I couldn't resist opening the box and having a peek at it before giving it to my Mum. But then, it was so prettily packaged I left it just as it was, with your wrapping paper and bow. The necklace is lovely. I chose the garnet as it's her birthstone, and with the rose quartz, it is such an unusual design. It is beautifully made and she loved it. Thank you so much!
I will definitely keep your jewellery in mind for next time and recommend to anyone.
Great product, excellent communication and fast shipping. Would highly recommend.
I bought this for my mother in law, it looks stunning on her, the quality is excellent, beautiful stones. It was packaged beautifully, very professional. Delighted with the purchase.
Nicola Goff customer
Beautiful, well made and beautiful packaged. Thank you for accommodating my wishes !!
Great price for a unique necklace made of real gemstones, real quality workmanship, and shipped very quickly in a nice gift box. Will order again and recommend to friends!
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It is important to know what metals your jewellery is made of. So today I'll briefly explain the difference between fine silver and sterling silver.
Fine Silver is 97-99% pure silver. It is softer than sterling but very tarnish resistant.
Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure silver with some base metal, usually copper, added for strength. As the purity of the silver decreases, the issue of corrosion or tarnishing increases because other metals in the alloy may react over time with oxygen in the air.
Keep your silver in a jewellery box or a plastic bag to prevent tarnishing.
A question that comes up frequently - what is the difference between gold filled and gold vermeil?
What is gold filled?
The term “gold filled” means that a thick layer of gold is bonded to a base of other alloys such as rhodium, brass or sterling silver through heat and high pressure. The quantity of gold must be at least 1/20th by weight of the total product which is 5% the gold content and 95% other metals.
What is vermeil?
Vermeil is produced by coating sterling silver with carat gold. Gold is usually 18k or pure 24k gold. To be considered vermeil, the gold must be at least 10k and have a minimum gold thickness of 2.5 microns on all surfaces. A vermeil piece of jewellery is made entirely of precious metals which gives the piece a central value.
I hope this will help you when buying a new piece of jewellery.
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Did you know that Lapis Lazuli is a rock made of three minerals?
Lazurite is the most important one. Lazurite forms the bulk of a Lapis rock and is also responsible for the gemstone’s deep blue colour.
To be called “Lapis Lazuli”, a rock must have a distinctly blue colour. It must contain at least 25% blue lazurite. There are two more important mineral components of Lapis. Pyrites make speckles of yelllow. Calcite adds white intrusions.
Do you celebrate your wedding anniversary? It is a special day as you remember your wedding celebration and show your appreciation for one another.
I did some research and wrote a blog post about wedding anniversary gemstones as a gift to mark the occasion. You can find a list of anniversary gemstones and the meaning behind them in the link in bio.
Almost every marriage starts with an engagement ring and a wedding ring. Gemstones as a gift for a wedding anniversary are a natural continuation.
You have probably heard of the silver anniversary marking the 25th year of marriage or the gold anniversary marking the 50th. The major milestones deserve to be splashed out for but you can pick a smaller gift as a reminder for any other year.
Use the list of anniversary gemstones as a starting point to help narrow down the choices and provide ideas. All the gemstones have a lovely heart-warming meaning behind them.
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#madelocal 2021 campaign has launched today. It is the latest campaign by Design & Crafts Council Ireland @dccireland promoting Irish made craft and design and small Irish retailers. This summer, we can all support Ireland’s makers and retailers by shopping locally. Use hashtags #madelocal #lovemadelocal to discover lots of beautiful Irish made craft and design products. You can find our jewellery in these shops around the country @irishdesigngallery @designloft.ie @thenarrowspace @eirlooms @black_abbey_crafts @oreillyturpin.westport @holistic_haven_dalkey @rothehouseandgarden @collectiveatmarketsq...
This week I'll share some of the summer designs from previous years. Tridacna is definitely the gemstone you need for your sun kissed skin ☀️ 😉. It is pure white in colour and the gemstone will stand out beautifully on your tanned skin.
