Amethyst, any time

One of the great features (and there are many to choose from!) about Polly’s jewellery is her use of semi-precious stones.  They’re not always cheap by any means, but they go so perfectly with the yellow metal, and quite a plain stone can be lifted to new heights by 22ct gold.  One stone that ticks all the semi-precious boxes is …

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Luverly lapis

It could be considered a negetive side effect of the pandemic that hardly any gems are arriving in this country at the moment, or it could actually be viewed as a benefit… it means that we’ve been forced to really sort out our stock and find lovely things we’ve forgotten about, and make something with them.  This is exactly how …

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Hey, Pinkie!

While I was bathing in Vitamin D among my pots full of every colour pink geraniums, I got to thinking about pink gems and wondering what else there is out there apart from tourmaline, which we use all the time.  We don’t use a lot of pink stones so I thought I’d try and figure out why not. It turns …

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Amazing amber

In my history box, which is full of interesting things from my grandparents mostly, I found this photo of my grandmother, taken about 100 years ago in Entebbe. That’s my Mum, aged about 3, in all her little bare foot glory.  But the other thing that’s so important about this photo is the necklace my Grandmother is wearing which is …

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