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3 ways to take care of your jewellery

Posted by Abigail Moses on

We at Avita have years of experience in designing, creating and restoring fine jeweller, believing valued jewellery to bring pleasure for years to come. Many jewellery companies recommend having pieces professionally cleaned once a year, but there are numerous simple things you can do at home to keep your pressured jewellery looking its best for even longer. So, here's a guide to caring for your jewellery, we hope it helps!


  • Store jewellery separately

  • You should certainly think about the way you store your jewellery. Different gemstones have different adaptability and some can easily scratch or knock each other if stored together. The best way to avoid this is by keeping jewellery in soft-lined compartments and take care to close any fastenings so that items doesn't tangle or catch one another.


    Jewellery should always be stored away from sunlight, or any extreme weathers. Try to keep the packages and boxes that the piece comes in, it's usually the easiest and most protected place to keep  the piece from dust and damage.


  • Gentle cleaning

  • If you wish to keep your jewellery in tip-top condition you should occasionally clean it by removing any dust, oils or contamination. You should always lean to the side of caution and use simple, non-abrasive materials like soap and water, with a soft toothbrush. Be careful not to be too rough whilst you clean your jewellery. Plus, it must be rinsed and dried thoroughly afterwards.


  • Wear with care

  • You should always put your jewellery on last when dressing. This is so that your jewellery doesn't catch on any of your clothing. Plus, you should apply hairspray and make-up first to avoid contaminating rings, necklaces and bracelets. Be especially careful to remove any jewellery before doing any manual work, which includes housework as pieces could get knocked.


    If you are looking to add to your collection, be sure to look through some of our beautiful jewellery today.

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    3 ways to take care of your jewellery

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    We at Avita have years of experience in designing, creating and restoring fine jeweller, believing valued jewellery to bring pleasure for years to come. Many jewellery companies recommend having pieces professionally cleaned once a year, but there are numerous simple things you can do at home to keep your pressured jewellery looking its best for even longer. So, here's a guide to caring for your jewellery, we hope it helps!


  • Store jewellery separately

  • You should certainly think about the way you store your jewellery. Different gemstones have different adaptability and some can easily scratch or knock each other if stored together. The best way to avoid this is by keeping jewellery in soft-lined compartments and take care to close any fastenings so that items doesn't tangle or catch one another.


    Jewellery should always be stored away from sunlight, or any extreme weathers. Try to keep the packages and boxes that the piece comes in, it's usually the easiest and most protected place to keep  the piece from dust and damage.


  • Gentle cleaning

  • If you wish to keep your jewellery in tip-top condition you should occasionally clean it by removing any dust, oils or contamination. You should always lean to the side of caution and use simple, non-abrasive materials like soap and water, with a soft toothbrush. Be careful not to be too rough whilst you clean your jewellery. Plus, it must be rinsed and dried thoroughly afterwards.


  • Wear with care

  • You should always put your jewellery on last when dressing. This is so that your jewellery doesn't catch on any of your clothing. Plus, you should apply hairspray and make-up first to avoid contaminating rings, necklaces and bracelets. Be especially careful to remove any jewellery before doing any manual work, which includes housework as pieces could get knocked.


    If you are looking to add to your collection, be sure to look through some of our beautiful jewellery today.

    Read more


    8 facts you may not know about wedding bands

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    Wedding rings have been a tradition for centuries in order to show commitment, love and wealth. Today, the tradition of exchanging wedding rings is deeply rooted in numerous cultures and in most mainstream wedding ceremonies. It comes as no surprise that with its interesting history people are fascinated by the facts, stories and traditions that surround wedding rings. This list of eight facts show just how amazingly diverse the history is about one of the most important symbols in modern day culture.

    • Not every culture keeps to tradition of wearing wedding rings on their ring finger. Some Indian traditions asks that a bride wears a ring on their toe instead.
    • It is common for a groom’s name to be engraved on a wedding ring.
    • The very first recorded wedding ring dates back to Ancient Egypt where couples would exchange circles in order to symbolize eternity.
    • The tradition that both bride and groom are to wear a wedding ring only began during WWII. This is when men began to wear rings as a way of remembering their wives which were waiting back home.
    • Tradition states that a marriage is doomed if the groom is to drop the ring during the wedding ceremony.
    • Wedding rings were traditionally made of gold due to it being considered as the purest metal. Plus, it was seen as the most valuable, and so perfect to symbolize marriage.
    • Roughly 70% of brides wear their rings on the fourth finger of their left hand. This is due to a tradition that states a Roman belief that the vena amoris, or vein of love, is located there.
    • One historical reasoning for exchanging a wedding ring was for the man to prove that he was financially stable to support his new bride. To do this he gifted his bride a precious metal.

    Purchase your beautiful wedding band from us at Avita Jewellery. Our collection is available to view and buy online, so be sure to browse through our selection today.

