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  • Recycled gold
    30 June 2023
    6 min read

    What is recycled gold?

    Recycled gold, also known as eco-friendly or reclaimed gold, is gold sourced from previously refined gold materials and then processed and refined back into pure gold. It can be obtained through a variety of sources, including old jewellery, electronic waste, and industrial byproducts.  At Ingle & Rhode, we believe that beauty and sustainability can go […]
    Tim Ingle
  • Hallmarking
    27 February 2023
    6 min read

    A beginners' guide to hallmarks

    Hallmarking is a form of consumer protection and quality assurance for precious metals, including gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. 
    David Rhode
  • 16 February 2023
    4 min read

    Gold carats explained

    Carats vs karats. 1 carat diamonds vs 24 carat gold. It seems like the jeweller industry is deliberately trying to be as confusing as possible! We'll set you straight with this short article that explains what is meant by carats in the context of gold, the history of the term, and the most common gold caratages.
    Tim Ingle
  • Gold granules
    14 November 2022
    8 min read

    Platinum vs gold rings

    Fine jewellery is typically crafted from either gold or platinum. But what are the differences between platinum vs gold, and which is the right choice for your engagement ring and wedding ring?
    David Rhode
  • Fairtrade gold miner in Aurelsa
    10 November 2022
    4 min read

    Why choose Fairtrade Gold?

    Buying Fairtrade gold is the best way to help small-scale miners to receive a fair deal for their hard work, protect the environment and make life better for themselves and their communities. Globally, there are fifteen million small-scale gold miners and a further hundred million people who depend on them for survival. These miners account for 10-15% of global […]
    Tim Ingle
  • 02 November 2022
    5 min read

    What is rose gold?

    Rose gold was first used in the early 19th century by Carl Fabergé in his famous Fabergé Eggs, but it only really started to gain popularity in engagement rings and wedding rings from the 1920s onwards. In recent years, we've witnessed renewed demand for rose gold engagement rings and wedding rings, with growing numbers of […]
    Tim Ingle
  • Ingle & Rhode aquamarine engagement ring
    01 November 2022
    5 min read

    What is white gold?

    White gold is a very popular choice for jewellery, and for engagement rings and wedding rings in particular. It was first used in jewellery in the 1920s, at that time being offered as less expensive alternative to platinum, which had grown in popularity dramatically since the end of the 19th century.
    Tim Ingle
  • Platinum and palladium wedding rings
    05 September 2022
    7 min read

    Platinum vs palladium

    Jewellers started working with platinum in the 1870s, initially by fusing platinum foil to gold. However, it was not until the advent of the oxyacetylene torch at the end of the nineteenth century that jewellers were able to start making jewellery from solid platinum. After that, platinum quickly became the precious metal of choice for […]
    David Rhode
  • Goldsmith Craft & Design Awards
    28 February 2018
    2 min read

    The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2018

    This week we were delighted to attend the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council annual competition as special patrons of the Fairtrade Gold Design Awards.
    Tim Ingle
  • 04 July 2017
    4 min read

    2017 Fairtrade Gold Design Awards: the winner's story

    A guest post from Angela Gillies, the winner of the 2017 Fairtrade Gold Design Awards
    Tim Ingle
  • Fairtrade Gold Design Awards
    26 April 2017
    2 min read

    Announcing the winners of The Fairtrade Gold Design Awards

    We are delighted to be able to announce the winners of the 2017 Fairtrade Gold Design Awards!
    Tim Ingle
  • 29 October 2013
    2 min read

    7 differences between white gold and platinum

    Clients often ask us, "what's the difference between white gold and platinum?" These two metals are superficially quite similar, but there are a few key differences, which we've summarised below. 1. Colour Platinum is a naturally white metal with a faint grey hint to it. Gold is a yellow metal, but when alloyed with silver […]
    David Rhode
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