How to Look After Your Silver Jewellery

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Silver jewellery is great for everyday wear. It is fairly inexpensive when compared to other precious metals and the bright grey tones suit everybody. When it comes to looking after it, however, there are a few things to consider. The number one thing I get asked about with silver jewellery is tarnishing – this is when the surface of the … Read More

New Online Jewellery Shop Launch – Win a Moon and Star Necklace!

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To celebrate the launch of our new online shop, we’re giving away one of our beautiful Moon and Star Necklace designs. Our online store sells made-to-order, small batch jewellery designs. We never use plated materials – just solid Sterling silver or gold. Prize: Moon and Star Necklace A favourite design here at Jodie Gearing Jewellery Design, these necklaces have just … Read More

Totally Unique Yoga Frog Earrings

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Navin got in touch because he wanted to have a special and very unique set of earrings designed and made for his wife for Christmas. They’d had a tough year while she underwent treatment for cancer, so he wanted to treat her to something special. The initial message outlining his idea really intrigued me – he wanted dangly earrings in … Read More

How to choose a fitted wedding ring

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Your big day is fast approaching and you need to tackle the wedding rings. It’s a job you’ve been putting off as you’ve realised you’ll need a fitted wedding ring to sit alongside your engagement ring. Here is a guide to help you choose which design you like best. How would I know if I needed a fitted wedding band? … Read More

Dipping or flashing white gold

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When looking at white gold jewellery in a high street jewellers, the sales assistants will often talk about having it ‘dipped’. Another term sometimes used is ‘rhodium flashing’. Both of these terms conjure images of simple and almost magical processes involving either vats of liquid metal or zapping the piece of jewellery with a special rhodium gun! I don’t blame the sales … Read More

5 Reasons to Design Your Own Engagement Ring

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So you have decided to propose! Congratulations! The first big decision is usually the ring. It is traditional to surprise your partner with a ring you have chosen and the most common way of getting this ring is through shopping either online or in a jewellery shop. These can be terrifying places for people with little knowledge about jewellery. After … Read More

Rhodium Plating Yellow Gold

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    Although yellow and rose gold have seen a real resurgence in recent years, I am still finding that majority of the clients I work with are looking for white metal in their commissioned pieces. When it comes to inheriting jewellery, a lot of classic designs were made in yellow gold (perhaps with Platinum settings or design details) which … Read More

How to choose an engagement ring – 5 key steps

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So you have decided to propose! Congratulations! But how do you go about choosing an engagement ring? It is one of life’s most meaningful and romantic purchases that no one wants to get wrong. The job of selecting a piece of jewellery you hope your significant other will wear for the rest of their life can understandably cause a fair … Read More

Tanzanite Pendant Case Study

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Have you ever considered buying a gemstone while traveling as a memento of your trip? That is exactly what Stuart did on his trip to Africa last year when he climbed Kilimanjaro. Stuart wanted to do something special for his wife’s birthday and decided to commission a bespoke piece of jewellery for her using a stunning tanzanite sourced during this … Read More