Christmas time!

… Mistletoe And Wine!

 

Friends, we wish You all a warm Christmas, lot’s of joyfulness, happiness and laughter! Be close to your friends and family, have a proper rest and enjoy! Let the crackers do the rest!

 

Merry Christmas!

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Why Silver Rings?

I’ve been asked many times why do we choose to work mostly with sterling silver and why we decided to maintain classical style of our rings. Here is my answer.

Classically designed sterling silver rings and necklaces represent endless styles that are always in high demand. No matter what the fashion statement; classic cuts and designs always enhance and command attention.

The rings and necklaces can house some of the most beautiful and precious stones such as sapphire with its deep royal blue and cubic zirconia that is available in a variety of colors. Sterling silver jewellery is not only a representation of fine craftsmanship, beauty, and high-fashion; but the metal is highly regarded for its health benefits and its hypoallergenic characteristics.

Aside from its beauty and health benefits; silver rings and necklaces are very affordable in comparison to gold and other metals. Additionally, the silver content is high in these pieces of jewellery which means they contain a greater degree of purity than equivalent gold pieces in the same price range.

Also, a silver ring or a silver necklace is so neutral in tone that they can be worn with just about anything and for any occasion. It would be a near impossible feat to find an outfit that silver does not complement. Interestingly, the neutrality of silver also means that it complements any skin tone.

Without question, a silver ring or necklace can be dressed up or down effortlessly. Both men and women are able to find a wide range of styles to suit their tastes. As an added bonus, silver is very easy to maintain. Also, color restoration of a silver ring or necklace can even be done at home.

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What to do when a ring is stuck on a swollen finger?

My fingers swell during a really hot weather or during extensive exercising, so sometimes I have a problem with taking off my wedding ring. If  this just happened to you and you need help, please read our tips on how to remove a ring from a swollen finger.

First rule is, don’t panic. From my experience, it’s better not try to tug and pull a ring too much, because it can cause additional swelling to your finger and can be really painful. You can try to twist (not pull!) a ring a little from side to side, but if it stuck really hard, try to use cold water and soap or any concentrated dishwasher liquid using the same method of twisting it around your finger. A water and soap usually works perfectly for me.

Other method of taking a stuck ring off, is to lubricate your finger using a hand lotion, Vaseline, butter, oil or anything else which is just slippery. A great product to use is… Windex. Yes, I really mean a glass cleaner, but if you suspect that you can have an allergy reaction, don’t use it. Spray Windex or put any other slippery product on your finger and once again, don’t try to pull your ring off, just twist it around a finger very gently.

One of techniques I’ve read about (never tried by myself, but people swear this works perfectly) is to stick a dental floss (or just a very thin string) under your ring, leaving a small tail to use later on and wrap it around your finger. Each wrap should be close to the one before, but it shouldn’t be wrap too tightly. Now grab the small tail you left and start to unwinding a dental floss and a ring should slip off by itself.

If this don’t help, and your ring is badly stuck, try to just hydrate yourself. Try to limit the amount of salt in your food and drink a lot of water. Elevate your hand above your heart for a few minutes, to bring swelling effect down. After some time you can try to repeat one of methods of removing ring I described above and I really hope this time you are more lucky!

But most importantly – be always safe. If at any point you feel that it’s impossible to do it by yourself, or this is giving you too much pain, and your finger (and sometimes even whole hand) is swollen so much that you are loosing blood circulation or you feel that your finger is broken, you have to seek a medical help immediately. They will probably cut your ring off, which can be really sad for you, especially if this is your precious wedding ring, but don’t worry. Any local jeweller can repair and also re-size this for you.

But remember, if your finger was really damaged, it needs some time to be fully cured, so try not to wear a ring on it for some time. Usually your finger needs about a couple of weeks to fully recover.

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Planning for a 3D future

Christmas is a busy time for us with tens of orders, post office rush and christmas party planning. Ah, what a wonderful time!

For some unknown reason this is also a time when the best ideas comes to us. New designs, new offers and new ways of making a world a little bit happier and sparkier. And the best way to do it is to create even more amazing products 🙂

To do so we started experimenting with a new way of designing our jewellery using computers and CAD programs. I have reviewed many available Jewellery CAD solutions and selected RhinoGold from TDM Solutions for our internal trial. It’s not cheap, but those guys know what they are doing. The application contains vast database of stone models – great time saver!

First day of trials gave us some important information:

  • CAD software will not replace a jeweller. This is just a different medium, but the classic concepts and the taste are still valid. The computer will not make something good looking – a designer will.
  • I was able to design a necklace in about two hours. Not exactly what I had in mind, but close enough. I’ll add a picture later.

Next steps will be to improve our computer skills and investigate a 3d printer. 2014 will be an exciting year!

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Colour Trends for Winter 2014

If you are wondering what colour to choose to be in style this winter season, we may help you. For this winter season many famous designers have introduced deep navy blue and pink colours and you cannot go wrong when you choose them.

Bold, Classic and Elegant Navy Blue

As Seen On: Celine, Valentino and Chloe runways

For this winter many designers have introduced navy blue on the runway. This colour will give you sophistication and elegance. You can wear deep blue from head to toe or pair it with more neutral colours. To stand out even more, you can combine this with other shades of blue. You can embrace this colour trend with jewels from our collection of blue accessories – sapphire rings, earrings or pendants.

navy blue trends winter 2014
from top left: Frea ring, Lizzy Ring, Amirra Stud Earrings, Jane Ring, Nila Necklace

Pink is a new black

As Seen On: Miu Miu, Christian Dior and Channel runways

Pink is fresh, extremely girly, elegant, very sexy and fun! For sure, it is a good news for every pink lover – this new winter season pink colour is definitely in style. You can choose from every shade of pink and you don’t go wrong. We have a few lovely and fun jewels in our collection that will make your pink look complete.

pink fashion accessories
from top left: Kazumi Stud Earrings, Hazel Ring, Zinnia Ring, Flamingo Vintage Ring

It’s in fashion to pair more bright vivid colours with soft pastels and the combination looks absolutely fantastic. We hope you will enjoy our collection!

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