Birthstone jewellery

Birthstone Jewellery

Birthstone Jewellery As you may already know, we’re pretty big on handmade gifts. There’s just something special about giving a gift that’s been chosen and made specifically for one special person. If you want to buy a personalised gift for someone, but you’re not sure what special moment or memory you want to celebrate, birthstone jewellery is a great alternative. Not only does a birthstone jewellery celebrate the month (and, some say, star sign) you were born in, but each stone also carries a meaning of its own. We’ve looked…

Dark Amethyst Murano heart

Murano Glass Jewellery

The History of Murano Glass. The reputation of the island of Murano being the centre for glass making was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction to the city’s mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291. It wasn’t long before almost half of the islands inhabitants were involved in some way with glass making. Today, glass makers of Murano are still employing century-old techniques crafting everything from contemporary glass art and Murano glass jewellery to glass chandeliers and wine stoppers. Today, Murano…

Care of silver jewellery

Care of silver jewellery. One of the questions we get asked most frequently is “How do I clean my silver jewellery?”. Quite often the item of jewellery in question has been tucked away somewhere safe and has been re-discovered by its owner, the jewellery normally needs a little bit of TLC to make it wearable again. Sterling silver jewellery will tarnish over time if not cared for but if you follow a few easy tips your jewellery should keep its lustre. Always keep silver jewellery in a jewellery box or the gift box…