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Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Jewellers Share Interesting Facts About Semi-Precious Gemstones
Semi-precious stones, in particular, have the unfortunate reputation of being less desirable than precious stones. Jewellers are doing their best to dispel this reputation by crafting exquisite pieces out of semi-precious gemstones. There’s actually a lot to learn about these quirkily coloured gemstones. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2vxcOVH
Thursday, 3 August 2017
Jewellery Shops Offer These Simple Tips on Choosing Deakin & Francis Cufflinks
When cufflinks are mentioned, Deakin & Francis is the first brand that comes to mind. As one of the world’s best-loved makers of expertly-crafted cufflinks, the brand remains to be popular in the industry for over two centuries and counting. Whatever you might need, there’s a Deakin & Francis piece that will suit your wardrobe.
Jewellery shops offer a wide range of cufflinks, which might make shopping quite difficult. Not to worry, though, for you simply need to remember these tips shared by jewellery experts. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2vwjaV3
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
The Most Important Design Elements for the Perfect Wedding Bands
Of course, wedding bands can be made more meaningful when you have them designed by expert jewellers. In fact, some jewellery shops offer design services, allowing you to customise your ring’s design and make it even more meaningful. Start designing your own ring by considering these elements. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2wIvFvA
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Expert Jewellers Share Helpful Advice on Selling Engagement Rings
This is where an expert jeweller comes in. Jewellery shops offer valuations for jewellery, including engagement rings, to determine if your old jewellery items are worth reselling. Before making the visit, make sure to heed these helpful advice to maximise the value of your jewellery. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2wIfGxi
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Diamonds have been a staple element of engagement rings for many years now, and it’s not that hard to see why. This unassumingly sophisticated gemstone has been coveted for its durability and timelessness, and an instant favourite among brides-to-be.
Modern women, however, are now looking for something different. Some would dismiss diamond rings as a little too classic, while others might be put off by its costly price tag. That's why women of today are enamoured by rings embedded with coloured gemstones – the favoured betrothal gift among royal families. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2uoTpFM
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
It’s easy to find yourself enraptured by the brilliance of gold – after all, this metal has an inherent beauty and radiance. These qualities make gold one of the most sought-after metal for jewellery, particularly for wedding rings.
Though technological advancements have allowed expert craftsmen to create a diverse palette (in the form of white and pink or rose gold), yellow gold remains the most popular choice among jewellery enthusiasts. There’s something about this hue that simply sparkles with elegance and timeless appeal.Alloying Gold and Caratage
One thing to know about gold jewellery is that these are not made of pure gold. In its purest form, gold is actually soft, malleable, and easily deteriorated by wearing and tearing. To create jewellery pieces, craftsmen combine gold with metals such as silver, copper, and zinc – a process known as alloying. This is also how gold jewellery gets its colour. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2uoWplJ
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Modern weddings are beginning to do away with traditional customs and elements, and are unafraid to explore with new and unconventional ideas. For instance, modern brides are now favouring coloured gemstones over the old-fashioned diamonds for their engagement rings.
True, diamonds have that timeless appeal. Others, however, are put off by its hefty price tag and its classic look. Coloured gemstones, however, offer that remarkable sparkle for an affordable price. It also gives the bride-to-be a chance to integrate her personality and fashion preferences into the engagement ring.
This clamour for coloured gemstones also resulted in a wider variety of choices. Among the different gemstones adorning engagement rings, rubies are among the most popular. After all, the July birthstone has a rich and romantic colour that perfectly encapsulates passion and affection to a loved one. In fact, even these Hollywood celebrities have been flaunting their ruby sparklers given by their loving fiancés. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2vAhacs
Thursday, 8 June 2017
To help you narrow down your choices, expert jewellers outline the top design trends seen to capture the hearts of modern brides-to-be this year.
For women with traditional tastes, they will love the classic design that does away with all the embellishments seen among most modern rings. Today’s classic rings are both understated and refined, and won’t be out of place in your grandmother’s jewellery box. A ring with an heirloom quality exudes a glamorous and timeless appeal, especially for those who love everything vintage.
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Thursday, 1 June 2017
Remember the elation and euphoria you felt after wearing your wedding rings for the first time? Reaching a year or more as a married couple should evoke the same feelings, and should be reason enough for celebration.
Typically, certain objects are considered symbolic, depending on how long you’ve been together. For instance, clocks and paper are perfect for those celebrating their first anniversary. Modern couples, however, choose to celebrate their anniversaries by getting special rings.
Think rings are the perfect way to commemorate your anniversary? Make it more special by taking these considerations into account.
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Thursday, 25 May 2017
While the world has grown accustomed to white and round-shaped pearls, these gems actually come in a range of colours and shapes.
