Category Archives: Interesting Facts About Diamonds

The Most Romantic Proposal stories from our wonderful clients

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Another wonderful proposal story that will melt your heart <3 Cormac & Luis Cormac & Luis met in London but recently settled down in Ireland. I got a great relocation package with my company and moved back to Ireland at the start of this year. Luis and I have been together for 3 years and […]

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 […]

Famous royal crowns and tiaras

Although diamond engagement rings will always be our first love at Voltaire Diamonds, we thought it time to showcase some of the most incredible, intricate and beautiful tiaras and crowns owned by royalty around the world. Some are still owned by royals today, passed down from generation to generation, while others have ended up in […]

Guide To Choosing The Perfect Engagement Ring (infographic)

Infographics eliminate the need for taking down notes, which saves you the trouble and effort of remembering where you put them later. This infographic is a compiled list of the important points to look out for a while buying an engagement ring. You can conveniently save it to your mobile, and you use it as […]

For now and forever – eternity rings

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There are many occasions and milestones that couples can celebrate with jewellery, from birthdays to Christmas, engagements to marriage or anniversary’s. The right piece of jewellery is timeless and can be passed on throughout the ages. Eternity rings could be seen to be a modern idea to resemblance to the everlasting love shared between two […]

Art Deco Diamond Rings

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If the glitzy modern engagement rings aren’t your thing, why not think about going for something classic and in the style of an Art Deco piece. What does the term Art Deco mean in terms of Jewellery? The Art Deco period is in fact one of the most popular and lasting design periods in the […]

Different cultures….. Different rings

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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 […]

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, […]

Diamonds what and how

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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.

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