Different cultures….. Different rings

oriental-wedding

So you’ve given it a lot of thought and you’ve decided you have found the person you want to marry, but how do you propose with a ring or with something else? The earliest known example of a diamond engagement ring being used as a marriage proposal was in the year 1477, when the Arch […]

Unique Marriage Proposals

Close up on man putting on ring during marriage proposal

February is a month well known for marriage proposals, from the bizarre to the brilliant; couples from all over the world have unique ways to signify their love and commitment to each other. With the world of social media and technology we’ve gathered some of the most incredible marriage proposals into a one stop shop […]

The Jewellery of Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor is known as the last major star to have emerged from the old Hollywood era. One of the most iconic things about the amazing Elizabeth Taylor, was the incredible jewels that she acquired mostly from the men she was associated with throughout her lifetime. It is said that when Elizabeth Taylor was born, […]

Rose gold engagement rings

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There is no denying that in the last number of years there has been a huge increase in the popularity of rose gold jewellery, but did you know there is actually no such thing as naturally occurring rose gold. The process to make Rose Gold is done by adding copper to gold to give it […]

Diamonds what and how

how is diamond made

What’s in a diamond? When you see a diamond, generally the first thoughts people have are wow that’s a sparkler, I wonder what the carat is perhaps or even just that’s gorgeous, but have you ever thought how was that made? Diamonds are in fact carbon, in its most concentrated form. Inside the diamond the […]

Rarest Diamonds in the world

At Voltaire we have some truly beautiful diamonds; because of how they are formed diamonds can be some of the rarest gems in existence. Below is a taster of some of the most rare and exquisite diamonds that have been found to date.

Most expensive celebrity rings

Have you ever been looking through a magazine or flicking through the TV and seen what can only be described as a rock on a celebrity’s finger and thought to yourself, wow that’s some sparkler ! With the average person spending between €1,000 to €4,000 its time to sit back and be shocked by how […]

Meaning of Birthstones (Part 2)

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In the first part of our birthstones piece we covered off January to May, missed it? Not to worry just click here to find all about them. June – Pearl, Alexandrite, Moonstone This is the first month that gives a choice of not one, not two but three different birthstones for the lucky wearers.

Meaning of Birthstones (Part 1)

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For a number of people (especially girls) your birthstone can be the first stone that you get as you grow up. It’s that first taste of something meaningful colourful in a piece of jewellery. There are a number of myths and legends about the origin of birthstones, it is thought that they were given as […]

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