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Wendy 22 Oct 0 11
Many people assume that their jewellery is covered under their home and contents insurance, and while some policies may cover jewellery of a certain value, some will not, and require that proof of purchase or ownership is submitted before paying out, if they agree to pay out at all.  Depending on your insurance policy, you may only be covered for t..
Wendy 15 Oct 0 19
After months of frequent hand washing, using hand sanitizers and wearing gloves our hands have taken a bit of a beating.  Anyone who treated themselves to a regular manicure has had to endure weeks of waiting to get a treatment but now that nail bars and salons can open (with some restrictions), thankfully a manicure is a possibility again.  A lot ..
Wendy 07 Oct 0 74
Buying jewellery for someone else can be a real minefield.  Get it wrong, and you could be in the doghouse, especially if you've bought something that really doesn't match her taste.  The jewellery we wear functions as an extension of our personalities, so by choosing something that's totally unsuitable you're sending the message that you don't kno..
Wendy 23 Sep 0 53
Welcome back to our look at how jewellery has inspired some well-known songs.  Pearls are referenced in a lot of songs, often as a symbol of purity or of hope in the darkness.  Sade's Pearls features a woman in Somalia trying to survive against all odds and provide for her child.  In this song pearls represent the fragments of hope that keep the wo..
Wendy 21 Sep 0 71
When we look back at jewellery through the ages we can see that although styles have changed, and new materials have become available, the standard items of jewellery haven't changed much.  All civilisations have worn necklaces and rings, and arm adornments of various types (the biggest shift in arm jewellery has been the location of the pieces – o..
Wendy 15 Sep 0 134
Jewellery has inspired many creative types, with books, films and poetry all dedicated to, or inspired by jewels.  There is also no shortage of music which references jewellery, with diamonds being the most popular jewel for songwriters to use for inspiration.  Perhaps the most well-known of all the diamond themed songs is Diamonds are a Girl's Bes..
Wendy 26 Aug 0 43
When you're making a will it can be hard to know what to leave to whom, especially when it comes to jewellery.  At first, you may think it's quite easy – people generally leave all their jewellery to a female relative, or have specific pieces in mind for certain people.  In many cases this works out fine to begin with, but disputes soon arise when ..
Wendy 18 Aug 0 116
Shakespeare is considered one of the finest English playwrights and his works have been translated into every language.  While some people may have bad memories of being forced to read his works at school, there is a definite beauty in his prose and poetry as he makes good use of the imagery associated with objects to evoke certain emotions and fee..
Wendy 03 Jul 0 304
Whatever is going on in the world there will always be conspiracy theories and fake news circulating.  People like to have something positive to cling to or something that makes them feel part of a special secret and this is partly why conspiracy theories gain traction so quickly.  It's not a new phenomenon, however, as these sorts of mythical stor..
Wendy 29 Jun 0 221
Many of us will have been getting in touch with our creative side over recent months, perhaps making face coverings, up-cycling some furniture or even indulging in hobbies like painting, knitting and crochet.  Making a jewellery storage or display unit is a lovely creative project which you can use again and again, and there are lots of ideas out t..
Wendy 18 Jun 0 295
Jewellery shops will be among the last retail outlets to open because despite jewellery being an important and sentimental aspect of people's lives, it's not deemed as essential.  Initially, it seemed that jewellers would suffer as a result of the lockdown with few people wanting to buy jewellery, but in fact a wave of proposals has occurred during..
Wendy 12 Jun 0 448
With the world situation changing so rapidly it's hard to know when we might be able to indulge in some of the pastimes and activities that we wrote about in our “Get the Look” series, but that doesn't mean we can't work around restrictions and make these into virtual dates.  One thing people have struggled with in lockdown is the suspension of our..
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