Christmas Cheer

Thursday 8th November 2018

T'is the season to be jolly. It's that time of the year again. Where did the year go? "The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree The presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other" - Burton Hills On average, British families spend more than £800 on food,drink,decorations and gifts over the festive season. We all know that Christmas is the time for giving. If you are looking for an unusual Christmas gift, having a 3d crystal made up for someone you love, is a present that will keep on giving well after Christmas has come and gone. It is amazing how people around the world celebrate Christmas in different ways. Climate has a huge impact on how we…

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Halloween

Friday 28th September 2018

" Some people are born for Halloween and some are just counting the days to Christmas" -Steven Graham Jones Here's to the kids! This is the time of year for families to have a bit of ghoulish fun and dress up in scary costumes and masks .To go from house to house shouting "Trick or Treat?" It is a time to stock up on your favourite sweets and chocolates, at your neighbours expense. Should you be given a piece of fruit or a health bar, ensure you have a really good trick for the offending neighbour. For the folks! keep them safe. It would be great to encapsulate these memories of those outlandish costume in a crystal for prosperity and to remind you…

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Season change

Friday 24th August 2018

"A baby is a blessing, A gift from heaven above A precious little angel To cherish and to love" - Unknown Wow what a great summer we have had this year! Picnics, walks and fun at the coast were the order of the day.I am sure cold drinks and ice cream sales have hit a new high. Soon it will be time to turn the clocks back again and this will happen on Sunday 28th of October. Prepare to give the universe the hour back she gave you in March. Luckily most smart phones and other modern devices update this for us automatically,…

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Summer, a time for wedded bliss.

Thursday 12th July 2018

" In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to love" - Lord Tennyson We believe that there are 5 distinct phases that lead up to a couple getting married.Please let us know in our comments space below, if your opinion differs from ours? They are as follows: Attraction - This is the initial stage and may include evoking a liking for someone. This may not only be on a physical level. Couples are drawn to each other for a host of reasons, mutual interests, personality, shared values etc... Generally it would be a combination of a number of these things. Dating - This is the phase where couple get to know each other a little better and generally there is…

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The Cross

Monday 18th June 2018

"There are many paths but only one journey" Naomi Judd They say a picture paints a thousand words, so it goes without saying that images of our dearest and most loved, bring to the fore a plethora of emotions and memories. We were recently approached by Ann Sutton to engrave an image of a cross into a crystal. The picture was not of any ordinary cross, but one that was split into two pieces. We at Fine City Crystals asked ourselves "why would anyone want an image of a broken cross encapsulated in Crystal?" After reading Ann's story we understood why. The back story of this cross is fascinating and inspiring. What follows, is a synopsis of the story behind this particular cross, as…

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Fathers Day 2018

Friday 4th May 2018

"My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him" - Clarence Budington Kellard Dad, Pop, Pops, Da, Dada, Papa, Padre, Father or just "The old man" Most people have a unique way they refer to their father and this of course in many different languages, as well. It doesn't really matter how we address our fathers, it is the emotion we feel when we mention our patriarch that is important. The word "Dad" is believed to have originated way back in the 16th century. A little know fact about fathers day is that the official flower to celebrate this day is a rose. A red rose if your father is living and a white rose if he has passed…

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Monday 16th April 2018

Encapsulating memories can mean many different things to different people. Most of us would like to preserve the memories of things that impact our lives. This is borne out by the numerous photographs we take each day, where we add hundreds ,if not thousands of images to our storage devices. Every now and again we take a real special image, at a real special time, of a real special person or pet, that we would really like to keep for ourselves, or for someone dear to us. Traditional portraits and canvas prints are great, however can be quite expensive and time consuming. A fairly inexpensive way of capturing these images is in high quality crystal. The process is quick and easy and there…

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