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    8 facts you may not know about wedding bands

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    Wedding rings have been a tradition for centuries in order to show commitment, love and wealth. Today, the tradition of exchanging wedding rings is deeply rooted in numerous cultures and in most mainstream wedding ceremonies. It comes as no surprise that with its interesting history people are fascinated by the facts, stories and traditions that surround wedding rings. This list of eight facts show just how amazingly diverse the history is about one of the most important symbols in modern day culture.

    • Not every culture keeps to tradition of wearing wedding rings on their ring finger. Some Indian traditions asks that a bride wears a ring on their toe instead.
    • It is common for a groom’s name to be engraved on a wedding ring.
    • The very first recorded wedding ring dates back to Ancient Egypt where couples would exchange circles in order to symbolize eternity.
    • The tradition that both bride and groom are to wear a wedding ring only began during WWII. This is when men began to wear rings as a way of remembering their wives which were waiting back home.
    • Tradition states that a marriage is doomed if the groom is to drop the ring during the wedding ceremony.
    • Wedding rings were traditionally made of gold due to it being considered as the purest metal. Plus, it was seen as the most valuable, and so perfect to symbolize marriage.
    • Roughly 70% of brides wear their rings on the fourth finger of their left hand. This is due to a tradition that states a Roman belief that the vena amoris, or vein of love, is located there.
    • One historical reasoning for exchanging a wedding ring was for the man to prove that he was financially stable to support his new bride. To do this he gifted his bride a precious metal.

    Purchase your beautiful wedding band from us at Avita Jewellery. Our collection is available to view and buy online, so be sure to browse through our selection today.

    Read more


    Top 5 reasons for gifting Jewellery

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    There is nothing quite like receiving a gift, whether it is to mark a special occasion or not, large or small, or needed or not. Receiving a neatly wrapped item is always an exciting moment, and it doesn’t have to be the most expensive item to receive this excitement. In fact, we at Avita think that it’s the mystery of what’s inside that earns excitement. The idea of being remembered and thought of marks a huge amount of generosity and kindness from a person, qualities that all of us are very grateful to have in our lives. 


    Jewellery is one of the most common forms of gifts. People have always enjoyed adorning themselves with jewels, and it has become a popular way of expressing just how important someone is to you. Though, putting this reason aside, why else does jewellery make such a brilliant gift? Let us explore the various types of jewellery pieces and the reasons people are gifting them.

     

    Jewellery is generally something you don’t treat yourself to


    Many people do treat themselves once in a while to something special, or renew the basics such as, clothes, bags, shoes etc. Although, some things aren’t considered on some people’s radar, mainly because they are seen as luxuries or extra’s that the average salary won’t stretch to every single time they hit the shops. Jewellery is one of these items. Therefore, many people see it as a gift, and a very special item to cherish when one is gifted it. Plus, the fact that it isn’t an every day kind of gift makes it very unique and exciting.

     

    Jewellery can be timeless


    Try and think about the gifts that you are still using now you’ve had them for quite a few years. Clothing fades, gets stained and goes out of style. Electronics always get replaced by newer and better models. Only jewellery can stand the test of time and be enjoyed for generations. There are thousands of classic jewellery styles that never become irrelevant.

     

    Jewellery can be given to people of all ages


    One of the hardest things about gifting is finding something suitable for each age groups. Jewellery is suitable for absolutely all ages. You can take care of all ages with jewellery, one gift idea, and most probably just one shop/website, yay!

     

    Jewellery can be gifted on any occasion


    Anyone can be gifted jewellery for any occasion. Jewellery can be suitable to honour any occasion such as graduating, birthday, wedding anniversary, engagements, births, Christmas gifts, Bar Mitzvahs, celebrating a job, promotion or even a house move. All these are perfect opportunities to give the gift of jewellery. Bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, cufflinks and watches are all viable for the recipients.

     

    Jewellery can be personalised


    Although most jewellery gifts come with a large amount of sentimental value, jewellery also has the option of being personalised. From inscribed names and messages, to initials or first letters, this option is always a huge hit.


    Gift your loved one with some Avita jewellery. Our collection is available to view and buy online, so be sure to browse through our selection.



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    Top 5 reasons for gifting Jewellery

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    There is nothing quite like receiving a gift, whether it is to mark a special occasion or not, large or small, or needed or not. Receiving a neatly wrapped item is always an exciting moment, and it doesn’t have to be the most expensive item to receive this excitement. In fact, we at Avita think that it’s the mystery of what’s inside that earns excitement. The idea of being remembered and thought of marks a huge amount of generosity and kindness from a person, qualities that all of us are very grateful to have in our lives. 


    Jewellery is one of the most common forms of gifts. People have always enjoyed adorning themselves with jewels, and it has become a popular way of expressing just how important someone is to you. Though, putting this reason aside, why else does jewellery make such a brilliant gift? Let us explore the various types of jewellery pieces and the reasons people are gifting them.

