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Choosing the Right Company for Recycled Diamonds

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“A Diamond is Forever” so much in fact, that we can’t outlive them. These stunning stones have now created an investment opportunity for companies to introduce them back into the jewellery market. Let’s take a look at the process behind buying a recycled diamond. What are recycled diamonds? Diamond recycling has been is growing in popularity, but what does it actually involve? As a mined diamond will last forever why not introduce it back into the market? This is exactly what diamond recycling is. Recycling a diamond can drive down the overall cost of the jewellery item. The diamond has…

The Worlds largest Fancy Blue Diamond to be Auctioned

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THE CULLINAN DREAM – THE WORLD’S LARGEST FANCY INTENSE BLUE DIAMOND ESTIMATED $23-$29 Million The Cullinan Dream is the largest Fancy Intense Blue Diamond ever to be offered up to auction, with a value estimate of US$23m – US$29 million. The 24.18 carat diamond will be auctioned as the centrepiece of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction on 9 June 2016 in New York In June 2014, Petra Diamonds announced the discovery of a 122.52 carat blue diamond from South Africa’s Cullinan mine, which was cut into four notably sized diamonds, of which the Cullinan Dream is the largest. Cullinan is one…

Understanding everything about Blue Zircon Gemstones

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Some History and facts Zircon including hyacinth or yellow zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. The crystal structure of zircon is tetragonal crystal system. The natural color of zircon varies between colorless, yellow-golden, red, brown, blue, and green. Colorless samples that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamonds and are also known as “Matura diamond”. The blue colored zircons are known as Blue zircon. Today we will also discuss about buying a guide of blue zircon stones, also the wholesale guide to understanding the quality of blue zircon! The name derives from the Persian…

Rings of the Gallaxy: The Milky Way

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Trying to come up with something the world has never seen before can sometimes take a little time. Ideas come and go, but sometimes, something will just keep bouncing around in that firing mind of mine. I started messing around with a few concepts over a recent weekend. As the old Mastermind saying goes: “I’ve started so I’ll finish”. So here you go… The Sun Ring Filled with light and energy to power a solar system for 12 billion years. Gaze into this orb to get lost in it’s mystical magic. The Ring of Mercury Named after the Roman deity…

20 signs that you’re addicted to jewellery

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1) You love the big brands. 2) The price tag does not matter. 3) Your search history is packed with jewellery related pages. 4) You only buy a particular precious metal. 5) Your jewellery item is designed to make you become a collectable. 6) You have a realisation that fashion jewellery means you are in control. 7) You love hand made jewellery. 8) You’re thinking about taking up a jewellery course. 9) You can’t go out any where without at least one item of jewellery on. 10) You dress to match your jewellery items. 11) You enjoy buying accessory jewellery.…

12 crazy places you may have lost your engagement ring.

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You have searched high and low, far and near. But you have lost that solid band of precious metal given to you by your dearest, closest, most cherished person in the world. That’s right, you have lost the engagement ring. Hold on… wait a second. I may be able to help. Check this list first before you go out of your mind trying to find it. 1) The kitchen sink or somewhere near the kitchen sink. 2) The shower shelve or shower tray. 3) Your bedside table, possibly on the floor near the bedside table. 4) On top of the…

Asrgems – ‘Never compromise on quality’

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Specialising in bespoke, custom made ring designs let me introduce you to Asrgems. What could be more romantic than designing and owning your own unique ring, made solely for you, or have your husband surprise you with one. London-based company Asrgems offers a beautiful collection of affordable ring designs, available to order through the website. Asrgems creates and sells contemporary, classic and exquisite jewellery for all occasions. Maybe you have been thinking about that perfect engagement ring for the love of your life? A wedding ring perhaps to make that magical day complete. What about an eternity ring, or maybe…

Minimal clothing – Maximum Jewellery!!!

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Jewellery is fast becoming the height of all fashion. It begs the question, is it the clothes that make the outfit or is it the jewellery? Do you dress according to the jewellery you wish to wear or choose your jewellery to match your clothes? Celebrities, as we know are the leading influence in our fashion today while jewellery has taken the industry by storm! High profile celebrities wearing different types of jewellery seem to be in every magazine, and, as with clothes, dictate the rise of certain trends. I think we would all agree that as much as a…

Mad about cufflinks

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We have been searching the web high and low to bring you some of these amazing cufflink designs. We know you will love these. A brief history of cufflinks Cufflinks are used to secure button shirt cuffs and may also be an item of jewellery for men. Cufflinks can be manufactured from a variety of different materials, such as glass, stone, leather, metal, precious metal or combinations of these. Securing of the cufflinks is usually achieved via toggles or reverses based on the design of the front section, which can be folded into position. In addition, there are also variants…

Crazy creative ring designs that will make you smile.

