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Get a summer vibe with joyful, gem-like beads

Maybe it’s the fact that we’re now well into summer, or perhaps it’s our continued determination to look for rainbows amid the storm of a global pandemic, but we’ve noticed that beads are having a moment in the jewellery world right now. All over our Insta feeds it’s clear that boldly-coloured beads are de rigueur […]

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Celebrate summer with #earparty vibes and sunshine-inspired jewellery

2020 really has been a time to count our blessings, even if it was only a way of keeping us sane during lockdown. One of the items on our gratitude lists has been the chance to enjoy some really glorious weather, with late spring and early summer proving to be practically wall-to-wall sunshine and high […]

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Jewellery shopping in a post-COVID ‘new normal’

Last week saw the re-opening of many shops and businesses in England and, judging by the queues outside some stores, this was a welcome event for fans of retail therapy. Indeed, many high streets reported a positive first day in terms of footfall – we saw figures showing an increase of nearly 300 per cent […]

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How shopping local can help keep community spirit alive post-lockdown

Like most people, we watched in shock as the prime minister announced a full lockdown of our nation back in March. We saw shops and restaurants shuttered with no knowledge of when they might open again. We watched the news as once-bustling roads and streets became eerily quiet. For a while, Britain in the age […]

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Post-lockdown reopening: How will you rearrange and revitalise your jewellery boutique?

With prime minister Boris Johnson having given the go-ahead for high street shops to reopen on June 15th 2020, the thoughts of many of you will have turned to how this is going to work in practice. It’ll be a big undertaking to get ready to welcome back customers in only a fortnight’s time and if […]

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How retailers can stay ‘Covid-19 secure’ as lockdown lifts

It’s now believed that we have come through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and so, with the lifting of lockdown restrictions beginning, the next few months are set to be incredibly important for the British high street. As retailers, you are likely to be reopening your shop within a matter of weeks. So, what’s […]

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Kindness matters in Mental Health Awareness Week – and beyond

We have been through some extremely difficult times as a nation these past few weeks and, although many of us have experienced hardship, this pandemic has demonstrated something else too. It has shown us that when we pull together and reach out to others, we can provide hope and reassurance amid the fear and insecurity; […]

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Keep the rainbow going with colourful jewellery

Throughout these trying times and our lengthy period of lockdown, the rainbow has become a symbol of hope and togetherness against an unseen enemy. Rainbows were painted by children and placed in windows to cheer up passersby and thank the NHS for their hard work and sacrifices. It was a way of remembering that the […]

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Back to work – Stay safe, stay positive – and stay in fashion

As you’ll no doubt be aware, last night (May 10th 2020) saw Boris Johnson unveil the first tentative steps towards a new normality post-coronavirus. For England at least, the narrative has changed from a stay-at-home order to one saying it’s OK to go to work if you can safely do so.  It’s going to be another […]

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Fashion in a pandemic: New ways – New rules – New life

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, life has changed in ways we never could have imagined. Who would have thought, as we ate our Christmas dinner, that we would be kept apart from family and friends and housebound within just a few short weeks? For many of those who were able to do so, […]