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The Most Expensive Pearls in the World

Pearl jewellery is one of those things that’s always timeless and stunning. Whether it’s pearl earrings, an antique pearl ring, or a classic Art Deco style pearl strand that stretches down to your bellybutton, pearls are always a good jewellery choice. But what are the most expensive pearls in the world? Join us as we check out …

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Cultured Pearls vs Natural Pearls

When you’re buying pearl jewellery, especially new pearl jewellery, you will more often than not be buying cultured pearls. But what’s the difference between cultured pearls and natural pearls? Are cultured pearls real pearls? Which one should you choose? Today, we’re going to answer these questions. The Difference The main difference between a cultured pearl …

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Fabulous Jewellery Pieces Inspired by Bridgerton

There are plenty of things to love about Netflix’s hit show Bridgerton. The binge-worthy flick is full of fabulous outfits, opulent balls, and tantalising gossip. What did we love most of all, I hear you ask? Call us predictable, but we simply couldn’t get enough of the fabulous antique jewellery pieces! Set in the 1800s during debutant …

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Bar Brooches

The bar brooch is a widely-loved section of the antique jewellery world. Introduced to the mainstream in the 1890s, bar brooches became popular very quickly. As is the case with many antique jewellery trends, the popularity of the bar brooch originated from royal families around the globe. Queen Victoria, for example, had a diamond bar brooch that …

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The Intriguing History of the Hope Diamond

There are few gemstones that have as rich and intriguing a history as the fabulous Hope Diamond. This gorgeous blue-toned gemstone has mesmerised people for centuries. It has even become the basis of famous fictional jewellery like the Heart of The Ocean pendant featured in James Cameron’s Titanic. There are various versions of the history of this precious …

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Why are We so Drawn to Geometric Jewellery?

As human beings, there are a few elements of our lives that seem eternal; practises which transcend time, culture, and tradition. Music is one of these phenomena; there is no culture without music, singing and instruments of some kind. Dancing is another, while body modification and tattoos are yet more. Another consistency across all races …

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The 5 Most Iconic Necklaces in Films

Over the years, some truly spectacular pieces of jewellery have graced the silver screen. Who hasn’t swooned over the antique jewels and iconic costumes of movie stars, especially when we hark back to the classic films that have gone down in history? From Marilyn Monroe to Julia Roberts, actresses have dazzled us with their gems …

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Are Signet Rings in Style?

Are signet rings in style? Well, today we’re diving in to find the answer. Jewellery is a heavy focus of the ACS blog – and rightly so – but the downside is that we tend to prioritise women’s jewellery. Any self-respecting man knows that jewellery is for everyone, not just the ladies. So, let’s get …