Buying Guides

  • 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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  • Buying Guides

    Gifts for the Jeweller who has Everything…

    A jeweller who appears to have everything they could conceivably need in terms of tools, can be a daunting prospect when it comes to gifts. But fear not, the Cooksongold range covers it all, from the sublime to the seemingly ridiculous (to some), so let me take you on a tour and let’s get some […]

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  • What Is Gold Filled Jewellery?

    You may have come across the term before, but what is gold filled jewellery exactly? If it’s still a bit of a mystery to you, you’re in the right place. We’re here to talk you through the basics of gold filled jewellery, from its differences to how long it lasts and whether it tarnishes. Interested […]

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  • Building A Student Jewellery Tool Kit

    Starting a degree in jewellery design? You’ll need to get set up with all the right equipment. With so many different products available, it can be tricky to decide which ones you’ll get the most use out of. That’s where we come in. We’ve provided a rundown of everything you need when building a student […]

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  • Top 7 Essential Casting Tools For Beginners

    Dipping your toe into the world of casting? Otherwise known as “lost wax casting”, this technique has been used by decades of civilizations all over the world. But the process has been simplified since then. So to try the modern jewellery casting process, you’ll need to make sure you have all of the right tools […]

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  • Engagement Ring Guide

    Although weddings have been off the cards recently, many couples have grown closer and some have started to think about getting engaged. And of course, the first port of call is the engagement ring. But with so many different types of engagement rings on the market, the process can get pretty complicated, pretty quickly. And […]

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  • What is a Mandrel?

    If you’re a fresh face in the jewellery making industry, you’re probably still getting to grips with all the tools you’ll need for your projects. Got a lot of questions? Don’t worry. We’re here to talk you through one of the most versatile jewellery tools – the mandrel. Predominantly used with rings, discover what a […]

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  • Top 7 Essential Tools For Wire Wrapping

    Wire wrapping is a great creative technique when it comes to jewellery making. From wrapping beads and crystals to add extra detail, to forming ear wires and other unique jewellery shapes, there are plenty of ways to use this method. But before you get started, you need to know what the essential tools for wire […]

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  • What are jewellery findings?

    New to jewellery making? It can be pretty overwhelming getting to know all the ins and outs of everything, especially when it comes to jewellery findings. You might be wondering “what are jewellery findings?” and “what exactly do they do?”. We’re here to help with our jewellery findings guide. We’ve picked out some of the […]

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  • What is silver-plated jewellery?

    Thinking of expanding your service offering? Or are you simply wondering “what is silver-plated jewellery?” and how it differs from sterling silver? Whether you’re looking to neaten up some old silver jewellery or are stuck between silver-plated and solid silver pieces, we’re here to talk you through the differences – as well as answering questions […]

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  • Try Something New (Part 2)

    Continuing on from our previous blog, here is more inspiration to get every jewellery making wanting to try something new. Base Metal The term Base Metal, simply refers to a common or inexpensive metal and working with them is a great way to create objects at a fraction of the cost of using precious metal. […]

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  • Try Something New (Part 1)

    There are so many diverse specialisms to choose from, that there is something to suit all tastes, from beginner, to the hardened professional and we do our best to cater for just about everyone. Cooksongold.com is a treasure trove of tools, equipment and inspiration so let me take you on a tour and help you […]

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