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Apr 2015

Finding the Perfect Wedding Ring – Chapelle Jewellery


The wedding ring symbolises eternal love in a never ending circle – a love that has no beginning and no end. So where do you start when on the hunt for the all-important wedding ring? The team at Chapelle have put together a list of do’s and don’ts to guide you on your way…

The advice starts when buying an engagement ring! 
Carefully consider how a wedding band will sit alongside it. The team at Chapelle advise against solitaire diamond rings with a ‘twist setting’ as this will restrict the wedding band options available to you.

Gold or platinum?
Whichever you prefer, Chapelle always recommend the wedding band is made of the same alloy as the engagement ring. The two rings are going to sit alongside each other for many years, so it’s best to try and choose the same alloy for consistency and overall appearance.

What about the groom?
Fellas, trying on rings may seem a little strange, perhaps daunting! So here’s some points to make the process easier…

First of all, look at how a white metal ring looks on your finger and compare it to yellow gold; you don’t have to have the matching style to your partner, so choose whichever you prefer.

Ever considered a cobalt wedding ring? This metal is white in colour and is harder wearing than gold. Although it will still scratch and show wear, cobalt is a very fashionable choice for modern grooms.

A wide or a narrow band?
Chapelle jewellers will never rush you when you’re choosing a wedding band to sit next to your engagement ring – so try on different widths to see which you prefer (you might be surprised). Brides-to-be often choose a 3mm band, but don’t feel restricted to this!

Usually grooms choose wider bands, but there’s really no rule. Chapelle recommend that both bride and groom try various widths, to see how they look and feel. Don’t forget, you don’t need to choose a matching pair!

What on earth is a profile?
There aren’t many to choose from but it can be confusing when you’re first asked which ‘profile’ you prefer. The profile is the shape of the band, it’s not complicated but we’re sure you’ll have a preference!

A ‘court’ wedding ring has a slight curve on the outer and inside edges; it’s often referred to as being a comfort fit as it sits so nicely against the finger.

A ‘D shape’ band is exactly what it says; it’s slightly curved on the outside but flat on the inside.

Outwardly, court and D shape bands appear the same as they’re both curved on the visible side but you may like the feel of one more than the other. The difference may not be obvious, so try them both on and see if you have a preference.

A ‘flat court’ shape is the opposite to a D shape; the outside of the band is straight and the interior slightly curved. The addition of a bevel edge finish to a flat court ring is proving very popular with grooms who are seeking a modern finish.

Diamond set or plain wedding band?
It all depends on the design of your engagement ring and how much bling you like! By far the most popular choices are the plain bands but the team at Chapelle suggests trying on a few options and explore the whole range!

To sum up, you need to feel comfortable with your selection and the team down at Chapelle are always on hand to give help and advice if you should need it. But just remember, you’re going to wear your wedding ring for the rest of your life, so spend some time getting it right, and the rest, as they say, will be history…

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Apr 2015

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Mar 2015

The Works - Easter Bonnet competition - win £500!


In celebration of Easter, The Works are running a fantastic Easter Bonnet competition and there is a whopping £500 worth of prizes to be won!

You can pick up everything you need at The Works to create your Easter Bonnet, so visit your local store, start creating today and you could be in with a chance of winning an egg-cellent prize.

To enter visit: and follow the instructions to enter our competition.
Could you be “The Works Easter Bonnet Star Creator”?

Our Easter Bonnet competition is open to everyone! If you enjoy getting creative and don’t mind yolk-ing around with art & craft materials, then you can upload your bonnet here. Whatever your age, skill levels or style, we want to hear from you!


All our entries will be judged by a surprise guest judge who will help us to pick the lucky winners!

First Prize:
• The Works gift card worth £100
• Feature on The Works 2016 Easter signage.

• A flyer in your local store and a blog post sharing your fantastic creation

Second & Third Prize runners up will receive:
• The Works gift card worth £50 and £20 respectively
• A flyer in your local store and a blog post sharing your fantastic creation




Terms and Conditions
Closing date for entries is 26th April 2015.

1. The promoter of the Easter Bonnet Competition is The Works Stores Limited.
2. Competition entrants must be UK or ROI residents, excluding employees of The Works Stores Ltd and their families.
3. Entries must be sent as a jpeg digital maximum file size 1MB. Online entries accepted only.
4. Entries must be received by 26th April 2015.
5. Entrants under the age of 16 must have permission from their parent or guardian, who must also agree to the Terms and Conditions.
6. All entries will be judged by a panel to select 1 winning entry per category that, in their view, is the most deserving of the competition prize.
7. The Works reserves the right to use any entries to market the competition or showcase the work. This includes, but it not limited to, website, email, press, social media and printed materials.
8. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere.
9. The decision of the Judges is final. Neither correspondence nor discussion concerning any decision shall be entered into.
10. The winners will be notified by email within 30 days of the competition closing date.
11. The 1st prize for the 3 winners is £100 The Works gift voucher, which can be redeemes in any of The Works stores. The prize is non-transferrable and there is no cash alternative. The voucher is not redeemable on the website.
12. There are 2nd and 3rd runner-up prizes.
13. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time and to cancel or amend the competition if for any reason we believe it cannot be conducted fairly or in accordance with these Terms and Conditions because of events beyond our control.
14. By entering the competition entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
15. If the winners do not respond within 14 days, The Works will select an alternative winner.

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Mar 2015

'I've Shopped Till I've Dropped' Costa Coffee


Pop into your local Costa and share with us your little moments of happiness.

Whether you want to sit back, and relax with an ‘I’ve shopped till I’ve dropped’ moment, or get the latest with a ‘tell me everything’ moment, our expert baristas are on hand to skilfully ensure your coffee is just how you like it. That’s why we’ve been voted nation’s favourite coffee shop for the fifth year in a row, promising your favourite moments are filled with top-notch coffee.

Come in store today to enjoy your favourite coffee moment with the nation’s favourite coffee shop, we can’t wait to see you.

Source: In independent surveys of the British coffee shop market published in December 2010, December 2011, December 2012, December 2013 and December 2014 by Allegra Strategies, Costa was voted Britain’s favourite coffee shop brand for the 5th year running.

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