Pure gold. Black gold is created by applying a surface treatment

Black Gold: Is There Such A Thing?

August 29, 2018

Black gold. Is there such a thing? Well, the short answer is “no”. Black gold is something that we are often asked for, probably because there are images of black rings all over the internet, and people (incorrectly) assume that black gold is a thing. Alloys Give Us Different Colour Golds Eighteen carat gold is
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Four uncut diamonds

Uncut Diamonds. What Do They Look Like?

August 25, 2018

What do uncut diamonds look like? This is not something that diamond lovers often think about. These days, we generally only see cut rather than uncut diamonds.  But it is fascinating to think about the history of jewellery and the changing nature of what we think of as being beautiful. When you see an uncut
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Having your engagement ring custom made.

Having Your Engagement Ring Custom Made

June 30, 2018

Your engagement ring is so special. It is symbolic of your love and commitment to each other. It is something that you will wear for the rest of your life. You want your engagement ring to reflect the importance of what it symbolizes. This is why many couples choose to have their ring custom made.
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Royal wedding cemented with an exchange of wedding rings and "I do's"

Royal Wedding Fever

May 26, 2018

Well the royal wedding has been and gone and what an event it was. With hundreds of millions of people from around the world watching, it must have been nerve wracking for those at the centre of all the attention, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. With all eyes upon Meghan’s every look and gesture and
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Proposal ideas: balloons with "marry me" on them

Proposal Ideas: Your “How to” Guide

February 10, 2018

We are often asked if we have any really special or exciting proposal ideas that are sure to elicit a “Yes!!!!” to the big question “Will you marry me?”. Well, I guess the first thing to point out is that we are jewellers. What we do best is make beautiful, beautiful engagement rings! We are
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Meghan Markle's engagement ring a three stone ring

Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

December 9, 2017

Of course the week could not go by without mention of the big news of another royal engagement. Although only announced this week, apparently Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle a few weeks ago whilst they were in Prince Harry’s home in London (Notthingham Cottage at Kensington Palace). And she accepted! So the big question
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Stunning sapphire and trapezoid diamond cut engagement ring

Celebrity Sapphire Engagement Rings

October 28, 2017

When we think of an engagement ring, many of us immediately think of a diamond ring. Why? We have probably all been influenced by the powerful DeBeers marketing campaign that tells us that “diamonds are forever”. A sapphire ring is a beautiful, unique alternative to a diamond ring. A well chosen sapphire is the foundation
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Hearts and Arrows Diamond. This photo shows the hearts effect

Hearts and Arrows Diamond

September 28, 2017

Choosing a great diamond can be tricky. If you have read some of the info on this site you will by now have learnt that assessing how good a diamond is (or isn’t) goes way beyond the 4C’s. Looking at the 4C’s is of course a good starting point. But we need to know a
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Like Meghan Markle's engagement ring, this ring features a cushion cut central diamond, but this one is flanked by two round rubies instead of round diamonds

Amazing Engagement Ring Find

August 12, 2017

The news is often full of stories of the latest celebrity to be swanning around Hollywood sporting an amazing engagement ring. It seems that each ring is bigger and better than the one before it. Where can it end I ask myself? But what has struck me in the news this week are some incredible
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