Engagement ring trends 2021

Engagement ring trends 2021
Engagement ring trends 2021

Engagement rings will always be a completely personal choice for every couple. Your ring should speak of your style and individuality. There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to picking your ring but here at Voltaire we have notices these styles gaining popularity and predict them to be the ...

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is approaching fast and if you are still on the hunt for that perfect gift (don’t worry, we won’t tell them you forgot!) for the special mother in your life, we have got you covered here at Voltaire. We have chosen a few beautiful gifts that any mother would love and if you [&hell...

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Side stones – What are your options?

Written by Rachael Fagan Today’s couples are always looking for a way to make their engagement rings unique. Three stone rings give modern day couples the perfect opportunity to select a classic style but add their very own twist by selecting a personalised combination of diamonds. Whatever centre...

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Diamond Fluorescence

By Rachael Fagan When looking for the perfect diamond ring, everyone will tell you that the most important factors are the 4C’s (cut, colour, clarity and carat) but something that often gets overlooked is a diamonds fluorescence. A lot of the time, people are unclear on the effect that it has on t...

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Lock-down your Valentine

By Rachael Fagan Spoiling your significant other with a beautiful piece of jewellery will always get you in the good books. This is especially true when it comes to Valentines day gifts. In this current climate of lock-downs and travel restrictions, we are left with very little options other than sh...

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What are Salt and Pepper Diamonds?

Essentially, they are just white diamonds with many black and white inclusions.  This gives a grey multi-tonal speckled effect, hence the name. They can be really rather pretty, and quite a lovely choice of diamond for people who enjoy different coloured gemstones. Another positive attribute to...

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If size doesn’t matter, does shape?

With so many options these days for diamonds of all different characteristics to suit the pocket. Perhaps size and cost are no longer the predominant factors in choosing an engagement ring. Perhaps shape or cut of stone is a novel way to personalise this symbol of love. Through the outlook of how w...

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A Cultured Diamond?

Let’s be honest, Lab grown diamonds have a terrible name. One that implies they are synthetic mass produced fake diamonds. However, a lab diamond is a diamond, just by no means grown over the course of time deep within the earth’s mantle. For many people this might be a predominant facto...

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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 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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Gent’s Wedding Rings

Discover our carefully selected range of men’s wedding rings. Our handcrafted collection of men’s wedding bands comprises both diamond set and plain metal bands in a wide variety of shapes and styles. Whether you are looking for platinum, palladium or different alloys of gold, we have someth...

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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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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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Jewellery Wardrobe Essentials

Classic Stud Earrings You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic stud earrings. Simple, elegant and versatile, you can take these from desk to dinner. Classic Diamond Set Hoop Earrings Whether half or fully set with diamonds, hoop earrings are a wardrobe staple. Casual or formal, this style easily ...

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Fancy Cut Diamonds

In The Mood for Something Fancy? Did you know that all diamond shapes other than round are referred to as fancy? Here we will break down the top 5 things you should know about fancy cut diamonds. Fancy Cut diamonds can be split into 3 main groups Modified brilliants: Oval, pear, heart, marquise and ...

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