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How to build a Jewellery collection



Building a jewellery collection can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, but with so much choice out there it can also be a bit overwhelming to know where to start. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting out, here are a few important factors to consider when building your jewellery collection.

Define Your Style

Your jewellery should fit you like a second skin, your armour that you wear to face life’s challenges, so when building your jewellery collection it is essential to define your personal style and taste. Take time to think about what you like and what you don’t like. Consider the colours you wear, the shapes and styles of jewellery you prefer, and whether you like bold statement pieces or delicate, understated pieces. This will help you choose pieces that not only complement your wardrobe but also reflect your personality and individual style.

Invest in Timeless Pieces

Investing in timeless pieces is one of the key components of building a successful jewellery collection. Timeless pieces, such as the Personalised Electric necklace, the Heart strings bracelet, or the Marquise hoops, will always be in style and can be worn for years to come. When selecting your timeless pieces, look for high-quality materials,(we use only 925 Sterling Silver) and consider the craftsmanship of the piece (all of our pieces come with a one year guarantee). These timeless pieces will become the foundation of your collection, and can be worn and enjoyed for years to come.

Choose Versatile Pieces

When building your jewellery collection, it is important to choose versatile pieces that can be worn in multiple ways. For example, buy your necklaces at various lengths so they can be worn individually, or together to create a layered look (like the Cosmic girl layered set, or bracelets can be worn on their own or stacked to make a real impact (Like the Arm Candy gift set). When selecting your versatile pieces, consider the length, weight, and style of the piece, and choose pieces that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Vary the chain types and, if it suits your style, opt for different finishes (we love the mixed metal look).

Mix and Match

Building a jewellery collection is not just about buying individual pieces, but also about how those pieces work together to create a cohesive look. Mix and match different pieces to create new and interesting combinations, and experiment with layering and stacking to create a unique look. You can also use your jewellery collection to add colour and texture to your outfits, and to create different moods and styles. For a bit of inspiration check out our Shop the Look page.

Keep It Organised

Keeping your jewellery collection organised will help to keep it in tip top condition, and make it easy to find the pieces you want to wear. Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place, and consider using a jewellery box, tray, or pouch to keep your pieces protected. We recommend storing your Sterling silver pieces in plastic ziplock bags to prevent tarnishing.  Clean your jewellery regularly to remove any dirt or grime (check out our simple tutorial on how to clean your jewellery here ), and store pieces separately to prevent scratches and tangles.

Buy What You Love

Ultimately, building a jewellery collection is about buying what you love! While it is really important to consider factors such as quality, value, and versatility, it is also important to choose pieces that you love and that you will enjoy wearing. Take your time, and choose pieces that make you happy and that you feel confident wearing.

Building a jewellery collection can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. By defining your style, investing in timeless pieces, choosing versatile pieces, mixing and matching, keeping your collection organised and buying what you love you can build a jewellery collection that will bring you joy for years to come. If you’d like any help getting started, or have questions about any of our pieces please get in touch">

Valentine’s Gift Guide




What better way to show that special someone how much they mean to you than to buy them a beautiful piece of jewellery for Valentine’s day, but what if you’re not sure what to go for?  Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Valentine’s Day is a special time of year, where we express our love and affection for that special someone in our lives. A piece of jewellery is a timeless and meaningful gift that can last a lifetime. If you’re thinking of buying jewellery for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, here’s a guide on how to do it right.

Determine their personal style and taste

Before making a purchase, take some time to understand your loved one’s personal style and taste. This is really important, and a great way to start thinking about what might be the right Valentine’s gift to go for.  Take note of the jewellery they already own, their preferred colours, and the type of jewellery they wear most often. Do they prefer necklaces or bracelets?  Silver, gold or both? Do they wear their necklaces longer or shorter?  Do they prefer bolder statement pieces or the understated classics?  Do they already own some pieces of C&B jewellery, and if so what would be good to add to their collection? Doing a bit of detective will give you a good idea of what type of jewellery to look for.  If you’re looking for some inspiration take a look at our Shop the look page.  There are loads of photos showing all kinds of combinations and options, and they all link to the products you want to investigate further.

What does it mean?

