Buying Guides

  • Polishing

    Essential Jewellery Polishing Tools

    Polishing and the tools for polishing are a bit like your favourite pair of jeans, you tend to wear them as much as you can and sometimes even buy the same pair. This is very much the case for polishing tools, after trying different materials and tools, in the end you stick with the same […]

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  • Wire Wrapping

    Top 7 Essential Tools For Wire Wrapping

    Wire wrapping is a great, creative technique when it comes to jewellery making. From wrapping beads, to forming unique jewellery shapes, there are plenty of ways to use this method to create unique pieces. With only a few tools needed, it’s easy to understand what the essential wire wrapping tools are, and how to use […]

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  • Buying Guides

    Different Types Of Buffing Wheels & Polishing Mops

    Which Wheels, Mops And Buffs Should I Use? The world of jewellery polishing equipment is vast and difficult to navigate when you first start out. Even as you build your kit of jewellery making tools and supplies, and create your own style of jewellery-making, knowing which wheels, mops and buffs to use for a professional […]

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  • Silversmithing

    All You Need To Know About Gold Filled Jewellery

    For many jewellery makers, gold filled jewellery is something new and can be daunting for those who are unsure. You may have many questions surrounding this metal and how to use it. That’s why we have put together this blog to hopefully answer all the questions you may have about gold filled jewellery. By the […]

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  • Buying Guides

    Choosing the right Kiln for you

    Buying a kiln is a serious investment. We stock a range of Prometheus kilns but what are the main differences between them? We have investigated, and put together this buyers guide to help guide your decision.     Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro-1 With Digital Controller Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro1-prg Programmable with Timer Prometheus Mini Kiln […]

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  • Buying Guides

    What Is Rose Gold and Why Is It So Popular?

    Rose gold has enjoyed a phenomenal increase in popularity over the past few years. It has gone from rather an unfashionable colour choice (more popular in Italy and other European countries) to a classic in both accessories and home interiors, and shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. Here, we’ll answer the big questions: […]

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  • Buying Guides

    Top 5 Jewellery Display Stand Ideas For Small Shop Displays

    Although most jewellery stores have shut up shop, now is the perfect time to think about your brand, and your business’ image. Specifically, jewellery shop display stands. We’ll delve into the different types of stands for specific types of jewellery and stands made from a range of materials – from wood to Ice Grip. Discover […]

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  • Buying Guides

    Review: Vallorbe Files

    When it comes to tools, quality will always outshine the competition and Vallorbe is one of those brands which stands head and shoulders above everybody else time after time. You always know when you have a Vallorbe product in your hand because quite simply it does what it is meant to do, and as many […]

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  • Buying Guides

    Brand Focus: Dremel

    Dremel is one of the more widely recognised brand of jewellery tools stocked here at Cooksongold, as they are well known for their rotary drills and accessories which can perform a wide variety of jewellery making tasks. Dremel produced their first rotary drill in 1934, and today still produce one of the widest ranges of […]

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  • Buying Guides

    Your Guide To the Knew Concepts Tools Range

    Looking to invest in some essential, new jewellery tools for your bench? If you’re looking to replace your usual bench setup and would like to upgrade, the latest additions to the Knew Concepts tools range could be worth the investment. With clever upgrades to your workbench set up including magnetic bench clamps and sawing bench […]

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  • Buying Guides

    A Guide to the GreenLion Saw Frame

    The story behind the GreenLion jeweller’s saw frame is both fascinating and unusual, and a true example of entrepreneurial spirit at its best. Its designer is a man called BJ Johnson, otherwise known as Soba One, who is the owner and featured artist of GreenLion Tattoo Studios based in Michigan, USA. Having trained as a […]

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  • Buying Guides

    Learn more about the University Tool Kit

    Our University Student Jewellery Tool Kit will form the foundations of your dependable, daily arsenal that you will come to rely upon, day in, day out. We have taken the hard work out of this painstaking task by the bringing these items together for you, curriculum approved, so you have one less thing to worry […]

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