Glossary of Jewellery Terms
Some of the many terms used in this industry and their meanings.
Who owns the Jewellery
Most of Australia's biggest jewellery retailers are owned by foreign businesses.
Charms reduced by 40%
Selected charms at 40% off so we can take new photos. Grab a never to be repeated bargain.
Competitions and Promotions
Details of our current competitions and results from our previous competitions.
A small article on this semi-precious purple gemstone.
The implications of buying (or not) from Australian businesses.
Each month has it's own birthstone and meaning.
Buying Guide & Sizes
Choosing the right length for a necklace or bracelet. Children's sizes they won't outgrow. Weight guide using Australian coins.
Chlorine Stress Fractures
How this common chemical can destroy your precious metal jewellery.
Our manufacturers close at various times around Christmas, delays may occur in filling your orders.
Tips for keeping your jewellery shiny and sparkly.
Ionic, Ultrasonic or Tumbler? Which is best?
Colours of Gold
Why all 9ct gold is not the same colour yellow.
Diamond look alikes, but what are they?
All of our jewellery is made to order. See the choices available for necklaces, bracelets and charms.
The hardest natural substance in the world, and they look pretty too!
Driving with 2 Eyes
A guide for learner drivers and their tutors. What they don't teach you when learning to drive. Hints and tips to make you a better driver. Not jewellery related, but its a pet project of mine.
Our fight to have illegal listings removed.
The process used to transfer a very thin layer of one metal onto another.
Learn more about these precious green gemstones
Fittings for charms, open and closed jump rings, link locks and parrot clasps
Giving Jewellery as a Gift
Finding out what you need to know without getting caught!
Gold and Silver Testing
What is really in that gold ring?
Gold & Silver Trivia
Some interesting facts about these precious metals.
Gold Filled & Gold Plated
These terms explained and why these products are very inferior.
Half Price (50% off sales) Scams
The truth behind the massive 'sales' and the true cost to you.
Hallmarks (Real and Fake)
What the numbers mean and how China leads the way in faking them.
Design your own unique chain by selecting the colour and pattern combinations.
What is a jewellery valuation and is it worth the paper it's written on?
A service we provide to our customers to help retrieve their lost keys.
Lost Wax Casting
The process to create many copies from an original piece of jewellery.
What's going on at our store, our updates and specials are announced here.
Jewellery containing nickel can cause irritation, but what about surgical stainless steel? You may be surprised.
Is it ok to get them wet?
Purchasing information for non-Australian buyers.
What are the differences between natural and cultured pearls?
Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
What is precious metal clay and how is it used?
Refining Gold and Silver
The process involved to create bullion from mined gold and silver.
Ring Size Checker
Work out the size of your ring online. Convert between US AUS and MM
Learn more about these precious red gemstones.
Beautiful blue gemstones, a brief discussion.
Shape v's Cut
The difference between the shape and the cut of a gemstone.
What causes silver to tarnish? Could your diet be responsible?
Soldering Precious Metals
Laser welding v's Soldering, which is better?
Tarnish Resistant Sterling Silver
Alloys containing germanium that greatly reduce the speed and depth of tarnishing.
A blue semi-precious gemstone.
Variations & Accuracy
How the composition of gold alloys and other factors affect the weight of our jewellery.
A few videos featuring our products and one very clever cat!
Wish Lists (coming soon)
How to use a wish list to keep track of your desires.
Explains the how the weight shown on each product is derived.
Working with Silver -
Annealing & Tempering
How the hardness of silver can be changed using these two techniques.
Zodiac Dates (Western & Chinese)
Is she a Gemini or a Pisces? A rat, a tiger or an ox? We have it covered.