Find out Which Types of Jewellery Flatter Your Skin Tone

What is Your Skin Tone? Look at the underside of your arm in natural daylight. If your skin has a pink or rosy undertones and your veins appear blue, you have a cool skin tone. If your skin has golden or apricot undertones and your veins appear green, you have a warm skin tone. If your veins appear both blue and green, you may have a neutral skin tone – this means that you can wear jewellery that flatters both skin tones (lucky!).   Why Match Jewellery to Skin Tone Whether it’s clothes, hats or makeup, people want… Read More

Want Your Jewellery to Last a Lifetime? Here are 5 Jewellery Care Tips

If you want your jewellery to last a lifetime (or more), you need to make sure that you take care of it. Here are 5 simple tips that will ensure your jewellery doesn’t lose its sparkle: Limit Exposure to Light and Heat Think of the damage the sun’s UV rays can do to your body – did you know that it can be equally as damaging for jewellery? In particular, the durability, colour and shine of coloured gemstones can be negatively affected by the sun. These effects change depending on the gemstone in question. Some jewels – like amethyst, kunzite… Read More

What You Need to Know About Our Pearl Types

What Is a Pearl? Natural pearls form when an irritant – usually a parasite and not the commonly cited grain of sand – finds its way into an oyster, mussel or clam. As a defence mechanism, a fluid (called ‘nacre’) is released that coats the irritant. Layer upon layer of this nacre is released until a pearl is formed. Perhaps not the most glamorous back story, but the results are undeniably beautiful. Pearls can originate in saltwater and freshwater and come in a range of colours, shapes and size. At Argyle, we have one of the largest ranges of pearl… Read More