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How to take care of your jewellery

Let me start off with a fun fact. Except for real gold and platinum, all jewellery is plated, even most of the times sterling silver. If you don’t plate silver, it turns black very quickly. All costume jewellery is plated either with imitation gold or rose gold, rhodium or real gold, rose gold or silver plating.

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Do you know the story of Saartjie Baartman?

This story and cause is very close to my heart. In this email, I would like to share her story, the story of the Saartjie Baartman foundation, what it means to me and what we would like to do to empower women and help those suffering any form of gender based violence. I've teamed up with content creator Ansia (@beholdher.fashion) to bring awareness around these issues and to do our little part in helping this foundation.

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Our Journey into creating my own online business

The reason that I say “our” journey and not “my” journey is because this journey has been my journey with my partner in crime, Trevor. And, if it weren’t for him, this journey would not be where it is or would probably not even be happening. He was there, from the start, supporting my dream of selling beautiful jewellery online and across South Africa. Now, when I talk about my husband selling jewellery, it makes me giggle inside. He’s this very tall, big man with a large beard and if he had his way, would be wearing DC shoes, baggy jeans and an oversized t-shirt every day. I doubt that his dream job ever included selling statement earrings. I doubt...

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