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July Birthstone – Ruby

July’s birthstone, the Ruby, represents love, passion, courage and emotion. For centuries this gem has been considered the king of all gems and it was believed that wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner.   Rubies are available…

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June Birthstone – Pearl

Pearls are widely popular and for centuries have been used in jewellery design and as adornments. According to the American Gem Society, the 1500’s were known as the Pearl Age. Pearls are the only gems that are obtained from living sea…

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May Birthstone – Emerald

The birthstone for May is the emerald – a symbol of rebirth. According to the American Gem Society, emeralds are believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek, Emeralds were mined in Egypt…

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April Birthstone – The Diamond

Lucky little April babies – your birthstone is the Diamond! A cousin of graphite, Diamonds are crystalline forms of pure carbon, made from a tight-fisted network of carbon atoms securely held in four directions, making it the hardest naturally-occurring substance in…

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The Jewellers Thesaurus

In the workshop, we throw words like carat, facet, vermeil and semiprecious around like it’s nobody’s business! This is common conversation for us and we guess we forget that not everyone knows what we’re talking about so we thought we’d create a…

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2016 Golden Globes – Get The Look

If you’re anything like us, Monday would have had you glued to your twitter feed and refreshing the Vogue website to keep up with the dresses, dapper men and diamonds of the 2016 Golden Globes. From Jennifer Lawrence in an obliques-baring Dior Haute Couture,…

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Insider Trading

Ever wondered what goes through your fella’s head when he’s out shopping for a piece of jewellery for you? We have the inside track and all the answers for your guy about shopping for jewellery.

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Deco Inspiration

This is an ongoing search for images that I like to inform Art Deco inspired pieces. When I was a kid I used to stay with my grandmother Emily in Potts Point, in a wonderful apartment building called the Macleay…

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The Process

I came across this video today, by Fine jewellery house Van Cleef and Arpels. It is a lovely document about the process of jewellery making. I love the old jewellers bench, it makes me a little envious actually. The precision…

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Inspiration

People ask me where I get my inspiration from. One of my latest sources is the wonderful Saskia Havekes from Grandiflora. She lent me a wondeful book by German photographer Karl Blossfedt. I find his images really inspiring.

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Red Carpet, Golden Globes

The Golden Globe Awards are here again and in some ways its my favourite of the award show extravaganzas. A little more relaxed than the really Big Show. I always feel like the nominees and guests alike may enjoy this…

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