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We all love a classic beautiful ring on our finger but have you ever thought about wearing a ring that’s designed to make a statement about you? A ring that may not in many eyes be considered beautiful but speaks volume and is certainly eye-catching!! In this gallery, I have featured some of the most eccentric, expressive ring designs you could imagine! All of which are unique and although not necessarily for everyone may inspire your distinct personality, connecting with an individual’s creative side. Happy browsing! Credits with thanks Bottle opener ring Bunny ring Key ring I love you, in…

Pandora or Trollbeads

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Outlined by silversmith Soren Nielsen in Denmark in 1976, the first Trollbeads were eccentric silver charms with an opening through the center that could be hung on a bit of calfskin. The dots were initially sold in the adornments store of Søren’s and Lise’s dad (Svend Nielsen) in Copenhagen. In 1987, Lise opened a second store in Lyngby. In the 1980’s Trollbeads presented a chain with a bolt that could be physically evacuated and afterward reattached, making it workable for the end client to explore different avenues regarding diverse dot blends themselves. Individuals adore the style of Trollbeads. The glass…

8 Alternative engagement ring ideas

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Women are notoriously hard to buy for, especially when it comes to engagement rings. Poor men all over the world generally sweat bullets over the expansive options and the prospect that they might get the wrong one. While “diamond” and “engagement ring” has been the traditional option, our culture is shifting and alternative options to diamond engagement rings are becoming the norm. Each woman is unique, and her personality and interests should be reflected in the ring that is bought. While an alternative engagement ring may be infinitely more difficult to choose, a well thought out and planned option can…

The ruby is one of the most valuable gemstones in the world

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The ruby is one of the most valuable gemstones in the world. And the gemstone experts at QP Jewellers want to look at the what, where and how behind this ubiquitous, red gemstone. The ruby is one of the four ‘precious’ stones, along with diamonds, sapphires and emeralds. The value of rubies comes from its rarity and its rich, red lustre. But where do they come from? What are they made from? And how are they mined? Understanding all of this will help you understand even more about this beautiful, important gemstone and its place in the jewellery world. What…

INEDIT is above all a state of mind

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INEDIT… The story of a passion. INEDIT has been designing and crafting jewels since 1984 in a workshop based in Rouen. The jewellers have an experienced team of designers, jewellers, setters, polishers and gemologists who thrive on bringing perfection to each item of jewellery created. Every jewellery item is unique because they are crafted by exceptional artists reflecting the French traditional jewellery Know‐how. Gemstones and diamonds used for each item of jewellery are carefully selected and fully certified. Every stone is unheated and used without any kind of treatment. INEDIT have been awarded Two of the most prestigious professional labels:…

Megan needs a new home

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Competition time!!! Melina Jewellery would like to give Megan a new home to a lucky winner for valentines. Meet Megan: The wrath of Zeus Imagine! They dared to disobey me! Me! Zeus! God of the sky and supreme ruler of the Olympian gods! Yet I was clear, was I not? Did I not tell them their fate should they displease me? But displease me they did. And so I punished them – those clouds that failed to part when I wanted sun; the moons that hid themselves on those many occasions when I wanted to make love. And now they…

Prints charming jewellery

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The fast growing trend of fingerprint jewellery is becoming increasingly popular, particularly among women. Could any other keepsake hold such an intense Beauty and sentiment than a stunning piece of jewellery imprinted with a loved ones fingerprint? Prints Charming is a company that specialises in exquisite jewellery designs, inspired by the beauty of what makes us distinctive. No two individuals would ever posses identical fingerprints. This company also caters for men, producing items such as cuff links and leather style bracelets! Prints Charming was launched in March 2011 by Kathryn Caterer, who, after having her daughter decided to take on…

The Spirit of Silver

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It is believed by many spiritualists that the colour silver represents intuition, imagination and illusion. It is traditionally thought that silver is associated with mystery, femininity and female power, holding spiritual meaning, that of the moons energy, linked with what some describe as female energy. It is believed by some that silver is a powerful spiritual precious metal that contains healing and health boosting energies. Many spiritualists suggest it can be incredibly beneficial in the release of physical, emotional and mental balance. Often used as a form of natural healing with problems such as period pains and hormonal imbalances. Silver,…

The Online Jeweller That Puts Their Customers First

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Have you ever been at the receiving end of a retail service and thought to yourself, “I could do this better?” That’s exactly the story behind TheDiamondStore.co.uk, now one of UK’s most popular online jewellers. Only eight years ago the e-tailer’s CEO, Gary Ingram, was shopping for THE ring. Like all men who’re about to propose, he wanted the diamond to be perfect. But as most guys who’ve shopped for an engagement ring know, the process can be gobsmackingly confusing. “How many times can you go back to a jeweller to ask questions, before it gets embarrassing?” An engagement ring…

