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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

This week in the shop we have been getting excited for the Easter weekend (and praying for sunshine of course!). It’s such a wonderful time of year; the weather is warmer, the days are longer, the flowers are coming into bloom. What’s not to love?! The last few weeks really have given us a ‘spring in our step’ and we’re clearing out our winter wardrobes to make room for some summer delights, there are some stunning pieces out there at the moment. Boutique Manager Laura is obsessing over her new maxi dress – right on trend with the embroidered flowers and an absolute bargain at £32! This change in weather has brought with it some beautiful flowers to brighten up...

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The Lustre and Beauty of Pearls

  Coco Chanel became famous for her mantra ‘A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.’ Here at Anja Potze Fine Jewellery, we simply could not agree more. But how do you choose the ‘right’ pearl for you? And with so much choice available, how do you distinguish between Freshwater and Akoya, Tahitian or South-Sea? Fortunately we know a thing or two about pearls, and we’ve put together some top tips to help you when choosing pearls. Perhaps the best-loved gems of all time, pearls occur in a wide variety of colours. The most familiar are white and cream, but the range of colours extends to every hue. The main colour, is often modified by additional colours called overtones, which...

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Aquamarine - The March Birthstone

Aquamarine is the true March birthstone but for the sheer love of the look of a blue gemstone, either aquamarine or blue topaz can fit the bill. Aquamarine is the more costly of the two stones per carat for much the same visual effect but has the benefit of authenticity when it comes to colour, which is important to many buyers. In short, aquamarines are more expensive than blue topaz simply because blue topaz is more accessible than aquamarine. A blue topaz is usually produced by colouring a white topaz through irradiation and intense heat. Aquamarines on the other hand are natural so are a lot rarer and more expensive as a result.   Aquamarine The name aquamarine derives from the Latin words,...

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Go Valkyries!!

Anja Potze, as a proud sponsor of the Worcester Valkyries, is delighted that they have been welcomed in the new Super Rugby competition which will start later this year. Read all the details at warriors.co.uk/news/10303  

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Choosing 'The' Diamond For 'The One' This Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, are you thinking of popping that very important question? Or hoping that the special person in your life is planning to surprise you with a dazzling diamond? We know that the world of sparkly diamonds can be overwhelming and with lots of different things to look out for, our diamond expert Anja Potze is on hand to give you a quick tutorial on what you need to know! Why Valentine’s Day? According to a survey of over 10,000 people across the UK, 23% of women think that Valentine’s Day is the best time to propose… When he/she thinks is the best time to propose: Credit: http://www.chillisauce.co.uk/news/marriage-proposal/ So let’s start at the very beginning, by...

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