What are Salt and Pepper Diamonds?

Essentially, they are just white diamonds with many black and white inclusions.  This gives a grey multi-tonal speckled effect, hence the name. They can be really rather pretty, and quite a lovely choice of diamond for people who enjoy different coloured gemstones. Another positive attribute to be mentioned about salt and pepper diamonds is that […]

Morganite

Pretty and pink. Oh yes please. Call me a girlie girl I’ll happily accept, if you’re gifting me a morganite. This precious pink gemstone, named after banker JP Morganite is a Beryl. This is the same family of gemstone as emeralds and aquamarines. Its hues vary from soft pinks, champagne to peaches and browns.  Set […]

How Unique is the Symbol of Your Love?

Some may wear their hearts on their sleeves, but most of us could be seen to express details our lives through our hands. The truths we tell with our hands are unique projections of our personal realities, expressing our personalities, status, love, family life. We are story tellers, gestures, nail care and jewellery denote an array […]

If size doesn’t matter, does shape?

With so many options these days for diamonds of all different characteristics to suit the pocket. Perhaps size and cost are no longer the predominant factors in choosing an engagement ring. Perhaps shape or cut of stone is a novel way to personalise this symbol of love. Through the outlook of how well you know your […]

A Cultured Diamond?

Cultured Diamond

Let’s be honest, Lab grown diamonds have a terrible name. One that implies they are synthetic mass produced fake diamonds. However, a lab diamond is a diamond, just by no means grown over the course of time deep within the earth’s mantle. For many people this might be a predominant factor to loving their diamond. […]

JUICY GEMS

juicy gemstones

Leaves are becoming beautiful shades of rust floating off trees around us. Cashmere woollens in tones of peach to burnt orange are appearing, calling to us in from shop windows. Autumn is here, crackling fires and the sense of excitement of Halloween is in the air. The natural progression of changing colours is evident in […]

Mother May I? Yes, You May!

tennis bracelets

What on earth to gift a mother in law who has everything? Why a tennis bracelet of course! Even if she already has a stack on her wrist another one will only compliment the look. Let’s be honest, diamonds really are a girls best friend. They last forever and greet you with a sparkle to […]

Considering a Carbonado?

Black Diamonds Dublin

Although also quite appealing no, I don’t mean a carbonara. Carbonado diamonds, aka black diamonds are the toughest of all, natural diamonds. The dark, metallic grey to black lustre from these stones have an intriguing allure of their own, quite different to the fire, sparkle, and translucency of a white diamond. Black diamonds have been […]

Pear cut diamonds

pear shaped diamond engagement ring

What is not to love about a pear cut diamond? Pretty, elegant and timeless, pear cut stones have been employed in jewellery over many years. Pear cut diamonds make for popular engagement rings. Victoria Beckham, Anna Kournikova and Katherine Heigl all sport pear cut diamond rings. Below we outline our top tips for buying your […]

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