Happy Birthday Madame Secretary

Happy Birthday Madame Secretary

We extend the warmest of birthday wishes to Madeleine Albright, the first female US Secretary of State. If you ever doubted that jewellery is a language, her famous use of brooches (or pins as they are referred to in the US) to convey messages became legendary. She...
Earring Trends for 2020

Earring Trends for 2020

Jewellery lovers, it cannot have escaped your attention that ear jewellery is BIG. Literally and metaphorically. This is hardly surprising. Your face is the focal point of any social interaction (particularly if Zoom is your lockdown platform of choice). Your ears are...
Toi et Moi- the most romantic of rings

Toi et Moi- the most romantic of rings

Probably one of the most romantic of rings, Toi et Moi (You & Me) rings traditionally showcase two stones nestling side by side, symbolising the union of two souls. They were particularly popular as an engagement ring during the 19th & 20th centuries, although...
What is a Cocktail Ring?

What is a Cocktail Ring?

Cocktail rings emerged during the hedonistic prohibition era 1920s, when speakeasy drinking dens became a magnet for socialising and illicit drinking. Cocktail rings are inextricably linked to a sense of fun.  Although the Art Deco period is generally...
Lockdown Dreaming

Lockdown Dreaming

Lockdown has produced mixed blessings for many people. Some have found the restrictions isolating; others have discovered new ways of doing things and found the unexpected extra time liberating and  a welcome opportunity to be creative and productive. But even...