Buying Guides

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    Top 5: Bullion

    If you had to take a guess as to the most popular bullion products that we sell here at Cooksongold, what do you think they would be? Whether wire, sheet or tube, I’m sure you all have favourites of your own, but there are a few products that (despite our ever growing range) remain our […]

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    Top 5: Beads and Stringing

    Our Beads and Stringing category here at Cooksongold offers a wide and diverse selection of products, spanning everything from the very basic, to the completely obscure. There are far too many products to mention individually, so I thought instead I would take a look at our top 5 selling items across the subsections (Beads, Charm […]

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    Material Focus: Platinum Buying Guide

    Is platinum a precious metal? And why is platinum used for jewellery? We’ll explore the answers to these questions in our platinum buying guide. The rarest and most valuable of the three precious metals (gold, silver and platinum), platinum is a hugely popular choice when it comes to jewellery. Its distinctive silver/grey colour and dense structure […]

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    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 […]

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    Review: Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers

    by Jo Varney ‘Wubbers…..Funny name, serious tools’ Ok, I will admit that when I first came across the ‘Wubbers’ brand I did have to do a double take. Wubbers, really? It sounds like something my three year old would talk about! However once you get past the bizarre name, what you discover is range of […]

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    What Is Palladium?

    What is palladium? What colour is palladium? How much is palladium worth? Why are more and more jewellers choosing to make palladium jewellery? Discover several interesting facts about palladium in the guide below. What is palladium metal? In metallurgy terms, palladium metal is a mere baby, having only been discovered in 1803 by William Hyde […]

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    Get to Know Your Findings: Cufflinks

    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 own a pair of cufflinks to use on special occasions, namely weddings. Consequently, […]

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