Irish Independent, 7th December 2009 Christmas is a traditional time to get engaged and this year is no exception, even in these difficult financial times. For the woman who knows what she wants and wants great value for money, innovative Irish jewellery label, Voltaire Diamonds’ exclusive by-appointment-only diamond jewellery service is the perfect option.
While looking at engagement rings the other day, this thought crossed my mind Why do we exchange RINGS for engagement and wedding, and why do we wear them on a particular finger? I mean we could have been as well exchanging other things like bracelets, or curls of hair, or hats… So I did a bit […]
A rare blue diamond weighs 7.03 carats, is smaller than a penny piece, and is one of only a handful of blue diamonds in existence. The anonymous phone bidder has yet to name the gem, mounted on a platinum ring, auctioneers Sotheby’s said. The diamond was found in Cullinan mine in South Africa last year, […]
Recent Interview with Seamus Fahy of Voltaire Diamonds for The Irish Independent. The former city trader who aims to become the king of the diamonds. Seamus Fahy believes he can crack the gems trade by operating what is virtually a one-man show.
Buying an engagement ring is a very important event for many of us, and quite often it can become a stressful event too. Engagement rings come in all shapes and sizes and for all tastes. And it makes it even more difficult to pick that very special one among such wide range of rings. As they […]
Choosing and buying an engagement ring is a wonderful experience, but it can also be a stressful event for most. Thus, one of the first questions that arises when the time comes to think about engagement, is where to buy the ring in order to get the best deal – locally in Ireland or UK, or […]
Last time we talked about cut and colour of a diamond. Today we are going to find out why clarity is so important for diamond evaluation. There are two main categories of clarity characteristics – inclusions and blemishes. The fewer the clarity characteristics, the rarer and more valuable the diamond.
So, you decided to buy a diamond or a diamond engagement ring for your loved one. Great! Diamond is an investment. And when you invest your money in something, you want to do it wisely. So, how do you know that the diamond you want to buy is a good one? Here is the answer […]
Identification of authenticity of diamonds is the work for experts. If you don’t own specialized equipment and gemmological knowledge, it is better not to risk. Today, with all the technological advances, it is almost impossible to tell a fake diamond just from looking at it. And there are really good diamond imitations on the market […]
As we all know diamonds are very expensive and unique stones and deserve special care and attention. Therefore, here are some tips on how to look after your engagement and wedding ring or any other diamond jewellery. Needless to say diamond jewellery should never be worn whilst participating in any sporting activities as diamonds, though […]