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Remodelling Your Jewellery with Debra Fallowfield

Reusing precious metal isn’t quite so straightforward – you may think all your various carat gold just gets melted together, but it’s more complicated than that. In fact, melting together old gold (of various carats and from different manufacturers) can create a whole lot of problems, including discolourations in the metal, pitting, and cracking. This…

The Power of Stones

Over the years some people attached meanings to stones and believed they had mystical powers to help with certain things they would like to have or help with in their life. For example, diamonds are for love. Jade is for protection. Pearls mean purity. In the modern world, many still believe that stones hold powers….

Where did the engagement ring originate from?

Everyone knows what engagement rings are for these days. When a man (or a woman) proposes to their partner, a ring is given to symbolise the exciting occasion and the promise of marriage.   Anthropologists say that originally this was a Roman tradition to show husband’s ownership of his future wife. Definitely, less romantic as…

Why Do We Wear Jewellery?

While we all know that a beautiful jewellery piece is gorgeous on the eye and adds glamour to its owner, we often don’t suspect that jewellery is more than just that. Gorgeous jewellery brings out deep-rooted and powerful happiness in many of us.  And here’s why: Allows Self-Expression We are all individual and want to…

Important Questions to Ask Before Buying Jewellery

Shopping for beautiful sparkly jewellery is a fun experience where you get to look at options, compare, ask questions and finally become the proud owner of a gorgeous piece. However, there can be some factors to consider when choosing jewellery. So after listening to my customers and taking into consideration what we discuss, I decided…

Jewellery Personalities

We all have our preferences and dislikes around jewellery, but did you know you can guess someone’s personality by the jewellery they wear? Some even claim that the jewellery can say the most about who you are. Below is jewellery personality info, see if you can find yourself! Centre of Attention Chunky, big and statement…

Why Jewellery is a great as a Christmas Gift

Special Gift that keeps on giving Christmas is a very special celebration for many people and finding a gift that reflects that can be very challenging. Jewellery is not a gift to enjoy during Christmas only, but rather a present that is kept and loved for a long time afterwards as well.   Lovely Surprise…

Jewellery Style: Contemporary

Did you know that each jeweller follows a particular direction when they create jewellery? There are many various jewellery styles, and each designer usually follows the principles of one style in their work. I guess it’s like someone’s fashion style where they like and wear certain pieces. There are many interesting jewellery styles like Estate,…

Choosing the right jewellery for your loved one

Jewellery is a very special gift for your friends or family. However, it’s not exactly easy to choose the right piece for someone even if you know them well. Jewellery is so personal and what we think we know about someone can never be applied for sure to what this person might like in jewellery….

The artisans: The Kiwi craftsmen keeping it real (NZ Herald article )

When Trevor Binford realised the guitar he’d spent weeks cutting, gluing and sanding wasn’t up to scratch, he threw it in the ocean. You wouldn’t expect the same reaction from an employee of the Yamaha guitar factory in Hangzhou, China, where thousands of instruments are made every day. Automation has become so precise and efficient…

February Newsletter

Whoa! Someone put the brakes on ,February is almost over.. Big apologies for my lack of Newsletters . Hubby and I have just returned from a 2 week road trip. We drove all the way up to Rotorua from Dunedin visiting lot’s of places I had never been to! You see ,I am one of…

HAPPY NEW YEAR-welcome 2018

Happy New Year !! Dean (Hubby ) and I reckon this year is going to be absolutely bloody magic. 2018 BRING IT ON! After a short break we have been back in the workshop soldering, filing, sanding away on pre Christmas orders, plus sneaking in the odd new design in the mix to keep things fresh! I have to…

Debra Fallowfield makes custom jewellery to fall in love with … Crafting every piece entirely by hand..