Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas 2019

Sterling Silver Heart and Star Design Three Stacking Rings

The race is now on to bag that last minute Valentine’s Day gift. To give you a helping hand, let us guide you through some items from our range so you can make sure you are well prepared when it comes to giving a special gift to a loved one on Valentine’s Day this year. Sterling Silver Heart and Star Design Three Stacking Rings, Size O (VRS 222O)  First up are the beautiful … [Read more...]

Choosing Wedding Jewellery for Bridesmaids

Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Set Infinity Connector

Creating or buying jewellery for bridesmaids can be a tricky business. Regardless of the scale of a wedding, if there will be bridesmaids then there will undoubtedly be different ages, sizes, styles and characters to consider - and so if you are trying to achieve a uniform look, this can be a challenge! To do this for bridesmaids, you could either decide on a colour or motif … [Read more...]

Looking Forward to 2019

coral bead

A new year brings with it a new colour palette, and 2019 welcomes the warm peachy tones of coral as it’s colour of the year. Recent years have brought with them the cooler tones of purple and blue – in fact, it’s not since 2012 that have we seen such a warm and vibrant shade – so interiors, fashion and jewellery are certainly due a change of direction to coincide with this new … [Read more...]

Books Perfect for Jewellery Makers This Christmas

Metal Patination Techniques For Jewellers and Metalsmiths by Matthew Runfola

A good book to read over the Christmas break can take many forms. Maybe you like comedy, period dramas or perhaps a bit of crime fiction? If you or a jeweller you know prefers to take a more factual approach on the other hand, our non-fiction jewellery making books might just be what you are looking for. We stock a wide selection of texts, covering a broad range of creative … [Read more...]

Top Gift Ideas for Jewellers 2018

Greenlion saw frame

If you are looking for a gift to treat the jeweller in your life this Christmas, then read on. Right now our range of jewellery making materials and supplies is brimming with luxurious gift ideas ideal for both professional and beginner metalsmiths and craft workers, who are looking for the perfect addition to their workspace. Already have that special gift sorted and need a … [Read more...]

Stocking Filler Gift Ideas 2018

Silver animal themed jewellery

Every year we bring you a list of some of the best stocking filler ideas we have to offer at Christmas for jewellery makers and more, so without further ado, let’s take a look at some of our picks for this year as there isn’t long left to buy those gifts for loved ones! Not after stocking fillers but still need that special gift for the jeweller in your life? Read this post … [Read more...]

Choosing Gemstones for Jewellery Gifts

amethyst

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we are all turning our attention to gift buying. Stone set jewellery is always a winner when it comes to gifts, but what colours make the best choices? If you are not sure of someone’s preferences, choosing a gemstone from the vast selection out there can be a daunting prospect – so with that in mind, we have put together some suggestions to … [Read more...]

What’s New at Cooksongold: Winter 2018/19

artisan metal forming set

Our extensive range of jewellery making materials and supplies is constantly changing and evolving, meaning sometimes it can be a little difficult to keep up – so with that in mind, we have gathered together a collection of some of our latest additions below to ensure you don’t miss out on these new products. Halo Settings If you are short on time but still want to give … [Read more...]

What Is Swarovski® Zirconia?

swarovski zirconia

Mirroring the brilliance of naturally-sourced diamond gemstones, Swarovski® Zirconia stones are created with style, refraction and durability in mind. Although Swarovski® Zirconia is not a naturally-occurring stone, this gemstone’s construction involves high-quality raw materials and a considered, meticulous approach. If you’re wondering “what is Swarovski® Zirconia made of?”, … [Read more...]

Christmas Jewellery Shows and Exhibitions 2018/19

jewellery display

If you need a little inspiration this Christmas or are on the lookout for that special one-off piece, a dedicated jewellery exhibition is the perfect place to find it. There are many to choose from in a whole host of different locations, so there is almost certainly one to be found nearby if you check the local press for details. In the meantime, you can find a few of … [Read more...]