03 November 2022 3 min read
Searching for the perfect set of hoops to complete your look? Take at glance at our selection of sustainable hoop earrings. From wardrobe staples to night out sensations, we’ve got the pair for you.
Featuring an array of lab-grown diamonds set in solid recycled 14k gold in an elegant curl shape, these earrings are named after Lake Como in Italy, which is synonymous with luxury, glitz and charm.
29 September 2022 2 min read
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20 July 2022 3 min read
27 May 2022 6 min read
To transform stones into the sparkly gems we love, they have to be cut to shape. When it comes to finding a piece of jewellery you or a loved one will cherish for years to come, there’s plenty of different cuts to choose from - each with their own unique flair. So, with that in mind, here’s your ultimate illi guide to gemstone cuts and their meanings...
08 May 2022 5 min read
We don’t know about you, but lately, we’ve been dreaming of a luxury getaway. A change of scenery and a chance to explore somewhere new.
A love of travel and a passion for sustainability are at the heart of illi. So, we’re continuing our series of travel-themed pieces with a look at some of Europe's most luxurious eco-friendly hotels...
18 April 2022 4 min read
Thanks to the efforts of campaigners, people are wising up to the fact that the sparkling gems they admire might have cost more than their jewellery store price tag. We’re talking about environmental destruction, human rights abuses and conflict.
But what are ‘sustainable diamonds’? What does it mean for a diamond to be sustainable or ethical?...
27 March 2022 6 min read
Have you ever noticed the tiny markings on a piece of fine jewellery and wondered what they mean? These miniscule markings are hallmarks, designed to let you know that the piece of jewellery you are buying is genuine. Without them, we’d be clueless when it comes to figuring out what our jewellery is worth...
15 March 2022 3 min read
Here’s to mums. They show up, day after day, tirelessly looking after their families, putting everyone else’s needs first.
It’s time to celebrate them. This year, Mother’s Day in the UK is on Sunday 27th March. It’s a chance for us to show our mothers how much we value them...
28 February 2022 3 min read
Not all jewellery is made equal.
You have your high street costume jewellery, your demi-fine mid range jewellery, and of course your high end fine jewellery.
So, what’s the difference? We take a look at the different options when it comes to choosing jewellery, explaining what makes jewellery ‘fine’, ‘demi-fine’ or ‘costume’...
13 February 2022 4 min read
19 January 2022 5 min read
If you’re looking for ethical diamonds, you may have heard the term ‘blood diamond’, brought into mainstream consciousness thanks to the 2006 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. So, what is a blood diamond? A blood diamond or ‘conflict diamond’ is a diamond that has been illegally traded and used to fund conflict and civil wars. Behind those gorgeous stones sadly lurks an extremely dark, violent history...
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