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At Taylor & Hart, we believe that your jewellery should reflect your identity and your story. For Pride month 2019, we wanted to show our support for the LGBT+ community, so we created a collection of pride-inspired bands. Each band is set with gemstones in the individual colours of the Pride flag, to commemorate the diversity of love.
Around 10 years ago, Jenna, our Production Manager, was gifted a hexagonal shape amethyst by one of her closest friends. Fast forward to present day, we take a look at how Jenna designed and crafted a bespoke cocktail ring.
In an increasingly conscious world, we are constantly looking for ways we can make the experience of buying a diamond informed and transparent. At Taylor & Hart, when it comes to how we talk about our supply chain, we see that the jewellery industry oscillates between opaqueness over diamond sourcing and complete transparency over ethical sourcing diamond practices.
A few weeks ago, we collaborated with the jewellery brand With Love Darling to run a giveaway competition–giving entrants the chance to win one of the brand’s meaningful pieces, the water drop necklace. This week, we thought that we would highlight With Love Darling’s mission, with a spotlight on the brand.
As technology transforms the fabric of our society, traditions are altered and redefined. In the jewellery industry, lab grown diamonds represent the beginning of a new generation. As with any new technology, it is not without controversy.
Traditionally, the jewellery industry is known for its secrecy and opaqueness. The recent embrace of lab grown gemstones leaves the consumer with many questions: are lab grown diamonds natural diamonds? Are they fake? Do lab grown diamonds have smaller carbon footprints? At Taylor & Hart, transparency is one of our core values, so we created a simple Q & A to give insight behind this new technology.
To create a truly informative piece, we also spoke to Ashley Moy, Senior Gemologist at the De Beers Group. Moy is an industry expert who started out as a lapidary and metal caster. Moy attended the GIA in 2015 and completed the GG program, and completed the FGA program in 2018.