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Every woman deserves a bling ring – what is also called the right-hand dress ring. But you do not necessarily need to spend a bomb on it. Jewellery is a luxury purchase. Nobody ‘needs’ jewellery. We need the basic amenities of life: food, shelter and clothing. We live in challenging times where there is no respite from bills and mortgage and there is negligible wages growth and job uncertainty. It is no surprise that synthetic jewellery has become very popular. This includes synthetic diamonds. Indeed, De Beers, the world’s largest diamond miner, has launched its own range of synthetic diamonds.…

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Jewellery, along with accessories in general, are one of the most effective and useful parts of the wardrobe; capable of turning an average and unexciting outfit into a unique and eye-catching ensemble. This is particularly important in glamorous and affluent circles where the way that you look and the impact that you leave can have a big impact on your relationship with a given individual. With this in mind, it seemed appropriate to put together a short guide on how to utilise luxury jewellery in a way that grabs and holds the attention of those around you. As formal events…

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Earth, wind and fire are set to be big news this summer, and sadly I don’t mean the 1980’s R&B band, but the major jewellery trends for SS19. Inspired by mother nature, this summer’s finest jewellery is reminiscent of flora, fauna, the sun, moon and stars. This season is all about bold, brave new shapes that will transform your look – often easier said than done. We’ve taken on the elements, so to speak, and featured items that will transform the avant garde catwalk jewellery into wearable, budget friendly, trends we can all enjoy. Yes, shells are back for summer!…

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It contains better properties than a diamond… It is a million times rarer than a diamond… But it costs just a fraction of the typical price of a diamond… Introducing, the Amora Gem. In the last few hundred years, there have not been many moments within the jewellery business that could truly be considered a revolution. That is, of course, not until now. Compared to averagely graded diamonds and moissanite, the Amora Gem contains far better properties but is in fact, neither a diamond nor moissanite. So, to better understand what it is exactly you are buying, let’s dig a…

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Few watches pack as much of a punch as the Rolex Day-Date ‘President’ watch. Love it or hate it, the Day-Date is, quite simply, one the most iconic timepieces the world has ever known. With Rolex themselves referring to the Day-Date as the ‘Ultimate Prestige Watch’, you can be sure that the makers – and wearers – of this watch mean business. Most readily recognised in yellow gold, the Day-Date is hardly discrete. But that doesn’t mean it’s not subtle upon closer inspection. Moreover, while sometimes interpreted as aggressively conspicuous, the Day-Date can name an impressive selection of personalities amongst…

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In an article published in InColor (ICA Magazine) and then republished by Jeweller Magazine, the great artist gem cutter Victor, Tuzlukov concludes: “I dare say that those who are brave enough to pursue quality in faceting and grading will make history”. Indeed, I bet on this way too. Since the birth of the world, minerals, precious stones and diamonds have been dealt. However, they only become desirable in Occident since the first well known merchant, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, brought some Golkonda diamonds back from Persia. Diamonds more than famous today, such as “The Regent” (Louvre Museum, Paris) or “The Hope”(Smithsonian Institute,…

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Launch your website and start getting traffic and sales. Launching your new online jewellery store in todays internet driven society is the relatively easy bit. Getting traffic, engaging with your customers and getting sales is the hard bit. It can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. Although peoples buying habits and social media use are changing rapidly you have to constantly change the way you reach out to your audience. This is our first steps SEO guide, the must haves to get your company getting traffic and being found online. 1: Set up and install Google Analytics This provides you…

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For most of us getting married is a once in a lifetime event and it could be the first time that you have needed to hire a photographer. They are different from other people that you hire on the day because of how they get involved. The cake, the flowers and the venue may all be gone at the end of the day. However, the photos will last a lifetime. When you look for a photographer, you are looking for social skills, creativity, professionalism and quality. Start looking early Booking your wedding photographer should be one of the first things…

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Hans Wilsdorf, the co-founder of Rolex, had a motto he lived by: “Produce nothing but beautiful work.” And quality was no less a concern of his than beauty, for on every Rolex watch to this day is inscribed the iconic Rolex durability guarantee: “PERPETUAL.” What gives the very name “Rolex” such an indescribable mystique today? The answer to that lies in the history behind the more than 100-year-old watch company. Why is Rolex the watch to have for businesspersons, professional divers, sports enthusiasts, Hollywood’s elite, and the affluent in society? Again, you have to take a look at the past…

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It’s a new year, and with all things new, we need to first “clean out” the old as well. So here are some general tips on managing your collection of jewels that you have bought and inherited. Over a period of time, we inevitably gather jewels – precious, semi-precious, synthetic, that have been handed down to us from generations past and we simply do not know whether they are of much value. Or they may be jewels that are purchased over many years and we have outgrown them. Who hasn’t got a few strings of pearls (or at least we…

