…

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Silver cutlery sets have long been used to store food and keep the water warm. You might have come across the famous phrase “Born with a silver spoon.” Ever wondered why isn’t it gold? This is because it highlights the benefit of silver and endorses that a person will never get sick if he is fond of silverware. If you are a silver lover and prefer to add more silver accessories to your collection, then below are some of the benefits you can reap by adding silver utensils to your home. It Purifies Water It is a well-known fact that…

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Color is at the forefront of the new opal jewelry collection by award-winning designer, Jeffrey Bilgore. Opal is the only gem that can show the full spectrum of a mother’s love, in all the colors of the rainbow. To celebrate, Jeffrey Bilgore has created an ode to opal in his latest collection launch, just in time for Mother’s Day. The gemstone, like a mother’s love, has no bounds, and displays a full spectrum of color. The balance of reds, oranges, greens, yellows and blues found across the award-winning designer’s stunning rings makes for the perfect bright and colorful present for…

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Bracelets are basically an article or piece of jewelry worn on the wrist. As fashionable as modern day bracelets have become, they are always rather just mundane and barely noticed sometimes. Any bracelet lover would be craving badly for something ethereal and unique, futuristic even. As much as you think it’s never going to be within grasp, the future is already here. A. Velichkovski has created the first luxury bracelets based on nanotechnologies in the world. His experience in art, nano-chemistry and quantum molecular modeling allows him to create new unique modern jewelry designs which represent modern life and the…

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The Rosalie Collection elevates rose gold jewelry style, launching for Spring/Summer 2019. New York, NY. April 23, 2019. An amalgamation of “beauty” and “vincible,” the Beauvince company namesake is interpreted as “with beauty one conquers.” The New York atelier works with private clients and retailers to create custom fine jewelry, celebrating milestones, gifting, and just because. Known for exquisite diamond designs, Beauvince only uses responsibly sourced conflict-free diamonds. Their new Rosalie Collection brings the warmth of rose gold to earring, ring, and necklace designs just in time for spring. Designer and curator, Komal Bajaj, says of Rosalie’s inspiration, “The Rosalie…

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Looking for a diamond? Are you overwhelmed by the sales pitches of sales people and the jargon of the 4C’s of grading a diamond? Here is a true to life experience of how I helped my customer select the right stone for themselves and walk away happy. I was recently approached by a customer who said that she was on the market for either a diamond ring or diamond studs and was unable to decide which one to go for. After some broad-ranging generic questions, I was able to determine that she was genuine and not just out to look…

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Buying an engagement ring can be daunting. First, you’re looking for something that your future fiancé will love, they’re expected to wear it everyday after all! You also want a piece that shows how well you know them and represents your feelings for them. Lastly, you want it to fit (although this can always be amended at a later date) and ideally fall within your budget. Before you set off finding the perfect ring, it’s a good idea to clue yourself up on the terminology around engagement rings so that you know what you’re looking for. Angelic Diamonds, experts in…

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Living Coral has been named as the colour for 2019 by Pantone Color Institute. Naturally, this is causing trends to rush and follow suit. Last year’s colour, ‘Ultra Violet’, allowed gemstones such as amethyst to take centre stage. Will the gold undertone pink coral be dominant in 2019’s gemstones? Or will we see other headline- grabbers influencing what graces our jewellery collections? Join us as we predict the gemstones that will be featuring heavily in every jeweller’s window display this year, as well as looking at how these exquisite stones gain their tantalising hues. Opals For a long time, opals…

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Supporting Pollution Cleanup and Mercury Free Mining Malle’s Fairmined gold coil designer ring is part of the 2019 Pure Earth Pure Gold Auction, through April 8th . New York, NY. April 1, 2019. Human rights lawyer turned jewelry designer Christina Malle, is no stranger to the conversation on responsible practices. With a passion for humanity and craftsmanship through the ages, Malle is renowned for her timeless 18K gold jewelry styles, many of which are sourced from mine to market, inclusive of gold and gemstones used. Through April 8th 2019, her stunning Fairmined gold coil ring will be available for bid through…

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Initiatives in Art and Culture to Honor Feriel Zerouki with Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry with Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry Feriel Zerouki will be celebrated during the upcoming IAC Gold Conference in New York. For elevating the conversation internationally on sustainability through the De Beers Best Practice Principles, and providing working solutions to help track responsible-sourced diamonds in the Sierra Leone, Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) is delighted to announce it will be honoring Feriel Zerouki, Senior Vice President of International Relations and Ethical Initiatives, De Beers Group, with the 2019…

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The days of expensive, over-the-top wedding rings are in the past. Now, brides and grooms are taking the time to really think about their wedding rings to choose something that symbolizes their love, even if that means it doesn’t have a huge price tag. Younger generations, in particular, are choosing to opt out of pricy rings in favor of spending that money on something more important. Today, more young adults spend under a month’s salary on a wedding ring, and this number is only going down. With this lowering cost come more untraditional wedding ring options. Instead of diamonds, we’re…

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Whether you’re surprising your other half or heading to the shops to select it together, there’s no hiding from the fact that engagement rings can be expensive. Indeed, for many of us, it will be the most expensive piece of jewellery we’ll ever purchase. If you’re not lucky enough to have a pot of savings ready and waiting for this occasion, what are your options when it comes to paying for it? Some jewellers offer interest-free credit Shops sometimes offer the option of interest-free credit to fund larger purchases. If you don’t have the cash but know you can afford…

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