Jewellery

The Zesty Green Peridot is August's Birthstone

The Zesty Green Peridot is August's Birthstone

The vivid green, zesty peridot is August's striking birthstone. Derived from the Arabic word "faridat" meaning gem, peridot is one of the few gemstones that only comes in a single colour - but what a colour! The refreshing green of peridot can range in shades from light lime to a deep olive and the specific colour depends on the amount of iron in the gemstone.

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Everything You Should Know About Precious Vs Semi-Precious Gemstones

Everything You Should Know About Precious Vs Semi-Precious Gemstones
If you're a jewellery lover like us, it's pretty likely that you've come across the terms "precious" and "semi-precious", as they're often used to describe gemstones. But which stones are classified as "precious" and what makes them so special and worthy of the prestige? Or are these old fashioned terms that should no longer be used today? It's a controversial topic and the answers will surprise you...

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Pearls: Your Definitive Guide to the Queen of Gems

Pearls, Your Definitive Guide to the Queen of Gems
"The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens" said Grace Kelly, and it seems we couldn't agree more. Officially the world's oldest gem, pearls are one of 2022's biggest trends, making the ultimate comeback, not just in jewellery but adorning clothes, homewares and even nail art. "Pearlcore" is the new term as men and women of all ages embrace this lustrous gemstone. Time to go digging in the old jewellery box and dust off that pearl necklace.....

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A Perfect Match, The Unlikely Origin of the Tennis Bracelet

A Perfect Match, The Unlikely Origin of the Tennis Bracelet
It's not unusual nowadays for tennis superstars to rock blinging jewellery on court. This wasn't always the norm. In fact, the name "tennis bracelet" was given to a particular style of diamond bracelet in the eighties when then-number-one tennis star Chris Evert sported it during the US open. As a player, she had become known for her fashionable style, regularly pairing expensive jewellery and diamonds with luxe sportswear

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May's Birthstone - Emerald

May's Birthstone - Emerald
The enchanting emerald is May's birthstone. Lush and vibrant green in colour, emerald is also the gemstone of spring. Symbolising peace, growth and new beginnings, emeralds are one of the four recognised "precious gemstones" (the others are ruby, sapphire and diamond).

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The Anatomy of an Engagement Ring

The Anatomy of an Engagement Ring

Choosing your dream engagement ring is a big decision. We love diamond ring design, and understanding the different parts of a ring, what they're called and how they contribute to the overall design, can make it so much easier to find the ring that's meant for you. This is our easy guide to outlining the anatomy of a diamond ring, to familiarise you with the most common terminology, so buying a diamond ring or commissioning a bespoke engagement ring is straightforward and fun - you can communicate what you're looking for and the process is not a daunting one!

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How to Care for your Engagement Ring

How to Care for your Engagement Ring
Your beloved engagement ring is likely to be your most treasured (and expensive!) piece of jewellery. Ryan Thomas Jewellers' rings are designed to be worn and loved everyday, but like any valuable jewel, an engagement ring requires care and maintenance. Here are our 5 simple tips to keep your precious ring as sparkly as the day you received it.

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How to Create the Perfect Ring Stack

How to Create the Perfect Ring Stack
Collecting and layering meaningful jewellery is a beautiful way to mark life's milestones. Ring stacks evolve as you add special pieces to celebrate moments, creating your own one-of-a-kind, signature look. Curating the dreamiest ring stack is an art form, here are our tips for you to create the perfect ring stack from start to finish:

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What is Jewellery Hallmarking and Does it Matter?

What is jewellery hallmarking and does it matter?
What is jewellery hallmarking and does it matter? A hallmark is an official seal that’s stamped onto precious metals and certifies the purity of the item. Because it’s impossible to tell how pure a precious metal item is by just looking at it, the process of hallmarking guarantees a standard of quality.

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Jewellery Sustainability

Do you wear all of your jewellery? Or is some of it sitting in drawers, unworn for years? If this sounds familiar, it could be time to think about turning the old into something new & most importantly, wearable.

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