We are enthusiastic about all types of jewellery and precious stones, but especially love diamonds.Founded in 2013, we were initially a blog of amateur and professional jewellery makers and crafts people.Our founder members, Zoe Clay and Sadia Tuddy, met in a jewellery making workshop and quickly established a friendship.
Today, they both produce their own, quite fascinating pieces, in silver and other precious metals.When we blog at Frantasia we are not trying to sell you anything, simply inform you. Because even wearing and buying jewellery takes a skill and a knowledge, that it helps to educate yourself on properly.
All jewellery is an investment, whether in time and love – for the makers and the crafters of these beautiful objects, or in money, for the purchasers.Then there is the huge emotional investment that a piece of jewellery can bring. A ring or a brooch can be a family heirloom, passed down for generations.
Even dress jewellery, with no apparent monetary value, can have sentimental value.One of the things which constantly amazes and entrances us, as jewellery lovers, is how a ring, dug up in a field, from hundreds or even thousands years ago, could still be worn today.Jewellery, even the most outlandish or lavish items, have a timeless quality about them and the same themes re-occur throughout history.
Whether it is vintage pieces you are interested in, or pure bling, we have something for you and feature blogs by jewellery makers and experts in all fields.For a lot of people, who maybe do not make many ‘serious’ jewellery purchases in their lifetime, an engagement ring may be the pinnacle of their jewellery box.
We know how much it matters to get this right, so our bloggers and writers have dedicated much time to explaining what makes a diamond sparkle and how to go about this momentous task.
We hope you will enjoy our site and join in the chat over on facebook!