Engagement rings are typically given by men, to their partners as a symbol of lasting commitment to eventually a marriage. It is traditional however, for a woman to ask a man for his hand in marriage on the rare 29th February, every four years on a leap year. Sales of engagement rings to suit a manly hand must soar at the beginning of each leap year! » Read more..
Archive for Jewllery
Costume jewellery in the form that we know it, came into existence properly in the Art Deco period during the 1920s and 1930. However, it actually has a history that dates back around three hundred years, when jewellers started to create pieces that were made from coloured glass to look like gemstones. These were made for women who weren’t wealthy enough to own real precious metals or gemstones but wanted to recreate the look of the ladies “at court”. » Read more..