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Artistic Style: Defining and Evaluating Artistic  Style in Jewelry

My name is Jess. When I was a little girl, my mum had an antique shop, and I loved sitting by her side as she refinished some objects, researched others to price them and haggled with customers. When I grew up, I realised my passions resided in the realm of jewelry. I made a few pieces and dabbled in welding and design, but ultimately, I realised I am a curator rather than a designer. I decided to follow my mum in my career path. Now, I travel to flea markets and boot sales, selling jewelry I've found at estate sales, charity shops and the like. I don't focus on the precious jewels. Instead, I'm all about artistry and style. If you want to learn about it and other topics, check out my posts.

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The Best Tips for Buying a Vintage Watch

29 December 2016
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Buying a vintage watch can be a challenge, as you can't just put a watch under a light and note its overall character, as you might do with diamonds and other gemstones. However, there are a few things you can keep in mind when it comes to buying vintage watches so you can reduce your risk of being fleeced, and "wind up" with a watch that you'll love for years to come. Read More …

When Prongs Go Wrong: When And How To Have Damaged Ring Prongs Repaired

8 July 2016
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A ring with a precious stone setting can be a truly beautiful thing, but you'll probably forget all about the beauty if your expensive stone falls out and disappears down the plughole. Keeping the prongs of your stone's setting in top condition is vital for the safety and appearance of your ring, but damaged prongs can be difficult to detect if you don't know what to look for. Fortunately, jewellery repair specialists are more than capable of repairing damaged prongs, keeping you ring beautiful and your stone safe. Read More …

Jewellery Buying | 4 Types of Diamond Engagement Ring Settings For A Memorable Proposal

30 September 2015
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Diamond engagement rings are at the fulcrum of some of the most memorable proposals in the world. If you've decided to follow tradition by popping the question with a diamond ring, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. Once you've decided on a stone, you then need to choose the setting for your stone. The setting expresses the appearance of the stone, so be sure to choose something that will delight your partner. Read More …

Tips on Buying Jewellery for Children

27 August 2015
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Jewellery makes a wonderful gift for children, giving them something to cherish throughout their life and forever associate with the giver. Adults can sometimes have misgivings about buying children's jewellery, however, as they fear buying something unsuitable for their age range or taste. Thankfully, there are enough styles out there to appeal to any age, fashion taste and budget. Here are some handy tips to help you find the perfect jewellery gift for your child. Read More …

How does buying a wholesale coloured diamond vary from buying a standard diamond?

24 August 2015
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Australia is famous for it's supply of stunning pink diamonds, and these can be a unique way to personalise your engagement ring. Given the limited supply of coloured diamonds and higher price tag, many buyers choose to buy wholesale coloured diamond and get a ring designed to maximise the beauty of the stone they choose. Here is what to expect when searching for a wholesale coloured diamond. Specialised suppliers Not all dealers carry a stock of coloured diamonds, so you'll probably be dealing with a more limited selection of dealers. Read More …