     

    Jewellery is generally something you don’t treat yourself to


    Many people do treat themselves once in a while to something special, or renew the basics such as, clothes, bags, shoes etc. Although, some things aren’t considered on some people’s radar, mainly because they are seen as luxuries or extra’s that the average salary won’t stretch to every single time they hit the shops. Jewellery is one of these items. Therefore, many people see it as a gift, and a very special item to cherish when one is gifted it. Plus, the fact that it isn’t an every day kind of gift makes it very unique and exciting.

     

    Jewellery can be timeless


    Try and think about the gifts that you are still using now you’ve had them for quite a few years. Clothing fades, gets stained and goes out of style. Electronics always get replaced by newer and better models. Only jewellery can stand the test of time and be enjoyed for generations. There are thousands of classic jewellery styles that never become irrelevant.

     

    Jewellery can be given to people of all ages


    One of the hardest things about gifting is finding something suitable for each age groups. Jewellery is suitable for absolutely all ages. You can take care of all ages with jewellery, one gift idea, and most probably just one shop/website, yay!

     

    Jewellery can be gifted on any occasion


    Anyone can be gifted jewellery for any occasion. Jewellery can be suitable to honour any occasion such as graduating, birthday, wedding anniversary, engagements, births, Christmas gifts, Bar Mitzvahs, celebrating a job, promotion or even a house move. All these are perfect opportunities to give the gift of jewellery. Bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, cufflinks and watches are all viable for the recipients.

     

    Jewellery can be personalised


    Although most jewellery gifts come with a large amount of sentimental value, jewellery also has the option of being personalised. From inscribed names and messages, to initials or first letters, this option is always a huge hit.


    Gift your loved one with some Avita jewellery. Our collection is available to view and buy online, so be sure to browse through our selection.



    Read more


    Wedding Jewellery: What will the brides of 2017 be wearing?

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    While we at Avita are mostly concerned with wedding and engagement rings, we enjoy and appreciate what other jewellers are doing in the world of wedding jewellery, always eager to stay at the helm of the wedding industry. Having spoken to many brides over the course of the past few months, we have noticed some emerging trends; some that we love and some that are fabulously bizarre!  

    The forehead band 

    Made famous by the Boho bride, it seems the forehead band is back on trend, with brides working with all sorts of styles expected to walk the isle with a headdress. This dramatic style that rests closer to the hairline than the traditional headband is a huge key signifier, being a common look on the runways of 2017 Bridal Fashion Week.  

    The Choker  

    As well as being a popular item sold in the high street, chokers are also making their way to the weddings of 2017, with various wedding magazines picturing brides in lace, feather and even chain versions. As an eye-catching alternative to the humble necklace, many dress designers and incorporating a choker as part of the design.  

    Hoop earrings 

    Though a surprising trend, it appears that hoop earrings are also set to be worn during this year's wedding season, with thin, small hoops providing a delicate contrast to big dresses and bold make-up. Providing a double dose of personality, it is safe to say that hoops are not expected on a bride; just another example of how brides are tearing up the rulebook this year.  

    Statement earrings  

    In addition to hoops, we are also seeing a lot of statement earrings, with longer versions that dangle down to the shoulder coming up a lot in industry magazines and on runways. As a great way to accessorise an A-line gown, this is a trend that we at Avita are thoroughly enjoying!  

    Cocktail ring  

    Costume rings are often avoided by brides, not wanting anything to outshine or upstage their engagement or wedding ring. However, the brides of this season are a lot more daring, deciding to wear larger costumer rings on their right hand. Deviating the eye away from the ring finger, this particular trend is not ideal (in our opinion).  

    Let us know what you think, will you be wearing any of the above items on your big day? 

    Read more

    Wedding Jewellery: What will the brides of 2017 be wearing?

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    While we at Avita are mostly concerned with wedding and engagement rings, we enjoy and appreciate what other jewellers are doing in the world of wedding jewellery, always eager to stay at the helm of the wedding industry. Having spoken to many brides over the course of the past few months, we have noticed some emerging trends; some that we love and some that are fabulously bizarre!  

    The forehead band 

    Made famous by the Boho bride, it seems the forehead band is back on trend, with brides working with all sorts of styles expected to walk the isle with a headdress. This dramatic style that rests closer to the hairline than the traditional headband is a huge key signifier, being a common look on the runways of 2017 Bridal Fashion Week.  

    The Choker  

    As well as being a popular item sold in the high street, chokers are also making their way to the weddings of 2017, with various wedding magazines picturing brides in lace, feather and even chain versions. As an eye-catching alternative to the humble necklace, many dress designers and incorporating a choker as part of the design.  

