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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...

Looking for something specific?

As lots of us these days buy less "stuff", when we do buy, I think we're more likely to spend time looking for exactly what we want. Do you agree? A lot of my customers are the same. They've got an idea in their mind for what they'd like, they've maybe looked on the...

What does ethical mean to you?

What does ethical mean to you?

I actually hadn't made up my mind what todays post would be about, but I was prompted by an instagram post on a site for eco friendly and ethical brides to be. Ethics is a really good topic though and what 'ethical' means to each of us may well be different. If...

Slow Down

Does anyone else wish life would just slow down a bit? February has been non stop, where has this month gone? Admin, emails, quotes, appointments, applications, making, mentoring, researching, Spring Fling prep, dentists, eye tests, catching up with friends &...

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