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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 well ask: what makes it so popular and so pricey? 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 gold jewellery we have in a variety of forms in our online shop.

So let's get ...

10 top tips to care for and 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.

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 you learn about how ...

The small upsides of a large(ish) disaster

Recently we had a major flood: inside our office which happens to be inside our home. It wasn't fun and continues not to be fun some time later.

I've been pondering what it means and what - if any - upsides there might be.

It all began when nobody was here. We went away for a few days to visit family, during which time we were happily consuming gelato, perusing cacti ...

All about silver: the queen of metals

Humans have long been entranced by the sparkling splendour of silver: as jewellery, coinage, high status homewares and more. It is often used to symbolise milestones, achievements, celebrations and ceremonies, as well as for it's impressive ornamental value.

But how much do you really know about this precious metal?

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

Opening a new online shop in the USA

We're going to be dipping our toe into the US market by opening a dedicated online jewellery (or jewelry) store to cater to our lovely American customers, with prices in local currency and fast local delivery. Exciting times!

I've decided to share some background as to how Simone Walsh Jewellery got to this point as it's been a long and sometimes difficult  ...

Our handy necklace length guide (updated)

Confused about which necklace length to wear with which outfit and not sure where to start? We know: it can be tricky to figure out.

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

Also you'll find a useful table ...

Travelling USA: magic Memphis

Earlier this year we traveled from our home in Australia to the United States for a month: part business and part oodles of fun. I've been sharing some of the great things we saw and did. Next stop: Memphis, Tennessee.

I'd been wanting to visit Memphis since I was a little girl and finally I made it. And it was even more fun and interesting than I had anticipated.

Here are just some of the things we saw and did in Memphis (and also in Clarksdale ...

Travelling USA: the Palm Springs times

At the start of 2017 we took a month-long trip to the United States: part business, part (lots of) fun. I've been meaning to share some of the things we saw and did and finally I'm getting onto it.

We went to some great places: Southern California, Memphis and New Orleans among them.

One of the first places we stopped for adventure and a healthy dose of inspiration was the truly wonderful Palm Springs in California ...

Super special sale: 25% off!

We're back from a truly excellent trip around the US and to kick off our return to work we've decided to have a Super Special Sale. Hooray!

UPDATE: Sorry, the sale has now ended. If you'd like to be first to know about future sales, you should totally join our mailing list.

For just 3 days all full priced items in the jewellery shop ...