silver jewellery

  • Top Tips: How to Clean and Care for Silver Jewellery

    Being experts in all things jewellery, we thought we'd write a handy guide on how to keep your silver jewellery looking perfect for years to come. It's perfectly normal for silver jewellery to tarnish from time to time. The good news is that by following our tips for caring for silver you'll be able to prevent tarnish and easily clean it when it does happen. It's simple!

    Ti Sento Silver Bangle available at AccessoriesOnline.co.uk

    What causes silver to tarnish?

    There are a few things that can cause your silver jewellery to tarnish. Perfumes, body lotions, hair products and even sweaty skin can cause tarnish. Harmful chemicals such as detergents and chlorine can also contribute. Have you had an item of silver jewellery that you've not worn for ages and has tarnished? It will be unprotected exposure to air that's caused it. Silver Karma Circle Necklace

    How to stop silver tarnishing.

    1. Store your jewellery properly. Silver tarnishes when in contact with air, so keeping it in airtight bags helps. I store my silver jewellery in ziplock bags in my jewellery box. Keeping your jewellery safely stored away from light and air will help prevent tarnish.
    2. Make sure that any lotions are fully absorbed into the skin and that perfume has dried before putting your jewellery on.
    3. Remove your jewellery before gardening, cleaning or any other activities that will make you sweat.
    4. Never, ever wear your jewellery when swimming. Chlorine causes all kinds of damage to silver.
    5. After wearing your silver jewellery, wipe it with a cotton cloth to remove any body oils, beauty products or chemicals that could cause it to tarnish. Don't use kitchen paper or tissues as they can cause tiny scratches.
    6. Clean silver jewellery frequently to keep it in perfect condition.

    Daisy Sahara Star Bracelet

    How to clean silver jewellery

    1. Make your own home made silver cleaner with baking powder. Take a small bowl, line it with aluminium foil then add hot water, a tablespoon of baking soda and stir. Place the jewellery in the solution for about one minute, rinse clean and let it air dry.
    2. If you have a build up of dirt in hard to reach places, just put washing-up liquid in a bowl of water and soak over night.
    3. Use a commercial silver dip. These can be picked up in most supermarkets. Simply dip the silver into the cleaner and it will instantly remove tarnish. Be careful when using commercial silver cleaners with some gemstones and pearls - it can damage them.
    4. Use a silver polishing cloth. These special cloths are impregnated with a silver cleaner. Just wipe your jewellery with the cloth to remove tarnish. Great for smooth surfaced jewellery, but tricky for tarnish in hard to reach places.

    Do you have any more handy tips on how to clean silver jewellery? Share them below!

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  • Love letters by Lily and Lotty

    Lily and Lotty

    We know that Valentine's Day was...*checks calendar* five whole days ago. But here at Accessories Online, we believe that love should be celebrated every day of the year - not just February 14th! And it seems as though the designers of one of our newest additions to our collection, Lily and Lotty, feel the same way too. They're the dynamic design duo behind 'love letters,' an?award winning jewellery brand featuring beautiful diamond accented charms. Each charm contains a meaningful message, making it the perfect thing to give a loved one for a special occasion in their life - from graduations, to engagements to Christenings.

    Lily and Lotty Love Letters 'Sealed with a Loving Kiss' Keepsake Pendant

    Each message is simple, yet lovely - just the thing to carry a burst of loveliness with you throughout the day. We particularly love the S.W.A.L.K (Sealed With A Loving Kiss) keepsake pendant,?(?36.95) but this might be because we used to write it on our love notes and pencil cases when we were in high school!

    Lily and Lotty Love Letters 'Love You' Keepsake Pendant

     

    Best of all, Lily and Lotty is a jewellery brand with a conscience. The diamonds used in all of their pieces are conflict free, coming from suppliers who adhere to the Kimberley Process Policy, an initiative set up to prevent the trade of conflict diamonds (rough diamonds used to finance wars.) ?So you know that the pieces you're buying are ethical as well as beautiful!

    Lily and Lotty Love Letters 'You Complete Me' Keepsake Pendant

    Each keepsake pendant costs ?36.95, and you'll need to buy the sterling silver chain separately (?7.95).?We feel that?Lily and Lotty's Love Letters are an utterly charming addition to our jewellery collection, and we're sure that when you see them, you'll feel the same way too.

  • Ti Sento Milano's new Jewellery Collection La Vita al Sole

    Ti Sento Milano La Bella Vita

    Just in is the latest jewellery collection by Ti Sento Milano. Called 'La Vita al Sole', it takes inspiration from the romantic city of Florence.

