Category Archives: Diamond Education

Do you need a CAD for your custom engagement ring?

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What is a CAD? CAD simply stands for Computer Aided Design, which is a special software application used to design and depict anything from mechanical and engineering parts, complicated building structures to pieces of art and diamond jewellery. There can often-times be some confusion surrounding what a CAD is exactly and what is does. It […]

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 […]

Royal Watch: Our predictions for Meghan Markle’s Big Day

With the clock ticking in the days before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the royal knot, we can’t help ourselves from day dreaming about all the finer details of the Big Day, which falls on Saturday the 19th of May. Excitement over the royal wedding jewellery began to build when images emerged in November […]

Popular engagement ring styles of the year- so far!

Over the past number of months, we have seen a noticeable increase in celebrity-inspired engagement rings; especially those of the royal variety! The more understated and less flashy the better for Irish brides, who have fallen out of love with over the top, celebrity inspired engagement rings. Instead, the likes of Meghan Markle’s cushion and […]

Five things nobody tells you about buying an engagement ring

Yes, you will need to do your homework about the 4 C’s and yes, you need to get insurance before and after buying an engagement ring – but among some of the things you might not know before buying an engagement ring is the rollercoaster of emotions that accompanies the process. Although there are some […]

Things to consider when buying your engagement ring

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There is a reason that most people refer to wedding rings in the plural, a wedding band rarely comes without the main star of the show – the engagement ring! The two should always be considered in tandem when purchasing your engagement ring. Seamus, founder of Voltaire Diamonds, will always advise clients to keep the […]

Tips to keep your engagement ring looking its best!

Always be sure to pick up your engagement ring by the band. Natural oils on the skin can gather around the stone and over time, may begin to loosen your diamond from its claws. Picking your ring up from your dressing table etc. by the band will help to secure it for years down the […]

Emerald Engagement Rings

Have you ever considered an emerald gemstone as an engagement ring? Finding the perfect engagement ring can be feel like a daunting task and the options may seem limited to just that of a diamond. This is certainly not the case! Gemstones can be a beautiful option or complement to a ring either alone, with […]

Choosing your diamond – the difference between popular diamond shapes and how to choose the one that’s right for you!

Do you know your princess cuts from your emeralds? How about a radiant from an oval? There are ten basic diamond shapes that you should familiarise yourself with before making the leap and choosing your ‘forever diamond’. Among the most popular diamond shape is undoubtedly the round brilliant diamond, which accounts for more than ¾ […]

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