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 7 Great Books on Jewellery and Gemstones

7 Great Books on Jewellery and Gemstones

These are some of my favourite books on Jewellery and Gemstones. I thought that I’d share them with you.Each of these great books give a great insight and cover a broad spectrum of historical and modern jewellery to easy pick-up's, dipping into the A-Z of gemstones. Understanding Jewellery by David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti.  ISBN 978-1851494309A weighty tome and a must for every jewellery lover. There are 10 glossy chapters of important and simply stunning pieces of jewellery from th …
6th Jan 2019 | Posted by Andy Woodman, Ophir Jewellery
A Visit to Elements 2,  A Festival of Gold and Silver Artisans

A Visit to Elements 2, A Festival of Gold and Silver Artisans

A Visit to Elements 2, A Festival of Scottish Gold and Silver Posted by Andy, Ophir Jewellery on November 06, 2016 Well, I'm just back from visiting Elements 2 in Edinburgh at the very auspicious Lyon and Turnbull building in Broughton Place, Edinburgh. Elements 2 is a showcase for gold and silversmithing, letting you view firsthand collections from over 40 true artisans from all over the UK, and in this one place. Inside, aside, from the amazing Georgian amphitheatre …
6th Jan 2019 | Posted by Andy Woodman, Ophir Jewellery
Assay Assured Hallmarking Statement

Assay Assured Hallmarking Statement

Our commitment to hallmarking.When it comes to manufacturing jewellery and silverware, precious metals (silver, palladium, gold and platinum) are rarely used in their purest form. Instead they are usually alloyed with lesser metals to achieve a desired strength, durability, and colour. It is not possible to detect the precious metal content of an item by sight or by touch. It is, therefore, a legal requirement to have items consisting of silver, palladium, gold or platinum independently t …
15th Jul 2018 | Posted by Assay Assured, Assay Office, Edinburgh
Diamond Jewellery Self-Gifting   - New Trends

Diamond Jewellery Self-Gifting - New Trends

New research just published by diamond guru’s, the De Beers Group have identified a shift in the trend of purchasing diamonds.De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver advises “While the giving of diamond jewellery as a token of love and commitment continues to constitute the majority of purchases, it’s encouraging to see these additional sources of demand emerge. It’s also great to see women buying more diamond jewellery for themselves in recognition of their achievements, or simply because they want to …
14th Sep 2017 | Posted by Andy Woodman, Ophir Jewellery
Nobody is Putting their Feet Up as Michael Kors Buys Jimmy Choo

Nobody is Putting their Feet Up as Michael Kors Buys Jimmy Choo

Top fashion company Michael Kors is scooping up footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo for just over £1 billion - Choo was valued at around £700 million earlier this year.Jimmy Choo’s assets include 150 company-operated retail stores and 60 franchise stores but have seen a slowing of sales in recent years.Analysts say that this a move upmarket for Michael Kors and may halt the 100 shop closures that were announced by the Kors group in May of this year, and bring some buoyancy t …
28th Jul 2017 | Posted by Andy Woodman, www.Ophir Jewellery.co.uk