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!
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.