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Continuing with our birthstone series, if your birthday is in December, you could find yourself drawn to blue, as this is the colour of the three gemstones associated with the winter birth month. Turquoise has long been connected with success and love, attracting relaxation for the mind as well as containing physical healing properties.  The […]

Seasonal affective disorder already looms as a consistent, annual struggle for many in the UK, but this winter may prove to be even more difficult due to the greater isolation and lesser potential for indoor activities due to COVID-19. During the summer, there may have been more options for combatting feelings of isolation, loneliness and […]

Are you planning a wedding at the moment?  Preparing for a wedding can take anything from a few weeks to two years, depending on the plans of the wedding couple and the size of the wedding party and any other circumstances to consider. Venue The first task to organise is the venue where the wedding […]

It is not uncommon for people to gain weight during the winter, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take steps to try to avoid it. In addition to maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet can help boost your immune system and keep you from catching winter illnesses—such as colds or the flu. […]

Are you thinking of buying jewellery as a gift this year, but not sure what to buy? There are a few questions you can consider first which will help to narrow your shopping focus.  What kind of jewellery does the person you’re buying for wear every day?  What job does that person do which might […]

Self-care Week is an annual movement across the UK that aims to encourage people to take better care of both their mental and physical health. The week has been organised by the Self-care Forum since 2011. 2020’s edition runs from 16-22 November with the theme of ‘Live Self-care for Life’. Due to the coronavirus pandemic […]

Many of us hold metals that are dear to us, whether we wear them or keep them safe for financial investment or future generations.  Preference for one metal over another may come down to colour choice, sentiment or value.  The content or hue of metal could influence gemstone decisions.  Pure yellow gold enhances the vibrancy […]

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, known to many as ‘PCAM’, takes place during November every year – and is the biggest event in the calendar for those committed to taking on pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th cause of cancer death. With barely any improvements to pancreatic cancer survival rates in the last 50 years, it […]

If you are born in the month of November, then your birthstone is the golden topaz with yellow and orange tones, almost peach-like in some cases.  Citrine, a similarly-hued and more readily available crystalline quartz, has also been used in more recent times, in jewellery gifts for November birthdays.  In its natural state the gemstone […]

On 31st October, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England will begin a second period of lockdown in order to minimise the spread of COVID-19 cases. The restrictions will go into effect on 5th November and are currently planned to last through 2nd December. Throughout the summer, the government attempted to gradually reopen businesses and […]