Welcome to our blog

With regular updates about new designs, events, and exhibitions, as well as explanations and musings from the workshop, this page will keep you in touch with all the latest about Jon Dibben.

Win a Workshop Experience!

Posted by Jon - 19 October 2018

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Crowning Glory...

Posted by Jon - 31 August 2018

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Hannah's Wish List

Posted by Jon - 13 July 2018

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Chris’s Top 5 Jewellery Buying Mistakes!

Posted by Jon - 20 June 2018

If you can forgive me the awful tabloid ‘click-bait’ headline which I couldn’t resist, I think I’ve actually come up with a few things to say which might be worth bearing in mind as you go skipping, wide-eyed and innocent, into the waiting jaws of the first twinkling jewellery retailer to catch your eye.

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Everyone’s talking about … GDPR…

Posted by Jon - 22 May 2018

Have you noticed an increase in emails asking you to re-subscribe to mailing lists? You may even have reached a point of ignoring and deleting them just from overload. Understandable, but ironic, because the businesses sending them, with the plan of complying with new laws (General Data Protection Regulations) would hate to think that doing so would possibly halve their mailing lists!

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A CAD Life

Posted by Jon - 16 May 2018

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Easter Opening Hours

Posted by Jon - 29 March 2018

Easter Opening Hours

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MACDESA: A Fairtrade Success Story

Posted by Jon - 03 March 2018

Fairtrade’ is a term and brand we are all very familiar with here in the UK.  It started with bananas and swiftly grew to include more products that we regularly put in our shopping baskets including tea, coffee and chocolate. Fairtrade gold has been going from strength to strength since the first shipment of South American gold in 2011, through to 2017 when the first African Fairtrade gold came to the UK from Uganda. 

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The Power of Fairtrade

Posted by Jon - 27 February 2018

Why Do We Need Fairtrade?

90% of the global gold labour force are small-scale miners, characterised by high levels of poverty, exploitation and a lack of basic human rights. Poor and vulnerable men, women and children work in hazardous conditions with little or no health and safety measurements. The unskilled and often ignorant use of toxic chemicals poses severe risks to the miners, their communities and the environment. Small-scale miners rarely receive a fair price for their product.

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Win a Hamper Full of Fairtrade Goodies

Posted by Jon - 21 February 2018

As you know, we are proud supporters of the Fairtrade Foundation. When we decided to run a competition and give away some Fairtrade products, we reached out to our fellow Fairtraders and they responded magnificently.  Just look at these four hampers - ready for you to win!


We were originally slightly overwhelmed with the generosity shown, but then again, we shouldn’t really be surprised.  After all, to be licensed to use the Fairtrade logo means that we have all made a commitment to the well-being of others. 

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