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Jewellery Wisdom

What girl doesn’t love a bit of bling and when the bling comes in the form of these spectacular pieces – then a girl’s dreams really could come true! Matthew of Matthew Ely by York Jewellers is the man behind these designs – crafting bespoke beauties to match your lifestyle, letting the gems speak to

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Image by Angela Rose Woods From Butterfly Bones Photography via Brooke and James’ Romantic Wisteria Engagement PhotosJust the words “engagement ring” can send some into a frenzy, instantly imagining some extraordinary figure that they are going to have part with to purchase that perfect ring. There are many misconceptions about how much engagement rings need

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The April birthstone is Diamond. Happy birthday to all those born in April!Well where do we start with diamonds? It’s amazing how such a small stone has such power: enough to start wars but on a happier note, to be the symbol of two people sharing the rest of their lives together, whether it be

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How much fun it would be to design your own piece of jewellery, to look just the way you want it to, and have it arrive in a lovely parcel in the post! Well, you can do just this at StyleRocks, where you can choose anything from the style, to the gems, to the type

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Image by Kwintowski Photography via Kayla and Dom’s Traditional Spring Brisbane WeddingWhile traditionally men’s wedding bands have been fashioned from softer metals like gold, silver and platinum, advancements in engineering techniques over the last decade have seen the rise and rise of metals like titanium and tungsten as alternatives, with most jewellery stores now stocking a

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The February birthstone is Amethyst. Happy Birthday to all those born in February!The history of the amethyst.Amethyst has a long history, and has been used for centuries in regal accessories, thanks to its colour purple which is traditionally associated with all things noble.The Egyptians used it in their jewellery, and the ancient Greeks also wore

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Image via EtsyGarnet is the January birthstone for jewelry. So Happy Birthday – oh and Happy New Year too by the way. 🙂There isn’t a lot known about garnets; they tend to fly under the radar, compared to their more high profile colour cousins, the ruby.Garnet comes in two varieties, Almandine and Rhodolite. Almandine garnet

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Photo by David PerrymanLet’s be honest, the majority of us have the best intentions to look after our diamonds and jewels with the upmost care! But life can have a habit of getting in the way.Now without taking over your life, I suggest adopting a simple and easy tender, love and care routine for your

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Image and ring via EtsyDecember’s birthstone is blue topaz. December is already a favourite month, with Christmas, but as this author is a huge fan of blue topaz, it makes it even more special!Topaz comes in many different colours: yellow, orange, violet and so on. However, most people are aware of blue topaz, given its

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Citrine is the birthstone of November and the focus of this blog post.What is citrine?Citrine is essentially the yellow variety of quartz and can vary in colour from a light honey colour, through to the richer more orange tones.The name ‘citrine’ is derived from its french origins of ‘citron’, meaning ‘lemon’. Bien sur!Now, did you

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Green Tourmaline Engagement ring via EtsyThe October birthstone Tourmaline is your’s if you’re born in this month. Happy Birthday to you 🙂Tourmaline has been known since antiquity in the Mediterranean region, but it was only in 1703 that they brought it from Sri Lanka to Western and Central Europe. The Dutch gave the new gems

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Vintage Sapphire engagement ring image via Lang Antiques & Estate JewelleryHappy Birthday to everyone born in September – your birthstone is sapphire!Sapphires are one of this writer’s favourite jewelry gemstones, because of the intense cornflower blue colour associated with them. In Greek, sapphire literally means ‘blue’ and some of the finest examples of blue are

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Peridot the August birthstone and a new twist on an old style makes it a great choice for a unique eternity ring or anniversary gift.Peridot is one of the few stones that only occurs in one colour – an olive green. Some sources suggest that the name comes from the Arabic word faridat, meaning ‘gem’.

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 I never tire of seeing beautifully crafted jewellery. If someone is wearing a beautifully designed piece, my eye is drawn instantly to it, and I just have to enquire further! Ben’s family owned the famous Kozminsky – a Melbourne icon. Now Ben has branched out  with his own online jewellery business Ben Albrecht Jewellery  and

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