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Perhaps you’ve had a piece of jewellery given to you by a relative, maybe a treasured engagement ring, or much-admired brooch, who had that item given to them, from someone who bought the piece a long time ago, perhaps at an antiques fair?  Could your precious jewellery item be vintage or antique? According to the […]

Working remotely has resulted in a number of adjustments for employees. One change that might be dipping into the wallets of workers is rising energy bills related to working from home. According to industry experts, households across the UK may be spending as much as an extra £52 million a week on energy. When working […]

Insomnia is one of the most common health problems in the UK. Even before the pandemic, it was known to affect millions of people. According to a study conducted by the Centre for Population Change, the number of people suffering from sleep loss rose by approximately 9 per cent following the start of lockdown-related restrictions […]

We all know that the gem of the sea is the pearl. If you’re wanting to purchase a classic pearl necklace for that someone special in your life but you’re not sure where to start, then read on. Natural VS Cultured Pearls Naturally occurring pearls are extremely rare. They are created in the ocean and […]

There are a range of traditional gifts to celebrate wedding anniversaries.  Many of these items include precious gemstones or metals, or high net worth items. Precious metals Silver is used to celebrate 25 years of marriage and gold is the traditional symbol for celebrating 50 years together.  Platinum would be given after 70 years of […]

Relaxed, smaller, wedding gatherings are perfect for many couples.  Perhaps two people have lived together as partners for several years, before deciding to marry and already have a shared life together; they will probably already have the household items that are traditionally given as wedding gifts.  Maybe two people are embarking on their second marriage, […]

Taking care of your garden is a year-round task. While gardens may bloom in the spring and thrive during the summer, what you do for the rest of the year will still have an impact. Autumn is a good time for homeowners to perform important maintenance and tidy things up before the cold, harsh weather […]

Anxiety disorders commonly occur in conjunction with other mental or physical illnesses, last at least six months and can get worse without treatment. There are six types of anxiety disorders: panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, specific phobia and generalised anxiety disorder. Panic Disorder Panic disorder is characterised by sudden attacks of […]

The opal gemstone is considered to be the birthstone for people born in the month of October. Considered a delicate, soft stone, each opal is unique, either classified as a common opal, or precious opal, depending on the shape, size and arrangement of the silicate spheres within the stone.  The colour of an opal will […]

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the stigma associated with working remotely has largely disappeared. And, as the pandemic continues, working from home is likely to remain a common practice. If you haven’t already, it’s important to assess how you’re doing working from home and whether you need to make adjustments. Distractions are all […]