    Strolling hand in hand with your lover along the 'Arno' river, shopping on the Ponto Vecchio bridge, walking through in the local market and trips on a vintage vespa; these romantic visions all inspired the new collection. The open lines of Renaissance street views, beautiful buildings and bridges heavily influenced the design of  the collection. The Italian good life is celebrated and reflected in the beautiful jewellery pieces of the highest quality.

    Rose gold plated details, pave set rings, earrings and bangles are true eye catchers. All pieces are sterling silver with rhodium plating to preserve the shine of the exquisitely crafted pieces.

    Discover the Collection by Ti Sento Milano and shop online.

  • Ti Sento Milano // The AW12 Leading Lady NYC Collection

    Ti Sento captures the collection for AW12 overlooking the Manhattan skyline from the 58th floor on Park Avenue & 5th, showing all the spectacular views that New York has to offer.

    Ti Sento Leading Lady NYC Collection

    For AW12, Ti Sento Milano jewellery reaches new heights filled with passion, optimism and energy. The love for fashion and dedication to style is captured in outstanding collections as well as must-have essentials and timeless beauties. It's driven by belief in the power of jewellery to make women feel beautiful and desirable.

    The Leading Lady Collection

    The key piece is a perfectly faceted pear shaped drop.? It's reinvented by playing with dimension and creating layers, as the pear shape is repeated in an elegant pave set piece on top of the pear shaped stone. As these two pieces are only attached at the very top of the pear shaped design, the movement is extremely delicate and special. Truly unique.

    Ti Sento Milano Leading Lady NYC CollectionThe Oval Eternity Collection

    Inspired to expand the Ti Sento signature silver designs, the oval eternity collection is designed to capture different styles and textures in one piece. This outstanding collection is made up of never ending rows of eternity set lustrous pave, twisted silver and silver pearls or beads. Impressive in size, yet slim and refined enough to be worn from day time casual to evening chic.

    Ti Sento Eternity Ring

    The Curve Collection

    Introducing a collection inspired by femme fatale femininity, ultra sleek elegance, floating lines and delicate details. Playing with dimension, these designs flow from a sleek long neck into a deliciously faceted cabochon cut drop.? Ti Sento Curve CollectionTi Sento's AW12 Leading Lady is Michelle Buswell. She featured in campaigns for Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel and Victoria’s Secret. She has also been on covers of many leading magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Numero.

    The Ti Sento Leading Lady NYC collection launches at AccessoriesOnline.co.uk mid-august 2012.

  • Ti Sento Milano Jewellery // New Designer

    AccessoriesOnline.co.uk are now official stockists of the luxurious and exciting jewellery brand Ti Sento.

    In Italian, the words words ?Ti Sento’ mean ?I feel you’. Poetry to everyone who is in love with jewellery.

    Ti Sento Milano is a collection of luxurious and fashionable jewellery that appeals to every woman. Following the latest fashion trends and driven by catwalk, news, pop culture and innovation, the talented design team create new jewellery collections for each season that are always on trend. The large range of jewellery is made for every woman. Designs are always feminine, chic and fashionable with a piece to suit every style and wardrobe.

    Ti Sento Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Statement Ring, ?129.95 Ti Sento Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Statement Ring, ?129.95

    Made with the highest quality manufacturing process available, Ti Sento jewellery is made from solid 925 sterling silver. The jewellery is then rhodium plated to preserve its shine and sometimes combined with beads or stones. All crystals used are cubic zirconia and are hand set by old school diamond setters (no glue allowed).

    Ti Sento Pearl Earrings on Sterling Silver Hooks, ?39.95 Ti Sento Pearl Earrings on Sterling Silver Hooks, ?39.95

    Ti Sento jewellery has a definite direction and an oozed appeal since it started only eight years ago. Today’s women feel comfortable with their free spirit and modern femininity. Ti Sento enhances this love affair. As the name goes Ti Sento; ?I feel you’.

    Below is a for the the SS12 'Terra' collection. The AW12 collection will be with us shortly, we can't wait to show it to you! What do you think of our newest designer?

  • Timeless Designs from British Jewellery Designer Dinny Hall

    Dinny Hall jewellery has arrived at AccessoriesOnline.co.uk!

    Dinny Hall is a well-known British jewellery brand, independently run for over 26 years.? The jewellery can be a contemporary heirloom, classic with a twist or the seasons must have fashion piece. The designs transcend age, status, race and belief and it is a jewellery brand that is both popular and well-loved without being over exposed - it is unique and always precious.

