• World’s Biggest Bee Rediscovered

    Taken by kind permission from www.bumblebeeconservation.org. By Cathy Horsley, Bumblebee Conservation Trust Conservation Officer for the West Country Buzz project. An enormous bee with a 64 mm wing span that was thought to be extinct has been rediscovered this year. Wallace’s bee, Megachile pluto, was first known to science in 1859 when it was described by Alfred […]

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  • Jewellery for June Birthdays

    June babies can fall either under Cancer or Gemini, and their main birthstone isn't really a stone at all! What truly makes pearls unique is that they’re the only gemstone made by living creatures. Pearls are created inside molluscs when they deposit layers of calcium carbonate around a microscopic irritant. Freshwater pearls can take between 1 and 6 [...] Continue Reading
  • Jewellery for May Birthdays

    May. That lovely time when Spring is well underway and you can feel the warmth of summer building. Everything is coming to life and the world is green. The traditional stone of May birthdays is Emerald, and it works for both a Taurus and Gemini. Did you know that the May birthstone, emerald, was one [...] Continue Reading
  • Hand Crafted Ear Wires

    As is true for most professionals, I am always expanding and honing my skills. I am also always looking for ways to increase my services and your value for money! With that in mind, I am delighted to now be able to offer hand-crafted ear wires. Available in either 925 Sterling silver or 14ct filled [...] Continue Reading
  • Jewellery for August Birthdays

    For those born in August, under Leo or Virgo, your birthstone is the gloriously colourful Peridot. Shimmering and pale green, this stone is often called the evening emerald, and its origin is from the French word peritôt, meaning unclear, because of the numerous inclusions and internal fractures often found within peridot gemstone beads. More times than [...] Continue Reading
  • 10 Tips for Caring for your Gemstone Jewellery

    Jewellery is one of our most cherished accessories. It’s sentimental, eye-catching, and has the power to lift any outfit from blah to the stars. But even the most durable of jewellery needs tender loving care to keep its shine at the max and its semi-precious stones in place. Here are 10 tips you need to […]

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  • My First Ruby Jewellery Collection

    The King of gemstones, rubies are a vivid red colour which brings to mind heat and passion. This red colour reminds us of the summer heat as well as the gorgeous produce of summer: tomatoes, watermelon and summer-ripe berries. In fact, the wide spectrum of reds in summer produce is reminiscent of the many hues [...] Continue Reading
  • Jewellery for July Birthdays

    July babies are super lucky, you can call the glorious Ruby your birthstone! Ruby is the fiery and captivating stone of nobility, considered the most magnificent of all gems, the queen of stones and the stone of kings. Natural Ruby is one of four “precious” gemstones (including Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire) known its rarity, monetary [...] Continue Reading
  • A Brief Guide to Bee Nest Boxes

    Taken by kind permission from www.bumblebeeconservation.org. Bex Cartwright, our Making a Buzz for the Coast Conservation Officer, has written this handy guide on how to create or choose a suitable bee box to make a perfect home for solitary bees in your garden! Siting your bee nest box To maximise the chances of your bee nest box […]

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  • beejewelled handmade jewellery Left or Right Wrist?

    Should you wear your bracelets on the left or right side? Each side is believed to represent a different way to connect with the energy of your stones, and it is dependant on which is your dominant hand. If you are right handed, then your right is your dominant hand. And yournon-dominant hand is known […]

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