    Hoop earrings 

    Though a surprising trend, it appears that hoop earrings are also set to be worn during this year's wedding season, with thin, small hoops providing a delicate contrast to big dresses and bold make-up. Providing a double dose of personality, it is safe to say that hoops are not expected on a bride; just another example of how brides are tearing up the rulebook this year.  

    Statement earrings  

    In addition to hoops, we are also seeing a lot of statement earrings, with longer versions that dangle down to the shoulder coming up a lot in industry magazines and on runways. As a great way to accessorise an A-line gown, this is a trend that we at Avita are thoroughly enjoying!  

    Cocktail ring  

    Costume rings are often avoided by brides, not wanting anything to outshine or upstage their engagement or wedding ring. However, the brides of this season are a lot more daring, deciding to wear larger costumer rings on their right hand. Deviating the eye away from the ring finger, this particular trend is not ideal (in our opinion).  

    Let us know what you think, will you be wearing any of the above items on your big day? 

    Read more


    Top reasons to design your partner's ring

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    Here at Avita Jewellery, we are passionate about offering a bespoke service to our customers,  understanding how important and poignant searching for that all-important engagement ring is. Taking time to get to know our customers, nothing excites us more than learning of a man's plans to get down on one knee. Eager to help make popping the question a truly unique experience, we are huge advocates of customised engagement rings, thrilled to offer a 'design your own' service through this very website.  

    Undecided on whether or not you wish to go bespoke? Here are a few reasons that may sway you. 

    Add extra element of surprise  

    While getting hitched seems like 'the thing to do' when you have been dating for a few years, it is the man's job to ensure the proposal is nothing but special, not just the next phase of the relationship. This can be achieved by ensuring the ring takes centre stage during this unforgettable moment. By designing the ring yourself, you will only enhance the surprise, making your proposal memorable for all the right reasons.  

    Budget  

    Though tradition says that men should save around three months of wages to spend on the engagement ring, times have changed, with more focus placed on the sentiment and the ring itself. If you have a budget in mind, then designing your own ring may be a great option for you, allowing you to pick and choose which elements you want and which you don't. Keeping your budget in mind through every stage, you can select a band, stone and style that bets reflects your partner's style.  

    Show that you know her  

    By taking the design of the ring into your own hands, you are given the opportunity to create something truly fabulous, showing your bride-to-be that you understand her, her tastes and the kind of jewellery that will put a smile on her face. What we at Avita have found is that men that go down this route also enjoy a real sense of pride when seeing the finished product for the first time!  

    Save time  

    Having supported thousands of men during this important shopping spree, what we have found is that many have a particular ring in mind, having created a vision in their head that they find hard to locate in jewellers. With every option seeming underwhelming when against this vision, sometimes, designing your own can be the only way forward, saving you time travelling up and down the county to look for a ring that doesn't exist.  

    If you are interested in learning more about designing your partner's engagement or wedding ring, contact us at Avita Jewellery today.

    Read more

    Top reasons to design your partner's ring

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    Here at Avita Jewellery, we are passionate about offering a bespoke service to our customers,  understanding how important and poignant searching for that all-important engagement ring is. Taking time to get to know our customers, nothing excites us more than learning of a man's plans to get down on one knee. Eager to help make popping the question a truly unique experience, we are huge advocates of customised engagement rings, thrilled to offer a 'design your own' service through this very website.  

    Undecided on whether or not you wish to go bespoke? Here are a few reasons that may sway you. 

    Add extra element of surprise  

    While getting hitched seems like 'the thing to do' when you have been dating for a few years, it is the man's job to ensure the proposal is nothing but special, not just the next phase of the relationship. This can be achieved by ensuring the ring takes centre stage during this unforgettable moment. By designing the ring yourself, you will only enhance the surprise, making your proposal memorable for all the right reasons.  

    Budget  

    Though tradition says that men should save around three months of wages to spend on the engagement ring, times have changed, with more focus placed on the sentiment and the ring itself. If you have a budget in mind, then designing your own ring may be a great option for you, allowing you to pick and choose which elements you want and which you don't. Keeping your budget in mind through every stage, you can select a band, stone and style that bets reflects your partner's style.  

    Show that you know her  

    By taking the design of the ring into your own hands, you are given the opportunity to create something truly fabulous, showing your bride-to-be that you understand her, her tastes and the kind of jewellery that will put a smile on her face. What we at Avita have found is that men that go down this route also enjoy a real sense of pride when seeing the finished product for the first time!  

    Save time  

    Having supported thousands of men during this important shopping spree, what we have found is that many have a particular ring in mind, having created a vision in their head that they find hard to locate in jewellers. With every option seeming underwhelming when against this vision, sometimes, designing your own can be the only way forward, saving you time travelling up and down the county to look for a ring that doesn't exist.  

    If you are interested in learning more about designing your partner's engagement or wedding ring, contact us at Avita Jewellery today.

    Read more