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Apologies for breaking my promise ~

Apologies for breaking my promise ~


First of all I would like to apologise for breaking my promise. I said I would send a newsletter in a month or two and I haven’t sent one for quite a few months now.

It’s been a crazy year: it all started with the MAD About Jewellery Exhibition in New York. I worked six or seven days a week to prepare for the event which went really well. When I came back I continued to work hard on all the commissions. Thank you for keeping me so busy. I love what I do, and I feel like I am living my purpose when creating and making jewellery which I see “continuing to live its life on you”. 

In summer I had more time off work than I was originally planning … lots of time with my family, seeing relatives and friends.

When I was about to start preparing for the upcoming events later this year, we decided to make my daughter’s dream a reality… After 2 years of her asking every single day for a puppy, we have bought one, a beautiful little white wolf. I, being very thoughtful about everything read a lot about having a dog, training, exercise needs, characteristics of the particular breed we were about to buy ~ but I missed reading all about having a puppy. And I must say it’s been quite challenging to do anything but “puppy”… so, lots of slow time which I really struggle to enjoy… I am so much used to running that I have somehow to learn how to slow down, stop.


Well at least it is getting easier now, and I have been able to come back to doing what I love the most. I love to create these little pieces of jewellery; they carry such emotion and deep meaning and are really nice to gift. They have wonderful power to help us feel confident.

Upcoming events


NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR | 13-16 October
Thu, 13 Oct 2022, 18:00 – Sun, 16 Oct 2022, 16:00
Victoria Baths, Manchester

Don’t miss the largest and most established selling event for contemporary craft in the North!
Now in its 15th year, the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2022 sees the return of 200 of the UK’s finest makers to Victoria Baths, Manchester’s iconic heritage attraction. Buy unique, handmade, made-to-last pieces for you and your home direct from the maker, or perhaps commission something special. Exhibitors have been carefully selected for the quality of their work and to showcase a variety of craft with glass, jewellery, interior and fashion textiles, ceramics, prints, furniture, lighting & more.

As well as an on-site cafe, the stunning Edwardian-tiled interior will also be the backdrop for installations and workshops and, new for 2022, GREENGRADS, a selling exhibition of UK graduates engaging with eco-issues.

 

ELEMENTS FESTIVAL 28-30 October
Lyon & Turnbull 33 Broughton Place Edinburgh EH1 3RR

Elements returns for 2022, bringing together forty-six of the UK’s finest Jewellers and Silversmiths for a selling fair, exhibition and series of events at the stunning showroom of Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh. From silver vases glittering with flecks of gold, to colourful, three-dimensional sculptural jewellery, Elements celebrates the vast range of expert craftsmanship and innovative design of makers from across the UK.

For the first time, award-winning work from the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) Competition, will be showcased in Scotland at Elements. The exhibition will feature a beautiful selection of work by some of the UK’s most renowned designers and craftspeople, alongside a display of drawings and jewels to celebrate the vision, skill and extraordinary legacy of GC&DC Lifetime Achievement Award winner, the late Dorothy Hogg MBE, on loan from The Goldsmiths’ Company Collection.

New Stockists


DIANA PORTER

33 Park St, Bristol, BS1 5NH, UK

THE STORE AT MAD

The Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle 
New York, NY 10019, USA

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Outrageously Gorgeous Gold

Outrageously Gorgeous Gold


Pure Gold

Pure gold never loses its lustre; it never tarnishes; it always keeps that bright, immaculate presence. But…! this is only true when we speak about pure 24 carat gold. What do I mean by that? Well, gold used in jewellery is seldom pure gold for various reasons such as softness, durability, brightness, and price etc. Other metals (alloys) are added to gold to increase the toughness and hardness of the metal, to alter the colour i.e. white gold (palladium or silver) and rose gold (copper) and in the case of lower carat gold, to lower the cost.

 

Carats (ct)


Each type of gold has a different purity level.
100% pure gold is 24 carats
Lower caratages contain less gold:
22 carat gold is 22 parts pure gold and 2 parts alloy
18 carat gold is 18 parts pure gold and 6 parts alloy.
14 carat gold is 14 parts pure gold and 10 parts alloy.
9 carat gold is 9 parts pure gold and 15 parts alloy.
In UK for gold to be called ‘gold’ the lowest caratage level is 9.

