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Which Ring Setting is Best

Choosing a special ring for yourself or your loved one? Consider which design will show off that sparkly gemstone perfectly

Which ring Setting is best ?

A stone setting is so much more than a means of securing your favourite gemstone. 

When a Jeweller decides on the type of setting he is creating an integral design feature of the ring.

Whilst some gemstones require certain settings for wear ability and practicality there are ways that they can be modified.  This will help the finished look reflect a contemporary, vintage or traditionalist feel.

An experienced and creative jeweller will be able to balance both design with the best and most protective setting to show off the gemstone.

When choosing a special ring for yourself or your loved one, consider which design will show off that sparkly gemstone perfectly.

 

Types of Setting

The Claw  

Tanzanite & Diamond Ring  

A frequently used setting, that tends to show off faceted gemstones really well.

The claws by elevating the stone allows the facets to catch the light beautifully, making the ring an instant eye catcher.

The claw setting is most commonly used for setting larger stones and engagement rings.

Choosing a four clawed ring will give you a bigger view of the gemstone and a six claw a more secure fit.

The Channel 

Diamond Emerald Channel Set Ring

Another favourite, often used for eternity rings is the channel setting.

The best designs create a continuous effect with perfectly matched stones in both colour and size.

Using a channel with ledges cut into the edges, the jeweller is able to fold metal to grip the gemstones.

This creates a very smooth neat setting that offers more protection of the stones, it also sits beautifully between an engagement and wedding ring.

 

The Gypsy/Invisible

This design is popular for those that like a clean and minimal look with an unfussy finish to their jewellery.

This design of ring uses faceted gemstones or cabochons with angles at the sides.

The chosen stones are sunk into the metal so that they become flush with the ring.

 

Rubbed Over

Rubbed over setting ruby diamond ring

The rubbed over setting  similar to the gypsy is one of the most secure designs for rings there is.

A smooth clean finish that is very easy for the wearer, because it won’t catch or snag on their clothes.

A ring that may also suit the more active wearer because of its secure design.

 

Tension 

The tension setting relies on the shank of the ring to hold the stone in place. It therefore only has two areas of contact to keep it in place.

This type of ring is not always recommended due to the fact that the stones may fall out easily.

Although todays methods have improved significantly the longevity of the design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber Rose Cameo Necklace

 Cameo Rose Amber Necklace

This Cameo Rose Amber Necklace

A stunningly beautiful hallmarked sterling silver round amber rose necklace.

New in this week is this beautiful amber necklace, with a rose carved cameo inside. This lovely necklace is set in silver and hangs on a 18 inch sterling silver curb chain. The perfect gift for Christmas or an anniversary present, and could be given for a birthday present or even a treat for yourself. It comes complete with a lovely presentation box and with free delivery to the UK.

https://www.sarahbeth.co.uk/sterling-silver-cameo-rose-round-amber-necklace-166618-p.as

This necklace contains a fossilized tree in resin and is a semi precious gemstone  that is often used for healing.

At Sarah Beth Jewellers we have a large selection of Amber in store. We can send you images of any piece you may be interested in. Please contact us if we can help.

WikiPedia Description

WikiPedia describes Amber as  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times.[2] Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects.[3] Amber is used in jewelry.  In folk medicine amber has been used for many years as a healing agent

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If you have any questions about this product please do not hesitate to call us on 01702 548614 or email sbjewellers@icloud.com, and we will be happy to answer your queries.

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Top Tip No 1 – Knots in your Jewellery Chains

 

Top Tip From Alan Jeweller at Sarah Beth – Knotted Chains

This Weeks Top Tip – How to undo those annoying knots in your favourite chains

Posted by Sarah Beth Jewellers on Monday, 16 July 2018

Top Tip No 1 – Knots in your Jewellery Chains

Do your favourite Gold and Silver chains get knotted in your jewellery box, watch this short video to see how to quickly undo them.

 

Tell Me About Sapphires

Tell me about Sapphires

Do you want your jewellery to have meaning and reflect your personality?

All gemstones have unique meaning and style, let’s talk about Sapphires.

Sapphires

The name Sapphire comes from the Latin word Saphirus and the Greek word Sapherios, both meaning blue.

The birthstone of September and the stone used to celebrate the 45th wedding anniversary.

Treasured since 800bc Sapphires are from the same family as Rubies. Ancient Persians believed that these beautiful blue gemstones  made the sky blue as a reflection of their colour.

