The month of July is all about RUBIES! July 22, 2021 – Posted in: blog

July happens to be the birthstone of the Ruby; the word is derived from the Latin word ‘ruber’ which directly translates to red. The gemstone ruby symbolises protection and power. It is believed to have been worn as a talisman protecting warriors on the battlefield. In some cultures, there are fables that suggest rubies grew on trees and would blossom white buds. On the very tip of the bud would be a ripe red ruby…

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Join Penchant Design in celebrating Bastille Day July 8, 2021 – Posted in: blog

Despite The Bastille Festival having to be postponed this year due to the Coronavirus. We at Penchant Design will be celebrating this beautiful event at our store. Pop in for some Champagne and browse our exquisite Jewellery on offer. Time: Saturday the 18th of July 2021at 9am. Don’t forget to dress up in your red, white and blue as we celebrate this French holiday! This year, the Franschhoek Bastille Festival organisation has decided to host…

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Recommit your love May 21, 2021 – Posted in: blog

💍 As we head towards the halfway point of the year, we are reminded of the commitments we made, what is important to us and celebrating the milestones we have achieved. It is a perfect time to show appreciation to the ones we love and care for. To show you our appreciation towards you, we would like to offer you 15% off on all jewellery for the next 30 days. You can now show your appreciation and…

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My Mom’s birthday and Mother’s Day gift May 1, 2021 – Posted in: blog

💖 Life does not come with a manual, it comes with a mother. My mom’s birthday is on Wednesday. That means she gets two celebrations in one week – lucky mom! And lucky me for having her as my mum. I like to wish your mom a Happy Mother’s Day too. Please share with me how you are making the day special for your special lady. It is not too late to order your Mother’s…

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Jewellery image styling 💍 Hand shapes & rings March 3, 2021 – Posted in: blog, Jewellery Styling Series

Hi I hope you enjoyed my last blog about matching materials with your skin tone. Today, I want to share with you some insight on shape. The shape of your hands and your face do have an impact what which jewellery pieces will look good on you. Before I get started, I want to add that there is no ‘best shape’. Your hands and fingers are perfect. Let’s talk about hands & jewellery The cut…

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Jewellery image styling series: Materials and skin tone February 2, 2021 – Posted in: blog, Jewellery Styling Series

For the next few weeks, we will be bringing you edu-blogs to share insight on how to perfectly style your jewellery. Did you know that your skin tone, shape and clothing should be considered with care when you reach for your jewellery box or go jewellery shopping (our favourite)? We will be going through jewellery image styling with you. Let’s start with: Different materials for different skin tones A quick trick to figure out which…

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Jewellery Care at Home Part 3 May 30, 2020 – Posted in: blog

POLISH YOUR PEARLS LIKE A PRO We have always maintained that pearls should not be reserved for high days and holidays, and nothing takes the lull out of lockdown quite like glamming it up with your favourite string, ring or pair of earrings. Of course, frequent wear means you may have to spend additional time on jewellery care. And since you won’t be able to visit our store for professional jewellery care until we reach…

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Jewellery Care at Home Part 2 May 7, 2020 – Posted in: blog

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO SHINIER, SPARKLIER STONES Just over 5 weeks after finding out we’d be confined to our houses for an undetermined period of time, we’ve settled into lockdown living like the rest of our South African ‘siblings’. And, except for those precious three hours of outdoor exercise that has been embraced by just about everyone with a pulse, most of our days consist of working, cooking, eating and – let’s face it –…

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Jewellery Care at Home Part 1 April 24, 2020 – Posted in: blog

KEEP YOUR BLING LOOKING ITS VERY BEST If you, like us, have been glamming it up at home during the mandatory Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa, you may have noticed that your favourite jewellery pieces are starting to look a little worse for wear. Yes, constant hand-washing and sanitising are definitely recommended for preventing the spread of the virus and other germs, but it can also wreak havoc on your jewels, since water, soap and…

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Our Bespoke Jewellery Designers Are Still Operating Online April 6, 2020 – Posted in: blog

  SHOP ONLINE Even though we’ve had to close up our custom jewellery shop in Cape Town to ensure our staff’s health and safety (and comply with government regulations), we remain 100% at your service, thanks to the wonder of the internet and a little something called Zoom. From now until lockdown is over, Penchant owner and head designer, Jackie will be doing custom jewellery design consultations. To book a free consultation, simply choose a…

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