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Sally Thorntons blog on earrings from Thornton Jeweller Kettering Northampton

Under the spell of …….earrings!

A few weeks back one of our lovely customers asked if I could write about earrings.   Personally I enjoy wearing earrings and they are definitely my go to wardrobe staple.  If you are like me you may have collected quite a few pairs over the years so when I forget to wear them it’s...

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Design Works

I love the involvement and detail of design and it is particularly rewarding when we can show off some of our own recent work.  The stories behind these pieces can be particularly emotive and it is inspiring to work with a customer to create a new treasured possession....

Vintage inspiration – rings

By far the most popular pieces of jewellery in our pre loved collection has to be rings.  There is something rather special when you gaze into our cabinets and spot a sparkling gem ring that simply calls out to you saying “I need a new home and oh I would look so good on...

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All about Weddings—-Wedding Jewellery

Continuing with our wedding theme, this month it’s all about wedding jewellery.   Brides this year may be considering super sparkly, simple, statement or colourful themes and whatever the choice may be, the bride will always shine. Two years ago I was invited to a wedding set in a barn.  It was a wonderful day,...

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Spring into colour

May has to be one of my favourite months of the year which I think it is due to the anticipation of warmer weather.   I just love going out into my garden to enjoy all those vibrant colours that have sprung into life.   So this month I have chosen an eclectic mix of jewellery...

Sally Thornton Jewellery Blog on Knots from Thorntons Jewellers Kettering Northampton

All about Knots

It is all too easy just to think of knots as being purely practical.   The hitches and bends that have been passed down over the centuries by sailors, fishermen or farmers were used to help them do their job.   But there is more to their practicality as in many cultures they carry symbolic meanings....

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Spring Bird Watch

“No matter what yesterday was like, birds always start the day with a new song” I am sure I am not alone in finding an escape through nature and in particular birds.  Whether taking part in RSBP’s Big garden Bird Watch, walking or simply watching the birds on my garden feeders it is a...

Send a little love

The month of February celebrates love and although some of us will have a virtual hug and kiss this Valentine’s Day it is still a time for showing how much we care.    The potent heart symbol can often say everything that words cannot so I am sprinkling hearts some hearts in this lockdown blog!...

Amber – a gift from the Gods

Amber is a wonderful and beautiful gem, it remains magical, mystical and like honey – a gift from the gods. Amber is an opaque or translucent fossilised natural resin from an extinct variety of pine tree.   When around 60 million years ago the pine resin oozed out of the trees, it covered everything in...

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