Category Archives: Buying Engagement Rings

Considering a Carbonado?

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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

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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 […]

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.Typically Lab grown diamonds cost about 40% less than […]

Art Deco Style Engagement Rings

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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 some of our finest engagement rings. […]

Top 5 Interesting Facts About Peridot

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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, extraterrestrial peridot is found only in rare pallasite […]

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 cut diamond […]

Diamond Sparkle

Sparkling Diamond

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 of the most desired requirements. In […]

Engagement Rings Limerick – The Most Romantic Proposal stories from our wonderful clients

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Here at Voltaire Diamonds, we absolutely love a good proposal story. With the most popular proposal times of Christmas and New Year’s Eve beckoning, we thought why not kick off the romantic season sharing proposal stories from our very own clients. Sean & Emma Sean & Emma met at the University of Limerick and dated […]

Emerging engagement ring trends of 2018- so far!

The month of June officially marks the halfway point of 2018- which means that we have had some time now, over the past 5/6 months to study the emerging engagement ring trends of the year so far. We are totally besotted by diamonds here at Voltaire Diamonds and anything that can provide us with a […]

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