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HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge will be christened this Sunday 5th July. Assay Office Birmingham can also provide services which will make your christening, wedding or birthday gifts unique and memorable for that special someone, read below to find out more!   Laser Marking Services Would you like a personalised message laser marked on a jewellery item for a loved one? For more additional information, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us today on 0…

By admin | Jul 3rd, 2015
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News from the British Jewellers Association Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery is celebrating success with assistant designer Jessica Mead’s inspired winning design for the BJA Fairtrade I Do Competition. The winning designer yesterday arrived in Birmingham to start to working closely with the manufacturer Hockley Mint to fabricate the rings in Fairtrade gold which will be gifted by the company.  Gary Wroe, MD of Hockley Mint said “It is great to see young designers entering …

By admin | Jul 2nd, 2015
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What do you know about Ruby, the July birthstone?

Cut Several factors will influence how rubies are cut. First, gem cutters need to accommodate with the crystal shape, therefore the most common shapes of fashioned rubies are ovals and cushions. Ruby show pleochroism – the appearance of different colours at different angles - which will also influence how the gem is cut. Finally, as rough ruby is very expensive, the cutters will try to conserve as much weight as possible. Carat It is very rare to find fine-quality rubies ov…

By admin | Jul 1st, 2015
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Why not come down to the Jewellery Quarter for a weekend of fun and entertainment at the brand new Jewellery Quarter Festival. Organised by the JQBID, JQDT have worked in partnership with businesses and institutions around the local area to bring you the Jewellery Quarter like you have never seen it. Discover what makes the Jewellery Quarter the rapidly expanding creative hub it is fast becoming in Open Studios, which takes you behind the scenes of businesses who specialise in a diverse ran…

By admin | Jul 1st, 2015
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