lab grown diamond engagement rings
Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Rings

Diamonds are Forever but what about Lab Diamonds? Lab-grown diamonds have seen a huge surge in popularity over the past decade. Physically, chemically and aesthetically they are the same as Earth-mined diamonds. Today, lab grown diamonds account for 1-2% of the diamond jewellery industry as a whole....

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Demystifying Gemstone Durability

Here at Voltaire Diamonds we hear lots about gemstone durability on a daily basis, much of which is incorrect and or subject to rumour. Here we look at the basics of gemstone durability and debunk some common myths. Gemstone durability can be defined as a stone’s ability to withstand wear, heat, l...

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art deco engagement rings
Art Deco Style Engagement Rings

Perfect symmetry, clean lines, geometric shapes and striking gemstones are all hallmarks of Art Deco inspired jewellery. At Voltaire diamonds we are lucky to have a vast selection of Art Deco style engagement rings. Here we look at some of the characteristic features of Art Deco design and detail so...

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Top 5 Interesting Facts About Peridot

Peridot …… not just a pretty green gemstone First used as a talisman in the ancient world, peridot has a long-standing mystical reputation. Here are our top 5 interesting facts about Peridot that you may not have known. Fact 1. Extraterrestrial peridot is a thing! Incredibly rare, extrat...

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blue sapphires
10 Interesting Facts about Sapphires

We are lucky enough to have a huge selection of sapphire and diamond rings here at Voltaire Diamonds. The majority of our rings feature blue sapphires, however did you know that sapphires come in every colour but red? You see, sapphire belongs to the gem family corundum and so does Ruby. All of the ...

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Anatomy of a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond
Anatomy of a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond

Round brilliant cut diamonds are famed as the King of the diamond world and are loved universally for their incredible sparkle and beauty. There is however a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to the round brilliant. By far, the most popular and most studied diamond shape, the round brilliant...

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grey diamond
Grey skies, grey days and……grey diamonds?

Most of you will have heard of colourless diamonds, black diamonds, yellow diamonds and maybe even pink diamonds. However what about grey diamonds, and why have they boomed in popularity in recent years? Grey diamonds are somewhat of an enigma. Considered beautiful by many, grey diamonds are rare, m...

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morganite engagement rings
Morganite Engagement Rings

While diamonds are still the most popular gemstone for engagement rings, other coloured gemstones including Morganite are becoming increasingly sought after. The soft pink hues of Morganite make it a subtle and noteworthy choice for an engagement ring. Morganite Engagement Rings Dublin Here at Volta...

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Jewellery Wardrobe Essentials

Classic Stud Earrings You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic stud earrings. Simple, elegant and versatile, you can take these from desk to dinner. Classic Diamond Set Hoop Earrings Whether half or fully set with diamonds, hoop earrings are a wardrobe staple. Casual or formal, this style easily ...

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fancy cut diamonds
Fancy Cut Diamonds

In The Mood for Something Fancy? Did you know that all diamond shapes other than round are referred to as fancy? Here we will break down the top 5 things you should know about fancy cut diamonds. Fancy Cut diamonds can be split into 3 main groups Modified brilliants: Oval, pear, heart, marquise and ...

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Carat Weight what you need to know
Carat Weight – what you need to know

Carat weight may seem like one of the most straight forward 4Cs however there is a lot more to carat weight than meets the eye! Here we cover the most important facts about carat weight and dispel a few myths too. What is Carat weight? In short, carat is the unit of measurement for the […]...

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diamond sparkle
Diamond Sparkle

Here at Voltaire diamonds, one of the most frequent words we hear from our clients when referring to our diamonds is sparkle. Indeed ‘sparkle’ is the operative word, as this phenomenon is what makes diamonds the world’s most coveted gemstone. When it comes to engagement rings, sparkle is one o...

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