Some last minute gift suggestions. Have you still got some people left to buy for , your local member from the Association of Fine Jewellers is on hand to help you out.   FOR HER: If you are buying for your Wife, Girlfriend, Sister, Mum, Daughter , Grandma, Aunt or Friend how about a piece…

December Birthstones If you have a birthday in December you have a choice of three birthstones,  Tanzanite, Zircon or Turquoise  Turquoise was the original December birthstone, it is one of the oldest gemstones and it is considered to represent strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world. If given a turquoise by a…

  Jewellery Christmas Wish List 2017 With Christmas only weeks away we thought we would showcase some of the top trends in Jewellery for 2017.  Intertwined Circles and Infinity pendants are very popular this year. People love the symbolism behind these trends . Both meaning an unending and unbreakable bond and love. So whether its…

Happy Birthday November    We are already into the second last month of 2017 and November is one of those months with more than one birthstone. As a November baby you have a choice between Citrine or Topaz Citrine Birthstone Citrine comes only in Orange and is part of the Quartz family.This gem is said…

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month during the month of October The Association of Fine Jewellers will donate €1 for every battery fitted at participating jewellers nationwide.   This is the 4th year of the initiative which has raised in excess of €50,000 for the national charity, Breast Cancer Research who fund a comprehensive breast…

We are already in a new month and with it comes a new birthstone. This month’s birthstone is Opal. The national stone of Australia and the birthstone for October. It detracts light because of its natural structure.. Depending on the conditions in which it formed, it can take on many colors. Precious opal ranges from…

Fine Jewellery Verses Costume Jewellery What is Fine Jewellery: It is jewellery that contains both a precious metal and precious gemstones. Precious metals used mainly in jewellery are Gold, Silver, Platinum, Rhodium and Palladium Gold  Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au and atomic number 79. In its purest form, it is a bright,…

    Sapphire September is not only the “ back to school “ month but it is also the birthstone month of Sapphire. This beautiful gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide (α-Al2O3). It is typically blue in colour, but natural “fancy” sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colours; “parti…

“Happy Birthday to all those born in August” Its no surprise that August was traditionally the start of Autumn and with it a warm Autumnal coloured birthstone in the form of Peridot. Peridot comes in a variety of shades of green from yellowish to brownish green to greenish yellow. Peridot is the gem of spirit…

Getting ready to say “I do “ and looking at wedding rings. Romans wore their wedding rings on their left hand as they thought there was a vein in the ring finger referred to as the Vena Amores or “The Vein of Love” said to be directly connected to the heart. To this day wedding…