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Moonstone & Opal & Ruby & Penguins?

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Lots of new things on the go this month! Our new pieces have really stretched my photography skills--and I'm using the word skills very loosely there. Just when I thought I'd got a handle on shooting rings, we get a new kind of stone that proves much more difficult to photograph than usual! Rainbow moonstone has always been a bit of a challenge, but I particularly like the way the shot of this Teardrop Rainbow Moonstone Ring turned out. Taking these photographs has involved bending over the table at awkward angles (usually sideways!) to avoid getting my shadow in the picture....

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New packaging, new gemstones, and new patterned wires!

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New packaging, new gemstones, and new patterned wires!

We've managed to obtain a lot of new goodies recently! New gemstones, new patterned wires, and we're in the process of upgrading our packaging to reflect how shiny and new everything feels right now. The best thing about using preformed patterned wires is that it allows us to create a visually striking range of jewellery at an affordable cost. That being said, we're looking into getting a rolling mill so we can start texturing our own silver sheet. We found a new supplier for some preformed patterned wires, including these wide and narrow bamboo textured wires that we've used to...

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Sterling Silver Ring Care Tips

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Your jewellery is brand new - handmade for you by us in our Brisbane studio. And you want to keep it looking brand new. Here's how to best care for your sterling silver pieces. A lot of commercial sterling silver jewellery has been rhodium plated to prevent tarnish. We don't rhodium plate our jewellery, because we aren't fond of the chemicals involved in the plating process and we think sterling silver looks beautiful as it is. Rhodium plating also wears off, so would need to be reapplied every few years.  With the right care and information, though, you don't need plated jewellery....

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