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Sep 02

? DDDDDiamonds ?

New Designs We have been working hard over the past few months creating bespoke pieces for valued customers as well as developing our ready to wear collections. Here is a link to our latest ddddiamond ring designs, all of which are available on a made to order basis. We also welcome bespoke adaptation requests; for example you love a particular ring, but you would like to order it in rose gold, it is as good as done. Bespoke Service Whether you have a design in mind, or you would like some design guidance, here you will work together with Lily to create a bespoke engagement ring that is built to last generations. Responsible Sourcing  We are finding that almost all of our customers are asking where our gemstones come from. People are reassuringly conscientious to make sure that their jewellery is as ecological and ethical as possible. We will always provide you with as much information as we can about the supply chain of your jewellery. We are sourcing from suppliers who are working towards achieving a Fairtrade standard for diamonds and gemstones that is equal to Gold…

Fairtrade Gold At the end of 2015 FrillyByLily officially became licenced to sell Fairtrade gold. All of our jewellery can be made in Fairtrade gold upon request at no extra cost to you the customer and we are working towards phasing all of our designs to be made in Fairtrade gold and silver. If you chose to use Fairtrade gold, your jewellery will be stamped with the Fairtrade logo. To learn more about what this means, please click here.

Feb 11

Fair Trade Gemstones

We are excited to be working with a new supplier; Fair Trade Gemstones. Now. It is important to point out that Fair Trade Gemstones is a company that works completely separately from The Fairtrade Foundation.
You can read more about the Fairtrade Foundation here. Fair Trade Gemstones was set up by→ Read more

Feb 04

Bespoke Wedding Rings : What to Expect

Whether you have something in mind, or you would like some design guidance, here you will work together with Lily to create a pair of bespoke wedding rings that are built to last generations. A consultation is free of charge and can be done via email/ telephone/ Skype. Here is→ Read more
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Dec 01

Christmas Shopping : Key Dates

With Just over 3 weeks until Christmas, there is still time to order something special for yourself or a special someone. Here is some info and key dates that you might need in the run up to Christmas... Lots of FrillyByLily items are made especially for you. If this is→ Read more
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Nov 09

GOLD: 9ct Vs 18ct. What Is The Difference?

This is a question we are asked a lot at FrillyByLily, so we thought it might be helpful to write a blog post to help you with your buying decisions.

IT IS ALL ABOUT GOLD CONTENT

Gold jewellery is not usually made from pure gold.

Pure gold, as it is mined from the earth is quite soft. You can buy pure gold jewellery, but because it’s softness, it is not always suitable for everyday wear.

To make gold more suitable for everyday wear it is mixed with other harder metals. Commonly it is mixed with a high percentage of silver and copper and a low percentage of other metals.

The content of gold in each piece of jewellery is measured in parts or carats (or karats).

Gold in it’s purest form, is made up of 24 parts. ’24 carat gold’.

9ct gold is 9 parts pure gold or 37.5%

18ct gold is 18 parts pure gold or 75%

HOW SHOULD THIS AFFECT YOUR BUYING DECISIONS?

We recommend 18ct gold for engagement rings, wedding rings and any other jewellery that you plan to wear next to your skin on a daily basis.

This is because the higher gold content means that your jewellery…

a) is less likely to react with lotions and potions and cause irritation. b) will not tarnish or corrode. c) is more durable and less likely to be scratched or marked. d) is more valuable.

A common misconception in the world of jewellery is that 9ct gold is more hard wearing than 18ct because it contains a higher percentage of other hard metals.

The truth is that in fact 9ct gold is more hard than 18ct but less durable. A good way to explain the difference between hardness and durability is to compare glass and plastic. Glass is clearly harder, but it is also much more brittle. Plastic is clearly softer, but it is also more durable because it is less brittle.

SO WHEN SHOULD I INVEST IN A 9CT PIECE OF JEWELLERY?

For items that you would wear less often you are safe to opt for 9ct. Necklaces and earrings for example that you plan to wear for special occasions rather than on a daily basis.

HALLMARKING

When you buy an item of solid gold jewellery from FrillyByLily or anywhere else in the UK that weighs 1 gram or more, it is a legal requirement that it is hallmarked. The most popular hallmarks in the UK are: 375 (9ct) and 750 (18ct). This number relates to the gold content percentage as outlined above.

QUESTIONS If you ever have any questions relating to this blog post or anything else, never hesitate to drop us a line.

Pic1 9ct rose gold ring with FrillyByLily logo and hallmark.

Sep 10

FrillyByLily Bespoke Jewellery Service

Whether you have a design in mind, or you would like some design guidance, here you will work together with Lily to create something that is considered and built to last. Lily will either create the piece by hand or call upon our London based bespoke team with decades of specialist experience.

If you would like to discuss a commission, please email [email protected] or call 07932 785 586.

A consultation is free of charge and can be done face to face at our studio in East London or remotely via email/ telephone/ Skype.

Aug 15

Your Favourite Items Now Available In 9 and 18 Carat Gold

You may be pleased to hear that at FrillyByLily we are now producing your favourite items in solid 9 and 18 Karat gold, rose gold and white gold. Some items are already listed on our website, but if not, we’re always happy to hear from you if you would like to make a special request.

Jul 10

Bermondsey Night Market

This Saturday from 4-10pm You will find us at the Bermondsey Square Stock Mkt selling new designs as well as lots of samples and sale items.

This is sure to be a fun event jam packed with street food, cocktails and live bands.

Bring yourself down and be sure to say Hi!