The worlds most famous diamonds

Diamonds are the world’s premier precious stone. Their rarity and beauty combine to elevate them to a position of high esteem that is unmatched by any other precious gems. While diamonds, in general, are very rare, far rarer still are the large and flawless diamonds that have gained fame as cherished gifts given with love, or as spoils of war taken by force. Here are some of the world’s more notable examples: » Read more..

An Engaging Topic

Engagement rings are typically given by men, to their partners as a symbol of lasting commitment to eventually a marriage. It is traditional however, for a woman to ask a man for his hand in marriage on the rare 29th February, every four years on a leap year. Sales of engagement rings to suit a manly hand must soar at the beginning of each leap year! » Read more..

Costume Jewellery

Costume jewellery in the form that we know it, came into existence properly in the Art Deco period during the 1920s and 1930. However, it actually has a history that dates back around three hundred years, when jewellers started to create pieces that were made from coloured glass to look like gemstones. These were made for women who weren’t wealthy enough to own real precious metals or gemstones but wanted to recreate the look of the ladies “at court”. » Read more..

The Fascination of Diamonds

Nature has produced many types of precious stones, but diamonds have a special place among them. The only other material that can rival them in mysticism is gold. Diamonds can bind the gaze of almost every person; many women view diamond jewellery as the ideal gift. Fascination with them sometimes seems supernatural, so what makes this type of gemstones so extraordinary? » Read more..