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The latest news from Biba and Rose

July birthstone – Ruby

A Ruby is the birthstone of July.  It is considered to be the king of all gems and represents love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable of gemstones and its value increases depending on its colour and quality. If a Ruby is […]

Murano Glass jewellery

Those of you who have seen my designs will know that I specialise in freshwater pearls and sterling silver jewellery, but to compliment my range I also use the beautiful Venetian glass from Murano. “Murano’s reputation as a centre for glass-making was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction of the city’s mostly wooden […]

June Birthstone – the pearl

Pearl – the birthstone for June “Who comes with summer to this earth And owes to June her hour of birth A pearl should wear against her skin Who’s innocence many a heart shall win.” For those who were born in the month of June, pearl is the traditional birthstone. Pearls are associated with the properties […]

Cirencester Corn Hall

Cirencester Corn Hall Every Thursday I have a stand in The Corn Hall in Cirencester.  The busy Corn Hall Market is a regular venue for many small businesses, and if you’ve never been to Cirencester before, I would definitely recommend a visit… Cirencester is quite a large town which is often referred to as the […]

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

If you are lucky enough to be born in April, then the diamond is your birthstone.  Although I love pearls, I also quite like diamonds too! They are said to be the most prized gemstone of all.  Diamonds are also the hardest gemstone and can only really be cut with another diamond. Historically, they first became […]

Wedding Season is here..

Although winter weddings are still very popular, as we head into the milder months, the wedding season begins in earnest.  Months of planning have gone into the big day.  It’s a time to celebrate with your friends and family, to dress up, drink champagne and dance the night away. I love being part of that day […]

Celebrating 10 years!

2007 – 2017 Exactly 10 years ago today I designed and made my first piece of jewellery.  It was a ‘floating’ necklace with glass beads in different shades of purple. It proved to be one of my most popular designs! Those glass beads have since been replaced with freshwater pearls. Once I’d discovered that I […]