Restore, Recycle, Revamp - A new lease of life for your jewellery

“Restore, Recycle, Revamp – don’t throw away those broken necklaces or bracelets!”

Most of us at some time or other have broken a favourite piece of jewellery or it’s broken while wearing it.  Sometimes the beads in the necklace or bracelet have, for no obvious reason, just decided to set themselves free and all the beads and other bits and pieces have scattered around you all over the place.

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Garnet, January's Birthstone

You’d think that garnet, January’s birthstone would be something white or colourless, to reflect the wintery, snowy weather, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. Those with a New Year birthday are blessed with garnet as their stone; its name is derived from the Latin ‘granatum’, meaning pomegranate, because the stone represents the deep red seeds of the fruit.

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Turquoise - December's Birthstone

Turquoise - December's Birthstone

Not only is Turquoise the traditional birthstone for December, but it is also regarded as a lucky gemstone and a stone of prosperity. It is also believed that if Turquoise is given as a gift it bestows wealth and happiness upon its receiver, and brings happiness and good fortune – therefore making it an ideal Christmas present!

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