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MY JEWELLERY HISTORY & TERMS YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND!

 

Have you ever wondered what semi-precious, ST,  rhodium, .925  means?  These are just a few of the terms which you will often see when purchasing jewellery.

My History with Jewellery: I first stumbled upon these type of words way back in the 80’s when growing up. My parents owned a wholesale business on Berwick St. London, selling all types of costume jewellery, from Swarovski, glass and metal beads to hardware for customers to make up their own pieces to sell.

The fun part was, as a baby, I actually used to play in my Father’s warehouse/factory and learnt how to walk there!  I even ate the tiny beads that had fallen to the floor.  This would nowadays, probably send any parent into a meltdown and a trip to A&E!!  However, my parents carried on with their day, slogging away day after day whilst I enjoyed my bead treats!

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To this day, the business is still running and has gone from strength to strength and is a huge success.  Please have a browse on www.internationalcraft.com.

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Difference Between Silver and Sterling Silver

 

What is the difference between silver and sterling silver?

 

Silver vs. Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver and silver can often by described as the same thing, but in reality, sterling silver is only an alloy of silver and is much more hard wearing.  Silver, which is usually called fine silver, consists of 99.9% pure silver. On the other hand, sterling silver consists of approximately 92.5% silver, and the remaining 7.5% (or even more) is of other metals. Due to the high percentage of silver in ‘pure silver,’ it cannot be used to make those daily rough and tuff items.  Pure silver is too soft if it is to be made into jewellery.

 

Sterling Silver Bracelet

.925 Sterling Silver Chain

 

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Why Buy Handcrafted Jewellery?

10 REASONS TO BUY HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY

1) I don’t know about you, but as a busy mum, I seem to have limited time to keep going in and out of the house to shop for any kind of jewellery, especially with a young family in tow! Forget about department store jewellery which tends to be mass produced and designed toward the trend of the moment. Nice for a bold fashion statement but why not celebrate your own style and gift someone a unique personalised piece, what most people don’t have.

 

 

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Perfect Zodiac Jewellery

Nowadays, not only women but young girls also get to enjoy wearing different types of jewellery. What better type of jewellery to gift to your friends other than the gemstone jewellery zodiac collection from Blooming Charms? They look good on women and girls since each of the zodiac jewellery pieces have unique designs and colours. Read more

Fun Facts About Charm Bracelets

So what do we all look for in a charm bracelet?  Charm bracelets are a wonderful and an easy way to express your love and gratitude to another person. Charm bracelets are made up of various materials, from gold to silver to platinum. However, no matter what material is used, charm bracelets will still look beautiful. They are and should be treated as treasured pieces. Some families even have a tradition where they pass down charm bracelets from mother to daughter to grand daughter. If you are looking for the best silver charms, make sure to visit Blooming Charms website for the best charms collection! Read more

Reasons for Gifting Jewellery for any Occasion

Be it a birthday or an anniversary or just a couple of friends celebrating their friendship, jewellery is the best gift you can give to anyone. Personalised jewellery for any occasion is available almost everywhere in the UK, however most of them do not have the proper quality which you may be looking for. Which is why you should check out Blooming Charms for the best personalised jewellery for any occasion. You will not regret it and your friend or partner will cherish that personalised piece of jewellery forever. Read more

Tips to Buying Personalised Jewellery UK

 

Personalised jewellery has existed for literally thousands of years–from golden bracelets in ancient Egypt carved with favorite symbols to brooches in Victorian England hand-embroidered with someone’s initials and favorite flowers, all the way to modern day when personalised jewellery has become an industry of its very own. And the long lasting popularity of jewellery is exactly why it makes the perfect gift or even a present for yourself. If you want to make sure you’re getting the best deal on jewellery, take a look at these 4 tips to buying personalised jewellery in the UK. Read more

Tips For Buying the Best Sterling Silver Jewellery

 

Sterling silver is one of the most popular materials in the world for making jewellery. This is because sterling silver is durable, long-lasting, easy to care for, and is much more relatively affordable when compared to other–and often, more fragile–jewellery making materials. The popularity of sterling silver has made it an obvious choice for all sorts of jewellery, ranging from bracelets to necklaces to earrings and much more. If you want to know how to buy the best sterling silver jewellery for yourself or as a gift–birthdays, holidays, and more–then look no further than these essential 4 tips. Read more

Charm Bracelets with Birthstones – A Special Birthday Gift Idea for Your Daughter

 

Birthstones have long been believed to bring good luck, wealth and health to the wearer. A birthstone is a precious or a

semiprecious gemstone associated with either a month of the year or an astrological sign (or occasionally a year of birth

when using Chinese astrology). For centuries birthstones have been incorporated into jewellery, including rings, necklaces and bracelets. Many of these pieces become family heirlooms, passed down in a family from mother to daughter to granddaughter. They still make adored and popular pieces of jewellery as gifts for a range of special occasions, especially birthdays. Read more

5 Beautiful Personalised Bracelets For Mum

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