Winter has passed, and spring is here! To celebrate the season, we’ve put together the most colourful issue of our Gemology magazine to date. What better time to introduce Amelia Grant’s stunning Flourish range for the garden? We’ve chatted to her about how she created the collection, what will be available soon, and what’s coming later in the year. From tools and vegetables to flowers and beyond, Flourish is here to bring your garden to life in 2022.
Elsewhere in this edition, we take a look at the history and methodology behind the hallmark, the tiny marks you’ll find on most pieces of jewellery. You’ll also find Cheralene’s latest colourful Style Edit, a guide on how to stack your rings, an interview with Toby Cavill about the current state of the jewellery industry after a tumultuous two years, the latest Gemporia Craft news, and so much more too. We hope you enjoy this packed magazine and have a wonderful springtime - we’ve all earned it this year.
Flourish with Amelia Grant
Amelia Grant is a recent convert to the joys of gardening, having started in earnest during the lockdown as a way of helping her cope. Now, she has well and truly been bitten by the gardening bug, so much so that she is preparing to launch her own collection of gardening tools and supplies - the brand new Flourish range. We caught up with Amelia to chat about her gardening history, inspiration and why she wanted to bring a gardening collection to Gemporia.
Stack Attack - The Gemporia Style Guide
Are you new to stacking rings? Many Gemporia fans and collectors have told us it can initially be quite confusing knowing what to do or where to start. Do you stick to one metal or mix metals? Just one gem or a rainbow of gemstones? A single finger of stacking or across the whole hand? The possibilities are almost limitless, and we'll start you on your stacking way inside the new issue.
All About Hallmarking
While admiring your favourite jewellery pieces, have you ever spotted a tiny row of intricate symbols stamped into the metalwork? This is a hallmark, and whenever you buy anything that’s been crafted from precious metal in the UK, it is legally required to be hallmarked. But when and why did the need for hallmarking first arise, and what do the symbols mean? We explain all inside the spring edition of Gemology.
Introducing the Perla Collection
Break from tradition as classic meets contemporary with our brand new web-exclusive collection, Perla. Containing a fusion of organic, one-of-a-kind Pearls and beautifully crafted chains, each design within the Perla collection can be worn alone or stylishly layered together. Perla allows you to use one of the ocean’s finest creations to form a natural-yet-modern look that’s as individual and unique as you. They’re perfect for the upcoming season - how will you wear yours?
A Catch Up with Elena Stephens
It’s always nice to have a good catch up with one of our fabulous presenters. In this issue, we’re chatting with JewelleryMaker host Elena Stephens about her exciting new collection, her ten years so far as part of the Gemporia Partnership, and how she feels about visiting the Tucson Gem Show for the very first time. All is revealed inside the magazine.
@notperfect.alwaysme, AKA Shanice, is a nail artist and fashion blogger with a passion for genuine gemstone jewellery. She has recently teamed up with Gemporia to hand-pick her own collection, a gorgeous mix of metals featuring classic and contemporary stones like Diamond, Sapphire, Pearl, Morganite and Opal. We caught up with her to get to know her a little better and to chat about her and the classic and modern pieces she chose for her collaboration with us.
Springtime Homewares Highlights
As we head into 2022, our Gemporia at Home and Gem Auras by Jainey Bennett collections continue to grow and mature, with a fast-expanding and vast range of beautiful items for the home. This issue, we’re also excited to introduce our new Blossom range of faux flowers too. Not only are they beautifully made and available in many colours and varieties, but they’re also everlasting and will bring spring vibes into your home every day of the year.
Jewellery Matters with Toby Cavill
It’s been an odd couple of years for everyone, and it’s been no different for the gemstone and jewellery industry. As the light at the end of the tunnel starts to glow a little brighter, we caught up with our industry expert Toby Cavill for an update on how the pandemic has changed the way we do things, his experiences in the industry over the last two decades and about his exciting new collection of exquisite jewels set into gorgeous 18 karat gold.
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