It’s time for our very special Autumn competition and this time Mode have decided to give you something extra special; you could WIN this beautiful Fossil watch!
All you have to do to enter is visit our Facebook page and become a fan by clicking ‘like’ at the top of the page. Full details are on our Facebook page and the draw will take place on 22nd September 2012.
Good luck everyone!
Very exciting news at Mode this month – we are now official stockists of Fossil Watches! The full collection is on display instore and online. We have both ladies watches and gents watches, from the most popular collections including the beautiful Ladies ‘Stella’ and ‘Jesse’ range and Mens ‘Machine’ and ‘Grant’.
The stylish modern feel of the whole Ladies Fossil range really makes them perfect for wearing on a special night out or all day at work (or both for a Friday!). Same with the gents range, all of which are great weekender watches that also look great with a shirt (and tie if you must).
Something we get asked a lot about at Mode is how to care for your jewellery. We thought we could write down a few tips to make sure you get the best from your new jewellery and how to keep it in its best condition for years to come.Hopefully you will find it useful!
The metals that jewellery are generally made from - silver and gold - are two of the most valuable and precious metals around. They are also classed as ‘softer’ metals, so can over time be damaged and scratched through bad storage or from day to day wear.
To ensure you keep your earrings, rings, pendants or bracelets shiny and perfect, it is a good idea to store each piece of jewellery separately to prevent them from knocking and scratching each other.This will keep them ready for the next big night out and prevents those nasty necklace tangles that take a whole evening to sort!
Being careful with your jewellery will ensure that your purchase lasts a lifetime. Avoiding knocks or drops will prolong the life of your jewellery – but don’t worry too much, we all want to wear our jewellery after all so enjoy it!
Chemicals, air pollution and other abrasive liquids such as hairspray, creams, toothpaste, deodorants or household cleaning products can discolour and tarnish jewellery. Tarnishing can easily be combated by polishing but for very soft metals like 18 and 24ct gold, over-polishing can actually remove tiny amounts of metal from the surface of the jewellery. Many people notice their 18 or 24ct gold becomes (very slightly!) lighter or thinner (e.g. a ring) over many years – over-polishing is one of the main reasons.
The best way to polish a piece of silver or gold jewellery is lightly with a soft jewellery polishing cloth. This removes chemicals, pollutants or abrasives that build up from wearing the jewellery and help keep that lovely shine.
Another method for cleaning silver and gold jewellery is with ultrasonic waves. This harmless treatment restores your jewellery to perfect condition by shaking off all the build-up of tarnish and dirt. Mode Galleries can provide this service – just pop in and ask!
Good storage and regular (but light!) cleaning of your silver or gold will keep the jewellery looking perfect for years to come, but if you are ever in doubt it’s always best to ask your jeweller for advice. Jewellery should last a lifetime, and it can if you look after it well!
Hope this helps,
from all at Mode
Summer's here (or so we’re told anyway!) and we at Mode have been adding some new designers to our boutique which we think are perfect summer wear (or ideal to combat the summer blues!).
Trollbeads are designed in Denmark and come in a huge selection of fun, symbolic and pretty designs all perfect for creating a sunny summery look for that perfect afternoon out or perfect afternoon in staring at rain on a coffee shop window.
Our selection is both online and in our Castle Douglas boutique, Dumfries & Galloway. Why not pop instore and build your perfect charm bracelet sometime soon – we can give style tips to match your Trollbeads to an outfit or event, and always provide a very friendly service to all our customers! Hope to see you all soon.
Have a good summer, from all at Mode.
Our latest Sheila Fleet collection ‘Swallows’ is now instore. Inspired by the breathtaking acrobatics of swallows darting about during the Scottish summer, Sheila has created a number of beautiful sterling silver enamelled pieces depicting the birds mid flight, dancing around the skies.
Mode have the ‘Swallows’ collection instore and online now, along with other wonderful Sheila Fleet jewellery from her ‘Wild Grasses’ and ‘Morning Dew’ collections.
You can see the pendants and earrings online or in our jewellery boutique, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway.