Jewellery. Vicenza. What could be better?

It sounds like a glamorous proposition: 2 days in Vicenza Italy, scouting for jewels – surely it couldn’t be that difficult right? In reality our feet never touched the ground! When Amit invited us to film his buying trip to Vicenza Gold trade show, we jumped at the chance. I had no idea that I

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

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

Bonfire Night: Know it all!

If you have been celebrating Bonfire Night ever since you can recall, but do not know what it really stands for, then now’s the time that it all changes. We’ve compiled some interesting facts and tips for this special night. Facts: On November 5, 1605, when Guy Fawkes and his supporters failed to carry out

New to TJC: Uruguayan Amethyst

Uruguay is the second smallest South American country situated between Argentina and Brazil, and while Brazil is one of the main producer of Amethyst,  Uruguay is the source of some of the finest amethyst gems on the market today! The history of Amethyst. Amethyst’s existence has been known since ancient times. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and

Paris Fashion Week: SS17 Jewellery Trends

In the Fashion world, the month of September is occupied by all the Fashion Weeks around the world. And as always, Paris plays a special part. Dubbed as the fashion capital of the world, we always see the most exciting and innovative designs hail from Paris. But what we had our eye was of course