Whether you are buying jewellery for yourself or as a gift, it is important to understand exactly what you are buying. Especially when purchasing jewellery made of precious stones or metals, there are many elements that can alter what they look like and their value. Our jewellery guides are here to assist you in choosing the perfect piece for you to fall in love with.
Diamond Jewellery Guides
Buying diamonds is a special event. Whether it is for an engagement ring, birthday present or a treat for yourself, buying diamond jewellery is a celebration. Therefore it is important that you understand what types and cuts are available, and how to ask for what you are looking for.
Gemstones and pearls are popular embellishments on jewellery and beautifully express your unique personality and style. They are also popular gifts to celebrate certain wedding anniversaries and birth months.
To assist you with choosing the design that best reflects you, we have created factsheets on the most popular stones and pearls.
From the turquoise beads of the ancient Egyptians to the emerald rings of European royalty, precious stones have been worn and given as expressions of wealth, power, love and friendship throughout the history of mankind. Each month of the year corresponds with a gemstone and these birthstones are still worn and given as gifts to this day.
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Pearls are one of the most highly valued organic gems in the world. They are a symbol of purity and modesty and that’s what makes them so popular. Our classic pearl necklaces are an all-time favourite, but we also have plenty more jewellery pieces that feature your favourite type of pearl. To help you choose the best pearl jewellery for you, we’ve created a guide to help you along the way.
Gold Jewellery Guide
Gold jewellery is the epitome of style and luxury. It is a versatile metal that can be turned into exquisite designs and embellished with dazzling adornments. It can be found in various weights, purity and compositions which affect the value of the jewellery. It is also available in a variety of colours, where the gold has been combined with other metals to create those beautiful yellow, white and rose hues.
Our gold buyers guide further explains the different options you have when purchasing gold jewellery.
Ring Fitting Guide
Once you have chosen the design, it is important to choose the ring that perfectly fits. Our ring size guide will assist you in measuring your fingers for a comfortable fit. You can even learn how to discover the ring size of your partner or friend without needing to measure their finger, perfect for those surprise gifts. Use our ‘What Is My Ring Size?’ tips to measure a ring.
Jewellery Care Guide
Our final guide provides information on how to best care for your new jewellery. Especially for those well-loved pieces that get worn every day, it is important that you take steps to ensure that they shine as bright as new even after 10 years.