 

Tarnish


Gold in its purest form doesn’t tarnish, however gold alloyed with other metals, allows some tarnish to develop over time.

The higher the level of alloy, the more likely the gold is to tarnish: it won’t look quite as bright as it once was, because the ‘foreign’ metal causes it to tarnish. Silver, copper, nickel and zinc are metals that oxidise in contact with air, and when added to gold, dull the gold’s surface. 

The smaller amount of other metal, the more the gold retains its original rich lustre.

It’s all a matter of proportion, as above ~ 

 

Appearance and cost


18ct gold is classic, traditional, and rich in appearance. Since 18ct gold is almost pure it is significantly more expensive than other types of gold. Compared to a 14ct gold ring, which looks similar but is not quite as bright or saturated, an 18ct ring will cost perhaps twice as much.

If you prefer luxury, durability and practicability, then 18ct gold is a great choice. 

Agneta Bugyte jewellery uses mostly 18ct yellow and white gold ~ because it’s the best gold option for my jewellery: it has the richest, most luxurious, deep colour, which looks gorgeous on black patinated silver. Also, because it’s almost pure there is a very small chance of tarnishing.

 

 

The white gold I use in my work is 18ct and has a high palladium content: this makes it whiter than 18ct white gold and it doesn’t need rhodium plating. The high palladium content it is more precious, and unlikely to tarnish, as palladium, like gold, also doesn’t tarnish. That means that your jewellery will sparkle for generations to come.

A very important factor in my work is its longevity. Pure gold dug up in mediaeval hoards has the same brilliance it had when it was buried, hundreds of years previously. It is often the silent gleam that catches the attention and excitement of the finder. 18ct gold is the best option for my jewellery. It has a rich and luxurious depth of colour, and is the optimal blend for practicality and allure.

Gold Is The Ultimate In Luxury. Solid gold jewellery is an investment that will remain glorious for your whole life, and will continue to glow for generations, so before you make a purchase it is wise to educate yourself on the different standards of gold available and bear in mind that purer gold ages beautifully! 

 

 

 

Don’t forget that you can always renew your jewellery if you don’t like the present look. If you own Agneta Bugyte jewellery it can be checked, polished and renewed once a year free of charge.

Want to know more about the differences of different gold purity levels? Press here to read more.

 


A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS

I have something very special coming up for Christmas, look out for my next newsletter in November!

 


CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DATES

Commissioned pieces take three weeks to make: please be sure to order in time. The latest order date for made-to-order pieces for CHRISTMAS delivery is Friday 29th November.

My last day for posting CHRISTMAS orders of available ready-made jewellery is Friday 20th December. If you need something for a specific date please contact me, as I may be able to prioritise your order.

(It is all about UK delivery!)

Please contact me for Europe & International delivery queries.

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I would be grateful if you could help me

 

I would be grateful if you could help me


 

So while most people have had more quiet time than usual I been very busy, busy as never before, working on all my goals. Working on forming them into reality. I have decided that NOW, in these unpredictable times, is the best time ever to do everything I was thinking and dreaming of for some time. I am so excited to share all the exciting news with you about what I’ve been up to – just to mention one thing – some even finer pieces with diamonds to complete my collection. I have been working harder than ever on refining and improving. In my ‘to do’ list I had written that I want to offer more to my customers, so I hope you will be as excited as I am to see what I will have to offer for both men and women. But about all the exciting news a bit later, in my next newsletter.

 

 

 

I have been thinking a lot. I would like somehow to give more. I wondered if you might give me some ideas – what could I do better, what more I could offer/give? Whatever it might be – range of products, delivery costs, returns, warranty, repair service, whatever really, even if it sounds crazy, please I am really open for any ideas… What stops you (if anything) from buying my beautifully made, refined-to-perfection jewellery? I would be grateful if you email me on info@agnetabugyte.com with your thoughts.

 


 

The last orders are available to buy until 14th August to be posted on 15th August before I take a holiday. Finally I will have some time to spend with my family, experience lots of adventures and enjoy the wonderful summer. I will also learn a new skill and as always work little bit. All the orders after the 14th August will be posted on 8th September. I am sorry for any inconvenience it may cause you.

Look out for my next newsletter with lots of exciting news. In the meantime I want to wish you wonderful weather, a beautiful summer and lots of different experiences to cherish.

P.S. Let me know your ideas on what could I do for you, and how can I give more.

 

 

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