    Dinny Hall 18kt Gold Vermeil Small Key Pendant, ?125 Dinny Hall 18kt Gold Vermeil Small Key Pendant, ?125

    Dinny Hall’s clientele and fan-base has been established largely by word of mouth and includes a broad spectrum of talents and personalities- from Annie Lennox and Sienna Miller to Samantha Cameron and Prince William, Dinny Hall really does attract a wide range of clientele. Comedians such as Dawn French and Miranda Hart are also fans, not to mention political commentators Jeremy Paxman and even the writer Salman Rushdie, all reasons why Dinny Hall is known as ?the thinking person’s jeweller’.

    Dinny Hall 18kt Gold Vermeil Classic Heart Drop Earrings, ?115 Dinny Hall 18kt Gold Vermeil Classic Heart Drop Earrings, ?115

    Best known for the strong silver designs and simple elegant creations in gold, diamonds and beautiful precious stones;? Dinny Hall has been called the ?Little British Tiffany’ by some, but above all it is a quintessentially British jewellery brand in a class all of its own.

    Dinny Hall Sterling Silver Classic Hoop Earrings, ?115 Dinny Hall Sterling Silver Classic Hoop Earrings, ?115

    Dinny Hall founded her celebrated jewellery range in 1985 when barely out of Central St Martin’s School of Art where she gained a degree in jewellery design. Her ascent was fast, beginning with some stunning catwalk designs which quickly caught the attention of the fashion press. It wasn’t long before her jewellery could be seen in top stores in London, New York City, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo. In 1989 she received the first ever British Fashion Council award for ’Accessory Designer of the year’. The distinctiveness of Dinny Hall’s talent lies in an effortless classic modernity which has kept her at the top of her field for over 27 years, still influencing many designers in the jewellery industry today.

    Dinny Hall Sterling Silver Two Leaf Elongated Lotus Pendant, ?85 Dinny Hall Sterling Silver Two Leaf Elongated Lotus Pendant, ?85

    From a workshop in Soho, once the studio of Canaletto, to founding her first shop in London’s Westbourne Grove in 1992 when it was mostly junk shops- Dinny has been a trend setter and an inspiration to many. Where Dinny went others followed.

    Now an expert in her field, Dinny is an entrepreneur, business woman, designer, strategist, craftswoman, gemmologist, and she also knows a thing or two about retail. Dinny continues to design all the jewellery for the brand, with the help of her long term goldsmith Clare Goddard, and still has a very hands-on approach to every creative aspect of the company.

    Shop Dinny Hall Jewellery at AccessoriesOnline.co.uk.

  • Dogeared Jewels & Gifts AW11 Season Preview

    As part of its year-long 20th birthday celebration, Dogeared presents their autumn/winter 2011 line with new fashion collections.

    Flea and antique markets in Italy - the arts and crafts of Bhutan - vintage stores in New York City - and the Farmers Markets, beaches, and landscapes of Southern California ? all inspired the original jewellery created for Dogeared’s new limited edition collection. The colours and textures of nature, the techniques and materials of artisans around the world, and the importance of adornment in all cultures inspired the creative vision behind this collection.

    Dogeared 'Balance' Pin with Om Charm

    Dogeared

    Founder and designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke returned from a recent trip to Florence, Italy with gorgeous, gilded, embossed, and painted antique trays she found at a flea market. The colours, textures, and designs of these trays led to collecting richly coloured gems that were available only in very limited quantities. These, in turn, became the new Limited Edition Jewels Collection. Large gems, including Carnelian, Labradorite, Grey Onyx, and Cape Amethyst, and small gems and gold-dipped beads are wrapped and hang on long leather ties. Each is handmade to order by Dogeared designers and is one-of-a-kind. Very limited quantities of each style are available this season only.

    Dogeared Limited Edition Collection

    Dogeared

    The Dogeared Modern Vintage Collection is all about updated classics. Designs have vintage, heirloom feel, but with thoroughly modern overtones. Warm gold combined with gemstones and new custom designed, hand-cast charms together create distinctive jewellery. New charms include a Clover Disc and Amulet, and are layered with gemstones.

    Modern Vintage Clover Disc Pendant with Turquoise Gem

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    Dogeared designers have incorporated new gemstones, metals, textures, and settings as they revise and reinvent classic styles, including Karma, Healing Gems, and word jewellery.

    Karma: the new limited edition Good Karma necklace celebrates Dogeared’s 20th birthday and benefits their non-profit partners through the Karma In Action program of giving. A new Karma Sign necklace features the word ?Karma? in custom-designed lettering cut through a sterling silver or gold-dipped rectangular plaque. The Karma circle, the simple and powerful word Karma, and the concept that, ?what goes around, comes around,? continue to inspire beautiful jewellery new designs.

