Mysterious Platinum

Mysterious Platinum

Platinum, the name derived from the Spanish term ‘platina del Pinto’, literally translated into “little silver of the Pinto River”, is a very dense, malleable, precious, silvery-white metal.  It is one of the rarest elements in the Earth’s crust occurring naturally in alluvial sands of various rivers (sometimes mistaken for silver).  It occurs in some nickel and copper […] …more »

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Value Your Treasures Carefully!

Value Your Treasures Carefully!

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Are You Safe to Buy Diamonds Online?

Are You Safe to Buy Diamonds Online?

The growth of purchasing over the internet can’t be denied, and should not be ignored as an option.  It can be convenient, it can be the source of a good price, and it can allow you time to reflect without any pressure.  Although it may seem a risky endeavour, buying over the internet can be safe, you […] …more »

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The Corporate and Personal Forces Behind Modern Jewellery

The Corporate and Personal Forces Behind Modern Jewellery

It is interesting to explore the personal and corporate forces behind modern jewellery. Who creates it, who buys it and why? Jewellery may be the oldest art. It has always meant something important to almost all the human race; sometimes it has been money, sometimes a prayer to the gods, sometimes a status boast or […] …more »

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What Is a Jeweller … Really?

What Is a Jeweller … Really?

I have been asked the question “How do you get to be a jeweller?”, or “Can you fix my Watch”, or “You’re a Jeweller, can you fix my clock?” All good questions and I have been asked them many, many times. There are a great many “facets” to this Trade of Jewellery (forgive the pun). […] …more »

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Trade In Your Old Gold? Yes, and Now!

Trade In Your Old Gold? Yes, and Now!

Since 2009 Gold prices have almost doubled, however, what most do not realize, it is yet to reach the heights of l980. As Global investors seek a safe haven in gold amid the slowing & diving currency values and equity market drops, investment gold surpassed jewellery as the leading driver of global gold demand for […] …more »

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White Gold An Automobile?

White Gold An Automobile?

History shows us that we have preferred the colour of gold to stay as close to the colour of pure gold as possible. However to wear gold jewellery in its purest form is almost impossible, or at the very least, far too short. The gold would have to be very heavy and thick to ensure […] …more »

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Tanzanite – Blue Treasure in the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

Tanzanite – Blue Treasure in the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

Africa – does anyone think of gemstones when they hear that name? Diamonds yes, but Gemstones? They should, it’s a continent that provides the world with many truly magnificent gemstones and one that is the most beautiful and treasured is Tanzanite – named after the east African state of Tanzania, the only place in the […] …more »

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Australia – World Leader in Pearl Production and Design

Australia – World Leader in Pearl Production and Design

Australia’s modern pearling industry began with a fleet of abandoned pearl luggers on a beach in Darwin! In the early 1950’s the invention of plastic was crippling the booming trade of motherof-pearl fishing for the production of buttons, buckles and cutler. Back then the pearl, itself, or the lustrous orb so rarely found inside the […] …more »

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The Gilt Trip

The Gilt Trip

“Au” is the chemical symbol for gold from the Latin “aurum” which means “shining dawn”. Aurora was the Roman goddess of dawn who was linked to the warm yellow colour of gold. One of earth’s greatest gifts and precious metals, gold has come to be known as the “symbol of kings and the treasure of […] …more »

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