Buying your wedding bands

Buying your wedding bands

By Rachael Fagan When should I order my Wedding band? This is one of the most frequent questions we get asked by clients once they have received their engagement ring. It is totally understandable that many couples wish to order wedding rings as soon as they can to avoid extra stress in the lead up ...

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Minimalist Engagement Rings

By Rachael Fagan No matter what your style, there will always be an engagement ring out there that is perfect for you. The most popular styles we see follow the “the bigger the better” mantra, but if you love something more understated and simple, then read on to see our favourite styles for the...

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Round Solitaire
Platinum vs. White gold

There are many different choices when it comes to selecting the metal for your engagement ring. For the most part, it is based solely on your preference of colour and/or choice of stones. However, when it comes to white gold and platinum – what is the difference? For many years platinum has been t...

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juicy gemstones
JUICY GEMS

Leaves are becoming beautiful shades of rust floating off trees around us. Cashmere woollens in tones of peach to burnt orange are appearing, calling to us in from shop windows. Autumn is here, crackling fires and the sense of excitement of Halloween is in the air. The natural progression of changin...

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Orlov black diamond
Considering a Carbonado?

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 ...

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pear shaped diamond engagement ring
Pear cut diamonds

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 o...

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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....

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art deco engagement rings
Art Deco Style Engagement Rings

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 so...

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peridot
Top 5 Interesting Facts About Peridot

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, extrat...

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blue sapphires
10 Interesting Facts about Sapphires

We are lucky enough to have a huge selection of sapphire and diamond rings here at Voltaire Diamonds. The majority of our rings feature blue sapphires, however did you know that sapphires come in every colour but red? You see, sapphire belongs to the gem family corundum and so does Ruby. All of the ...

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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...

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diamond sparkle
Diamond Sparkle

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 o...

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Emerald Cut Diamond Pave Set Double Halo ER2330
Engagement Rings Limerick – The Most Romantic Proposal stories from our wonderful clients

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, wethought why not kick off the romantic season sharing proposal stories from our very own clients. Sean & Emma Sean & Emma met at the Univ...

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multi engagement rings
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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classic solitaire engagement ring set in platinum with scallop set diamond shoulders
Back to basics: Different styles of engagement rings

When you begin your search for engagement rings you will- or likely already have- encountered a huge list of vocab that you’re only hearing about now for the first time. Solitaire is no longer just a card game- nor is a halo found solely ontop of an angel! Likewise, a princess, baguette and cushio...

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Five things nobody tells you about buying engagement ring.
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 ther...

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