Gold Vermeil, what is it
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What is Gold Vermeil

Gold Vermeil Jewellery and How to Look After it. Gold Vermeil is a well-known and used technique to create gold jewellery without an expensive price tag. Jewellers have used gold vermeil techniques for centuries to create gold jewellery that is affordable, beautiful and precious. What is Gold Vermeil? Gold Vermeil is a gold plating technique where a layer of gold is coated onto an underlying metal. In jewellery, this is sterling silver or pure silver. Gold vermeil can be confused with gold plating, which is similar in that gold is also coated onto the surface of an object. The main difference between gold...

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how to clean silver jewellery - silver ring in ice
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How to Clean Silver Jewellery

Learn how to clean silver jewellery. Top tips and techniques to keep your silver jewellery looking as good as new. A bit of time and knowledge and your silver jewellery can sparkle for a lifetime. Discover DIY techniques that will keep your silver sparkling No one likes the word tarnish. But silver and tarnish can go hand in hand if silver is not cared for properly. Tarnish is a natural occurrence. Over time it can affect all items of silver, including jewellery. Tarnish is corrosion. As silver gets exposed to air, a chemical reaction can occur if the air contains sulphur or...

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Wedding anniversary stones. Natural gemstones
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Gemstone Jewellery and Gemstones

Wedding Anniversary Stones – A complete guide

Wedding anniversary stones are an excellent way to remember a special day and express your love and devotion in a beautifully crafted piece of jewellery. They can be simple or elaborate, suitable for both men and women. The tradition of giving wedding anniversary stones began over 2,000 years ago in Ireland and has continued in most countries. It is not merely a token of appreciation or a way of showing gratitude - it represents a commitment to continue a relationship regardless of the years since the day you tied the knot. Use our guide to find the perfect present and...

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Diamond vs Cubic Zirconia
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Cubic Zirconia vs Diamond. Make the Smart Choice.

When it comes to Cubic Zirconia vs Diamonds, everyone knows what diamonds are. Through years of marketing and controlled supply and demand, the diamond has become one of the most expensive and sought-after natural stones in the world. However, Cubic Zirconia is a little less well understood. It is often referred to as Cubic Zirconium which it is not and given how incredibly close to a diamond it looks, they are often viewed as fake diamonds. What is Cubic Zirconia? Cubic Zirconia is a hand-made synthesised material that is hard and colourless. That description does not do it justice. It is...

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Birthstones
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Gemstone Jewellery and Gemstones

Birthstones for every month. Find out the significance of yours.

Discover which birthstone is yours and why wearing them is good for the soul Birthstones have been around for a very long time and the best part is they were not created by a marketing department looking for ways to sell more gems. On the contrary, their origins are far more interesting and symbolic. There is a birthstone for every month of the year and some months have multiple birthstones. Some birthstones relate to the zodiac signs. There are even lists of modern and traditional birthstones. If you’re looking for your birthstone and to discover its meaning or you’re looking for...

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