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Understanding Hallmarks

This weeks Blog from Jay’s Jewellery is all about hallmarking, the legalities and how it protects you.Hallmarking dates back to 1300 when Kind Edward I instituted the assaying of precious metals.The act of Hallmarking is to have a independent test a material to ensure it meets the minimum requires in order to;A - Protect the consumer so that they can guarantee they are receiving what has been described.B - Protect the Jeweller/Retailer from unfair competition. In other words, protection from those who could potentially wish to mislead consumers.So, what do all this funny numbers and markings mean?There are 3 legal marks required for a hallmark, there can be more but 3 is the minimum requirement. They are; the sponsors mark,...

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Jewellery Hacks That Everyone Needs To Know

Jay's Jewellery Here again sharing some jewellery tips you really need to know and share with others! How frustrating is it to have a knot in a fine chain and spend what seems like forever trying to pick it out? Well we have the answer, Talcum Powder (Baby Powder). Yes it is true. Sprinkle a little of this magic powder over the knotted area, unfold a couple of paper clips (or similar fine object) and use to tease the knot out. The talcum powder acts as a lubricant to reduce friction and allow the knot to come loose. Silver naturally tarnishes for various reasons. Best way to prevent this is to wear it regularly. However, if you have silver that is...

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What Is Jay's Jewellery All About?

Who are they? What do they do? What are their values?I am James Harris, but I prefer Jay, hence Jay's Jewellery. I have worked in the Jewellery Industry for around 10 years now, in both very well known High Street retail Jewellers as Management and independent manufacturing jewellers as Management.This background affords me some very unique experience. On the retail side I have the experience of customer satisfaction, how clients should be treated. On the independent retailer side I have the technical, manufacturing knowledge.Combining this experience I feel I had a great insight as to what customers want. Before I began Jay's Jewellery, I wanted some founding principals to what I would live and breathe in everything I do, these...

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Sapphire - The Birthstone Of September

Jay's Jewellery brings you this months birthstone, Sapphire. Sapphires come in many colours, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Orange and Red. Red being what we call Ruby, are all part of the Corundum family of gemstones. The term Sapphire, is believed to have its origins in the Greek term Sappheiros. Sapphires are also the second hardest gemstone known, second only to Diamonds Throughout history, sapphires have been believed to hold mystical powers, like warding off evil, or kings would wear them to protect them from their enemies. Perhaps the most famous Sapphire engagement is Princess Diana's, now Princess Kate's. A stunning 12 carat oval Blue Sapphire surrounded by diamonds. Make sure to check out our Price Guarantee, ensuring you are fully confident in getting the best prices....

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D For Diamond - Children's Jewellery

Jay's Jewellery presents our latest children's jewellery collection called D for Diamond. Born in 2000, D for Diamond was designed to be the one stop shop for all kids occasions , christenings, growth and milestones, or even just to celebrate. The range comprises of Pendants, Earrings, Bracelets & Bangles, and Christening specific gifts, all with a unique diamond set in each and every piece. D for Diamond is a Sterling Silver range and designed specifically with kids in mind. Each piece also comes in its own branded box, making the gift even more special. For a limited period too, we are offering 15% discount off the full D for Diamond range and as always, free delivery on all orders and our 30 Day Price Match Guarantee Get browsing...

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