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Material Focus: Argentium

Argentium is one of a new generation of silver alloys. It was developed specifically to combat the tarnish that occurs as silver oxidises when it comes into contact with air, which is a major drawback for all who love silver. However, Argentium also boasts a whole range of other properties besides this, which … Continue Reading

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Swarovski Stone Setting Guide

Are you an experienced jeweller who works with gemstones and stone setting techniques every day? Or are you just starting out and getting to know different types of setting? Wherever you are in your jewellery-making … Continue Reading

Jewellery Tips

The Marquise Cut

The marquise cut (also known as the navette cut, the eye cut, the boat shaped cut or the football shaped cut) is one of the most distinctive and expensive of stone cuts available. If you were to draw an imaginary … Continue Reading

The Emerald Cut

The emerald cut is quite different from the popular brilliant cut, and was originally developed (as the name suggests) for emeralds, not diamonds. The idea behind it was to create a series of ‘steps’ and facets … Continue Reading

Findings Favourites

By Jo Varney It’s all about Findings at Cooksongold with the launch of our lovely new Essential Guide to Jewellery Findings as well as our new Findings and Chain catalogue for 2017, so I thought I would take the … Continue Reading