A minefield of definitions muddy the waters of sustainable gold.

A minefield of definitions muddy the waters of sustainable gold.

Industry efforts to reduce the ecological and social impact of gold mining have given rise to initiatives like Fairtrade and Fairmined gold. More recent developments see the introduction of recycled...
July 16, 2024 — Ronan Campbell
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Best summer wristwear

Warm summer weather brings short sleeves and sun-kissed skin. It is the perfect time to accessorize your wrist. Like a perfume, a lovely bracelet or bangle makes an impression -...
June 17, 2024 — Nicole van der Wolf
Steel Yourself for the Exam Season with Designyard's Tactile pieces

Steel Yourself for the Exam Season with Designyard's Tactile pieces

May sees many students put their heads down and hit the books in preparation for the upcoming exam season in June. The nature of exams is that they are only...
May 27, 2024 — Ronan Campbell
Elevate Your Style: The Ultimate Guide to Men's Rings

Elevate Your Style: The Ultimate Guide to Men's Rings

Are you ready to add a touch of sophistication and flair to your appearance? Then it's time to embrace the power of the timeless symbol of masculinity and elegance -...
March 16, 2024 — Ronan Campbell
Leap year brings us Bachelor's Day

Leap year brings us Bachelor's Day

A lesser known tradition is Bachelor's day which is February 29th - so it falls only in a leap year.  The day is also known as Ladies Privilege - the day...
February 20, 2024 — Ronan Campbell
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Vintage Design For Spring/Summer

The sun is back and we're all dreaming of swanning about in out frilly dresses this summer. Why not pair your dainty dresses with some of our exquisite Vintage Design jewellery...
February 09, 2024 — Nicole van der Wolf
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Valentines - much more than a card

Here was me - the cynic - thinking that Valentine’s day was a “Hallmark Holiday” that had blown over from the US - but not so according to history! In...
February 03, 2024 — Nicole van der Wolf
Photo for post What do Princess Eugenie, Caitriona Balfe and Eva Longoria have in common?

What do Princess Eugenie, Caitriona Balfe and Eva Longoria have in common?

All three ladies wear classic engagements rings with coloured gems. Their engagement rings are timeless and elegant and each have a subtle modern twist. This twist is achieved by a...
January 15, 2024 — Information
Photo for post Wrap her in gratitude for Nollaig na mBan

Wrap her in gratitude for Nollaig na mBan

And it’s a wrap! In Ireland, the 12th (and last) day of Christmas is known as Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan: the day the women get to put their...
January 03, 2024 — Nicole van der Wolf
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Ethically sourced jewellery - what are your options?

Ethically sourced jewellery - what are your options?

When we think of gold mining for many of us it is the image of people working alluvial deposits that comes to mind. The old Western movies show us gold prospectors...
December 10, 2023 — Ronan Campbell
Fascinating gem materials from prehistoric times

Fascinating gem materials from prehistoric times

Your gorgeous gem set jewellery is more than a beautifully designed piece with a lovely pop of colour. It is a well thought out frame for exquisite materials created throughout...
December 05, 2023 — Ronan Campbell
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Rarer than diamonds...

Saniniu Kuryan Laizer, a small scale miner in Tanzania, recently became an overnight millionaire after uncovering the world’s two largest tanzanite crystals to date. The whopping 9.27kg and 5.1kg stones...
November 02, 2023 — Nicole van der Wolf