glossary of jewellery repair terminology
You can breathe new life into your old or damaged jewellery
by using your local jeweller’s repair service.
glossary of watch terminology
A glossary of watch terminology, from the basics through
to some of the terms used in complicated mechanical watches.
guide to birthstones
Certain gemstones have traditionally been associated with different months
of the year, and are considered to be lucky or important for people born under their “influence”.
guide to buying diamonds
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created a comparison system to
classify the rarity, quality and value of different diamonds. This is called the 4 Cs, which stand
for Carat, Clarity, Colour and Cut.
guide to caring for your jewellery
Always try to avoid jewellery coming into contact with bleach, soap, perfume,
cosmetics, hairsprays and other forms of chemicals. Take your jewellery off at night and keep it in
a jewellery box, preferably with compartments that avoid items rubbing against each other.
guide to caring for your watch
The best way to clean your watch is by using a lint-free cloth and a toothpick.
guide to gemstones
Gemstones have played various roles in the myths and legends of human cultures
throughout history. Some tell a story or are believed to have special powers, but all of them
share a common beauty.
guide to hallmarking
Hallmarking in the United Kingdom dates back more than 700 years and
represents the oldest form of consumer protection in the United Kingdom.
guide to insurance
Most jewellers can offer you insurance when you buy your watch or jewellery,
so that you can leave the shop with many of your purchases already insured.
guide to jewellery repairs
If you have a piece of jewellery that lies at the bottom of your jewellery box
because it is broken or a stone is loose, you can breathe new life into your old or damaged
jewellery by using your local jeweller’s repair service.
guide to ring size
This handy guide will help you find the right size for your perfect ring.
guide to selling gold
Selling old and unwanted or broken gold jewellery can be a quick and
convenient way to make some extra cash.
guide to gold standard
The Gold Standard is a voluntary code of conduct for the face-to-face
purchase of second hand precious metal and jewellery.
guide to valuations
It is recommended that you have your jewellery regularly valued for
guide to watch repairs
If you have a watch that needs a new battery or a replacement strap, or an automatic watch that requires a
service, you can breathe new life into it by using your local jeweller’s repair service.
guide to wedding anniversaries
The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Medieval German empire, when husbands crowned
their wives with silver and gold wreaths, marking 25 and 50 years of marriage, respectively.
guide to buying fairtrade gold
Most of the gold in the jewellery world has no provenance and it is impossible to find out anything about the
history of the material. Fairtrade gold has changed this for good.
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