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Buying & Selling: An Introduction to Gold Jewellery

An Introduction to Gold
According to this recent Bloomberg article, 2016 is set to see the biggest rise in gold prices since 2010. With so many people talking about rising gold prices, you might have thought about selling some pieces of gold jewellery that you haven’t worn in years. Or maybe you’ve considered buying gold as an investment before the price goes any […]

Five Reasons to Buy Antique and Vintage Jewellery

Five Reasons to Buy Antique & Vintage Jewellery
It’s no secret that at Farringdons, we love antique and vintage jewellery! Our collection includes everything from antique Georgian era earrings to vintage circa 1980s diamond rings and many beautiful and unique pieces from nearly every era between and beyond these two. The Difference Between ‘Antique’ and ‘Vintage’ The terms ‘antique’ and ‘vintage’ are often used more interchangeably […]

Peridot, August’s Birthstone

Antique Peridot Jewellery - Victorian Pendant
Most people know that every month has a birthstone, but did you know that wedding anniversaries also have coloured gemstones associated with them? Peridot, a stunning green gemstone is August’s birthstone, and it’s also a traditional sixteenth wedding anniversary gift. Always green, peridots can vary in shade from yellowish-green to brownish, this is the result of iron saturation […]