Science says couple-selfies are changing humanity

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Has the ourSELFIE replaced the selfie? Science says couple-selfies are changing humanity Selfie-sticks, “trout pouts” and the iPhone 6 selfie-timer have positioned the selfie as part of the norm. Would you even glance at a couple taking a selfie anymore? The answer is no, and it shows that selfies are no longer just a fad. Research now suggests selfies will radically change humanity, and weirdly, the lovey-dovey “couple selfies” or the “OURSelfie” seem to be the key. Recently 400 people answered a survey regarding their romantic behaviour on social media, as part of TheDiamondStore.co.uk and Venture Studios #BritainsGotLove campaign. The…

Colour Your Christmas

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In my house it is universally accepted that Christmas hasn’t arrived until you have seen the coca cola Christmas advert on TV. After that, it is permissible to start playing Christmas tunes, planning presents, Christmas dinner and contemplating outfits for Christmas Day and the plethora of Christmas parties that will occur. Although we are already in the exciting build up to the big day, this year I wanted to introduce you to a concept which may strike some as slightly unusual. Like most people, when attending any kind of event I try on a host of outfits and then seek…

Show the Eternal Bond with your Partner with Diamond Rings

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Diamond Rings for Life Diamond rings are a gift that will last a lifetime. No other gift can provide the beauty or the elegance that a diamond ring can. When she receives a ring that is adorned with beautiful diamonds that will take her breath away, no other gift will compare. It will be a gift that she will cherish for the rest of her life. There are many occasions in which a diamond ring can create a memorable event that will last as long as the ring will.  Engagement Rings When it is time to propose to the girl…

Spooky happenings – Halloween Jewellery

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According to various sources Halloween is one of the most popular holidays second to Christmas. There are lots of ideas and views on what Halloween really portrays and what really is the story behind the holiday. Halloween has always entailed mystery, magic and superstition. The modern celebration of Halloween is a descendent of the ancient Celtic fire festival called “Samhain”. It was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth on that day. By the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween had become a popular community-centered holiday with spectacular parades and town-wide parties. this was and still is, great entertainment…

Putting the sparkle into Bonfire Night

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The Autumn / Winter season is here, hooray! This is categorically my favourite time of year, jammed packed with parties, festivals of various shapes and sizes, warm cosy knitwear and the alluring aroma of mulled wine. One of my favourite events in this quarter of the calendar is the spectacular sparkling occasion, Bonfire Night. There is nothing better than wrapping up in your warmest jumper, coat and woolly hat and heading off to a local firework display with friends and family. For all you non-Brits reading, this is where we celebrate that our Houses of Parliament wasn’t blown up by…

Masters of Modern Jewellery

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BEETLES+HUXLEY based in London, is a gallery that specialises in modern Jewellery. Their designer portfolio includes some of the leading masters of the 20th and 21st centuries. You can visit the gallery next time your in London and see some of the exquisite jewellery designs they have on offer. In 2014 the BEETLES+HUXLEY gallery established a new department specialising in Jewellery, this has been well received by the general public and masters of jewellery designers. The gallery also holds up to 15 exhibitions per year. Some of the jewellery designers include: DISA ALLSOPP, ZOE ARNOLD, HANNAH BEDFORD, LUZ CAMINO, GURMIT…

A diamond in the rough

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For centuries we have established techniques and perfected ways to cut gemstones. With the goal of creating an even tone and colour, faceted gemstones are carefully crafted to bring out their colours with striking effect. Does it seem strange that some crafter’s have overlooked this tradition and created a range of gemstone jewellery that promotes the “raw” and original look of a rough gemstone? The phrase A diamond in the rough is a metaphor for the original unpolished state of diamond gemstones, especially those that have the potential to become high quality jewels. It is more commonly expressed in the…

Amethyst – The Royal Gemstone

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Beyond being purple and the birthstone for February, most of us would admit to not knowing a great deal about amethysts. Their beauty and popularity is as strong as ever but we’re happy to give you a full run-down of the facts behind this attractive purple gem. Shape and Cut An amethyst must be carefully cut to give the gemstone a complete and even tone. Otherwise the violet colour that we all love within the gem can be uneven or not present enough to allow for a deep and powerful shade of colour. Amethysts are also transparent, so the setting…

Stunning September Sapphires

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Welcome readers, to the spectacular month of September. That fantastic watershed between Summer and Autumn where you can just as easily find yourself reaching for your bikini and sun lotion as much as be pulling out the fall knitwear. This month is particularly dear to me as it is my birthday month, and with that in mind, I am excited to share with you some fantastic September sparkles featuring my gorgeous birthstone, the Sapphire. When it comes to jewellery I tend to pick my pieces dependant on my mood, and I am particularly drawn to designers who take their use…

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