Also said to be the stone of wisdom loyalty honesty and devotion, adding positivity to the life of its owner.

Often popular with royalty as legend says it will attract wealth and protect them from envy and infidelity.

What are Sapphires

Today’s Sapphires come from Asia and are generally lighter blue in colour, than earlier ones.  Whilst 20 yrs ago they were more popular in a darker almost black / blue colour and naturally mined from Australasia.

They are among the hardest gemstones rated 9/10 on the scale with only diamonds being harder.  The scale relates to its scratch ability, in terms of what that means to the owner is its risk of being scratched with general wear and tear.  So sapphires although not indestructible should remain sparkling for many years because of their durability.

Sapphires come from the corundum mineral, corundum is red and known as a ruby gemstone. But with the addition of iron and titanium, the rich blue colour of a sapphire is developed.

The rarest of these gemstones originate from Sri Lanka, they are called Padparadscha and are orange and pink in colour. They also come in other colours, like pink and yellow.

Prince Charles gave Princess Diana one of the most famous Sapphire rings, on their engagement. Then more recently Prince William gave the same ring to his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge.

View our featured Sapphire pendant

 

 

Sarah Beth Wedding Rings Essex

Sarah Beth Essex Wedding Ring Service

Jewellery plays a significant role in the sparkle of your special day, especially when it comes to the wedding rings the ultimate symbol of your love and commitment.

Purchased to last a life time it’s important to be able to make your decision about those all-important rings in an unpressurised environment.

At Sarah Beth we pride ourselves on being able to provide just that, a small independent jeweller, with honest traditional customer service at its heart, we are here to answer all your questions and spend time making sure that you are completely happy with your selection.

With over 50 years’ experience in helping couples to choose their wedding rings when they are about to embark on the next part of their journey together.

You want your rings to be special to you; we have a large range of samples for you to view in order for you to create your bespoke rings. Wedding and engagement rings are available in 9 and 18 carat white or yellow gold, platinum and palladium. Any diamond’s that are used are ethically sourced and chosen for their radiance and clarity.

There are lots of options with design and style from diamond set both in engagement and wedding rings. Matching his and hers, bespoke shaped to fit around an existing ring.

Amongst the ranges we have a British handcrafted collection by Charles Green and Brown and Newirth renowned for superior quality and workmanship. as well as diamond  set from perfection.

If you decide to purchase your rings from us we will also provide you with a valuation certificate for insurance, a polish or re-rhodium of your engagement ring just before your wedding and matching boxes, all free of charge.

View our on line collection of British made Wedding rings

Call 01702542005 or email sbjewellers@gmail.com to book an appointment to come to our Rochford store.

 

Beach Art Glass

Julie Fountain is the award winning artist behind Beach Art Glass, working from her studio in beautiful Malvern, England, where she has been making and teaching glass beadmaking since 2007. She was first drawn to bead making when she discovered the glass itself, beautiful rods in gleaming jewel colours, just waiting to be melted and combined into new shapes and textures. In 2014 Julie was thrilled to be invited to work with international brand Trollbeads. She is now a Trollbeads Accredited Lamp worker, and can be seen demonstrating for the company at events around the UK.

In November 2015, after a successful first 6 months of trading, Beach Art Glass won the Enterprising Worcestershire Creative Business Award 2015.

 

Julie is as fascinated by working with molten glass today as she was when she made her first bead and is still thrilled to be able to turn simple rods of glass into beautiful, hard-wearing pieces of wearable art.

She creates each bead by hand using a technique known as lampwork, or flamework – melting and shaping rods of Italian glass in a high temperature flame, first to create the decorative components, then the beads themselves to which she adds fine silver highlights and those intricate handmade details. Later Julie turns these beads into incredibly wearable jewellery using sterling silver findings, most of which are also handmade in the UK.

She also creates unique treats for the home in the form of her gorgeous themed door knobs and light pulls, and hopes to one day enhance this offering with complementary fused glass dishes and decorations.

http://www.sarahbeth.co.uk/beach-art-glass-deep-blue-extra-large-heart-necklace-dbxlh-140915-p.asp

Available on line from Sarah Beth Jewellery

Jewellery Cleaning

 

Cleaning your precious memories – Need Help With Your Jewellery Cleaning

Silver

Silver tarnishes under normal conditions coming into contact with the air causes your treasured pieces to turn black.

But no need to worry you can easily return them to their previous glory.

