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A birthstones guide: personalised jewellery for every month

A birthstones guide: personalised jewellery for every month

We think that birthstones are a brilliant way of adding a personal touch to any jewellery piece, so we take a closer look at the birthstones for each month of the year.
Carat, colour, clarity and cut: a simple guide to diamonds

Carat, colour, clarity and cut: a simple guide to diamonds

Diamonds and other precious stones are measured against the four C’s - Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut. We explain what they mean in this simple guide.
Your guide to ring settings

Your guide to ring settings

Choose the perfect engagement ring style for you or your partner with the help of our quick guide to ring settings.
How to clean your jewellery

How to clean your jewellery

We're all very hygiene conscious right now! So we share our expert tips for cleaning your jewellery.
Where to look for jewellery inspiration during lockdown

Where to look for jewellery inspiration during lockdown

If you’ve been planning an original piece of jewellery, don’t let the lockdown get in the way. We are still designing jewellery for customers all over the world, and we’d love to help you make progress with your design. Here, we share our top tips for finding jewellery inspiration during the lockdown.
Precious stones guide

Precious stones guide

There’s nothing quite like looking at a precious stone up close and personal. At Christopher Evans, we have dozens of precious gemstones for customers to examine and choose. Ultimately, the colour, type, size and shape of the precious stone you choose will depend on what you like — and what will go best with the design of your chosen piece…
How to buy the perfect jewellery gift

How to buy the perfect jewellery gift

If you’re planning to buy the perfect jewellery gift for someone this Christmas, there are a few things to consider before making any decisions. First – what kind of jewellery do you think she will appreciate most?  Do a little research – watch her and note what pieces she wears for daytime and evening events. Does she wear earrings? Drop,…
Jewellery trend: pearls

Jewellery trend: pearls

The jewellery trend that been a long time coming, in our opinion, is for the wearing of pearls. Pearls have, finally, lost their association with grandmas and posh birds from Sloane Square and are gracing the necks, ears, fingers, shoulders and ankles of elegant women across the nation. It’s possibly because the creamy iridescence of pearl will go with anything…
A hinged ring for swollen knuckles

A hinged ring for swollen knuckles

Who would have thought that designing a hinged ring for swollen knuckles could be so satisfying? Not so long ago, a lovely lady came to see us with her jewellery collection.  This happens quite often, when people realise that they have pieces they never wear, but are too good to get rid of.  We take what they have and design…
The alternative birthstone for September is lapis lazuli

The alternative birthstone for September is lapis lazuli

Most calendar months have two birthstones attributed to them.  In September the best known birthstone is the sapphire, while the alternative birthstone for September is lapis lazuli. What is lapis lazuli? When you picture a sapphire, the chances are that you see a dazzling blue stone, but in fact sapphires come in many colours.  The lapis lazuli however does not.…