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The Story of Melangell

The Story of Melangell

This is the story of Santes Melangell, another Welsh patron saint of love, who shows us a different kind of love.  read more

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High Crosses

High Crosses

The first Christian settlements in Britain were small communities led by hermit monks. Gradually these attracted more and more followers...  read more

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Crosses of Wales for Easter

Crosses of Wales for Easter

Easter is an important time in the Christian faith, so this week we are featuring Croesau Cymru (Crosses of Wales), a series of silver pendants based on the very earliest carved stone crosses found in Wales.  read more

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Men’s Jewellery

Men’s Jewellery

A lot has been made recently of men’s jewellery as a growth area for retailers in the sector – the next big thing. I find this quite strange as men have worn jewellery prominently and in quantity for millennia.  read more

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Broken Jewellery!

Broken Jewellery!

Today, I thought I might vent some of my frustrations with jewellery repair work as we do so much of this on a daily basis!  read more

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Being British

Being British

Earlier this week I was inspired to think about the meaning of being British...  read more

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Puppies!

Puppies!

I had every intention of writing something about jewellery for men and how our appreciation of what is suitable has changed over the millenia. However, last night my mother had puppies – or rather, Pegi, her Cardigan Corgi did.  read more

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Lifelong Treasures

Lifelong Treasures

My eldest son finished his A-levels this week and this has made me think about what we should give him as a lifelong gift to mark the end of his time at school.  read more

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How to Recognise a Good Diamond

How to Recognise a Good Diamond

This week I thought I’d go through the basics about diamonds and a bit about how I came to love them. Many years ago, I must confess that I was something of a diamond cynic (coming as I do from silver and goldsmithing)  read more

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Father’s Day Call!

Father’s Day Call!

As it’s Father’s Day this Sunday I thought I might share some personal thoughts on fatherhood in the blog this week. Whilst I am no authority on parenting by any means, I do have five children and this does give me a small insight into the trials and tribulations faced by parents everywhere!  read more

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Skills

Skills

Many industries are currently struggling to find enough skilled labour. Jewellery in the UK is no exception. We seem to be at a point where far more people are retiring from the bench than coming to it.  read more

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The Eisteddfod

The Eisteddfod

The Eisteddfod tradition is an uniquely Welsh cultural treasure. This week the flower of Welsh youth are gathered at the Urdd national eisteddfod in Mid Wales showing off their vast collective talent.  read more

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The Problem with Premium

The Problem with Premium

One of our challenges as a business is the ongoing difficulty of consistently sourcing premium materials. We have always refused to compromise on the quality of the products we produce and insist upon only the very best materials and fittings.  read more

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Going Social

Going Social

This week I would like to thank those of you who have taken the time to give us some feedback on our initial social media content – mostly positive I’m glad to say!  read more

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The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

It was 1971 when my mother first opened the centre in Tregaron. The business and our family have grown a lot since then. Rhiannon has fifteen grandchildren with another on the way at the moment.  read more

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