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 […]