The world of jewellery is full of fascinating details and nuances, and one of the most common questions people have is about the spelling of certain words. For example, is it "jewellery" or "jewelry"? Well, the answer depends on where you are. Here at Robert White Jewellers, based in Australia, we use the British spelling of "jewellery."
If you're wondering why your spell-checker is flagging "jewellery" as incorrect, it may be because the default settings are in American English, where "jewelry" is preferred. Similarly, the British and Australian spelling of "jeweller" may also be flagged as incorrect in an American dictionary.
Another word that often causes confusion is "carat" versus "karat." While the two words sound the same, they have different meanings. "Carat" refers to the weight of a gemstone, while "karat" indicates the purity of gold in an alloy. Interestingly, both words have their origins in the carob tree, whose seeds were used as a unit of measurement in ancient times.
At Robert White Jewellers, we understand that every piece of jewellery is unique and personal. Whether you're choosing a diamond engagement ring or designing a custom piece, we're here to guide you through the process and ensure that you have all the information you need. So whether you prefer "jewellery" or "jewelry," come visit us and see what we have to offer.