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a cocktail of coloured gemstones to love from AA Thornton in Kettering Northampton

The colours of Love – gemstone cocktails

This month I am looking to capture the essence of the season. Positive, vibrant, full of confidence and colour and of course with Valentine’s Day it’s all set for an air of romance. Jewellery designers are taking this inspiration with an abundance of colour; pinks, purples, reds from gorgeous gemstones including mixed garnets, amethysts,...

Things to know about Art Deco by Sally Thornton - AA Thornton - Kettering

The allure of Art Deco

I tend to associate the Art Deco period with glamour, elegance and chic and in my opinion the ‘Style Moderne’ given to this name was the last great and luxurious art movement of the last century. Women emerged from the Great War emancipated and this exuberant spirit was reflected in what clothes they wore....

aa thornton The lure of pink - Morganite

The lure of pink – Morganite

I do hope you enjoyed my observations last month on stargazing but now I am coming back down to earth to look at the pink hues of Morganite. This beautiful gemstone with its subtle shades of blush, rose, peach and salmon work wonderfully alongside sparkling diamonds that bring out the delicate beauty of this...

Sally's blog on the inspiration of Nature on jewellery design March 2019 AA Thornton Kettering

Let Nature Inspire

Over the next few months I am going to take a look at jewellery inspired by nature.   So with the signs of spring in the air and Mother’s Day fast approaching, I have been seeking out recently launched designs and you may notice there is a nature theme going on. The eighteenth-century jewellery designers...

Sally's blog on singing the blues again with blue gemstone jewellery fro AA Thornton Kettering

Colour Kaleidoscope – Singing the Blues again

This month I return to colour kaleidoscope to look again at the blues but this time focusing on the most wearable darker shades. Blue gemstones complement diamonds perfectly, especially when set against white metal so this gem combination continues to be a popular classic.   The Duchess of Cambridge wears a stunning a deep blue...

Sally's blog on a Red Kaleidoscope of gemstone jewellery AA Thornton Kettering

Colour Kaleidoscope – shades of Red

Red has an association with passion, warmth, devotion and cheerfulness which is possibly why it is one of the most frequently used colours in both antique and contemporary jewellery.  So this month’s colour kaleidoscope is the colour red. If we look at our gemstone family tree, there are lots of red stones out there...

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