Making Personalised Gifts for Mother’s Day

personalised stamping blanks

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, so if you are thinking of creating something special it’s time to get organised. If you start now there is still time to make Mum a personalised gift or piece of customised jewellery, and a great way to do this is by using metal stamping techniques. Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts You could either stick to classic flowers or hearts as a theme, … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2018

Leather Apron

By Jo Varney Let’s be honest, ‘Fathers’, or even men in general, can be extremely tricky to buy for. At this time of year, I have the unenviable task of finding multiple men’s gifts, as my husband’s birthday just happens to fall the week before Fathers Day, great! The key to a successful Father’s Day gift in my family at least is practicality. All the men I have to buy … [Read more...]

Easter Gift Inspiration

Easter is fast approaching, and regardless of faith we all like to celebrate the occasion in our own special way. Here are a few products and gift ideas to make your celebrations extra special this year. FIMO Kids Polymer Clay Blocks in Glitter and Plain Colours Cue the fanfare of trumpets...FIMO Kids is here! I have waited a long time for this product to be … [Read more...]

Fabulous and Under a Fiver 2017

We are all aware that generally speaking, finding inexpensive Christmas gifts may have become that little bit more challenging. However, I do enjoy a challenge and have searched extra hard this year to find you a selection of great items which won’t disappoint, yet still cost under a fiver. Take a look through the selection below… Sterling Silver Christmas tree Enamel Stud … [Read more...]

Top Christmas Gift Ideas 2017

Cooksongold is an ideal destination for those searching for a special luxury gift this year. We have some fabulous tools and kits for jewellery makers as you would expect, but also some more unexpected items to delight those who are a little more difficult to buy for. Take a look through some of these top picks to see what ‘gems’ you can discover… Gold Pro Max Barreling … [Read more...]

Gifts for Dad

By Jo Varney Father’s Day is fast approaching and sometimes Dads can be notoriously tricky to buy for! If you feel like mixing things up a little this year and finding an alternative to the standard PJs, socks and Liquorice Allsorts, then look no further – I have gathered together a selection of some of the best new products available from the Cooksongold range, and I can … [Read more...]