Engagement: 101! The dos and don’ts

Engagement 101 – we’re here to help. Valentine’s Day is a biggie when it comes to popping the big question. There’s already a love overload so how do you make it extra special? Here are a couple of engagement dos and don’ts for you to consider. The DOS… DO know what she likes. Now if

Is snake venom the next new beauty ‘it’ thing?

As we know, skincare and beauty products are constantly evolving and there’s always something new and interesting to try out when it comes fighting the aging process. Enter stage right… The new Snake Venom range from Cougar Skincare. So what’s all the hype about? Cougar’s new Snake Venom range contains a specially formulated synthetic snake

January Birthstone – Garnet

The January birthstone is a beautiful Garnet. The gem is mined in a rainbow of colours. The colours range from fiery orange of Mandarin Garnet to a rich green of Tsavorite Garnet. Also to what is said to be the most recognised colour, Pyrope Garnet. This is the perfect gift to symbolise friendship and trust. Not

Planning the TJC Christmas Advert

Sounds simple right? Make an appealing Christmas advert! Everybody can create amazing advertising these days – from McDonald’s to Heathrow, every single brand under the sun seems to be able to create moving, beautiful, funny adverts which have now become more of a focus than the programmes themselves! So it should be easy for TJC…we’re

What is the December’s birthstone?

What is December’s birthstone? Drum roll at the ready…………..Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise. What a greedy month for having 3! Each of these gemstones carries a unique blue tone making it a perfect birthstone for Minnesota’s frigid December winters. Zircon Zircon is the oldest mineral on Earth, dating back more than 4.4 billion years. Found in

Kieran Glen….. Gemstone Extraordinaire

We took some time out with Kieran to find out a little more about the man himself, his experiences and discover what his favourite gemstone is. Let’s start at the beginning, who are you and what do you do? My names Kieran Glen and I am a gemstone hunter/buyer/expert   How long have you worked

Black Friday: It’s going to be BIG this year

The biggest shopping festival of the US, in fact, the world we should say, is just around the corner. Soon after Thanksgiving, the shops will be flooded with people, online shopping bags will be checked out at the speed of light and the sales will soar high with people shopping their hearts out on this

Fiery November Birthstones – Citrine and Topaz

The end of the year is upon us – we just love the feeling! Not just because the festivities are in full swing and soon everything will be new – calendars, diaries, plans, resolutions but also because the end of the year brings along twin birthstones for the remaining months. November has the sunny gemstones

Get the jump on Christmas at TJC and Survive

So now that we’re done with Halloween we can start talking about Christmas, right? Yes of course we can. There’s no better time to start thinking about all the goodies you need to buy, especially with Black Friday just around the corner. Too many people leave it late, and then there’s that frantic mad panic