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Precious jewellery such as diamond rings or wedding rings, although fairly robust, should be carefully looked after to maintain its quality over time. During everyday wear, your jewellery can get damaged, chipped, marked and sometimes diamonds can become loose. You can avoid this by checking your jewellery regularly or taking it to a professional jewellery to cary out an inspection.  With the right care your valuable keepsakes will maintain their lustre and sparkle for a lifetime. See some of our tips below to ensure your jewellery is kept in perfect condition. 1. Inspect your jewellery on a regular basis. 2.…

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You will see on many jewellery retail websites a raft of trade organisation logo’s and links displaying a companies association or membership with online trade buying groups or organisations. There are many reasons for this type of practise which include: 1: Brand Confidence and Trust Being associated or a member of a trade group can give your customers the impression that you are a trustworthy brand. Being linked to well known companies, such as, GIA or The responsible jewellery council gives an immediate impression of legitimacy. This provides a feeling that you’re dealing with a company that is known or…

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Diamond consumers, especially millennials, expect more from their diamond retailer than just the piece of diamond jewellery. They want to be assured that the diamond they are purchasing does not support any conflict, terror or illicit activities. Furthermore, they are keen to know about the pathway of that diamond from being the diamond rough out of the mine to the piece of jewellery in the shop. The diamond industry in recent years has been responding to these needs in different ways and the process continues to evolve. Early developments The earliest need for the industry to trace the pathway of…

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The Christmas season is truly magical: the world is bathed in warm, twinkling lights, everywhere you look shop windows and homes are decorated lovingly and beautifully, and not a child walks by without that excited sparkle in their eyes. This time of the year offers the perfect setting for a romantic marriage proposal – the globe has turned into a winter wonderland, so why not hijack it as the backdrop for your proposal? Go on, make this Christmas a double celebration for your friends, family and, especially, your partner. There really is no good reason not to propose during the…

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The truth about engagement rings Proposing to your significant other is a momentous occasion. It’s no wonder that there’s so many different opinions on what ‘should’ or ‘should not’ be done, or what an engagement ring ‘should’ or ‘should not’ look like. Perhaps one of the most prevailing myths surrounding engagement rings is how much you should look to spend. In this guide, we will explore the different variations attributed to various rings that can alter the price range, and find out what should really be the focus of this iconic purchase. Myth #1: You should spend a certain amount…

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Bikers have different tastes and preferences for rugged and unique accessories, which they can wear on their hands. The most prevalent accessories among the bikers include leather jackets, wallets with chains and biker rings. Most bikers prefer sterling silver bold rings because of a cool quotient feature displayed by these rings. These rings also match with their form of gaming and require little maintenance, unlike other accessories. These biker rings are in most cases made of gold, sterling silver or have some chromatic designs on them. Read below to see how you can select sterling silver bold biker rings. Gothic…

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What is important for you when choosing a diamond – the colour, clarity or size? Do you understand how these impact upon the price? What safeguards should you have to ensure that you are getting what you paid for? Imperfect information sources of the customer I have always witnessed customers grapple with understanding the 4Cs (Cut, Colour, Clarity, Carat Weight) of a diamond and their influence on the price of the diamond. Unfortunately, the customer has limited or incomplete information. They are not expected to be knowledgeable or experienced, hence they obviously rely upon the salesperson to provide that knowledge.…

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The Gold-Dipped Natural Rose is created as a timeless symbol that will last a lifetime. This 24k Gold Rose by Love Picker stands beyond the usual idea of love gifts, making it amongst the most cherished rose that could be offered. Each rose is grown naturally, and dipped in certified 24k gold so that they will never die. The gold dip rose will always be with you to remind you of the love your partner or loved has for you. Real live flowers die quickly, but the beautiful, gold dip roses are a timeless symbol or your love. Every Love…

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Pearl buying is not as simple as picking the first thing you see in the store. Ideally, you want to look for something that is high quality and goes good with your wardrobe and dress style but without breaking the bank. There are many things to take into consideration when choosing pearls, such as the size, appearance, color, type, the location it was grown in and the way it was cultivated. To ensure that you will make the best choice possible, here’s a short guide to help you find the perfect match. First, Let Us Talk Type The first thing…

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If you choose to follow Harry and Meghan’s example, then you need to start looking for a ring for your husband-to-be. Finding stylish men’s rings is a lot tougher than finding wedding rings for women. While a lot of men like wearing jewellery, your fiancé might not be interested in sporting a flashy ring. To ensure that your wedding band is something that your husband will comfortably wear you need to consider a few things. The Perfect Fit The fit of the ring is very important. If the ring keeps sliding off or is too tight, your husband might end…

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In the third of a series on exploring diamond shapes, we discover the beauty of the Princess cut diamond. We hope that this series helps you select that ideal diamond shape for your finger. Shape & characteristics The Princess cut is a square shape whose facets reflect the brilliance of a Round Brilliant cut and hence, are ideal for those who like the brilliance of a round but prefer a square shape. It was first introduced in the 1960s. Its precursor was the ‘Barion cut’ invented by Basil Watermeyer. However, the Barion cut was like a radiant cut with clipped…

