Jewellery Stories

Jewellery Stories
19 Nov 2018
How we create bespoke jewellery with a special meaning
Gemologist Lucy Reynaud, FGA DG GIA, explains how we can create bespoke jewellery with a meaning that is exclusively yours. A client got in touch with The Jewel Box recently, asking us for something extra special – bracelets to celebrate an 18th birthday. Of course, we welcomed this as an opportunity to craft a gift
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Jewellery Stories
29 Oct 2018
Sunny golden Citrine is the Birthstone for the month of November
Gemologist Lucy Reynaud, FGA DG GIA, explains why the Citrine is the November birthstone. Another month, another birthstone, and here we are in November with Citrine! This gemstone is part of the Quartz family, which actually makes up about 12 percent of the land surface and about 20 percent of the Earth’s crust. Many of
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Jewellery Stories
3 Oct 2018
Pink Tourmaline, the other October birthstone, means unconditional love and compassion
Gemmologist Lucy Reynaud, FGA DG GIA, explains why Pink Tourmaline is the other October birthstone The idea of having a gemstone to represent each month, as a Birthstone, has been around since written time began, although as you may have already read in our article on the other October birthstone, it wasn’t always Pink Tourmaline.
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Jewellery Stories
1 Oct 2018
The October birthstone, the Opal, will help you see limitless possibilities
Gemologist Lucy Reynaud, FGA DG GIA, explains why October has two birthstones, and why Opals have more to them than meets the eye. October people are lucky and obviously deserving of many gemstones, because they have not one but two birthstones – Opals and pink Tourmalines. I have a feeling that the reason for this
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Jewellery Stories
10 Sep 2018
Discover the great gemstones of history
Over the centuries that fine gemstones have fascinated us, there have been some very special, very rare, stunning gems that have become so famous they have earned their own names, myths and stories. Here are five great gems of history … The Le Grand Mazarin The Le Grand Mazarin is one of the most famous
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Jewellery Stories
31 Aug 2018
September’s birthstone, the Sapphire, brings wisdom, good fortune and sincerity
It’s September and that means we finally have the perfect excuse to write exclusively about Sapphires, as they are the birthstone of this month. These stones are probably the best-known gemstones, after diamonds, as they are one of the “Big 3” coloured gemstones. Most people know of Sapphires as a strong royal to dark blue
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Jewellery Stories
30 Aug 2018
Sing the colours of the rainbow with coloured gemstones to match
Red and yellow and pink and green… purple and orange and blue… we can all sing the colours of the rainbow, but sometimes when it comes to wearing them, we are a little more hesitant. And yet, we shouldn’t be. Colour is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood,
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Jewellery Stories
17 Aug 2018
What to do if you don’t like your engagement ring
So it’s happened. The scene has been set, the person you love has gotten down on one knee and proposed. You’ve said yes, yes, yes, exchanged a kiss, maybe a few tears of joy and the ring has been put on your finger. Later on, once the excitement of that precious moment is over, you’ve
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Jewellery Stories
10 Aug 2018
The story of our gemstones and how you should choose the right one
The Jewel Box founder Vinod More knows what he’s talking about when it comes to explaining why the private jeweller helps its customers choose particular types of gemstones. “Don’t always go for something the rest of the world says is the best,” says Vinod. “Go for the gemstone that speaks to you. It’s like wine
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Jewellery Stories
10 Aug 2018
The birthstone for the month of August is the happy, light-hearted gemstone the Peridot
August’s birthstone is a green gem that everyone will have seen but few can name. It’s the Peridot. When people think of green gemstones, they think of Emeralds – and rightly so, as they are one of the ‘Big Three’ coloured gemstones, with a rich lush colour which no other gem could possibly imitate… or
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Jewellery Stories
13 Jul 2018
A harmonious mix of white onyx and ruby, this ring could help purify negative energy
The Harmony ring has special significance in the month of July because its central stone is a ruby, the birthstone for this month. With the design of the Harmony ring, we wanted to create a piece of jewellery that would showcase the bold blood-red colour of the ruby gemstone and decided that the best way
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Jewellery Stories
9 Jul 2018
Ruby, a highly important gemstone, is the birthstone for everyone born in the month of July
Our expert gemologists explain why having the ruby as your birthstone means you’re passionate. The month of July is upon us, and for many people that means holidays – far flung destinations, family times, relaxation. Here at the Jewel Box we love all of those things, but July also means… Rubies. Gorgeous, stunning, blood-red rubies.
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