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  1. All you need to know about the Foxtail Chain

    Many of the classic styles of Sterling Silver Chains are given names that are easy to remember based on their appearance: Anchor, Ball, Box, Curb, Rope, Wheat. But there’s a style of Sterling Silver Chain that whilst fits within this category, is a chain that is also quite classic, perhaps even historic – The Fox Tail Chain. Similar to a Fox’s Tail in appearance, with layer upon layer of V shapes, arrows or chevrons- this style of chain in our Sterling Silver Classic collection is steeped deep in jewellery chain making history more than you’d know. 

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  2. To Bead or not to Bead? Absolutely!!

    To Bead or not to Bead? Absolutely!!

    The traditional Bead chain consisting of continuous spherical balls of silver wonder are classic styles of Sterling Silver chain and a style that fits well with any of your pendants, and the larger the ball shaped links, the nicer it can be to wear on their own. Most classic bead chains are crafted from this simple spherical type bead ball chain, with ever so perfect smooth polished surfaces. It only takes a few Ball Bead shaped links to capture a ray of light and throw it right back out twice as bright.

    If you love the texture of smooth surfaces, you might also find it difficult to resist that temptation to roll these smoothly polished silver beads between your fingers back and forth obsessively.

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  3. Twisted Sterling Silver Chain Styles: Twisted Rope, Curb, Fox Tail Chains and more

    Within Jewellery the way in which we fashion our look with Sterling Silver Chains is undoubtedly artistic in the way we choose it to be. Most of the popular classic chain link styles such as the Box Chain, Cable Chain, Belcher Chain – all feature basic shapes at the heart of them: Squares, Ovals, Circles.

    At the heart of Twisted Sterling Silver Chain Link styles however, is an evocative shape that beyond the inherent beauty of just the precious metal from which it has been crafted, conveys something deep and meaningful. Depth and meaning subtly paired in jewellery is a thoughtful approach to the way in which you can choose when fashioning your look. How audible you want to make that statement, might be reflected in the visible thickness of that chain, and the depth of that statement reflected in the intimacy, intricacy and craft in which the links are formed together.

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  4. Mens Chunky Silver Chains - A Style Statement That Speaks For Itself

    Mens Chunky Silver Chains - A Style Statement That Speaks For Itself

    It feels like the fabulous warm weather and bright sky spell over has finished quite quickly, after most of the start of the year being predominantly quite chilly for most of us in the UK!

    But don’t be fooled or get bogged down. That short spell is a great taster for the Summer season ahead and a reminder that overall warmer climate for us is sure to be on the horizon. Reminisce about the great times you’ve had in the pleasant temperatures with friends or family and you’ll be sure to realise, it’s a great opportunity to live in the moment and accessorise your outfits on such occasions with jewellery for that finishing touch. With our recent injection of Thicker Sterling Silver Chains into our stock, there’s a number of reasons why you’d be wise to adopt such a chain characteristic when choosing your next style of chain necklace.

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  5. Rhodium and its use as Plating with Sterling Silver Chains and Bracelets

    Rhodium and its use as Plating with Sterling Silver Chains and Bracelets

    What Rhodium is

    Rhodium is simply a precious metal, just as Gold and Silver. But more specifically is closely related to Platinum – another well-known pricey precious metal. We all know or at least think the KING of precious metal in terms of monetary value is Gold or Platinum. But start to compare this value of Rhodium versus Gold and you’ll quickly find Rhodium is more expensive than that of Gold in its raw, unaltered state. It’s been this way for a long time. In fact, at the time of writing this Rhodium is approximately 40% higher than Gold.

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  6. How to select a Sterling Silver Chain for your Pendant

    How to choose a Sterling Silver Pendant Chain

    With today being the start of British Summer time, signifying longer days and shorter nights, we thought it would be a great time to publish our blog post that will help to consider the best types of Sterling Silver Chain to match your Pendant - whether the intention is for style, comfort or functionality. When it comes to meeting people and being out and about, necklaces, pendants and other neckwear can often be one of the first things someone will notice, with the neck being at an eye-level. 

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  7. What is a Popcorn Chain Necklace?

    What is a Popcorn Chain Necklace?

    Have you seen our Popcorn Chains? When you usually hear the word Popcorn you probably think of trips to the cinema but if you’ve not heard of a Popcorn chain before then you’ll be pleasantly surprised at these charming and unusual chains which make a standout choice to match with your necklace pendants. So, what makes our Popcorn chains a delicious choice?

    The Popcorn chain is originally from Italy and in other parts of the world is also known as a Coreana chain. Just like Popcorn pieces, (whether salted or sweet!) it is delicate and light. The Popcorn chain is made up of concave shaped links and looks more contemporary and sleek when compared with other classic styles such as the Curb, Rope and Belcher chains.

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  8. Our Master Class on layering necklaces

    Our Master Class on layering necklaces

    Layering your necklaces has become a sure-fire way to effortlessly look instantly chic and on trend. Layering your necklaces gives you lots of flexibility with the choice as you can wear several pieces at once. You can mix and match pieces to give lots of different combinations. Plus, if you get a new necklace it can fit in with your existing jewellery collection.

    Layering up different pieces of jewellery is a wonderful way to express your personal style; which is why there are no rules when it comes to layering up necklaces. However, we've put together our favourite tips on tricks on how best to layer necklaces and elevate your style to the next level.

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  9. 5 Tips to care for your Sterling Silver Jewellery

    5 Tips to care for your Sterling Silver Jewellery

    The most common question we get asked is how to care for Sterling Silver Jewellery, such as Chains, Bracelets, Earrings, Pendants, Anklets, Nose studs. Our quick tips below apply to all Sterling Silver Jewellery, which we hope  you’ll find useful.

    In general, most concerns we hear when caring for Sterling Silver, is the colour. Genuine Sterling Silver jewellery is a precious metal and doesn’t “corrode” or “rust”. These are associated terms for metals which structurally disintegrate leaving unrepairable. Sterling Silver does not behave like this and any affects of discolouration are in most cases temporary.

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  10. Pure Silver, Sterling Silver, Silver – What’s the difference?

    Pure Silver, Sterling Silver, Silver – What’s the difference?

    Gold, Platinum and Silver are the three kings of the precious metals and their royal kingdoms are situated within the world of jewellery. Specifically, Silver which is a natural and pure commodity arising from out of the Earth has been commercially used for thousands of years.

     In this post I will be skipping the history of Silver and share with you some useful insights into the ownership of this wonderful shiny metal not only because our jewellery products are crafted using Silver, but more to provide some clarity as there is often confusion over the differences between its various forms especially when shopping for jewellery.

     As we continue to tinker away at our computers, laptops and smart phones...

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