Where the diamond is found, there are all kinds of stones and rocks that are totally worthless. Whereas the diamond dwells among them and shines still. And so it is in every facet of life. It remains beautiful through all the imperfections of the world around it. When you put a diamond ring on your …
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There is a rich and romantic history that goes along with gold. Ancient people saw it as representing some higher power – proof of god or goodness. Today we use it like all other metals in applications such as computer wiring, but it still holds that special place in people’s hearts that makes it perfect for jewellery too.
Men don’t pay as much attention to jewelry as women do. That explains the amount of models designed for women and those meant to be worn by men. Those who have learned how these accessories can make them more appreciated for their elegance and style have a wide range of articles to choose from.
The last 30 years has seen a dramatic shift in the UK Jewellery market. Jewellers, who were also craftsmen, had control over the industry and looked after both manufacturing and retail. In this day and age manufacturing is no longer in the hands of the jeweller, retailing is their predominant role. Former leaders in both manufacturing and retailing, the big conglomerates in the industry are now simply selling the product. Repair and renovation makes up the majority of the work for the few independent craftsmen jewellers with their own workshops, while the actual creation of pieces takes a back seat.
From the earliest civilisations to the present day, gold has been the physical measure of wealth. In the last two decades investment in gold has gone through the roof, whether that’s people investing a bit of their retirement fund or large companies with millions at their disposal. It seems fair to ask why, in such a modern world, do we still seem to put our faith in this archaic symbol of wealth?