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How to make the most of your wardrobe

October 07, 2020 4 min read

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.

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Tips for keeping your gold and silver jewellery clean in times of COVID-19

July 21, 2020 3 min read

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.

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How to choose statement earrings to flatter your face

March 12, 2020 4 min read

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.

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Precious metals, hallmarks and what to look for when buying jewellery

February 11, 2020 4 min read

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. 

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Brave Edith Token of Hope Campaign

November 22, 2019 1 min read

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.
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A girl's guide to Melbourne Cup Carnival jewellery

October 18, 2019 3 min read

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.

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Jewellery to lift your spirits: Ancient Indian beliefs

August 14, 2019 3 min read

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. 

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An interview with the jewellery designer behind Brave Edith

July 18, 2019 3 min read

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.

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Beyond the Material Value of Silver

June 27, 2019 2 min read

Silver is one of nature’s noble metals and one of the first metals to be widely used in ancient times. It is often associated with its historical use as a form of currency and as a general sign of wealth. However there is much more to silver than just its material value; it has not only been a valuable source of hope and protection associated with the gods, but it has also been credited as the original antibiotic.
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Jewellery as a provider of protection and hope throughout history

June 15, 2019 3 min read

For around seven thousand years, jewellery has been been coveted by girls, boys, mothers, fathers, warriors, kings, queens and village folk alike. And it seems that almost no religion or culture has been immune to its charms. In almost all cases, jewellery has emerged as a by-product of the human instinct for self-preservation.
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India's impressive history of jewellery craftsmanship

June 03, 2019 2 min read

They say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert – and in the case of Indian jewellers, you can also add generations of family knowledge and the power of mythology. In fact, jewellery is so important to India that jewellers arguably transcend India’s caste system. In recognition of their skills, Indian jewellers belong to a special caste of almost "divine engineers" that sit alongside the Brahmin caste. 
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