Why is precious metal precious ?

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Have you ever wondered why metals like gold and silver have been considered precious throughout human history? and how do you measure the value of precious metal? The reason a metal is considered precious is a combination of Geology, Chemistry and Economics. Firstly, precious metals are relatively rare – rare things are more valuable than things that are in abundance. …

Five essential jewellery items

Is it the time to build your personal jewellery collection ?

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Do you wear fashion jewellery ? Do you change your jewellery as fashions change ? Maybe now is the time for you to consider building a collection of fine jewellery that reflects your style and will remain timeless. “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” – Coco Chanel Fine jewellery gives you confidence – there is nothing like the glow …

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What makes a Rolex so good ?

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Rolex is one of the worlds top luxury brands according to the experts who calculate and publish statistics on brand values, but beyond the financial value, what makes them so special to so many people ? In my opinion, it is Quality, Heritage and Aesthetics. Aesthetics are subjective and down to personal taste, and the heritage of Rolex is impressive …

A small history of Omega

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The Omega watch company was officially founded in 1903, however it originated much earlier.  The forerunner of Omega was a swiss company called La Generale Watch co., which was founded in 1848. In the 1890’s they invented a revolutionary manufacturing system, and the watches created under this system were branded Omega.  They were so successful that the brand was spun …

How to decide between Gold and Silver

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You are looking for a beautiful piece of jewellery that will be the finishing touch to an outfit , and you have seen a piece worn by a friend that could be perfect, but when you try it on, it doesn’t seem quite right ? The same piece of jewellery can look completely different on two people. There are many …

Chronograph – 7 fascinating factlets

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Chronograph watches are sometimes purchased because they look good, sometimes as a functioning tool, and sometimes both, but what do you know about them? A Chronograph is a watch that can also be used as a stopwatch or timer. Modern chronographs also incorporate a moveable bezel tachometer which can be used for rapid calculation of distance or speed. • A …

Diamond Earrings described

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There is nothing like listening to a jewellery designer talking about one of their creations. Here is the founder of one our jewellery suppliers describing two pairs of diamond earrings designed by his company. In their own words :- At the heart of Luke Stockley is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful jewellery of supreme quality, which celebrates all …

Can you recognise culture?

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Pearls are not only the birthstone for the month of June, but are also “in” right now. Celebrities and Royalty have made pearls a red hot fashion item. But what do you know about pearls ? Throughout history, pearls have symbolised wealth, power and influence. Pearls are formed inside the shell of certain molluscs or oysters as a defence mechanism …

An imported American tradition

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Ten years ago most British schools didn’t have school proms. They probably had a simple school disco at the end of term. Now more than 85% of schools in Britain have a prom A school prom is usually to mark the end of secondary school in year 11 and year 13. Proms are held in June or July, around the …

What’s better – a car, computer or watch ?

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There was a story doing the rounds a number of years ago, in which Bill Gates was supposed to have compared the computer industry with the Auto industry. He said: “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.” In response, General motors …