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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


    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


    10 things you didn’t know about diamonds

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    It’s sometimes intriguing to think why women are so in love with diamonds. While men often swoon over their new lawnmower, some women just want to know where their next diamond is going to come from. We at Avita believe that diamonds are the best; they sparkle, are long lasting, and often very symbolic. More often than not, they are bought to celebrate a unique moment in someone’s life, and the lives of people that they love the most.

    However, whilst many people enjoy wearing them, there’s a lot more interesting facts about diamonds people don’t know. So, here at Avita we’ve put together some of the most interesting facts you probably didn’t know together. Enjoy!

    • In ancient times, it was believed by Greeks that diamonds were tears of the Gods. Although Romans thought them to be shards of stars which had fallen from the sky.
    • Historically it was believed that the diamonds worn by Kings would protect its wearer during battle.
    • The token of giving a diamond ring dates back to the 15th Century. This was when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gifted Mary of Burgundy a diamond ring in order to celebrate their engagement.
    • It is only diamond that can cut another diamond. Also it is only diamond power that can successfully polish another diamond.
    • Interestingly, green diamonds are made that colour due to radiation in the earth.
    • Diamonds can explode past boiling point as they are in fact heat conductors.
    • A diamond ring is placed on the fourth finger on the left hand due to it having a ‘vein of love’. This vein runs from the finger directly to the heart.
    • The very first diamond was used to polish axes.
    • For decades, seeds of the carob tree were used for weighing diamonds. It is from this that we now have the word “carat”.
    • Size does matter in the world of diamonds. A single, two-carat diamond is always worth a lot more than two, single-carat diamonds.

    Take a look at our very own selection of diamonds. We can even cater for your own style with a ‘design your own ring’ option. That way you can customise your ring and include your favourite diamond, band and design. Contact us today for more details.

    Read more

    10 things you didn’t know about diamonds

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    It’s sometimes intriguing to think why women are so in love with diamonds. While men often swoon over their new lawnmower, some women just want to know where their next diamond is going to come from. We at Avita believe that diamonds are the best; they sparkle, are long lasting, and often very symbolic. More often than not, they are bought to celebrate a unique moment in someone’s life, and the lives of people that they love the most.

    However, whilst many people enjoy wearing them, there’s a lot more interesting facts about diamonds people don’t know. So, here at Avita we’ve put together some of the most interesting facts you probably didn’t know together. Enjoy!

    • In ancient times, it was believed by Greeks that diamonds were tears of the Gods. Although Romans thought them to be shards of stars which had fallen from the sky.
    • Historically it was believed that the diamonds worn by Kings would protect its wearer during battle.
    • The token of giving a diamond ring dates back to the 15th Century. This was when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gifted Mary of Burgundy a diamond ring in order to celebrate their engagement.
    • It is only diamond that can cut another diamond. Also it is only diamond power that can successfully polish another diamond.
    • Interestingly, green diamonds are made that colour due to radiation in the earth.
    • Diamonds can explode past boiling point as they are in fact heat conductors.
    • A diamond ring is placed on the fourth finger on the left hand due to it having a ‘vein of love’. This vein runs from the finger directly to the heart.
    • The very first diamond was used to polish axes.
    • For decades, seeds of the carob tree were used for weighing diamonds. It is from this that we now have the word “carat”.
    • Size does matter in the world of diamonds. A single, two-carat diamond is always worth a lot more than two, single-carat diamonds.

    Take a look at our very own selection of diamonds. We can even cater for your own style with a ‘design your own ring’ option. That way you can customise your ring and include your favourite diamond, band and design. Contact us today for more details.

    Read more


    Everything you need to know about Eternity Rings

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    An Eternity Ring is most commonly worn by women, although some men use them as engagement rings or wedding bands. The majority of people think of Eternity Rings as the ultimate gifts given by a spouse or partner, marking and celebrating an important occasion within the relationship. This could be a wedding anniversary, a birth of a baby or even a birthday.

    Every Eternity Ring is circular shape. This is because it symbolises a lasting love and everything it is to endure. However, due to their diamond encrusted bands eternity rings are one of the most difficult to make; certainly being the fine works of skilled craftsmen.

    How is an eternity ring different to any other ring?

    The band of an Eternity Ring is usually made of gold or platinum and the traditional elements are the diamonds or gems around it. Some couples decide on “half” eternity rings, which generally only have diamonds along the top of the band. However, most people do decide on full eternity rings as they are seen as more beautiful and ‘full’ of diamonds. Of course, this makes them look more glamorous, giving a poignant moment in a relationship the attention it deserves.

    What is the history?

    The symbol was a powerful one during Old Egyptian Hieroglyphics, which represented eternity. When the symbol of a ring and union was first thought of, the Egyptians invented the wedding as a way of representing the union between two people.

    Since then, archaeologists have uncovered simple carved bones in ancient Egyptian tombs which acted as a ring. These rings eventually inspired the meaning of an eternity ring as they had the same carvings and gems encrusted.

    What does the name symbolise?

    The word eternity connects with the word eternal, which is how the modern eternity ring has been identified. However, some people call Eternity Rings ‘Infinity’ Rings, but this term isn’t as popular and much less known.

    When to gift an Eternity Ring

    We at Avita Jewellery advise you gift your partner an eternity ring during a special moment of your relationship. It should mean something to both you and your partner, whilst capturing your love and commitment to one another.

    If you are thinking of gifting your partner with an Eternity Ring why not take a look at our beautiful collection on our website? You can also contact us today to book an appointment to discuss your personal taste and requirements.

    Read more

    Everything you need to know about Eternity Rings

    Posted by Abigail Moses on

    An Eternity Ring is most commonly worn by women, although some men use them as engagement rings or wedding bands. The majority of people think of Eternity Rings as the ultimate gifts given by a spouse or partner, marking and celebrating an important occasion within the relationship. This could be a wedding anniversary, a birth of a baby or even a birthday.

    Every Eternity Ring is circular shape. This is because it symbolises a lasting love and everything it is to endure. However, due to their diamond encrusted bands eternity rings are one of the most difficult to make; certainly being the fine works of skilled craftsmen.

    How is an eternity ring different to any other ring?

    The band of an Eternity Ring is usually made of gold or platinum and the traditional elements are the diamonds or gems around it. Some couples decide on “half” eternity rings, which generally only have diamonds along the top of the band. However, most people do decide on full eternity rings as they are seen as more beautiful and ‘full’ of diamonds. Of course, this makes them look more glamorous, giving a poignant moment in a relationship the attention it deserves.

    What is the history?

    The symbol was a powerful one during Old Egyptian Hieroglyphics, which represented eternity. When the symbol of a ring and union was first thought of, the Egyptians invented the wedding as a way of representing the union between two people.

    Since then, archaeologists have uncovered simple carved bones in ancient Egyptian tombs which acted as a ring. These rings eventually inspired the meaning of an eternity ring as they had the same carvings and gems encrusted.

    What does the name symbolise?

    The word eternity connects with the word eternal, which is how the modern eternity ring has been identified. However, some people call Eternity Rings ‘Infinity’ Rings, but this term isn’t as popular and much less known.

    When to gift an Eternity Ring

    We at Avita Jewellery advise you gift your partner an eternity ring during a special moment of your relationship. It should mean something to both you and your partner, whilst capturing your love and commitment to one another.

    If you are thinking of gifting your partner with an Eternity Ring why not take a look at our beautiful collection on our website? You can also contact us today to book an appointment to discuss your personal taste and requirements.

    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