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Read more about the fascinating world of gems, jewels and other sparkly items by reading our own Galaxy & Co. onsite blog. Fresh articles are published often, so watch this space for helpful hints and articles on the jewellery front. 

Posted on 04 March 2014 by Galaxy
Few things catch the eye more than the brilliant shine of a beautiful diamond. The dazzling effect is caused by something jewellers describe as brilliance, dispersion and scintillation. Or, in simpler terms, the light that reflects from a diamond, the flashes of colour bouncing from the diamond, and the reflections you see as the diamond or light source moves. These are all important factors to take into consideration when shopping for a diamond ring, because a stone that is cut and polished well will display better brilliance, dispersion and scintillation. The perfect stone is one that's not cut too deep nor too shallow, but just right in order to catch the light and reflect the maximum amount of that light back through its top.
Posted on 15 February 2014 by Galaxy
The festive season is a time to spend with your loved ones, but more importantly it is a time for giving. Showing your appreciation by taking the time to select an appropriate present rings true to the spirit of the festive season, but picking the right gifts for the entire family can prove challenging. One gift choice that works for almost all people and all occasions is an item of jewellery. As well as being versatile, ensuring there is something to cater to all ages and tastes, jewellery has the uncanny and incontestable ability to show how much you care.
Posted on 04 January 2014 by Galaxy
Accessories are more than just the finishing touches of an outfit. They change your look completely, so it's worth giving some thought to what jewellery is suitable for what occasion. You don't want to miss the mark and dress as if you're going to a matric dance when you're meeting your in-laws for the first time.
Posted on 12 December 2013 by Galaxy
While we may not look to celebrities for advice on how to make a marriage last or how to avoid misdemeanours, we certainly can look to them for the latest trends. Sometimes the jewellery celebrities wear is so expensive that the celebs need to bring along additional supporting accessories - bodyguards. So we ask ourselves, what jewellery are the rich and famous wearing these days?
Posted on 11 November 2013 by Galaxy
Watching someone you love unwrap a precious piece of jewellery is a very special moment and it really does play to the often stated truism that it's every bit as exciting to give as it is to receive. For the gift to be a success, however, a lot of thought needs to go into matching the present to the person you're giving it to. So to help you ensure your presents hit the mark this Christmas, we've put together some suggestions and tips should put that really will put a smile on everyone's faces this giving season.
Posted on 05 October 2013 by Galaxy
Few things are more spectacular than a brilliant piece of jewellery. Unfortunately, jewellery loses its sparkle as time goes by. A good hint to minimise the likelihood of your rings, watches and bracelets accumulating dirt is to remove them when applying hand cream, doing the dishes or household cleaners. But if your favourite ring does need a clean, there are many ways you can restore it to its just-bought glory. The best bet is to use a specially formulated cleaning cloth which you can purchase at any Galaxy & Co store. Alternatively, jewellery can, in fact, be cleaned quite easily with basic cleaning agents found in just about any home.

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