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What makes a piece of jewellery an heirloom?

What makes a piece of jewellery an heirloom?

My grandmother often told me stories of how her mother had distributed her jewellery. Her collection was divided into 14 lots, each lot numbered, and little pieces of numbered paper were folded and placed into a basket. They went from oldest to youngest, each picking...
How do engagement rings work? 

How do engagement rings work? 

The perfect love story does exist — you go to a fancy ball, fall in love, she loses a stiletto and you search the island with her lone shoe to make her yours– but maybe only in fairytales. In real life, at least on this sunny island, falling in love means...
What makes a ‘good’ coloured gem? 

What makes a ‘good’ coloured gem? 

Well…‘good’, ‘better’ and ‘best’ are all subjective! I know you’re probably hoping that I’d be able to give you a list of qualities/ attributes to look out for, but how can you quantify the beauty of rare gems into a checklist?  Unlike Diamonds’ 4 Cs, coloured...
Do engagement rings have to be Diamond?

Do engagement rings have to be Diamond?

Nah, that’s just what De Beers wants you to believe. Diamonds aren’t the traditional part, but rings are! Ancient Egyptians used to construct rings out of braided reeds and wore them on the fourth finger of the left hand, just like today’s modern customs. A circular...
How does coloured gemstone pricing work? 

How does coloured gemstone pricing work? 

Everyone knows about Diamonds’ 4Cs — Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat; but how do we grade and price coloured gems? First of all, coloured gems are very different from Diamonds. If I were to draw an analogy, buying diamonds is like buying a piece of land — you...
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