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Choosing the Perfect Earrings

Choosing the Perfect Earrings

Earrings can enhance your natural beauty and brighten your face. They can finish off your desired look and set you apart from the crowd. Your jewellery is an expression of you, it communicates a lot about you as a person. At Allum and Sidaway selecting the perfect earrings to express who you are is easy. Our expansive range of styles, colours, stones, shapes and sizes will provide the perfect pair of earrings for any occasion.

Tourmaline and Opal: October Birthstone, History And Meaning

Tourmaline and Opal: October Birthstone, History And Meaning

The opal is a beautiful shimmering stone, sometimes milky coloured, emitting a stunning array of colours from its surface. The opal derives its name from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone”, and the Greek derivative “Opallios” meaning to see a change in colour.

Allum & Sidaway celebrates further success in national industry awards!

Allum & Sidaway celebrates further success in national industry awards!

Allum & Sidaway have won a major industry award at a glamorous gala dinner and awards ceremony held at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London earlier this week. Scooping the Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year Award, and beating some serious competition from industry giants including Hugh Rice and F. Hinds, these Awards honour the achievements of companies and individuals operating in the UK jewellery industry.

Sapphire: September Birthstone, History And Meaning

Sapphire: September Birthstone, History And Meaning

The word sapphire, originating from the Greek word sappheiros, is used to describe this mesmerising precious gemstone. Perhaps best known for its beautiful deep blue hues, it is a variety of the mineral corundum, consisting of aluminium oxide, with trace amounts of other elements, such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper, or magnesium.

Allum & Sidaway Bridal Launch

Allum & Sidaway Bridal Launch

Everything Allum & Sidaway Bridal do is centred around creating a luxurious and welcoming retail environment. The comfortable seating areas, the rich purple and soft grey hues, the velvet carpet, and the highly trained and welcoming team. Every detail has been carefully considered to create a space that feels comfortable, relaxing and welcoming for our customers and guests.

Peridot, Sardonyx and Spinel: August Birthstone, History And Meaning

Peridot, Sardonyx and Spinel: August Birthstone, History And Meaning

Peridot is mystical and unique; with a fascinating story. The gem is recognisable through its distinctive lime green colour. Coming from the mineral olivine, it is known to be one of the only gems which derives its colour from the mineral itself, rather than its impurities. Volcanoes bring peridot - which is formed deep inside the Earth's mantle - to the surface of the planet. It has also been found on meteorites.

Luxury Watch Buying Guide

Luxury Watch Buying Guide

A luxury watch is a once in a lifetime purchase and an investment, so it’s important to make the right choice for you. A high-end watch will have been built to last and knowing how to buy a luxury watch will make it easier for you to select the perfect timepiece. In this luxury watch guide we’ll take you through all the different elements you need to consider before making a purchase, to help you make up your mind on which luxury watch to buy.

Bespoke Design at Allum & Sidaway

Bespoke Design at Allum & Sidaway

If you're interested in a piece of bespoke jewellery designed by Ivonna, we've developed a simple process. When it comes to custom jewellery, we know that you probably have a clear picture in your mind of what you want, so we think it's essential to involve you in every step along the way. Here's what you can expect from your unique jewellery journey...

Rubies: July Birthstone, History And Meaning

Rubies: July Birthstone, History And Meaning

A mainstay of July birthstone jewellery, the ruby is a type of the mineral corundum, a crystalline form of aluminium oxide. This naturally translucent material can take different forms but it can notably form two types of cardinal gem – ruby and sapphire.

Choosing the perfect necklace

Choosing the perfect necklace

A necklace adds the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Necklaces come in a variety of different styles, lengths, shapes, sizes and materials. With so many options available on the market, it can be difficult to select a necklace that you would be able to cherish for years to come. Especially if you are buying a precious stone necklace for your loved one, making a perfect choice can become even more challenging. So, what necklaces are in style? What necklaces to wear with dresses? What necklaces are popular now?