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April is Stress Awareness Month in the UK. According to the Mental Health Foundation, in the past year, 74 per cent of people have felt so stressed that they were overwhelmed or unable to cope. Of those who responded that they had felt stress, 16 per cent said that they had harmed themselves and 32 […]

Wearing statement jewellery can be a fantastic way of showing off your individual style. Whether it is contemporary or vintage, a high quality piece will add an eye-catching touch to any outfit. And from the newest catwalk trends to the rarest vintage finds, there is statement jewellery for every style and budget. Buying habits Research […]

Although outdoor temperatures might still be cold, spring is not far off. This means spring cleaning season is almost here. Making your home cleaner this season might be a more daunting task than usual. With many people working from home, not welcoming guests and sheltering in place for extended periods of time, it is possible […]

The dangers and consequences of smoking and tobacco are well-documented. Still, despite the potential health consequences, smoking remains common in the UK. As of 2018, over 7 million people in the UK were smokers according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The issue is so prevalent that smoking is one of the leading causes […]

Working on a computer all day can be taxing on your hands and wrists, increasing your risk of developing chronic stress injuries like carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is a numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. The nerve being pinched is the median nerve—the main nerve […]

Perhaps you are just starting to build your jewellery collection or you have inherited an item of jewellery that you would like to restore.  Depending on whether the item is silver, gold or platinum, or whether precious or semi-precious gemstones are set into your jewellery item, here are some essential tips and tools for cleaning […]

According to Crime Stoppers, a burglary happens in the UK every 40 seconds. The consequences of a home invasion can go well beyond property damage and the loss of valuables or sentimental possessions. The mental and emotional impacts of experiencing a burglary can be traumatic and linger for a long time. Fortunately, there are a […]

Mental health has become a more prevalent subject in the UK in recent years, but there are still many people who live with conditions like depression and anxiety. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has only served to worsen mental health for many. Feelings of isolation and loneliness are natural during lockdown, and financial stress has also […]

As COVID-19 vaccines continue to be distributed throughout the UK, an unfortunate new risk has emerged. The NHS has warned people waiting to receive a vaccine that scams have been reported. These scams entail perpetrators attempting to trick their targets with fraudulent emails, phone calls and text messages. Within the messages, scammers tell recipients that […]

The earliest known necklaces were made of natural shells or stones. These were replaced by fashioned beads. By the  mid 18th century, more women wore necklaces as a part of a matching set of jewellery. Stone Age – Bronze Age Early necklaces have been discovered in cultures across the world, dating back over 5000 years.  A range of […]