What fabulous weather we are having, having lived abroad for so many years i can honestly say that no place captures my heart like Ireland does. Especially when the sun shines!
Now that summer has most definitely arrived it’s time to start thinking about how to care for your sparkles in the sun. Are you heading away somewhere exotic? Or having a staycation in Ireland? Caring for your jewellery is the same regardless of your destination.
We always recommend you take our Cabochon Diamonds on holiday with you and leave your precious jewellery in a safe place, less to worry about and less expence if they get mislaid. With our TOP TIPS you’ll be sparkling all summer long.
Creams and Sprays
If you are like me, you will be applying sprays and lotions all day long. The joys of having red hair and pasty skin. First off, please be careful with insect repellents they do contain harmful chemicals so best to avoid where possible and purchase a non chemical one, kinder and safer for you and your jewellery.
Suncream, or paint in my case as i wear a very high factor. Suncream in general is not harmful to your jewellery but it is messy so just gently rinse your jewellery with warm water and a teeny amount of soap to clear off any residue.
The Swimming Pool
Please Please PLEASE avoid chlorine completely if at all possible. Chlorine will remove the plating on your jewellery and tarnish it, if you do make contact just rinse with warm water and a gentle soap.
Sand and Sea
I live beside the seaside so i know exactly how harmful sand is to your jewellery. Sand is composed of silica, the same material used to make glass! I’m sure you can imagine how harmful sand is now to your silver jewellery, it will scratch and tarnish your jewellery so if at all possible avoid wearing if visiting a beach.
Whist enjoying a plunge in the sea please do remove your jewellery, we don’t want a ‘oops’ moment like in TITANIC! Rings tend to slip off our fingers while emerged in water.
Hands sweel in the heat but shrink in the cold – Don’t panic if your ring doesn’t seem to fit you, it’s not all the sangria it’s simply the heat.
Remove your jewellery when applying suncream, sprays and aftersun.
Pearls should be the last item on and the first item off! Sprays lotions and creams will destroy your beautiful pearls.
Store your jewellery in it’s box or in a soft pouch, this will help avoid tarnishing of your silver.
Silver can be cleaned using any of the cleaning solutions available on the market today – We do recommend having your item cleaned once a year to maintain it’s mirror affect finish. Rhoduim Plating is availble in any repubtable jewellers.
Have a fabulous holiday wherever you are off to and remember to tag us in any pictures.
Wow, i didn’t realise how long it has been since i last blogged, time flies when you are having fun. Where to start, well i completed the Government Pilot Scheme i was taking part in, BACK FOR BUSINESS, this is something i highly recommend to any returning Irish Immigrants, the advice and guidence i had during my 6 month training was outstanding. Mary McKenna, my lead entrepreneur in BACK FOR BUSINESS, has been the devil on my shoulder i very much needed. As a startup sometimes it’s easy to get distracted and lose focus. Set yourself daily tasks and milestones and stick to them.
Cabochon is growing fast, we are almost 1 year in business and we have a very exciting week planned for our BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS, make sure you follow all our SM accounts as we will have special surprises on each one, you don’t want to miss our birthday week. I still can’t believe we are almost one year young, where has that year gone but more importantly THANK YOU EVERYONE for supporting us, it really means so much to us to have your loyal support X
DIANA, WOW WOW WOW ladies what can we say you asked and we listened. Diana was our christmas ring but there was no way you were letting us away with keeping it for christmas. We opened a preorder on DIANA and thank you everyone who has ordered, we are hoping to have them early July.
How is everyone doing? WOW, when they say life is a rollercoaster it certainly is. Where do we begin with all of our news and how much time do you have.
Firstly, helllloooooo sunshine OHHHH how i have missed you. SNOW, i have had my fill of snow thank you very much and look forward to seeing a few flakes on Christmas Day, but no sooner! Did you love the snow or did you dislike it after you were trapped in with no milk no bread and no escape from the family 😉
We have had a very emotional few weeks, as the saying goes ‘ You’re a Diamond dear they can’t break you’….You really don’t know how strong you are until the shit hits the fan do you! You get up, get dressed and do it all again until everything comes right and it did!
We are very excited to show you all our NEW & EXCLUSIVE designs in the coming weeks. We have 40 YES 40 new pieces planned, we will show you all and ask which is your favourite. Of course they will be super affordable as all our diamond simulant jewellery is. We will have special pre order sales, competitions and so much more for you ladies…..Watch this space as they say!
WE ARE BEYOND EXCITED……
Thank you EVERYONE who voted for us in the IRISH WEDDING DIARY AWARDS, imagine our surprise when we made the TOP 5! I mean, WOW, less then a year in business and we make the top 5! AMAZING! If we win,serious competition in it, we will host a giveaway as a massive thank you.
So many gorgeous sparkles on the way as MOTHER’S DAY gifts, soooooooo many amazing men out there and daughters, spoiling their wives and mums. Enjoy your sparkles on MOTHER’S DAY X
That’s it for now my dears, as always if you have any questions regarding any of our jewellery or just want to chat we are always at the end of our FB or INSTAGRAM page. We love chatting to you all and getting to know our fab customers.
Oh if you are attending the charity event in Killashee House Hotel in Kildare this Mother’s Day come and say hi, we will be there helping to raise funds for a gorgeous little boy, we have a great giveaway on the day xxx
Lots of love & sparkles
Lisa & Leanne X
Hello There Everyone,
What a terrific start to this week i have had. Firstly i met our amazing lead entrepreneur Mary McKenna, who will help guide myself and my fellow collagues in the pilot scheme, BACK FOR BUSINESS. I have to say, i think we have hit the jackpot with Mary, she is amazing and just a tad scary! In the best way! Not only have we won the lotto with Mary but my colleagues are also pretty terrific and i’m honoured to be a part of this very diverse group of entrepreneurs! I can say i knew them all when they were just little acorns.
Monday was a very enriched day filled with support workshops from The Revenue, Microfinace Ireland, KPMG and Voltedge just to name a few. We are extremely privilaged to have been chosen to be a part of this Government backed pilot scheme and would encourage anyone, who qualifies, to apply for the next one.
Who knew living abroad would bring me this much luck.
Paula Fitzsimons, Director of Back For Business, is one of the most encouraging women i have met. Paula is truly a lady and without her this scheme would not be in place. “No one says no to Paula” The world needs more women like her and if you don’t know who she is just google, Going For Growth! You will be blown away by everything she has done for women in business.
Leanne and I have AMAZING pieces planned for 2018 with some prototypes arriving very soon. We cannot wait to share our sparkly news with you all. For now, we are THRILLED to announce that our FLOATING DIAMOND is now back in stock and available to purchase online. GO GO GO!!!!
Lisa & Leanne