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Scotland’s Jewellery History

Celtic Connections

Often taking inspiration from Celtic jewellery designs, Scottish jewellery is jewellery which has either been made in Scotland or has been made with Scotland in mind. Incredibly, the iron age is when Scotland’s jewellery dates back to. Thousands of years of jewellery experience within Scotland has unquestionably provided the nation with an excellent foundation to potentially cement themselves as one of the most luxurious and prestigious jewellery providers in the world. Jewellery buyers place huge importance on exclusivity and uniqueness and Scotland’s very illustrious history in the jewellery market is something which the country doesn’t acknowledge and play up to enough and Scotland is missing out on a huge opportunity as a result.

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Unique Scottish Jewellery

The most traditional examples of Scottish jewellery are objects which had functional uses at some point in Scotland’s history and over time they have become jewellery pieces. These are a massive factor with regards to the uniqueness of Scottish jewellery which is not yet being taken advantage of by the Scots. Scotland’s great heritage is world renowned and with recent releases of patriotic Scottish films such as Outlaw King which were global sensations on a cinematic level as well as on the Netflix platform. Hundreds of millions of people watched these films, which provides a huge platform for Scottish jewellery to take huge steps towards becoming a mainstay in the jewellery market and potentially take huge steps to greatly improving the Scottish economy which could be a very welcome addition to the independence movement which Scotland is still experiencing.

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Independence Movement

Droves of people descend on Glasgow and Edinburgh’s streets when the independence marches take place, showing the appetite in the country which still exists for a potential second independence referendum. Unquestionably the support for a second referendum could increase significantly if the jewellery market were to take off in Scotland and the country began to realise it’s potential in the country. A huge reason for the failed independence attempt in 2014 was people’s insecurity about the future revenue sources for the country. Many independence supporters pointed towards the oil revenue which could be achieved in the North Sea. However, many critics and remain supporters cast doubt on these claims. Since the referendum it has been shown that the revenue from the oil was nowhere near as significant as was being argued at the time. If the jewellery market were to begin to make significant sums of money for Scotland’s economy this could be a huge factor in Scottish people being swayed towards voting for independence.

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Potential

Scotland has so many ancient jewellery items which are incomparable to other countries jewellery offerings. Items such as kilt pins, thistle brooches, luckenbooth brooches and pebble jewellery are easily identifiable as very Scottish items. These would help Scottish jewellery items stand out considerably amongst an extremely crowded and competitive market. Differentiation is a crucial element of jewellery items now in these modern times and not many countries can offer more unique jewellery items than Scotland.

The Dangers of Jewellery Worn While Using Pallet Lifters

It is imperative in this modern era of business that companies take advantage of the high quality and efficient material handling equipment which is now available to help improve work flow and productivity for any businesses whose business is built upon the transportation, lifting and unloading of goods. From huge manufacturing sites to retail warehouses, it is critical for these companies to possess the correct equipment to ensure that their productivity levels are as high as possible. Arguably the most efficient and versatile tool for this is pallet lifters. Universally popular and appreciated its job usually consists of lifting items such as pallets, sacks and bags. It’s petite frame and easy mobility is a huge factor in pallet lifters being so suitable for so many lifting jobs which do not require bigger equipment like a forklift or a crane. However, it is crucial that people using the equipment while wearing jewellery take the necessary safety steps to ensure they are not endangered while using the equipment.

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Importance Of Pallet Lifters

A critical factor which helps pallet lifters become the global phenomenon that they are is their ability to easily cover significantly large distances in a short period of time. For example, in huge warehouses where workers would struggle considerably lifting some materials from one end of the warehouse to the other, but would not be a big enough job to hire a forklift, a pallet lifter is the perfect alternative. Their petite size and excellent flexibility are huge benefits of ensuring work productivity is as good as it can possibly be. It is very easy to manoeuvre a pallet lifter around a warehouse after some simple training has been conducted. The vast majority of pallet lifters are of an extremely easy to use design, however there is three different styles of pallet lifters.

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Electricity Fuelled Pallet Lifters

The electrical pallet lifter is unquestionably the easiest of the three pallet lifter designs to use. There is a wide variety of potential jobs it can be used for, ranging from transporting products to helping to unload deliveries. This machine is extremely common in warehouses particularly for use of wooden pallets. It is essential the user of the machine remembers to recharge the battery of the pallet lifter after repeated use otherwise there will be a period where the lifter will need to be left to recharge when it could’ve been used for work purposes.

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Rider Pallet Lifters

This is thought of as an improved version of the electrical pallet lifter. This lifter comes with driving and power lift capabilities. This lifter is of a very different style to the other two lifters, as the operator will stand throughout use of this pallet lifter as opposed to sitting throughout use of the other two. It is very easy for this lifter to transport heavier amounts and cover large distances.

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Manual Pallet Lifters

Although also regarded as extremely easy to use, they operate in an extremely different way to electrical pallet lifters. These pallet lifters utilise a hydraulic pump which the user of the pallet lifter uses to control the direction of the lifter. They are considerably smaller and cheaper than electrical pallet lifters.

