These days everyone is conscious of making better choices and being less wasteful. And one way we can be more mindful with our fashion choices is through the choice of handmade jewellery. Sometimes the term handmade is used loosely, so here are a few tips on how to ensure you are choosing quality handmade jewellery.
Jewellery choices are often at two ends of the spectrum - highly personal or highly fashionable. But whether your choice is driven by personal taste or by fashion, you should always look for jewellery that is well-designed. Well-designed jewellery looks and feels better no matter the style, because it simply hangs better, moves with you better and complements clothes better. Here are some tips for choosing jewellery that not only looks good, but also feels great.
Let’s face it, Mother’s Day is different for everyone but it can be the ultimate affirmation if you are able to celebrate it surrounded by wonderful family. For for those who want some inspiration, here are a few tips on how to make it a great day.
Get everyone together and eat until your heart’s content: Try these favourite recipes
Create home-made gifts of cherished moments: Get creative with Spotify and Canva
Swap chores for pampering: Do the chores she least likes while she's at the spa
Give carefully chosen, personalised gifts: Here's our picks of some local brands
It’s an understatement to say that life is getting a little simpler these days. We’ve had to learn how to deal with life’s restrictions and to make the most of simple pleasures. And while we are definitely buying more online and in places like Melbourne, “click and collect” is a wonderful excuse to leave the house, perhaps now is the time to start to spend more wisely.
With that in mind, it seems fitting to share some suggestions on how to create a wardrobe that you can keep looking fresh, rather than constantly replace.
It’s clear COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, so the more we learn to live with it, the better. We are all getting used to keeping our distance and washing our hands regularly, however one thing that isn’t often talked about is keeping your jewellery clean.
Jewellery that is worn every day is wonderful for harbouring bacteria in its nooks and crannies. The good news is diamonds and precious metals are quite resilient and with the right attention to detail, are very easy to clean. Here are some tips on how to clean some of the most common everyday gold and silver jewellery.
When it comes to making a fashion statement, you should always dress in a way that makes you feel fantastic. It's also lovely to get compliments on how wonderful YOU look rather than on just the pieces you are wearing.
So how do you choose items that bring out your best features? When it comes to statement earrings, the best way to create an impact is to ensure that you choose earring styles that suit your face shape and features. Find out your face type and tips on earring styles to complement you.
Why choose precious metals? Many of us wear our favourite jewellery day in, day out. This means that it needs to be constructed of materials that will stand the test of time and will be comfortable to wear. Silver and gold are particularly prized for their durability as well as their hypoallergenic properties. While jewellery made from base metals such as brass may be cheaper, these metals are less durable and much more likely to create an allergy. That's why it's important to look out for hallmarks, or metal "fineness" or "quality" marks when buying jewellery.
For the months of November and December, jewellery brand, Brave Edith, is donating $30 for each piece of jewellery purchased online to Australian Red Cross' Emergency Relief Program for Migrants. The donations are part of an overall desire of the founder of Brave Edith, Stephanie Sieber, to create more meaningful jewellery - jewellery that makes you feel good, and jewellery that does good.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is just around the corner and if you are planning to take part, you’ll want to look polished. And one of the easiest ways to achieve this is choosing quality jewellery. It will add individuality to your outfit while it also has the benefit of being able to be worn long after the Carnival. So where to start? Here’s our run down on each day with some handy jewellery ideas.
If you have ever travelled to India or been to an Indian wedding, you would have no doubt been impressed by the way Indian women wear jewellery. There is nothing understated about it, jewellery is worn boldly, beautifully and with pride. And it seems that just about every body part has its own special adornment – from toes to nose – jewellery can find a place to fit.
After 20 years in the advertising industry, working in London and Australia, Stephanie Sieber decided it was time for a new challenge. With a love for the symbolic role that jewellery has across cultures and a family history in India and Burma, she re-skilled in jewellery design before launching Brave Edith jewellery.