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Serendipity Diamonds Launches New High Street Jewellery Showroom Serendipity Diamonds have opened their brand new High Street showroom. The new store, located in Ryde on the Isle of Wight is the latest development after more than a decade selling diamond jewellery online to a global client base serving the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Started in 2007, the online diamond jeweller opened their first showroom in 2010. Their latest showroom takes a fresh approach to jewellery—merging their online experience with a contemporary boutique environment. “We’re very excited to make Serendipity Diamonds far more accessible to the public,” says…

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At a time where weddings are becoming more and more competitive, it’s no surprise that costs too are on the up. Recent research, by personal loans company Likely Loans, has revealed that many believe that the most they would spend on a wedding to be in the region of £10,000. In reality, wedding costs soar to an average of £27,161. Calculations have shown that in 2018 some estimated 16,000 couples are expected to turn to credit or to take out a loan to finance at least part of their perfect day.  The investigation has uncovered that whilst 20.9% of men…

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Autumn Fair is the season’s No. one marketplace for the retail industry. Comprising 13 diverse sectors, including Fashion, Accessories & Jewellery, Autumn Fair is the Gateway to the Golden Quarter in 2018, the place where over 24,000 retailers come and source 200,000+ new products for the festive period and spring season. Autumn Fair is also the opportunity to discover the trends of what will sell in 2019 and get ahead of the competition, gain retail insight and bucket-loads of inspiration. This year Autumn Fair welcomes over 180 suppliers within the Fashion, Accessories and Jewellery sector and it will also launch…

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IIDGR, part of the De Beers Group of Companies makes a very welcome return to the 2018 edition of IJL. Whilst De Beers is known throughout the international jewellery community as a supplier of rough and cut diamonds, the IIDGR division specialises in supporting the industry through its educational programmes, supply of synthetic diamond detection equipment and laboratory-based diamond grading facilities. Offices in Maidenhead, Antwerp and Surat, IIDGR have greatly extended their reach into the UK market, and now enjoy close commercial ties with many leading UK jewellery organisations, manufacturers and jewellery retailers. “Our main aim is to support the…

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The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT) – (Public Organisation) advises consumers to only purchase diamonds and diamond jewelry with certification from leading laboratories after CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, remarked at its 2017 annual congress that increasing amount of synthetic diamonds are being circulated in the market. Ms Duangkamol Jiambutr, the director of GIT revealed that due to the high popularity of diamond among consumers and its high price point, other diamond simulants including natural gems such as colorless zircon and colorless sapphire as well as synthetic diamond are being used as diamond substitutes. Moreover, the production of…

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Origins:  Step cuts are among the oldest cuts of diamond in the world. The first ever diamond that was cut was the ‘Table cut’ – which was a step cut diamond. They first became prominent in the early 1400s, long before the Round Brilliant cut. Types of Step cuts:  The most popular Step cut is the Emerald cut diamond. Other types of step cuts are the Square Emerald cut and the Asscher cut both of which are square in shape compared to the Emerald cut. Besides these there are Baguette cuts which are usually thin and rectangular (but not with…

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Goyam Diamond Institute Pvt. Ltd. is a leading institute in Surat, India; since 1999, providing quality education in manual and 3D CAD training. The different short-term & career courses offered cover a vast array of knowledge related to the field. It’s the first private training institute in Surat which provides training in jewellery design, and the only Institute who give professional level training in manual & CAD Matrix 9.0 on campus & online. Goyam is also an authorised training partner for Gemvision Matrix- a world leading jewellery design software. Goyam always update their courses to stay a step ahead of…

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Independent French jewellers, Jaubalet Paris, have opened their first office within the UK. Based in London Mayfair, their London office is the first of the Parisian Jeweller’s UK location and marks the company’s successful venture across international waters. Jaubalet Paris was launched in 2008 with a mission to provide high end custom luxury jewellery that perfectly captures the exquisite French artistry. With each piece being uniquely crafted to each individual’s needs and tastes, no two pieces of Jaubalet Paris’ jewellery are the same. To ensure that this sense of individuality is awarded to each and every jewellery piece, Jaubalet Paris…

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FIYAH Jewellery is running a student design competition this summer with students participating from Birmingham Academy of Jewellery, Glasgow School of Art and Central Saint Martins among others. The competition is held to help budding jewellery designers and artists advance their work.  FIYAH supports superb craftsmanship and students that are passionate and enthusiastic about creating jewellery. The brief is to create or design a piece that is unique and has personal symbolism. The competition is open to all students aged 17 or over, the winner will receive £1000, and a selection of submissions will be displayed in a virtual exhibition space.…

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