We need to talk about the Covid Christmas

It's no secret that Christmas 2020 is going to be different to what we're all used to and it will pay you to be organised early. Here is some information to help you navigate it more smoothly (while also making a difference).

The two key recommendations I have for you are: shop early and shop small! Read on to get ...

New amulets jewellery range out now

Our brand new Amulets jewellery range is sentimental and full of meaning. The jewellery is all about sentiments of love and care, along with wishes for luck, protection and guidance (whether for yourself or as a special gift): perfect for the strange times we're living in.

There are a collection of amulet and star designs with different meanings. The new range also features a full suite of birthstone jewellery: necklaces ...

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 ...

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.

Let's get ...

How to survive coronavirus in style

So you're not panicking (I hope), but you are practising a bit of 'social distancing' due to Covid-19 and spending way more time lurking at home than usual. Or perhaps you're officially in isolation or have even got a mild case of the virus.

And you're bored. So bored! And perhaps just a bit stressed as well.

Luckily we've put together a few ideas to get you through it in style and ...

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.

Even better ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Top tips to measure your ring size

What's your ring size? Shopping for rings (especially online) can be a minefield if you don't know your size - and buying the wrong sized ring can be frustrating and possibly expensive. So how do you measure your ring size and make sure your size is right? It can be tricky to figure out, so we're here to help.

When it comes to ring sizes everybody is different: a smaller framed person might have ...

What it means to truly support small shops, designers and artisans

A few years back I read an article in the lovely Onya Magazine about handmade jewellery which indicated that a price of $19 was decadent for a pair of simple, Australian handmade earrings. The article gave me a lot of food for thought.

It made me think about how designers and crafters who are just starting out very often don't have a handle on how to professionally price their products to work ...

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 ...

Most Popular Australian jewellery: Christmas 2019

One of my favourite things to do each year is checking out which of our jewellery designs have been most popular with our customers over Christmas: it's fascinating.

Somehow it always comes as a bit of a surprise when I take a look at the list. There are always the old favourites that top the list year after year plus a selection of newer designs as well.

And every year our Christmas pudding coins are ...

Christmas gift ideas for the women in your life

Buying gifts throughout the year can be a strain on a busy life. We’ve gone through our Australian jewellery collections and made some suggestions to narrow things down. You don’t even need to leave home. Yay!

Ready to buy perfect presents for the women in your life? Let's get started with our handpicked selections.

Now you can get your mum a bouquet ...

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.

Let's get dive ...

What to wear: outfit ideas for the festive season (2019 edition)

The festive season is fast approaching and quite frankly it’s time to treat yourself to a new outfit. To help we’ve matched our lovely pieces with some of Australia’s excellent independent labels because new outfits will obviously need some new jewellery.

Conveniently we’ve broken each ensemble down into a handy guide of what to wear when, but also whenever you like; we’re not your mum.

Let's get started ...

Shop small, local & handmade

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

So I'd like to encourage you to shop small, shop local and/or shop handmade as much as you can - not just at Christmas but all year long.

It not only spreads the happy dancing around, but it keeps these sorts of boutique businesses alive ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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