A lot of people appreciate pearls often enough, but few actually take the time to know more about these exquisite gems. Indeed, there’s still much to learn about pearls.
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Friday, 19 May 2017
For many years, these exquisite organic gems have been adored and adorned by women all around the world. Though white is the colour often associated with pearls, these also come in pink, green, and black.
Natural pearls, however, are extremely rare. Out of the 8,000 species of molluscs, about 20 of them are able to make pearls on a regular basis. Furthermore, these molluscs don’t often generate stones that can be used for jewellery.
As a way to produce more pearls for jewellery-making, Kokichi Mikimoto introduced cultured pearls in 1893. With this method, pearls were readily made available to women everywhere. Kokichi Mikimoto’s legacy lives on with his brand, Mikimoto.
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Saturday, 13 May 2017
Every gentleman knows for a fact that the littlest details matter, even your watch. After all, it’s one of the few pieces of jewellery men can wear, and its style can either make or break your overall look. Earn the respect and admiration of your peers by wearing a wristwatch that’s both simple and classic.
Take Note of the Categories
Haven’t got much of a choice when it comes to wristwatches? Perhaps a visit to jewellers is long overdue to add a couple of stylish pieces into your inventory. Note, though, that wristwatches are divided into five categories: dress watches, diver’s watches, sports watches, pilot watches, and field watches.
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Thursday, 4 May 2017
For these occasions, simply putting on a suit and tie can make you feel underdressed, especially when you’re surrounded with well-dressed gentlemen sporting a dapper look almost effortlessly. See a range here.
As fashion experts will tell you, even the smallest details can drastically overhaul your look. Suits for white and black tie events, for instance, can look even more elegant with cufflinks.
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Since it’s one of the few pieces of jewellery you’ll be wearing daily, wedding bands are easily susceptible to damage. Soon, you might be surprised to see subtle changes with the ring’s shape. Worse, the band itself might get misshapen.
Bent wedding bands are among the most common issues that jewellers encounter. Many people, however, fail to notice that their ring has already bent until they take it off their finger. This might come as a shock, as people wrongly assume that gold or platinum is virtually indestructible.
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Friday, 21 April 2017
Today, however, rings embedded with coloured gemstones such as emeralds are slowly gaining popularity. Worn by the likes of Jackie Kennedy and Halle Berry, emerald rings dare to break the mould of traditional engagement rings long dominated by diamonds. At the same time, emeralds lend an eye-catching sparkle to the woman who wears it proudly on her finger.
A Gemstone Worthy of Venus
It’s not that hard to see why some feel an emotional connection with emeralds. Since time immemorial, emeralds have been associated with love and faith. Apart from these virtues, emeralds also evoked balance, growth, harmony, and prosperity.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017
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Thursday, 16 March 2017
Belonging to the same family as emeralds, aquamarine comes in a greenish blue hue, though it can be treated with heat to yield a more bluish appearance. Though this gemstone is more popular as the gemstone for March birthday celebrants, aquamarine is also the perfect gemstone that can enhance the happiness of a marriage.
With a tranquil appearance that holds timeless appeal, time and again aquamarine has found a special place in specific parts of history.
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Saturday, 11 March 2017
Jewellery boxes and cases are indispensable in retaining the beauty of your jewellery, yet choosing one can be difficult. For one, you’ll need to find a box or case that will perfectly suit your bedroom decor or your personal style. You wouldn’t want to focus on the looks, though, otherwise your precious items might get tangled and damaged.
Fortunately, there are some factors to consider while you shop around for the perfect jewellery box or case.
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Wednesday, 8 March 2017
While there are staple designs offered by expert jewellers around your area, custom-designed wedding rings give you the freedom to create something that’s both intimate and eye-catching. In creating your own design for your wedding jewellery, make sure that these factors are considered.
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Once you see the first signs of damage in your engagement ring, having it repaired immediately ensures that it won’t suffer from further wear and tear in the near future.
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Monday, 30 January 2017
Jacobs are now offering two new product lines featuring elegant and sophisticated accessories, both for men and women alike. These partnerships are with brands Wolf and Deakin + Francis, both of which focus on practical and stylish items, such as watch and jewellery cases.
The Wolf Pack
The brand Wolf is backed by a solid 180-year-old history in jewellery ad watch box-making. Their mission has always been to deliver products that are made of perfection, and embodying luxury and elegance.
