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The History of the Pandora Company

Since being founded in 1982, Pandora has established itself as the third largest jewellery company in the world, boasting over €2.7 billion in revenue in 2016. It wasn’t always a huge, prestigious brand though, as the Pandora company comes from admirably humble beginnings. Here at Terence Lett, we are the sole, certified Pandora retailer in Witney, so we thought we’d run you through the interesting history of the Pandora company. The Early Years As aforementioned, Pandora started from humble beginnings with a wife and husband team conceiving the brand from a jewellers based in modest, Danish surroundings. Per and Winnie Enevoldsen started off by importing jewellery from Thailand on a small scale and selling directly to consumers. As demand increased, the Pandora company pivoted from...

The Important Landmarks in Cheltenham

Cheltenham is renowned for a few essential aspects of distinctly British culture, whether that be the Gold Cup held annually at Cheltenham Racecourse or the Regency style architecture on display throughout this Gloucestershire town. There are some fascinating landmarks in the area that make for a great day out. In line with our recent theme of championing the towns Terence Lett’s customers are from, we have decided to put together our three favourite, important landmarks in Cheltenham. Montpellier District With the wide pavements and impressive, late-Georgian architecture, the Montpellier District is ideal for experiencing the culture of 19th Century Britain, which is perhaps the peak of style and grace. Great for a pleasant stroll in any season, the Montpellier District is famous for being home...

Experiencing the Local Culture Within an Hour of Swindon

Swindon can often receive a bad rap for the local culture of the area, but this is certainly unfair. Despite what the shortsighted amongst us might say, there are plenty of interesting things to see and do in Swindon and the surrounding locality, and it’s far more diverse than a ‘glorified train network’. At Terence Lett, we are very invested in the championing of the local area, so we’re going to run you through some of the most interesting things within an hour radius of the large town, Swindon, in order to get the best experience of the local culture. Art First up, we have something that may come as a surprise to many: Swindon is actually home to one of the ‘most important 20th...

Jewellery Care Guide

Whether for monetary or sentimental reasons, we care about our jewellery, which means we all want to know how to ensure our pieces remain pristine for as long as possible. While it may be easy to assume they require little attention, considering the expense or their construction, there are certain dos and don’ts if you want your jewellery to last for years to come. Thankfully, here at Terence Lett, we’ve put together a comprehensive jewellery care guide in this blog post that will walk you through how to care for different types of jewellery, including silver, gold and gemstones. We thought it best to discuss silver, gold and gemstones in relation to their jewellery applications in order to cover the widest scope of jewellery care...

Here’s Why 925 Silver Will Never Go Out Of Style

It’s not even possible to begin this blog with a swift history lesson, as I’m not sure the timeline of silver jewellery is comprehensible. To take a stab in the dark, the use of silver is likely prehistoric and was used as currency, but they weren’t as good at writing things down as we are, so it’s hard to tell. Anyway, we’re not here to talk about money – we’re here to talk about jewellery, that of the 925 silver variety, to be specific, and why it’s not going out of style anytime soon.

Understanding Yellow Gold, White Gold and Rose Gold

There are three main forms of gold that all possess different properties and appeal to a different audience. To inform your choices when purchasing gold jewellery, at Terence Lett we decided to run you through some of the key information about each of the three gold variations - yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. Yellow Gold Most often, yellow gold is combined with copper and silver for durability and brilliance, since the higher the gold content, the less durable the piece of jewellery will be. Yellow is actually the natural colour of gold, so the other metals used to create the alloy of the jewellery cannot impose on the colouring. Yellow gold is, most popularly, used in weddings and engagement rings. They are normally...

Right Hand Rings

Since coming to the forefront in the 1920s, right hand rings are once again becoming popular for women that are looking to make a statement, treat themselves or simply for fashion purposes. They are often referred to as ‘cocktail rings’, which sights it’s significance from the rise in popularity of these items in the 1920s. At this point in time, the era of prohibition and speakeasies in the US, women were beginning to liberate themselves and forbade what was laid out in front of them by outdated ideals. Rebellious? Reports over the years depict the right hand ring, often worn on the right-hand ‘ring finger’, as a rebellion against marriage. We don’t see it this way. There is something about this tradition, or stylistic choice,...

Engagement Rings: Top Tips for Cleaning Jewellery

Many individuals worry about cleaning jewellery pieces, with a fear that they may dull the sparkle of their favourite item or break any delicate clasps. We have put together a comprehensive guide of how to clean your precious jewellery items, without causing harm to the finish, with a focus on cleaning your engagement ring and stones including, diamonds, sapphires or rubies. The exact techniques you may use to clean your engagement ring will vary, depending on the type of stone and metal it is made from. Before you begin cleaning your engagement ring, it is vital to check that all clasps and stones are intact and of sound quality. If you notice any loose clasps, or the ring or item is particularly old, it is…

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