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 opportunity to sing the praises of some of my favourites and share with you the reasons why. The purists amongst you will say that we should all be making our own … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2016

By Jo Varney Yes, it’s that time of year again. Christmas has well and truly begun now that December is here and I’m sure I’m not alone in a creeping sense of slight panic which is beginning to wash over me. With so much choice at our fingertips, finding great gifts can sometimes be a bit of a daunting task. So, I have scoured the web pages on your behalf and unearthed a few … [Read more...]

Top Ten Jewellery Findings

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Creating precious metal jewellery requires quality craftsmanship, bullion and tools – everything you choose from start to finish will determine the outcome of your latest design. Which is why at Cooksongold, we ensure that we provide quality all of the way. From our jewellery tools to bullion and our jewellery findings and more, we aim to provide leading products in order to … [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...]

Jewellery Making Storage Ideas

Good, functional storage is so essential for anyone working with numerous small components regardless of your profession. So when you consider the value of many of the items us jewellers and crafts people use on a daily basis, safe storage is an absolute must! It’s all too easy to put that precious piece of 18ct solder ‘safely’ to one side, only to lose it later underneath a … [Read more...]

Men’s Jewellery Inspiration

According to statistics released by Key Note who are an organisation that analyse market performance, the UK Jewellery and Watch Industry were worth an estimated £5bn at the end of 2013, with a reported growth of 3% in 2014. Whilst the report cannot give detailed information for each sector of the jewellery market, it does highlight areas of growth and decline which give us a … [Read more...]

A Solid Gold Alternative

Applying an outer layer of gold to a less valuable metal base is nothing new. But the process of gold filling is a much more recent development and, as you'll see, it's a great alternative to overlaying or coating. When you've experienced gold filled jewellery, chances are you really will start to see gold plating as a little... should we say... 1980s... somewhat, well, passé … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

With this year’s Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s certainly time to think about what to give your loved one if you haven’t already. At Cooksongold we stock a fantastic range of finished jewellery that would make ideal gifts, such as finished cufflinks and pendants, but we know that many of you will be creating your own designs this Father’s Day. …and if you are … [Read more...]

Get to know your findings: Cufflinks

This article is written by Joanne Varney who holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing and is part of the Cooksongold team. Traditionally used with dress shirts which have no buttons at the cuffs, (French cuffs), cufflinks have been used through the ages to add a decorative element to a man’s attire. Although most men won’t use them every day, nearly all will certainly … [Read more...]

Trends within Components

This article is written by Joanne Varney who holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing and is part of the Cooksongold team. As with every large product group, there is usually a percentage which remains unchanged from year to year and forms the main stay of the range. This is known as the core range. Findings and stones are no exception to this and you will find many … [Read more...]