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Jewellery Ideas for 80th Birthday

Someone’s 80th birthday is the best reason to pull out all the stops and gift something really special. What do you give for an 80th birthday? Is jewellery a good birthday gift? We’re here to make the case for antique and vintage jewellery as the perfect 80th birthday present for the woman in your life. …

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Luxury Gifts for Tea Lovers

Tea is beloved across the nation, with some of us taking it very seriously. At AC Silver, we love taking tea seriously, and so we’ve decided to compile a gift guide for anyone shopping for their most beloved tea lover. Look no further for luxury gifts for those who live their lives for that next …

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5 Pieces of Silver that Have a Modern Use

For a lot of us, silver is simply a space-taker that you’re likely to find in your grandmother’s display cupboard. The image of silver being a dated luxury that serves no use today couldn’t be further from the truth, however. Today, we’ll take a look at 5 pieces of silver that have a modern use; …

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How to Style Amethysts

For anyone who is born in February or a serious lover of all things purple, amethyst jewellery is the place to be; these stones have stunning depth and a unique beauty that captures the heart effortlessly. When you’re wondering how to work in amethysts to your style, it’s time to check out our blog. Let’s …

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Pink Sapphire Engagement Rings

When shopping for engagement rings it’s easy to get tangled up in the questions such as “what makes a good engagement ring?”, “do engagement rings have to have diamonds?”, “what other stones can be worn every day?”… the list can be extensive. If you’ve found yourself ogling some pink sapphire rings and wondering if they …

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How to Care for Amethysts

We accept, when buying vintage and antique jewellery, that there is a certain element of responsibility on our hands to care for it. All jewellery needs a little TLC from time to time, requiring cleaning, special storage, and sometimes maintenance to prevent or treat damage. If you’re wondering how to care for amethysts, that’s what …

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History of Heart Shaped Jewellery

It can easily seem as though, for the longest time, the typical love heart shape has been the cornerstone of romance in human culture. But, where did the heart shape we all know so well come from? Today, we’re exploring the heart shape as well as its prominence in jewellery throughout much of history. History …

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Pear-Shaped Engagement Rings

Pear cut diamond rings are undeniably stunning. Their elongated shape is flattering on the finger and their impressive sparkle is second to none. Many couples are opting for this popular and gorgeous cut for their engagement ring. Even if you’ve already chosen this beautiful diamond cut, there are many other factors to consider. If you’ve …

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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 …