Search

The Jewellery Design Process – An Example Walk Through

The Design Process - An Example Walk Through It's very important when designing a piece of jewellery to consider the impact of all possible aspects of the piece - for example;The taste of the wearer.The ring size, and the particular finger the ring is to be worn on.Other jewellery that will also be worn with the piece - how the pieces…
 

Fine Jewellery… What is it?

Fine jewellery is a term used to define quality jewellery. Generally it is considered fine if it is made in precious metals such as yellow, rose (pink) or white golds of 14k and above, or platinum. It is debated whether or not 9 or 10k gold should be included in the category. I would consider that the more recently utilised…
 

Engagement Ring Diamonds… Large or Small?

Large or small? What a question!If you want a pink diamond for example, you may have to accept a small one; over 90 per cent of the worlds pink diamonds come from the Argyle mine in Western Australia, where the largest pink produced weighed 12.76 carats prior to cutting and polishing(less than 3 grams). The great auction house, Christie’s has…
 

Diamond Weight Calculator

Many of our clients ring up asking about getting diamond jewelry they have inherited remodeled  or the diamonds take out to be used in completely new pieces.  When we are doing new designs, its always helpful to know the measurement of the stones involved.If you can measure your diamond, you can also determine how many carats it is using this simple tool.  Go…
 

How much should I spend On An Engagement Ring

Are you among the legions of love struck gentlemen tasked with locating the perfect ring for your would be bride? Certainly you want to get her something that will make her feel special, but you aren't sure where to go, or even what to spend on the diamond of your choice. Well, you can look in our guide to understand…
 

Understanding Diamond Cuts

Diamonds are some of the most beautiful things produced by nature; as such they should be crafted in a way that enhances their beauty. The weight, source, color and history have a lot to do with the value of a diamond, but it’s the cut of the stone that is it’s most important characteristic. Understanding why the cut is so…
 

Understanding Diamond Grading

The cost of a diamond has a lot to do with its grading, size and rarity. On the case of some more notable diamonds, the history surrounding it can outweigh the other factors and drive up its value regardless of the grade. The things that determine the grade of a diamond or any other precious stone are commonly referred to…