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Welcome to the Odissa Blog

Welcome to the Odissa Blog

Visit us regularly to read our posts about all things jewellery, how it’s made, where it comes from, new design ranges and latest products from Odissa designers hot off the press (and sometimes straight out of the kiln!). Not so much about celebrities being paid […]

The Durability of Wedding Ring Materials

The Durability of Wedding Ring Materials

There are various different materials used for wedding rings, this article examines each material and its wearability rate. 1. Silver – A relatively inexpensive semi-precious white metal, reasonably soft and ductile and popular with men both as a fashion item and less so as a […]

How do I get a good fingerprint?

How do I get a good fingerprint?

How do I get a good fingerprint for engraving?

Fingerprint jewellery

Various fingerprint kits are available to buy online that give excellent results and the clearer the print supplied, the better the laser engraved result on your fingerprint jewellery will be.

Due to the fineness of a child’s print, these are probably the ones that need the greatest attention to detail. Using a good quality, smooth paper can improve the result
and best results, both for children and adults, are usually found using glossy photographic paper.

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Can a Titanium ring be cut off?

Can a Titanium ring be cut off?

There are a lot of myths and legends concerning this topic so I will try to put the record straight. Titanium is a material that is not particularly hard but is very strong and has a high tensile strength. Many people are unsure as to […]

Spotlight on…. Augustine Jewels

Spotlight on…. Augustine Jewels

Augustine Jewels is a successful British Luxury Jewellery Brand which is now sold all over the world.  Augustine Studios was part of the famous design group The Silver Studio from 1860 to 1963. Collections from The Silver Studio are curated at Middlesex University and the […]

Spotlight on…. Breige King

Spotlight on…. Breige King

I’m an independent jewellery designer working with gold, silver and precious stones using traditional techniques.

Whilst I enjoy working with newly sourced metal and stones, my true passion is working with a piece of jewellery that has meaning, perhaps a piece left by a loved one, taking it and breathing life back into it.

With any piece I make, the privilege is all mine. It is such an honour when a customer asks me to make them an engagement band, a wedding ring, remodel a piece of jewellery, as if I step outside of my life and straight into theirs.

I love creativity & take inspiration from every thing I see! I’m a really random person when it comes to the bare facts. I love to name my pieces, to give them an identity, to tell a story. Sweet Dreams, this was one of the frequent designs that woke me frantically from sleep, clutching for a pen and paper. La Pelosa, an aquamarine ring named after the clearest, crystal blue sea I’ve ever seen. Little Satsuma, a small but very sweet orange sapphire stacking ring. Something Blue, a modern twist on an engagement ring, set with a striking natural blue diamond, I could go on and on and on.

Every piece is special without a single doubt. Some pieces tug my heart strings more than others. I always cry at sad (and happy) movies and often shed a little tear over a piece of my work. Strangely, given my (fading) red hair it’s rarely to do with temper or anger (though my children and dogs do inherently know when is a good time to ‘not bother’ me and when to ask for those new trainers!)

I hope you get the same immense pleasure from my pieces that I get from creating them!

Visit Breige King on Odissa

Alison Baird – Bubble Ring

Alison Baird – Bubble Ring

  The Inspiration for my Bubble ring design came from one of my photos of bubbles formed in the pools below the waterfalls of Ystradfellte in South Wales, UK. From soft thinking through to technical drawing and making a maquette. The final design, my sterling […]

Is your old jewellery worth more than you think?

Is your old jewellery worth more than you think?

A diamond ring bought for £10, 30 years ago at a car boot sale at West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth, London has been sold at auction by Sotheby’s for £656,750! The owner wore the ring regularly on an almost daily basis over the years but […]

July Birthstone – Ruby

July Birthstone – Ruby

Ruby, the name of which is derived from the Latin word for red, ruber, and one of the most popular and major birthstones associated with the month of July, along with Carnelian, Sapphire, Onyx, Sardonyx and Turquoise. It all depends how you interpret the birthstones, but Ruby appears to be the strongest contender in modern belief. Which one is your favourite?

Ruby has a score of 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness along with it’s sister gemstone, Sapphire, which are, except for their colour, practically the same mineral with the same chemical composition, Aluminium Oxide. Only red members of the corundum family are called ruby.

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Welcome to the Odissa Blog

Welcome to the Odissa Blog

Welcome to the Odissa Blog

Visit us regularly to read our posts about all things jewellery, how it’s made, where it comes from, new design ranges and latest products from Odissa designers hot off the press (and sometimes straight out of the kiln!).

Not so much about celebrities being paid to wear jewellery to increase desire though because we don’t actually know any, but we hope we can entertain you and ultimately encourage you to buy from our fantastic designers, every one of them beavering away in their studios creating little shiny works of art just for you and to satisfy their desires to create something almost magical.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Odissa!


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The Durability of Wedding Ring Materials

The Durability of Wedding Ring Materials

There are various different materials used for wedding rings, this article examines each material and its wearability rate. 1. Silver – A relatively inexpensive semi-precious white metal, reasonably soft and ductile and popular with men both as a fashion item and less so as a […]

How do I get a good fingerprint?

How do I get a good fingerprint?

How do I get a good fingerprint for engraving? Fingerprint jewellery Various fingerprint kits are available to buy online that give excellent results and the clearer the print supplied, the better the laser engraved result on your fingerprint jewellery will be. Due to the fineness […]

Can a Titanium ring be cut off?

Can a Titanium ring be cut off?

There are a lot of myths and legends concerning this topic so I will try to put the record straight. Titanium is a material that is not particularly hard but is very strong and has a high tensile strength. Many people are unsure as to […]

Welcome to the Odissa Blog

Welcome to the Odissa Blog

Visit us regularly to read our posts about all things jewellery, how it’s made, where it comes from, new design ranges and latest products from Odissa designers hot off the press (and sometimes straight out of the kiln!). Not so much about celebrities being paid […]