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Heart Shape for Romance

Heart Shape for Romance

01/08/2017 0
Of all diamond cuts and shapes the heart shape cut is the most symbolic. Though often associated with pendants and necklaces the heart shape cut is still rare in diamond design, making it all the more special for the recipient or wearer.With an unknown history the heart shape cut came into fashion in the seventeenth century. A famous portrait of The Gonzaga Princess, by Frans Poubos in 1605 showed a prominent heart shape jewel at the centre of a cluster of precious stones. Later, in 1655, Jean-B...
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Cushion Cut a Modern Choice

Cushion Cut a Modern Choice

01/08/2017 0
Many people see the popular cushion cut as a modern, technological advance. In fact the opposite is true. The vast majority of cut diamonds in the 19th century were cushion cuts and though replaced by the more technical cutting inventions the Cushion cut still appeals to those looking for a vintage or antique style.Also known as the ‘Pillow’ or ‘Candlelight Cut’, the cushion cut was named as the rounded corners on the square or rectangular diamond resembled a cushion. The...
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Emerald Cut. Traditional, Elegant.

Emerald Cut. Traditional, Elegant.

01/08/2017 0
There are 11 different, main cuts of diamond. Each one has a different set of benefits and appeal, and history. Some are new inventions, others hugely traditional. The Emerald Cut was in existence 500 years ago, when diamonds were cut in the “table” shape.The art Deco movement, in the early 1920s in Europe and USA, is associated with the cut, but the name stems from the gem stone cutting, of the actual Emerald, that suited the shape and consistency of the diamond. When Rennie Macinto...
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Jewellery Insurance: Something You Need to Know

Jewellery Insurance: Something You Need to Know

15/05/2018 0
Protecting Your Jewellery Most of us have, at some point had some dealings with insurance companies, whether home insurance, car insurance or jewellery insurance. Often, these dealings aren’t particularly enjoyable. Needless to say, insurers are in the business of making sure they mitigate as much of any loss as possible, which often comes back to you, the premium payer, taking the hit.We’re not saying all insurance dealings are like this, but there are some practices out out, which ...
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Engagement Ring History and Culture

Engagement Ring History and Culture

24/05/2018 0
Where is the Romance? Lately engagement rings have lost some of their romantic qualities, especially with stories of extremely public break ups, law suits and auctioned off rings. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called their engagement off after a series of arguments from which there is no return. Liam has however told Miley she can keep the ring, unlike one case where an ex-couple have gone to court over the ownership of this valuable piece of jewellery. But that’s just it, the tradit...
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Keeping the Engagement Ring: The Rules

Keeping the Engagement Ring: The Rules

22/04/2018 0
  If it All Comes Crashing Down Celebrity engagements are always high profile and a failed engagement perhaps even more so. It is not a big secret that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called it quits (again). It is also well known that Miley Cyrus is keeping the 3. 5 carat Neil Lane engagement ring, though her proposed marriage to Liam Hemsworth has been called off. So in these situations the question has to be raised. If it all goes wrong who is keeping the engagement ring?Liam Hemswor...
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Dentistry: Diamonds May Be The Future?

Dentistry: Diamonds May Be The Future?

14/05/2018 0
The Many Uses for a Diamond We all appreciate the beauty and elegance of a diamond ring or pendant. For thousands of years diamonds have been associated with gifts, luxury and sparkling, exquisite splendor. Over the last few years, though, they have shown their true ability to impact on other areas of our life, and today’s research suggests that might just be dentistry.Diamonds have been used in engineering, pollution monitoring, aerospace and the treatment of skin and eye complaints since...
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Engagement Rings Taking Care of Your Ring

Engagement Rings Taking Care of Your Ring

29/08/2017 0
Engagement Ring Care is Essential Engagement rings are such an important asset. You have probably waited a long time to get yours and now you have it the responsibility that comes with it may have left you feeling a little daunted. This is an expensive ring, you’re not only emotionally attached to the ring you’re also now responsible for the care of the expensive gem to ensure it doesn’t get lost or damaged.Keeping it in good condition is vital as you will probably be passing y...
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Engagement Ring Styles: A History of Beauty

Engagement Ring Styles: A History of Beauty

23/05/2018 0
Engagement rings have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. In fact, the Egyptians were the first culture we know of that used rings as a symbol of future betrothal. For them, the circular band symbolised both passage to the man’s heart and eternal love. Throughout the ages various engagement ring styles have been used to symbolise love and dedication, with both the Romans and Greeks using engagement rings to cement both passionate and political marriages.The concept of an e...
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Engagement Rings - Folklore

Engagement Rings - Folklore

15/07/2017 0
  Ancient Engagement Ring Folklore The wearing of engagement rings goes back throughout history and has roots from across the world. According to various folklore stories and history from around the world, there have commonly been deep symbolic meanings and mystical qualities involved with engagement rings in past cultures.  Where It All Began The ancient Egyptians were one of the first cultures known to have used the engagement ring as a symbol of the union between lovers. While the w...
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Changing Traditions - Who Pays For The Ring?

Changing Traditions - Who Pays For The Ring?

24/05/2018 0
Changing Traditions Proposals and wedding ceremonies are rapidly changing as society evolves and changes. There are absolutely loads of wedding traditions, both intricate and huge, but people are now adapting their weddings and engagements to fit in with their own lives and personalities, and changing traditions.One of the most controversial changing traditions in recent years, is the splitting of the cost for the engagement ring. As soulless and unromantic as this may seem to some, is this the ...
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Ring Savings: When to Start?

Ring Savings: When to Start?

24/05/2018 0
  Saving For an Engagement Ring? In recent news it would seem that even guys are preparing for married life years before the event. We have all heard the stories of young women having every detail of their wedding planned out from since they were small children.But the recent trend for young and single guys to start a ring savings plan, even though there is no guarantee it will be ever used is a new one.  Good Preparation or Wishful Thinking? Well, there is no such thing as being overl...
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300 Sandwiches. The way to a man's heart?

300 Sandwiches. The way to a man's heart?

29/08/2017 0
300 Sandwiches for a Ring. An American blogger has caused a huge backlash in the USA with her blog 300 sandwiches. There is outrage at the absurd concept that a women in her mid-30’s will do anything for an engagement ring. For example make a sandwich a day for her boyfriend until she hits 300 sandwiches and then he proposes.Let’s bear in mind that as well as being a New York Post journalist the blogger in question is also gorgeous, talented and confident. She also seems to make a me...
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Italian Jewellery Earrings and Bangles

Italian Jewellery Earrings and Bangles

24/05/2018 0
Italian jewellery history really begins around three thousand years ago. This was the time of the Etruscan civilisation who loved to create stunning jewellery that in many people’s eyes cannot be beaten. There are three periods of jewellery from this era. The first is closely linked to Egyptian jewellery; the second have Greek influences and the third showing a period of decline.  Italian Jewellery Designers Had a Passion for Gold The Etruscans loved jewellery, men and women adorned r...
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Jewellery Trends of 2013

Jewellery Trends of 2013

24/05/2018 0
Jewellery Trends and Fashion With the summer catwalk season ending we thought we could take a look back at the jewellery trendsof the Spring and Summer of 2013. The Fashion Weeks of New York, London, Milan and Paris were infused by an extensive mix of classical designs and ultra-modern pieces, waif styles or warrior princesses and retro and revolution. Taking all these different looks its apparent there have been a wide range of almost conflicting styles from every fashion show and designer this...
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