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Our very special ‘Unicorn Pieces’

At Adorn we work with small independent designers and silversmiths. Often we will find a piece of jewellery that is a ‘one off’ either because the designer has made a few pieces before decided which to expand into a collection, a gemstone has been used which cannot be replicated or we’ve been inspired to make a very special piece of jewellery which we will not make again. We call these our ‘Unicorn Pieces’ because they…

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Adorn Answers – What is Sterling Silver?

Throughout our lovely website you will see us use the term ‘Sterling Silver’. Sterling Silver is silver marked as 925 which means that out of every 1,000 parts of metal at least 925 of those parts are silver. Silver is alloyed with other metals to make it easier to work with and the accepted standard in the UK is 925.

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Adorn Answers – What is White Gold?

In our ‘Adorn Answers’ blog posts we will endeavour to share our expertise from the jewellery world to help you in choosing your perfect piece of jewellery. In this blog post we’all be having a look at White Gold and answering some of our most frequently asked questions. So put the kettle on and pop your feet up while we chat about White Gold. White Gold has grown in popularity over the past few decades…

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Adorn Answers – Black Diamonds

From a cameo part as accent Diamonds to a starring roll in ‘Sex and the City’ Black Diamonds are a sparkling enigma that hold a curiosity for many. So what should you know about Black Diamonds? In this ‘Adorn Answers’ blog post we’ll offer you some insider information about this most unusual stone. How do Black Diamonds get their colour? Most naturally coloured Black Diamonds get their colour from minute mineral inclusion such as graphite…

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Adorn Answers – What is Palladium?

In our ‘Adorn Answers’ blog posts we’ll help you to decide on the perfect jewellery for you by sharing our insider knowledge and top tips from the jewellery world. In this post we’re going to chat about Palladium so put the kettle on, grab a biscuit (or two) and settle down for a nice read. If you have further questions about Palladium, feel free to Contact Us and ask away! Used in jewellery since 1939 Palladium experienced…

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Choosing your perfect Wedding Ring

Your Wedding Ring is the most important piece of jewellery you will ever wear. The circle, representing eternity, is worn on the third finger of the left hand, a tradition that stems from the ancient Egyptians who believed this finger held a vein that led directly to the heart. So, how to choose the perfect ring? The first rule is there are no rules (Hooray! That’s my favourite rule!) Many people who pop in to…

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Blooming Marvellous…

Wonderful Wedding flowers! I adore flowers and the choice for Wedding arrangements is as big as your imagination (that’s pretty big for me…) The arrangements above are from my own Wedding, I wanted lots of colour and seasonal flowers. I included my favourite flowers (Iris) and lots of Ivy for a rustic feel. My brief for my florist, Kayleigh from ‘Tulips’ in Bakewell, was quite loose, I didn’t want anything structured, I felt as though…

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The all important ‘Where’

Choosing your Wedding venue is an important box to tick on your Wedding Planning To Do List.  As well as the ‘Where’, booking your dream venue will also help decide the ‘When’ part of your Wedding.  With so many things to think about I’ve compiled a venue ‘checklist’ to take with you when you view potential places and this week I’ll be looking in detail and three fabulous (and very different) Derbyshire Wedding Venues… 

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Gatsby Glamour…

One of my favourite eras for style has to be the 1920’s, I love the straight edges of Art Deco and the graceful curves of Art Nouveau.  If you are planning to add a touch of glamour to your Wedding Day have a peek at our beautiful Marcasite and Opalite Collection with shapes inspired by the roaring ’20’s.  Marcasite has been hugely popular over the latter part of last year and the fabulous vintage style…

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