It is known as one of the seven treasures of Buddhism. Wearing tridacna jewellry can calm the spirit and remove negative energy.
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Happy summer solstice and the longest day of the year ☀️ . Summer is officially here 🐬. It is a great time of the year to enjoy wearing your jewellery and finally show it off. Remember, a simple T-shirt and a colourful necklace can do wonders for your look....
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Angelite is a new gemstone for this summer 🌞. It is a lovely pastel blue to add a subtle pop of colour. It is a calming stone that can help ease overwhelming emotions. Angelite invites you to find within the feelings of love and support you are looking outside of yourself. Available @thenarrowspace @irishdesigngallery #angelite #pastelblue #gemstoneearrings #summerjewellery #irishjewellery #irishcraft #madelocal #ilgemstones #handmadeinireland #madeinireland #wearingirish #styleover40 #fashionover40...
As we are now returning to normal life, First Communions will gradually be celebrated again. It is great news for little celebrants and their families. To help you make little girls happy and feel special check out our personalised Communion bracelets. They are handmade with freshwater pearls, also known as June birthstone. Two charms in sterling silver or gold filled and a hand stamped disc with an initial can be chosen.
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June's birthstone is the pearl. According to South Asian mythology, pearls were dewdrops from heaven that fell into the sea. They are unique as the only gemstones formed from living sea creatures that require no faceting or polishing to reveal natural beauty. Learn where the June birthstone comes from, its history, meaning and different types of pearls. Read more in my blog post. Link is in bio.
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Hello June 🌞! How did that happen that we are already in June. There is lots to look forward to and one of the things is wearing summer jewellery. Angelite and lapis lazuli are new for this spring/summer. They are available @thenarrowspace @designloft.ie @irishdesigngallery @black_abbey_crafts @rothehouseandgarden #angelite #lapislazulijewelry #summerjewellery #irishjewellery #irishcraft #ilgemstones #madelocal #fashionover40 #styleover40 #gemstonebracelet #handmadeinireland #madeinireland #buyirish #irishgift #hellojune #babyblue #pastelblue #pastelcolour...
All the shades of green, really stand out in the sun 🌞. Have a lovely week and enjoy the fab weather 👗👚👒. These are green agate gold vermeil earrings. #green #greenagate #gemstoneearrings #greenearrings #irishjewellery #irishdesign #irishcraft #ilgemstones...
Summer is in the air 😎🌞. The colours of today’s sky remind me of this tridacna & turquoise bracelet. A lovely stacking bracelet for summer. @designireland #gemstonebracelet #tridacna #turquoisebracelet #irishjewellery #irishcraft #ilgemstones #stackingbracelet #fashionover40 #styleover40 #madelocal #irishdesign #handmadeinireland #madeinireland #delicatebracelet...
The creative process always starts with the gemstone and its meaning. Lovely turquoise is admired by many and is especially popular at summer. Love its meaning too. Are you lucky to call it your birthstone? You can read my blog post about turquoise on my website. Link in bio. #turquoise #turquoisejewellery #protectionstone #irishjewellery #irishcraft #ilgemstones #irishdesign #madelocal #decemberbirthstone #summerjewellery #turquoiselove #fashionover40 #styleover40 #personalisednecklace #protectionnecklace...
Learn how to clean your silver at home! It’s easy, quick and cost effective. You will be pleasantly surprised 🤗. Read my blog post full of tips and tricks on how to prevent and clean tarnish. Link is in bio. You can’t avoid this natural process but you can reduce and manage it. #silvercleaning #tarnishfree #jewellerycare...
So lovely to have the shops open again! Best of luck to everyone. It’s not only shopping, it’s the whole experience that we all missed, would you agree? You can find the latest angelite collection @thenarrowspace @designloft.ie @irishdesigngallery #reopening #angelite #newcollection #ss21collection #summerjewellery #irishjewellery #irishdesign #irishcraft #ilgemstones #madelocal...