Sustainability   While a relatively new word in many industries we have found in the jewellery trade that it has been a very important word in jewellery and continues to be so. Looking at wedding and engagement rings these items are purchased with a view of lasting decades some even with a view of lasting…

Back to Business A number of our members have opened in the last week and a number will reopen next week. Our members really appreciate the support they have received locally during this difficult time. It is now in everyone’s interest that we trade safely and ensure a safe environment for both our staff and…

  Planning a Leap Year Proposal   Did you know that it’s a Leap Year this year we have a February 29th. Legend has it that St Brigid whose feast day is February 1st and with whom the St Brigids Cross is associated with asked St Patrick¬†to grant permission for women to propose marriage after…

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas   Mother’s Day is March 31st and your local member from the Association of Fine Jewellers has lots of perfect gifts for your Mum. We have compiled a collection of suggestions to give you some ideas. Lockets: First up lets look at a locket, always a beautiful gift for your Mum,…

Jewellery Trends 2018 2018 sees a lot of different earring trends from mismatched earrings to single earrings and finally a reintroduction of the hoop earring. Not that the “hoop” earring had ever really gone very far as they are a favourite among many. Lots of people love the fact that many don’t have a back…

  Jewellery Trends 2018 ENGRAVABLES: This is a word that you are probably hearing a lot lately and it is simply jewellery that can be engraved. A trend that was huge in the 80s is back on the jewellery scene. Most brands and generic collections of jewellery have an engravables collection. You can choose to…

Watch Trends 2018 This year sees many trends in watches so no matter what you like you will find something . From Smart Watches , sport watches , dress watches to everyday watches. Smart Watches: The dictionary definition is ” a mobile device with a touchscreen display, designed to be worn on the wrist. The…

  Jewellery for your Wedding Day When a Bride is getting married every element of what she will wear on the day is a major decision. Very often when it comes to jewellery the bride will match her dress so if she has chosen crystals she will usually opt for wearing diamonds. If she has…