Jewellery Trends 2018 2018 sees a lot of different earring trends from mismatched earrings to single earrings and finally a reintroduction of the hoop earring. Not that the “hoop” earring had ever really gone very far as they are a favourite among many. Lots of people love the fact that many don’t have a back…

  Jewellery Trends 2018 ENGRAVABLES: This is a word that you are probably hearing a lot lately and it is simply jewellery that can be engraved. A trend that was huge in the 80s is back on the jewellery scene. Most brands and generic collections of jewellery have an engravables collection. You can choose to…

Watch Trends 2018 This year sees many trends in watches so no matter what you like you will find something . From Smart Watches , sport watches , dress watches to everyday watches. Smart Watches: The dictionary definition is ” a mobile device with a touchscreen display, designed to be worn on the wrist. The…

  Jewellery for your Wedding Day When a Bride is getting married every element of what she will wear on the day is a major decision. Very often when it comes to jewellery the bride will match her dress so if she has chosen crystals she will usually opt for wearing diamonds. If she has…

  Are you planning on saying “I do” soon and you have picked the dress the shoes and  the bridesmaids dresses. You have decided on the way you will wear your hair and how your makeup will look. The only thing you have left to choose is the jewellery you will wear on your special…

  EMERALD BIRTHSTONE FOR MAY This month sees the beautiful Emerald as it’s birthstone. Emerald is a precious gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. It has a hardness of 7.5-8 on  Moh’s scale although emeralds are often considered to be brittle and need care. Again…

Fionagh pictured above with her Mum Rita and her Dad Stephen at her inauguration recently We are delighted to welcome Fionagh Ryan as the new President of the Association of fine Jewellers. Fionagh has a wealth of jewellery knowledge and will be a huge asset to the Association. We sat down with Fionagh recently and  thought…

Diamond If you have a birthday this month you are probably well aware that your birthstone is one of the most valued gems Diamond. A Diamond is a solid form of carbon with a diamond cubic crystal structure. At room temperature and pressure it is metastable and graphite is the stable form, but diamond almost never…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCH … AQUAMARINE BIRTHSTONE This beautiful stone gets it name from “Sea Water ” which is of course what Aqua Marine means when translated. The beautiful hues of this stone reflect the beautiful sea colours. It varies in colour from blue to green. The most valuable Aquamarines are clear with blueish green hues just…

Mother’s Day March 11th   Now that you have all recovered from  the snow it’s time to get organised and show your Mum how much you love her this Sunday. Jewellery is a perfect gift for your Mum and your local member from the Association of fine jewellers has lots for your to choose from.…