For this tie-up, Jacobs the Jewellers will be featuring their roll-up cases for watches, perfect for safekeeping during travels. With this, the shape of the wrist band will be retained, and expensive materials, such as leather, will be able to keep its integrity. Head on over to JacobsTheJewellers.com blog page to know more. http://bit.ly/2jXvjuX
Sunday, 29 January 2017
“It made a great price for a really fabulous pair of diamonds,” said Rahul Kadakia, international head of jewellery at Christie’s. Kadakia further noted that such healthy prices can “give a great boost to the white diamond market”. Truly, as Christie’s noted, interest in diamond rings are experiencing a long-overdue revival, especially amongst the millennials.
Millennials acquiring more jewellery
In The Diamond Insight Report 2016 by the De Beers Group of Companies, they found that millennials spent more than £18.8 billion on diamond jewellery in 2015, especially in the four largest consumer markets. This number suggests that millennials acquired more than any other generation, despite facing more financial challenges compared to those faced by their parents’ generation. Post originally appeared on JacobsTheJewellers.com blog page. http://bit.ly/2jXgkBh
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Even as the holidays are now drawing to a close, one question remains: what topped everyone’s jewellery wish list? A study conducted by U.S.-based Karus Chains suggested that Google searches for engagement rings were high, especially during the holiday season.
A season for engagement rings
Karus Chains estimated that nearly 6 million searches for engagement rings were made during the two week period following Cyber Monday, followed closely by searches for gold necklaces and earrings. This is based on a methodology that utilised Google data tools to forecast consumer jewellery trends during the past Christmas. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2jXqfXl
Friday, 27 January 2017
Jewellery Experts Share the Up and Coming Trends for Engagement Rings This Year
Today, those who plan on popping the big question soon are faced with a wide range of choices for rings. Jewellery experts now enumerate these rising trends on engagement rings that are set to dominate this year.
Newer takes on the halo
Halo settings have been popular in the past few years, and would continue to be popular this year. Brides-to-be everywhere remain to be enamoured by the beauty of rings studded with sparkling gems and a stunning centre stone. For this year, however, jewellery experts foresee newer takes on the classic halo setting, including vintage-inspired designs and geometric halos. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2l2yIrX
Then again, wedding rings are meant to be worn for a lifetime, symbolising the life-long love and commitment you are meant to share with your chosen one. The best thing you can do, therefore, is to make sure that you find the best quality you can possibly have, so that you can happily wear that ring from the day you say “I Do.”
Wedding Ring Consultation
Indeed, it is a crucial decision to make, that’s why it requires careful deliberation. Jacobs the Jewellers recognise this need that’s why we’ve set up a wedding ring promotion for the month of February. Those who would like to sign up for a private consultation appointment can make your reservations anytime from the 1st of January 2017. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2jXzAyr
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Truth be told, a lot of people tend to spend more time looking for engagement rings over wedding bands, notwithstanding the fact that they’ll be wearing the latter for the most part of their post-married lives.
That’s why, more than looking for the perfect engagement ring, you must also find the perfect band that goes well with it.
Jewellery Experts Reveal How to Match Engagement Rings to Wedding Bands
Finding the matching wedding band would require more than choosing a simple ring. You should always keep in mind these expert tips from jewellers.
Balance is key
Should you plan on wearing both your wedding band and engagement ring, remember that the band mustn’t overpower the engagement ring. Instead, regard your band as a companion to your engagement ring rather than a single ring. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2lBk3HF
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Garnet is widely renowned for its marvellous and rich deep red colour, yet there’s more to this gemstone than what meets the eye. Travel through the rich history and lore of this eminent stone as you read on.
Garnet, its Rich Lore, and its Wide Range of Metaphysical Properties Shared by Jewellery Shops
Until today, people believe that garnet can shield the wearer from bad luck and harm. Centuries ago, garnet jewellery were considered prized possessions of pharaohs, kings, clergymen, and members of the nobility.
Garnet during the medieval times
Several traditions and legends are attributed to garnet. People who lived during the medieval times believed that garnet stones can cure depression, liver diseases, and haemorrhages. They also believed that garnet can grant the wearer protection from bad dreams. Greeks, in particular, believed that garnet can guard children from drowning. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2l2EpGm
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Many people fall head over heels upon seeing jewellery pieces embedded with a blood red gemstone called garnet. Derived from the Latin word “granatum”, which literally means “dark red”, garnet often brings to mind gemstones of a deep red colour.
Jewellers Share Some Surprising Uses for the Stunning Garnet
Though garnet commonly occurs in red, you might be surprised to know that the gemstone also appears in many colours, including yellow, orange, and pink. You might also be surprised to learn that this stunning gemstone is used for a wide range of industrial applications.
Garnet stands between 6.5 and 7.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, meaning it’s a relatively hard mineral. Given its hardness, garnet has been used as an abrasive in different types of manufacturing. Typically, garnet is crushed into angular pieces with sharp edges, which are then used for cutting and sanding. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2lBfYDm