    Dogeared Karma Plaque Necklace

    Dogeared

    Healing Gems: Beautiful coloured gemstones have been used in healing and spiritual rituals for centuries. Onyx, turquoise, carnelian, and numerous colours of quartz have long been offered in a variety of best-selling Healing Gem styles. This season, new Teardrop Healing Gems are available as necklaces and earrings. Artisans hammer each stone into a setting by hand, creating a look and a texture that could never be achieved by machine. Floating Healing Gems feature round, faceted gemstones that are hand-wired onto a hand-cast mount. Both styles are presented on custom cards, featuring original artwork along with descriptions of the unique healing traditions of each of the eight gemstones.

    The New Healing Gem Collection

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    3 Wishes: New this season is 3 Wishes, a necklace that features an encased teardrop gem, word plaque, and charm on a chain. Five styles communicate five concepts created by the charm-word-gem combinations. For example, a message of ?Luck? is created by a green quartz teardrop gem with an elephant and Lucky number 7 charms.

    Three Wishes Cluster Necklace

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    As Dogeared continues to explore new materials and techniques, it remains committed to decreasing its environmental footprint. All sterling charms are 100% recycled silver, and catalogues, cards, and packaging are printed on mixed sources, The company works with suppliers and casters who share their environmental commitment, and all the jewellery and gifts are handmade in Dogeared’s Southern California studios.

    Our Dogeared AW11 collection arrives in September.

  • Introducing Jacey Withers Jewellery

    Jacey Withers

    We'll soon have the AW10 collection arriving from our newest jewellery designer Jacey Withers. Those of you who read my blog post from London Fashion Week back in February will have an idea of what's to come from this talented British designer. Before Jacey's jewellery hits our website I thought it would be good to give you a bit of background on him. We'll also be interviewing Jacey soon, so let us know if there's anything you'd like to ask.

    Jacey’s signature style has been firmly established. It is one which includes elements of the macabre dabbling in folklore, mythology and fairytales but always retaining his feminine aesthetic. It's this innovative approach that has won him the support of a large celebrity fan base including Alison Goldfrapp, Dannii Minogue, Sugababes, Kelis and The Darkness.

    Jacey combines an eclectic mix of materials to create each collection. Sterling silver is the predominant material with the uses of leather, rope and ribbon alongside Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and a variety of stones that provide his jewellery with its distinctive edge. Unique components are designed and cast in keeping with each seasonal theme. Mermaids, were-wolves, puppets and knights in shining armour for example are all familiar in previous collections.

    Jacey's Coveted Fox Bracelet

    Jacey's

    Born in Northampton in June 1976 and raised in Devon, Jacey has crafted jewellery pieces since the age of twelve. He completed an Art Foundation at Exeter College of Art and design and went on to Berkshire College to study fashion and accessories. It was here that he realised jewellery was his one true vocation. He released his debut collection in September 2000.

    With collaborations alongside Marcus Luptfer and Levis under his belt, as well as designing this years Fashion Fringe trophy and the addition of a full men’s line to the collection this season it would seem that the Jacey Withers' story is set to continue.

    We can't wait to get a little piece of Jacey on our website too!

  • 'The Peacock and the Crow' is now Online

    Just a quick post to let you all know that our new Alex Monroe collection 'The Peacock and the Crow' is now online. Yay!

    The Peacock and the Crow by Alex Monroe

  • A Secret Garden of Jewellery

    We're pleased to announce the arrival of Alex Monroe's eagerly anticipated 'The Gardener" collection.

    The collection is based on Alex's new children's story, The Gardener, which was inspired by his passion for gardening. Alex has long been a keen gardener, and keeps an allotment in Dulwich, to where he retreats with his daughters to potter away, sit and eat strawberries and escape the chaos of everyday life.

    The Gardener by Alex Monroe

    Alex

    The idea for his book came after chatting to friends at Paris Fashion Week, and swapping allotment tips, as you do. The book imagines a solitary, thoughtful little girl who discovers the delights and secrets of city gardening. Ants scurry about their business. Bees buzz and the breeze gently sways the apple branches. But the high garden fences cannot keep tragedy away and she soon discovers a sadness coupled with the new future opening before her.

    Alex has created a delightful and surprising collection of jewellery, displayed in it's own secret garden. In a reflection of the dreaminess of the story, ants and bees and dragonflies nestle amongst the plants and flowers. A large, smooth apple locket opens to reveal it own special secret......

    Alex Monroe Necklace

    Alex

    All Alex Monroe jewellery is handcrafted in his London studio. You can see our full collection of Alex Monroe Jewellery here.

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