When you’re looking for that all important Valentine’s gift, the heart is the classic symbol to go for. It says it all!  If you’re unsure what charm you’d like, the heart really is hard to beat.  Take a look at our love section to check out all the options.  However, it is worth considering some of the other symbols and their meaning.  The feather is a symbol of hope and freedom, see our gorgeous Hope necklace (also a perfect layering piece).  Or how about the lightning bolt?  This Electric necklace will be a standout addition to any jewellery box.

Get personal

If you want to give a unique and personal gift, consider having your jewellery personalised.  Our pieces are stamped by hand rather than machine engraved, which adds a quirky charm to the finished piece.  Customise your order with meaningful words, an important date, the coordinates of your special place – the options are limitless. Adding personalisation to your Valentine’s gift makes it truly memorable, and really shows the recipient how much you care. Some of our most popular personalised pieces are the Winging it necklace (a C&B classic), the Hug and Kiss necklace (a great Valentine’s gift option) and the True romance bracelet (the name says it all…).

In conclusion, nothing say “I love you” quite like a piece of jewellery for Valentine’s Day. With a little effort and thought, you can find the perfect piece of jewellery that your loved one will treasure for years to come.  Our pieces are beautifully presented in a pink draw string pouch and gift box – perfect for your Valentine’s gift!  If you have any questions about our collection please email us here">


Jewellery Gift Ideas



Buying jewellery for someone special shows them just how much you care – but, we know, finding the right piece can be really tricky! So we’ve put together a few jewellery gift ideas to make finding that perfect gift a little bit easier.

Why give Jewellery as a gift?

Nothing says “I care” quite like the gift of a beautiful piece of jewellery, a bit of luxury made to  stand the test of time. If you want to give jewellery as a gift, but aren’t sure where to start we have a couple of great recommendations for you.

Start by looking at the jewellery they already have, and in particular the pieces that they wear regularly.  Do they like big flashy pieces with loads of sparkle, or something a bit more understated?  Do they prefer silver or gold, or mixed metals (we love mixed metals)?  Have they got pierced ears?  Necklace, bracelet or even both?  Once you’ve worked out what you’d like to go for, it’s time to get browsing, but if you’re short on time we have some great jewellery gift ideas ready to go!

Why not take a look at our discounted gift sets?  For necklaces we love the impact of the Fierce and fabulous layered set  but another jewellery gift idea worth considering is the Arm candy bracelet set Super popular, the bracelets can be worn separately, or all together. Gorgeous and versatile!  There are plenty of jewellery gift ideas worth checking out on our gift sets page.

Get personal

Want to make your gift completely unique?  Why not have it personalised with a meaningful name, date or your special words?  Our jewellery is hand stamped (rather than machine engraved) as we feel that the slight imperfections that come with this process add real charm to the piece.  Finding the perfect in the imperfect, our customers love it!  You can see an example of our personalisation on the image of our shoot for the stars necklace, a really popular choice.  Other pieces that look great with your choice of personalisation are the winging it necklace (one of our best sellers) and the personalised electric bracelet

Not sure what personalisation to go for?

Don’t worry!  There are loads of other ways to create your one off gift. A really popular choice is our Oversized initial necklace. One of our best sellers, the Oversized Initial necklace is a C&B classic. Why not design your own by choosing your finishes, chain type and extra charms?  Adorn your initial with a teeny star charm and add other mini initials to create a family necklace. The initials are all sterling silver with a gentle hammered finish. The sterling silver belcher chains are available in various lengths so that you can create your perfect layered look.  Check out our Initials section to see all the options in one place.

Build your own

Still unsure what to go for?  A charm necklace or bracelet is definitely worth a look!  These pieces are stunning, and super versatile – the charms can be swapped as you wish, and you can add to your charm collection over time.  Next gift sorted!  Our Celestial carabiner necklace is a classic. Many of our customers have had this piece for years, and add new charms to their collections every so often. It’s like having a new necklace every time you update your charms!  Or why not get creative with the Celestial bolt ring bracelet. Choose your charms to make this a complete on off.

Don’t forget him

Not sure what to give that special man in your life?  We have some great jewellery gift ideas for him too!  The men’s Personalised love knot bead bracelet is a really popular choice.  Hand stamped with a name, date or special message it’s really easy to wear and super special to give.  There are plenty more options to take a look at in our Men’s wear section.

Hope that helps!

We hope this brief guide has helped to give you some jewellery gift ideas, but if you have more questions, why not get in touch?  Email us here"> for more gift ideas and inspiration.

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