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Rhodium Plating

Rhodium Plating - those of you who've bought shiny white rings that have started looking patchy 6 months down the line, will know exactly what this is.  Plating is a way of adding a very thin layer of colour to the surface of metal.  Think your granny's silver plated...

Sustainable Jewellery

Sustainability: "the quality of causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time" (Cambridge Dictionary)   I wanted to share some thoughts (long post alert) about environment and sustainability in the jewellery...

Vegan Jewellery

People often say to me "but surely all jewellery is vegan right? It's just metal and stones?" Well here's the thing, unless your jeweller has gone out and sourced alternatives, lots of the things jewellers use to make your jewellery will contain animal products....

Aquamarine

Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. March’s birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly...

What is Ethical Jewellery?

That's the question I was asked at the Spring-Fling pop up exhibition. It's a good question too. I think it's about a few things Being open and honest about your materials, your sourcing and your practice. Knowing where your materials come from and who mined them -...

You pays your money, you takes your choice

I thought we'd have a look at precious metals today and I'd really appreciate your thoughts on the options. Option 1: 100% recycled metal - post consumer waste/scrap jewellery/industrial waste etc. Not traceable so no way to tell where it originated from, but there's...