Jewellery Valuation Day
We are pleased to announce that we are holding our next in store Jewellery Valuation day on Wednesday the 25th March. We still have some spaces available, please give us a call or pop in if you would like to book an appointment.
These fascinating roadshow-style events give you the chance to have a face-to-face consultation with an expert independent Guild Valuer whilst your items are valued.
Guild of Jewellery valuer, Tom Ward, who is a Member of the Institute of Registered Valuers, will be available by appointment between 10am and 5:00pm on Wednesday 25th March to carry out personal consultations on your jewellery
To book an appointment at this special in store event, or to find out more please contact us on 020 8742 1178 or call in and come and see us.
Prices are based on the value of your jewellery rather than on the number of items and start at £50. Please check our website for a full price list. www.marmaladejewellery.co.uk We also ask for a £20 deposit to secure your place as we get booked up very quickly. We look forward to seeing you and your beautiful jewellery soon.
Our Favourite Piece of Jewellery this month:
For this month’s featured piece, I thought about what I would choose for my mum as Mother’s Day is coming up on the 15th March. One of the prettiest sets of jewellery we have, in my opinion, this beautiful cultured pearl and diamond pendant (£950) and matching earrings (£1,250) are both classic and timeless.
Set in 9ct yellow gold on a medium sized curb chain the pendant features a beautifully round and glowing, white 8mm cultured pearl with a sparkling 0.20ct round brilliant diamond holding the pearl onto the pendant bail. The proportion of the diamond to the pearl is really aesthetically pleasing. The matching earrings are also set in 9ct yellow gold each with a 7mm cultured pearl and a 0.15ct round brilliant diamond set atop. I can just picture my mum wearing this set with a big smile on her face. The set is really special and says it all- more than words can express to awesome mums who deserve something special for all the love, support, patience and guidance they have given us over the years!
For those Born in March Your Birthstone is Aquamarine….
The name aquamarine is derived from Latin, meaning water (aqua) and sea (marine). It’s easy to see the reasoning behind the naming of aquamarine due to its alluring blue colour. Aquamarines can range from a pale blue to a dreamy green hued blue.
Where is it found?
Aquamarine is found in many parts of the world including North America, South America, Russia, India, Madagascar and Africa. The most valuable and desired aquamarines have been found in Brazil.
History, symbolism and folklore
The Romans believed that aquamarine was sacred to Neptune, God of Sea and were thought to provide protection to sailors for safe voyage. Many aquamarines were carved and made into pendants and amulets for them to wear.
Aquamarine is thought to keep one calm and peaceful, and is also associated with courage, loyalty and friendship.
Marmalade’s tips for wearing Aquamarine.
Aquamarine belongs to the gemstone group beryl and is rated as a 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This means that although the gem is fairly hard wearing we would still recommend preventing cosmetics having contact with the stone and normal day to day awareness whilst wearing.
Marmalade’s birthstone jewellery piece of the month
For March’s birthstone piece I have chosen our one of a kind hand carved aquamarine and diamond ring. The aquamarine is an irregular and intriguing shape with a unique way of showing the stone. The top of the gemstone is flat and large acting like a window into the aquamarine allowing you to see the beautiful underneath carving. The ring is set in 18ct white gold which compliments the soft blue colour. I also love how the shape of the aquamarine is surrounded by a delicate halo of diamonds which just adds a bit of sparkle to unique aquamarine.
Famous Aquamarine jewellery
Queen Elizabeth was gifted a matching necklace and earring set from the President and people of Brazil in 1953. The set featured amazing aquamarine and diamonds.