Sometimes a good clean with washing up liquid and a brush will give your jewellery a lift, best not to use soap as this will stick to it and dull the stones.

Silver dip is the easiest way to clean and remove the blackened tarnish, only immerse in the dip if the piece is just silver and has no stones set into it. If you have rings that are set with stones, the best way to clean them is to dip a toothbrush into the liquid and brush the piece. Then rinse in water, and brush again to remove any last pieces of dirt, dry the piece carefully and then polish with a good silver polishing cloth.

When you have jewellery that has darkened areas or is set with crystals ie Marcasite it is best to just use a silver polishing cloth. Always ask your local jeweller if you have any questions about the best way to clean a piece. and you need help with your jewellery cleaning.

Most good jewellers will have silver cleaner in stock that you can purchase.

 

Gold

Gold doesn’t tarnish like silver, but over time can become dull with contact with household cleaners etc.  It will also get scratched with day to day wearing.

You can improve its shine a little by using a jewellery polishing cloth, but the best way to return its sparkle and shine is to have it polished at your local jewellers.

They will be able to return it to you looking like a brand new piece.

 

White Gold

Popular white gold needs carefully cleaning so as not to damage the rhodium plating; it is also affected by contact with chlorine. Over time your white gold jewellery may need re-rhodium plating; your local jeweller will be able to help with that.

In the meantime cleaning with mild jewellery cleaner and a soft cloth will help to keep its shine and lustre.

If you are in any doubt about how to clean and look after your precious jewellery collection please go and get advice from your jeweller before attempting to clean it.

For help and advice call us at Sarah Beth Jewellers Rochford 01702 542005 email sbjewellers@icloud.com

 

Your Local Jeweller – Rochford

What can your local jeweller help you with?

Local Jeweller Rochford

Local Rochford Jeweller – Alan Hughes owner at Sarah Beth Jewellers

So what can a local Jeweller help you with, other than those sparkly pieces of jewellery that you crave?

At Sarah Beth we can help with looking after those special pieces of jewellery and watches that mean so much to you.

From something as simple as a clean to bring them back to their former glory. You would be amazed at just how beautifully a diamond ring or wedding band will look after it has been professionally cleaned.

Do you have something that has been handed to you from a relative or friend that needs repairing ? We can help with that as well as resizing rings etc.

At Sarah Beth Jewellery we have a very experienced and professional goldsmith that works with us. He has expert skills in all areas of jewellery repairs as from replacing diamonds in rings to resizing, as well as repairing claws and worn settings.

The Team

With over 50 yrs experience between them jewellers Alan and Steve have a huge knowledge. Alan’s speciality is in valuations and watches, and Steve is our engraver. Julie has recently joined the team and has experience in Murano glass jewellery from the islands of Venice.

Steve Saunders Jeweller at Sarah Beth Rochford

So if you need advice about a watch or what to buy, advice regarding a repair and whether it’s cost effective or indeed possible to have done. You may wonder what the best diamond is to buy for that special occasion, your engagement or wedding day. Or indeed the best setting it’s as simple as popping into the store and having a chat.

Other services a good jeweller can offer are valuations for insurance and probate purposes, or just your piece of mind.

Watch battery changes at very reasonable prices, and servicing if required. As well as engraving to personalize individual pieces.

So whether it’s for a birthday, an anniversary or just because, always remember the timeless gift of Jewellery.

Guaranteed to make your special someone feel loved and appreciated.

Sarah Beth Jewellers Rochford Town Square 01702 542005

Always pleased to see you, always ready to help.

 

Trollbeads 40th Anniversary And Trollbeads Day 2016

The release what we have all been waiting for…

This launch features a LIMITED EDITION silver clover lock and bracelet with a clover bead, retailing at £94.00, and also a LIMITED EDITION gold version of the clover bead which is this years Trollbeads Day Bead 2016 and retails at £380.00

** We have confirmation from our Trollbeads Rep today that we can share this information with you.

Trollbeads Annicersary Trollbeads Day 2016

Trollbeads Spacer Launch 2016

Trollbeads Spacers

Designed to stop and space beads around your bracelet/bangle, their unique designs are classic Trollbeads which is a little different to what we have been seeing in recent Trollbeads launches.

Ranging from £25 to £50 these spacer beads are for for everyone, and their budgets.

(From left to right: Dot ‘n’ Dot, Sunbeam, Beehive, Sweet Berries, Heart, Connected Love and Bumble Bee)