The Bench Jewellery Blog

What You Need To Know About Hallmarks

Learn more about hallmarking, the method of verifying the purity of a piece of jewellery - whether it's gold, silver or platinum.


Diamond Fluorescence

What is diamond fluorescence? Diamond fluorescence is simply the effect UV light has on a diamond. About one third of all diamonds have fluorescence.


What is a Pavé Setting?

A pavé setting is a method of setting lots of smaller gemstones (usually diamonds) close together, with only very small beads of precious metal in between.


How to Care for Your Sterling Silver Jewellery

Silver jewellery naturally becomes tarnished over time. Read our best tips on cleaning silver jewellery and how to properly care for sterling silver pieces.


Oppenheimer Blue Diamond

Christie’s is set to auction off yet another rare blue diamond - the Oppenheimer Blue diamond, the largest fancy vivid blue diamond ever available at auction.


Koh-i-Noor Diamond

For another entry in our series on the famous diamonds of history, today we look at the The Koh-i-Noor diamond.