End of sporting year ideas

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The Olympics are nearly over and Usain Bolt has quite probably placed himself as the most talented athlete of all time. Who knows how long it will take to find someone who could achieve the remarkable record he has set on the track? On a local level, many sporting teams are also coming to the end of their own seasons. Often the year end presentations amount to the handing out of trophies or … [Read more...]

On Sale Now

We have limited stock of the following products and they are all priced to clear. 50cm sterling silver 'GM' necklace 7.5mm wide, 33g - ONE available - $160   60cm sterling silver curb necklace 6.9mm wide, 81g - One Available - $400   19cm curb bracelet with filigree padlock 6.6mm wide, 23g - TWO available - $115   9ct Yellow gold Eye of Horus … [Read more...]

Men’s Chains on a Budget

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Today I had a lady enquire about buying a gold chain necklace for her partner. She had a budget of around $500 to $800 and was determined to find something in that price range come hell or high water. We normally recommend that a necklace for a man is at least 5mm thick, anything less than that can lack masculinity. As men would usually wear a necklace around 55cm to 60cm in length, the minimum … [Read more...]

Young Girls and Marriage Breakdowns

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How can you stay close to your daughter when time and distance push you apart? A charm bracelet may just hold the key to her heart. The separation of parents can make it more difficult for fathers to maintain a close relationship with their daughters. It normally means you will spend less time together and sometimes you may even live at a distance that makes regular face to face visits … [Read more...]

Online Jewellery Stores

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Today we are taking a look at the pro's and con's of shopping at an online jewellery store. Pro's Lower Pricing Online stores have lower overheads than their retail store rivals and often can offer much better pricing on the same or similar jewellery. Retail stores often have very high markups to compensate for the 50% off sales they seem to run every two weeks. Online stores tend to keep their … [Read more...]

Recycle your Jewellery, but be careful.

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What do you do with old jewellery you no longer wear? Maybe you have an old gold chain necklace that has broken and it sits at the bottom of your drawer gathering dust. Why not consider selling it as scrap and use the money to buy something new? (or pay down your credit card) This seems like a good idea, as even broken jewellery has a value for the precious metals it contains. Jewellery … [Read more...]

50% Off (half price) Scams

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50% off - WHAT A BARGAIN! - NOT! Have you ever wondered how the major jewellery retailers can have a 'half price' sale every two weeks and NOT go out of business? We will lift the lid on these legal but immoral practices that are designed to fool the consumer (you) into thinking that you got a great deal when in fact you didn't. Fact 1 Retailers buy direct from a manufacturer or wholesaler … [Read more...]

About Chain Me Up

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Chain Me Up has emerged in the jewellery market as an expert in custom-made jewellery chains and charms made in solid gold, silver and sterling silver. In early 2010, Chain Me Up was just a small online store selling a limited variety of gold and silver chains for bracelets, anklets and necklaces. Ross Fraser is the founder of Chain Me Up, and his 10 years of experience working for a local … [Read more...]

Real Customer Service

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Fantastic service, great product, I ordered a chain and received a call not long after from one of the members of staff who was processing my order. He enquired about the size necklace I was after (custom order) and said it would be too small and advised another size. Turns out he was correct, and the new size fits like a dream. I was so grateful for the call, and pleased to see they care about … [Read more...]

Stopping The Scammers

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Our previous article focused on securing an e-commerce website against hacking. This article addresses the ways you can reduce the chance of fraudulent transactions being successful (in a bad way!) Our website sells silver and gold jewellery, a desirable commodity for potential scammers. They seem to think that is ok to steal from anyone without a thought to the consequences of their … [Read more...]