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.
As one of around 500,000 people who fled Burma during WW2, Edith was part of the largest refugee migration at that time. She trekked for over 300 kilometres through rugged terrain, fighting extreme heat and exhaustion to reach the safety of India. She survived thanks to both her own determination and the generous help of others along the way.
Now, over 75 years later, Burma is again at the centre of a refugee crisis. It is important we recognise that life can change quickly and no matter how secure we are now, there may be a time when we urgently need the help of others. There is always need for compassion.
The funds raised by Brave Edith will be used to help asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Australia who are in urgent need of financial and material support for life's necessities such as groceries, transport vouchers and essential medicines.
As we lead up to peak buying season with Black Friday sales and Christmas shopping, it feels like it is time to make the season more about giving and less about just buying.
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.