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Plan Your Wedding: Wedding Jewellery & The Best Wedding Bands In Scotland

If you are in the process of planning your wedding, there can be a lot to think about. You want to have one of the best weddings bands in Scotland playing at your reception and you want to look a million dollars. We have found some of the most-needed advice for brides-to-be ahead of the big day.

With so much to think about, you better get to it!

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Victorian Jewellery and Fashion: From Makeup to Accessories

 

Victorian times were filled with interesting and unusual trends. Unusual trends in Victorian jewellery and Fashion. The Victorian era started around 1800’s and ended in the early 1900’s in this space of time many different trends both dangerous and unusual were tried. At a time where there was no electricity or cars, many different trends took place. The Victorians are well known for their unusual trends and changes across Britain. From Tudor to Victorian times there was a big change in jewellery. People in Tudor times used to wear jewellery made up of their loved one’s hair that had died. However, in the Victorian time,s jewellery became a lot brighter and made into different shapes such as hearts and flowers. Women wore jewellery that matched their outfits and coloured gems were a lot more popular.

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Showcasing Your Jewellery: Temporary Exhibition Structures & Event Labour Hire

If you are setting out in the jewellery making business, we think that an exhibition showcase is the best way to go about promoting your craft. However, there are many things you will want to think about. This will include any potential temporary exhibition structures and whether you want to look for event labour hire.

Read on and find out how to hold a successful jewellery exhibition.

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Why People Wore Jewellery In Scotland: Where It Began

Jewellery in Scotland became a thing many years ago as well as all over the world. One of the first findings of jewellery was 25,000 years ago in Monaco, a necklace made out of fish bones. In Scotland, broaches were used to show authority, however, they were first used to hold clothes on together. There are also many other reasons as to why jewellery became popular. Hunters began to wear jewellery of the animals they had killed as they believed it would bring them good luck the next time they went hunting. People believed that jewellery brought them luck and guard them against illnesses. Later jewellery such as rings became a way of showing commitment to someone. There are also many different reasons for wearing jewellery in different places ranging from Africa to the Mediterranean.

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Popular Jewellery in Scotland

 

There are many different types of jewellery that are popular in Scotland, ranging from Celtic knots which symbolised infinity and never-ending cycles as well as love and friendship and religious aspects. These symbols on rings, bracelets, necklaces and broaches to this day. As jewellery became more and more popular the evolution of jewellery began. In medieval times, less well-off people’s jewellery was made from metals whereas the rich people’s jewellery was made from silver and gold. In Tudor times jewellery became more fashionable for women and it was stylish to match their jewellery to the outfits they wore. Men wore just as much jewellery as women to signify their power and wealth.

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Jewellery fit for Royalty

 

When Queen Victoria took to the throne jewellery had become more romantic. As before people used to wear jewellery with strands of their loved one’s hair in it. Jewellery became more colourful and gems were carved into shapes such as hearts and flowers. However, after King Albert died darker coloured jewellery became more popular.

 

Modern Jewellery in Scotland

 

Jewellery to this day still has the same aspects as it did in the past with the way it looks. However coloured gems have become less popular and more for occasion wear. The most popular jewellery is silver and gold. Diamonds are also a lot popular than they were in past years as they are becoming better cut to show their true beauty and delicacy.

Why an Electric Stacker Lift Can Be Useful in the Jewellery Distribution Industry

If you work in jewellery distribution, you may already be aware of how important it is to have machinery to aid your job. One of the most common ones to use is the electric stacker lift. An electric stacker lift has two blades that can hold, transport and lift goods. You can get them in both manual and electric forms but for extra efficiency, electric is best.

Here is why an electric stacker lift could be useful to your line of work and make your job easier.

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Jewellery Upkeep: Tips on Taking Care of Jewellery

Jewellery upkeep can be difficult to manage to keep your items looking shiny after having them for a few years. However in order to keep your items looking brand new it is important to ensure they are cleaned properly. In order to clean your jewellery it is important to know what kind it is to find the best way to clean it.  For example using water on metal jewellery can tarnish it, leaving it discoloured. Therefore it would be better to use an anti-tarnish cloth to keep jewellery metal jewellery clean. Anti-tarnish cloths also work well with most jewellery to keep them clean but for a better clean some other products would be better.

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The Top Tips for Making Your Own Jewellery

Each and every one of us out there has a hobby that we are passionate about. Whether that be collecting stamps or playing tennis, it is something we enjoy doing to pass the time. However, few hobbies are as satisfying as making your own jewellery. Not only do you have fun while doing it, but you get something to wear or give to loved ones afterwards. If you find yourself having real talent for it, you could even make some money. But, like most things, it can be a difficult skill to master when starting out. Here is a helping hand to get you started:

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Plastic Surgeon Scotland | Why Wearing Jewellery is Not Safe During Surgery

If you are a plastic surgeon in Scotland, you may have been asked countless times about if patients are allowed to wear jewellery during the surgery. You may also have people argue with you over wearing it. If you are training to be a plastic surgeon in Scotland, you will likely encounter this at some point, so here is what to say to patients when they ask why wearing jewellery during a plastic surgery procedure isn’t safe.

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