Are Diamonds really a girl’s best friend?

Diamond is perhaps the most desirable of all of the gemstones with a long and ancient history. And in 1977, perhaps one of the most influential and powerful advertising campaigns ever created, forever linked diamonds with love and endurance and thus the go to choice for engagement rings. However, over the last 25 years diamonds…

Gemstone Focus: Emeralds

Emeralds have been prized for their stunning green colour for literally millennia. Purported to be Cleopatras favourite gemstone, she had a huge collection though some now believe many of the gemstones may have been peridot. The Incas used emeralds in their jewellery and much of it was stolen and sent back to Spain by the…

Introducing: BeauBottletops

This month I want to introduce you to Jessie and her amazing creative business BeauBottleTops. “Incorporating freedom, self-discovery and a love of life and its intricacy”, Jess creates artwork that are “bursts of energy with the observer seeing what they wish”. Passionate about recycling and the environment, she accomplishes this using recycled bottle tops! But…

Gemstone Focus: Diamond

Diamonds have been treasured for thousands of years for their beauty and rarity. The earliest diamonds were from India found almost 3000 years ago where only the extremely wealthy had access to them. Ancient Greeks believed them to be the tears of the weeping gods. If you were born in the month of April, diamond…

Introducing: BLoC Handmade

Introducing: BLoC Handmade This month I want to introduce you to Karen and her amazing eco-sustainable business BL0C Handmade Karen’s journey began almost by accident when she made herself a denim jacket using old jeans. From there the seed for her business began to grow and today she makes beautifully crafted eco-sustainable handbags from charity…

Gemstone Focus: Aquamarine

March is the month of Aquamarine. But did you know that Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family, the same as Emerald? The gemstone was named for the sea whose colour it shares. Rarely do they come in darker hues. Aquamarines with their pale blue colour have had a connection to the sea for millennia….

Introducing: Still Alex

This month I want to introduce you to Alex from StillAlex Co. Alex is a budding entrepreneur who started her business last year with the help of her fiancé. She makes beautiful vintage inspired, eco friendly and re-usable stationary products. Not only that but she is currently pursuing her masters in economics and is looking…

Introducing: Holly (And Nathan) from Loving Small Business

This month I want to introduce you to Holly from Loving Small Business Holly started Loving Small Business as a way to support and promote small businesses. Initially begun on Instagram she wanted to go beyond just shouting out about how great small businesses are and to find a way to put their products out…

Gemstone Focus: Garnet

“The seeds of life” The word garnet is a derivative of the latin word granatus meaning pomegranate. And it is thought that the stone was named because of its resemblance to the seeds of a pomegranate. This traditional January birthstone has inspired many legends and has popular associations with love, friendship, light, and vitality. It…