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12 jewellery mistakes we wish you'd stop making

I bet you're making all sorts of mistakes with your jewellery that we really wish you weren't. It could be simply lack of time or bad habits, or most likely because you simply don't have enough information to realise what the problems might be.

So I'm here to help you out by listing my top 12 jewellery mistakes and how to avoid making them - for your own sake.

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Outfit ideas: ethical Australian fashion

This is the second in our occasional series of outfit ideas to help inspire you to spruce up your wardrobe. This time we're focusing on a couple of Australian brands I love, which also both have a strong ethical bent (I'm a fan of that too!).

Our first outfit is great for casual occasions. It features a beautiful Lazybones cotton top paired with a tan coloured vegan crossbody bag from Urban Originals. Pair these with our sweet and simple leaves long necklace ...

15 jewellery style tips you need to know

How do you choose and style jewellery to complement yourself and your clothing? And how do you make best use of your jewellery collection without being boring? The answers aren't always obvious. Never fear: we've come up with 15 invaluable jewellery style tips to help you to be your fashionable best.

Does this sound familiar? You've got an overflowing jewellery collection ...

Which should you choose: gold or silver jewellery?

Have you wondered about which colour of metal you should wear based on your skin or eye colouring? Have you heard about 'rules' to follow when choosing but you're not sure how to use them? What do you think about wearing different coloured metals together?

Gold vs silver coloured jewellery has been a long-debated topic and there's plenty of confusion around ...

Outfit ideas: sustainable fashion

We're starting a new blog series featuring outfit ideas combining Simone Walsh Jewellery with clothes, shoes and accessories by designers and brands that we love.

For our first outfit ideas we wanted to feature a couple of eco-friendly and sustainable brands because it's Fashion Revolution week (and because we generally think sustainable fashion is the way to go). Scroll down below the outfit ideas to learn more about the brands ...

All about gold: carats and karats

Gold has historically been one of the most popular (and most expensive) precious metals on the planet. But you might ask: why is gold so popular and so expensive? What is a carat and a karat of gold and what's the difference? And why you should care anyway?

We're here to give you the inside scoop on this truly beautiful precious metal. And you can also check out the gorgeous gold jewellery we have in a variety of forms in our online jewellery store ...

Autumn style tips to up your jewellery game

Can you believe it's autumn already? As you transition your wardrobe into the cooler months we've got a simple and fun way to help you up your jewellery and general style game.

Simply put on a very basic outfit and try it out in front of a mirror with various pieces of jewellery from your collection.

Try different combinations of jewellery ...

10 quick tips to clean your jewellery

Let's face it, everybody's jewellery needs a good clean occasionally. If you take a look at your own collection you'll probably notice your precious jewellery getting tarnished or just plain grimy. So how do you go about cleaning your jewellery safely and easily?

All jewellery needs some care and attention to be kept at its sparkling best. If you're not sure where to start, we're here to help with our top 10 tips to help ...

All about silver & sterling silver

Humans have long been entranced by the sparkling splendour of silver: as jewellery, coinage, high status homewares and more. But how much do you really know about silver? What's the deal with sterling silver? Why does silver tarnish and how can I clean it? How is silver different to gold?

As we've been making sterling silver jewellery for many years, we're here to give you the ...

How to choose the right necklace length

How do you choose the right necklace length or chain length? What length and style of necklace will suit you and your neckline best? We know it can be tricky to figure out.

To help you decide what will work best for you we've come up with this handy necklace length, size and style guide, which includes a necklace size chart, plus tips on how to measure for a necklace.

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How to wear statement jewellery

Our statement jewellery pieces are a great way to add some drama to an outfit: from casual to dressy. But do you know how to wear and choose statement jewellery to look your stylish best?

These designs are great to wear with a very simple - even boring - outfit. They'll capture attention and add your own personal touch of style.

Very casual clothing often works a treat with these ...

Best selling jewellery this Christmas

I'm always fascinated to see what is most popular with our lovely customers each Christmas, which is always our busiest time of year. And this year is no different.

There's usually a mix of old favourites and newer designs. Sometimes an older piece will be far more popular one Christmas than it was previously. And almost always our Christmas pudding coins are our biggest hit ...

14ct Party People: celebrating 25 years at Christmas

We’ve got a whole new range of jewellery at your disposal because – YAY; it’s our 25th anniversary! That’s 25 years of Simone designing the kind of adornments that will set off your ensemble and personality with style.

To celebrate we’ve decided to have a little fun and imagine what our Simone Walsh Jewellery pieces would be like if you met them at a Christmas soiree ...

Quick and easy Christmas pudding recipe

Let's face it, these days many people often think that making a Christmas or plum pudding is just too difficult or too time consuming, while others think that a traditional pudding is a bit too rich and heavy.

Making a Christmas pudding from scratch sadly seems to be a dying art.

But I have a great solution for you: my family's Great Depression era Christmas pudding recipe is very quick and very easy to make. And unlike other recipes ...

Gift giving for the style challenged

Are you style challenged? Or do you feel confused about how to choose gifts? How do you pick perfect presents for the women in your life? You're not alone: it's not always easy to know where to start.

Never fear: we can help you find the perfect gift for your wife, girlfriend, daughter, mother or friend.

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Shop small, local & handmade

I can absolutely vouch for the fact that a real actual person does a happy dance when people shop from our online jewellery store - and all of the small shop owners I know would do the exact same thing.

So I'd like to encourage you to shop small, local and/or handmade as much as you can to spread the happy dancing around - and keep these sorts of boutique shops ...

Choose your favourite jewellery: we have a winner!

To celebrate the launch of our new 25th Anniversary jewellery range, we picked our Top Ten new designs and we asked you to tell us which is your favourite and why.

The results are now in - and they are remarkably close. Here are the top 3 new jewellery designs as chosen by ...

New 25th anniversary jewellery range out now!

I'm truly thrilled to let you know that we've just launched our brand new range of Australian jewellery: celebrating 25 years of creating unique handmade jewellery in silver, gold and gemstones.

The new jewellery range features almost 50 new fresh and fun designs in sterling silver, yellow gold, rose gold and gemstones, including some old favourites reimagined and some limited edition ...

25 years of designing & making jewellery

It feels a tad indulgent to be writing up a 'history of me', but after 25 years of designing and making jewellery, I think a rundown of how we got here isn't a bad idea.

It was way back in 1993 that I spotted a piece of jewellery in a store in Melbourne which really intrigued me in terms of its construction. It was an eye-catching necklace which was fairly ‘chunky, clunky’ and brightly coloured as things were ...

Gold jewellery types: solid gold, vermeil, gold filled & more

If you’re shopping for gold jewellery, you might find yourself a bit lost in jewellery jargon. What does it mean when a piece of jewellery is described as gold vermeil or gold filled? How are those different to solid gold or gold plated jewellery? And why can one piece of gold jewellery be so much more expensive than another?

We’re here to help with our rundown of the different types of gold jewellery ...

Tips to make your winter brighter

As the temperature lowers and the days get shorter, it’s time to think of hot toddies and snuggles by the fireside with our furry friends (human or otherwise). Here’s a few tips to keep you toasty - and get your autumn and winter style sorted too.

Feel ill-prepared for the colder months? Not a huge fan of frost? WE ARE. Love the autumn leaves and the snuggly winter times. It helps to be ...

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