Platinum and 18kt White Gold are the two most commonly used metals for the setting of engagement rings, wedding rings and other pieces of jewellery. Whilst these two metals may have a very similar appearance, they do have unique benefits and proprieties that are very important to compare and consider when deciding upon the choice of metal for your valued piece of jewellery. The main factors to consider is the difference between Platinum and 18 karat White Gold in terms of purity, appearance, weight and comfort during wear, durability, scratching during wear, and of course comparative cost of both metals.Read More
20 Sep 2017 17:19:46
30 Aug 2017 19:27:28
Diamond tennis bracelets are a classical and elegant piece of jewellery that is appropriate to be worn with any style from casual daywear to evening glamour. Sparkling beautifully yet modest, classic but still fashionable, a diamond tennis bracelets makes a very simple yet striking addition to any outfit.
Originally called line bracelets or in-line bracelets, the term ‘tennis bracelet’ originated after the 1987 US open tennis tournament when famous ladies tennis champion Chris Evert’s diamond bracelet broke during her match. Evert asked match officials to stop play in order that she could find her diamond bracelet and this search was watched by millions of television viewers worldwide. From this famous incident the name ‘Tennis Bracelet’ was born. It describes a flexible bracelet made of metal, generally gold, which is set with a row of exquisite small diamonds around the whole band. The bracelet falls close to the wrist making it very comfortable to wear and totally secure,
15 Aug 2017 18:04:21
If you are planning to buy a diamond engagement ring there are a number of things to consider before you make a purchase. We have put together this guide to advise you through the process and help you make the perfect choice.
Learn about diamonds:
To begin shopping for a diamond, you need to have a basic understanding of how diamonds are classified. Remember that diamonds are evaluated according to the four ‘Cs’. These are: carat, colour, clarity and cut. By understanding these qualities you can determine which traits are most important to you.
To get a quick guide to diamonds you can visit our DIAMOND EDUCATION page, but if you are serious about purchasing the perfect ring then we will talk you through all the information you require.Read More
1 Aug 2017 12:44:59
Treating a piece of diamond jewellery with the utmost care will ensure that your precious gems will maintain their beauty and sparkle to last a lifetime. It is even more important that if this piece of jewellery is a diamond ring that you take suitable care of this precious stone. The reason for this is that whilst diamonds are famed for being one of the most durable of stones, diamond rings can soon attract dirt due to factors such as the oils on our hands, the dirt on surfaces and items that we touch, and the hand creams and lotions that we use whilst wearing the ring. Allowing dirt to collect on your diamond ring can make this virtually indestructible gemstone very quickly lose its natural beauty and sparkle.Read More
22 Feb 2017 18:34:38
The 1920s and 30s was an age renowned for glitz and glamour, Hollywood movie stars, Flapper Girls, the Charleston and the Great Gatsby. During this era of ‘The Roaring Twenties’ the modernist style of ‘Art Deco’ was born and was the very first internationally recognised style revolution influencing fashion, jewellery, interior design, buildings etc.Read More
29 Sep 2016 10:24:06
From Round and Marquise, to Pear and Asscher, there are so many diamond cuts to choose from when purchasing an engagement ring for your partner. However, there is little denying that Princess cut diamond rings are one of the most popular options. In fact, it is the second-most popular diamond engagement ring for women all over the globe, behind the Round Brilliant cut. People all over the world have clearly fallen in love with this beautiful diamond cut, and below we are going to take a look at the different reasons why.Read More
27 Jun 2016 14:27:19
Have you considered a black diamond ring or a necklace adorned with stunning black diamonds? This is an unusual choice, yet one that is undeniably striking. These diamonds lend themselves well to the popular gothic style, yet they can also be suited to modern jewellery as well. And, one of the great things about black diamonds is that they are more affordable than the other colours that are available, and this is because there is a relatively low demand for them.Read More
16 Nov 2015 14:13:12
Fancy yellows are the most popular of all natural coloured diamonds. They are also the most commonly produced fancy coloured diamonds. It is estimated that around 60% of all natural coloured diamonds belong to the fancy yellow category. There are many misconceptions regarding fancy yellow diamonds and they have often been mistaken as a ''common'' coloured diamond or as a rare gem. This has led to a lot of confusion and misconceptions in terms of categorization.
The majority of yellows are located just below the centre of the value scale. At the upper end of this scale are some exquisite vivid diamonds that have reached up to 6 figures or more per carat in actions.
2 Sep 2015 08:52:00
Searching for the right deal for a diamond engagement rings in Hatton Garden could get somewhat tricky! So many things to consider, where does one start? Well, if you don’t have any knowledge and haven’t encountered an experience in buying diamonds – then you might want to start off by reading “Basic knowledge about the diamonds 4cs link”
Now shopping in Hatton Garden is not at all stress-free – let’s begin by saying that approximately 300 of the businesses in Hatton Garden are in the jewellery industry and over 55 shops represent the largest cluster of jewellery retailers in the UK.Read More