The Bench Jewellery Blog

Jewellery vs Jewelry

Which is right? It depends on where you live. No matter which way you choose to spell it, jewellery or jewelry – we’re here to help you with it.



Topaz, one of the birthstones for the month of November, is a beautiful gem. In its natural form, topaz is colourless. Popular varieties include the yellow/brown-ish sherry or 'precious' topazes.



Citrine is a variety of quartz and comes in a variety of yellow colours and may have brown, orange and reddish hues. It is also one of November's birthstones.



Simply put, diamonds are the kings of gemstones. Diamond is the birthstone for April, is nature's hardest material and has a unique place in world history.


Jewellery Torch

For the next entry in our series on Tools of the Trade we'll look at the jewellery torch. A jeweller's torch is a key tool for any metalsmith or bench jeweller.


Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond, referred to by many as the most famous diamond in the world, is not only beautiful, but also carries a very unique and storied history.