Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 21 December 2022
When it comes to jewellery, the question on everyone’s lips is should I choose gold or silver? With 2023 on the horizon we are all looking ahead to the newest trends to see whether we should be staying gold or modernising our looks with silver. Gold is traditionally seen as the best choice, after all, who wouldn’t rather be in first place than a runner-up? The good news is that style rules are becoming more relaxed. While the golden rule used to be less is more, our accessories are now one of...
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 16 December 2022
Garnet is a semi-precious gemstone that is steeped in history and can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptians. Its classic deep red hue has been treasured for centuries and is the birthstone for those born in January. Garnet also makes a stunning second wedding anniversary gift. Garnet refers to a group of silica minerals which can be found on most continents. Each garnet has the same crystal structure but different trace elements determine the colour of the stone. Garnets are traditionally red ...
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 07 December 2022
Tanzanite is a relatively new gemstone on the market, having only been discovered in 1967. However, its interesting origin story and rich blue colour have made it an instant hit with jewellers and buyers alike. It is a semi-precious stone that comes from the zoisite mineral. Its stunning blue comes from a small amount of vanadium present in the mineral. It is completely unique as it is a pleochroic gem. If you view it from different directions and under different lights, the stone will change co...
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 28 November 2022
There are so many styles and designs of engagement rings to choose from. An engagement ring is a representation of love and admiration. For many also, an engagement ring is a representation of their personality and their personal taste. In this guide, we discuss what your engagement ring says about your personality, and share a few details about each style of engagement ring.A round-cut engagement ring is traditional, classic and endlessly elegant. The shape is one of the most popular diamond st...
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 18 November 2022
Circular for the vow of eternity, and made of precious stones to symbolise wealth and good fortune, couples who are joining together in marriage have given each other rings for as long as anyone can remember. In 1477, the engagement ring was created back when the Archduke Maximilian of Austria gifted one to Mary of Burgundy, his bride-to-be. But wedding rings have been crafted since Ancient Egypt, when they were woven together using hemp and reeds. With marriage becoming more accessible and comm...
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 11 November 2022
Before you purchase gold jewellery, you probably want to confirm its authenticity. If you’re wondering how to check if jewellery is real gold, there are tests that you can try. Different methods suit different types of jewellery, so we’ll run through some approaches and explain which strategies work for which types of jewellery. If you’re wondering “how can you tell if jewellery is real gold?”, keep reading.
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 04 November 2022
Topaz is a precious stone that comes from a rare silicate material. It is known to occur in a range of countries, including Brazil, Madagascar and the United States. Topaz is used in all types of jewellery, including rings, pendant necklaces and earrings. This is because it is durable, affordable and available in a vast array of colours.
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 13 October 2022
A unique, elegant and popular gemstone, opal's milky appearance and vibrant colour combinations make it stand out from the crowd. As an extraordinary stone of choice with a vast array of different finishes and appearances, opal has been a popular gift since ancient Greece and Rome thanks to its diverse appearance and delicate nature. The name opal comes from the Sanskrit word upala, meaning precious stone, while ancient Rome referred to this gem as opalus, or precious jewel.
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 09 October 2022
Buying an engagement ring or wedding ring for your partner is a significant decision that will require lots of effort and time to plan. However, if the engagement ring is supposed to be a surprise, it is likely it may not fit perfectly. For instance, it could be too loose and fall off the finger or too tight and cause discomfort. Fortunately, if the engagement ring or wedding ring does not fit properly, you can easily resize it.
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 22 September 2022
If you're lucky enough to own a timeless diamond you might be wondering 'what can I use to clean my rings at home?' and 'how do professionals clean jewellery at home?' In this blog, we'll take a look at some of the different household products that can - in theory - be used to clean jewellery and answer the common question: how long does cleaning a ring take?
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 13 September 2022
Buying an engagement ring is not just an emotional commitment; it is one which is costly, and with so many to pick from, all set at different prices, it can be daunting to choose the right ring. We understand that you want to stay within your budget but also find something that is timeless and will look good on the finger of the person you love – potentially for a lifetime! So, where do you even start? If you can relate to the paragraph above, we have put together this guide detailing our though...
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 01 September 2022
There is no better accessory than a stunning pair of diamond earrings, however, in order to wear a pair, you need to go through the process of ear piercing. Being able to wear precious gems and stones is one of the biggest benefits of getting your ears pierced, however, there are certain things you should prepare for and be aware of if you've never had a piercing before. In our latest blog post, we answer some of the most common FAQs when it comes to ear piercing so that you can have complete pe...
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 19 August 2022
When looking to invest in new diamonds, you are almost spoilt for choice. With countless options to decide between, it can feel like an overwhelming task. A popular option that many people choose to go for is princess cut diamonds. When looking to invest in this cut of diamond, it is important to be aware of the things to look out for, so here at Abelini Jewellery, we have made you a comprehensive guide. In our latest blog post, we dive into everything you need to know about princess cut diamond...
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 12 August 2022
Bracelets have been around for centuries - in fact, evidence of bracelet wearing has been found as far back as the cuffed bracelets worn by Egyptians in around 5000 BCE. Worn around the wrist, they're items that are designed to be seen - both by the wearer and those around them - and their symbolism makes them a fantastic gift for either a partner or a good friend. If you've been wondering about the symbolism behind bracelets, whether they're still fashionable,
Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 05 August 2022
Purchasing a new pair of diamond earrings is a precious and significant financial investment. For this reason, you need to make sure that you're getting the best diamond earrings possible that both suit your tastes and align with your budget. The world of diamond earrings is vast and it can be hard to know which pair will suit you the best. In our latest blog post, we dive into everything you need to know about diamond earrings to help you decide which option is best for you or the loved one you...