Setting Swarovski Gemstones™ into Precious Metal Clay

By Jo Varney N.B. – before I start I just want to mention that my constant companion throughout these experiments was ‘The Art of Metal Clay’ by Sherri Haab. There is a whole chapter on stone setting in this book, which was invaluable throughout. Setting stones into precious metal clay is not without its problems; a lot can go wrong and it’s very much a case of trial and … [Read more...]

A Guide To Swarovski Gemstone Cuts

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What’s the ideal type of gemstone cut for your latest project? Looking to use Swarovski gemstones in your next jewellery piece? Whether you have a specific gemstone in mind or you’re open to ideas, getting to know the basic gemstones cuts as well as the variety of faceted options available will help you expand on your current design ideas. From square cut to cushion cut, pear … [Read more...]

Introducing Our Swarovski® Gemstone Range…

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The team at Cooksongold is pleased to share our exciting new range of Swarovski Genuine Gemstones and Created Stones! The established Swarovski brand solidifies the expert and high quality requirements that are so important to Cooksongold’s stock, allowing us to help you create beautiful jewellery, time and time again. Discover more about our new range of Swarovski Genuine … [Read more...]

Review: Sterling Silver Ear Threads

By Lorraine Sanderson, Burning Gecko These delicate ear threads are so light you will not realise you are wearing them, perfect for those with sensitive ear piercings which become tender with heavy earring wear. The ear thread is firmly soldered to the ear post but does not produce additional bulk, it is a smooth connection.  The tiny box chain is so tightly linked that it … [Read more...]

What’s New in Storage?

By Jo Varney Let’s face it; any well organised workshop needs good storage. We have all experienced (I’m sure) those frustrating situations when you can’t find your favourite pair of pliers or that carefully sourced stone, so take control of your work area and get prepared with some of our fabulous new storage solutions which are new this month. Magnetic Tool Holder 45cm … [Read more...]

What’s New at Cooksongold for 2017

It’s always nice to start a New Year with some new additions to your toolkit. Perhaps you have some Christmas money still to spend or you experienced bumper sales of your own this year – whatever the reason, let us inspire you with some of the numerous new and exciting products we’ve added to our range recently. ImpressArt is a brand which has really grown in momentum over … [Read more...]

Halloween 2016 at Cooksongold

So Halloween isn’t for everyone, and for those of you who don’t have children wanting to dress up and partake in pumpkin carving and all the general ‘spookery’ associated with October the 31st, it might just be something that you can’t wait to be over. However, year on year Halloween seems to grow in momentum to the extent where it is now difficult to ignore. If you are looking … [Read more...]

Review: LED Light Jewellery Boxes

By Lorraine Sanderson When I first thought of LED lights in a jewellery box, I had visions of Las Vegas in full swing! However, I was so wrong. These boxes have style and class. The jewellery boxes (Ring and Pendant) each arrived inside a black slightly textured cardboard outer box. This in itself can be used separately if desired and would fit a wide cuff style bangle or … [Read more...]

Top Picks: Jewellery Findings

It’s fair to say we know quite a bit about findings here at Cooksongold. We have an extensive range which is constantly adapting and changing in accordance to trends, new innovations and most importantly customer preferences. So with that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the newest additions to Cooksongold’s arsenal. Sterling Silver … [Read more...]

Semi Set Mounts and Cast Band Rings

9ct White Semi Set Diamond Ring Mount Here at Cooksongold we are always on the lookout for new and interesting products which will not only enhance the range for your customers but also, where possible, that will make your life easier. Items which require less labour to bring them to fruition are always a bonus, as they mean a much faster turnaround which is crucial when … [Read more...]