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Our very special ‘Unicorn Pieces’

At Acorn we work with small independent designers and silversmiths. Often we will find a piece of jewellery that is a ‘one off’ either because the designer has made a few pieces before decided which to expand into a collection, a gemstone has been used which cannot be replicated or we’ve been inspired to make a very special piece of jewellery which we will not make again. We call these our ‘Unicorn Pieces’ because they…

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Acorn Answers – What is Sterling Silver?

Throughout our lovely website you will see us use the term ‘Sterling Silver’. Sterling Silver is silver marked as 925 which means that out of every 1,000 parts of metal at least 925 of those parts are silver. Silver is alloyed with other metals to make it easier to work with and the accepted standard in the UK is 925.

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Acorn Answers – What is White Gold?

In our ‘Acorn Answers’ blog posts we will endeavour to share our expertise from the jewellery world to help you in choosing your perfect piece of jewellery. In this blog post we’all be having a look at White Gold and answering some of our most frequently asked questions. So put the kettle on and pop your feet up while we chat about White Gold. White Gold has grown in popularity over the past few decades…

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Acorn Answers – Black Diamonds

From a cameo part as accent Diamonds to a starring roll in ‘Sex and the City’ Black Diamonds are a sparkling enigma that hold a curiosity for many. So what should you know about Black Diamonds? In this ‘Acorn Answers’ blog post we’ll offer you some insider information about this most unusual stone. How do Black Diamonds get their colour? Most naturally coloured Black Diamonds get their colour from minute mineral inclusion such as graphite,…

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Acorn Answers – What is Palladium?

In our ‘Acorn Answers’ blog posts we’ll help you to decide on the perfect jewellery for you by sharing our insider knowledge and top tips from the jewellery world. In this post we’re going to chat about Palladium so put the kettle on, grab a biscuit (or two) and settle down for a nice read. If you have further questions about Palladium, feel free to Contact Us and ask away! Used in jewellery since 1939 Palladium experienced…

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Choosing your perfect Wedding Ring

Your Wedding Ring is the most important piece of jewellery you will ever wear. The circle, representing eternity, is worn on the third finger of the left hand, a tradition that stems from the ancient Egyptians who believed this finger held a vein that led directly to the heart. So, how to choose the perfect ring? The first rule is there are no rules (Hooray! That’s my favourite rule!) Many people who pop in to…

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