Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

mothers day gift ideas
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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Help – A diamond has come out of my ring!

Written by Rachel Thomas There are many reasons why a diamond could fall out of your engagement ring or other piece of fine jewellery. The main reason is due to the simplest explanation; stones fall out of rings due to daily wear and tear. Think of it this way: if you buy a brand-new car […]...

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Morganite

Pretty and pink. Oh yes please. Call me a girlie girl I’ll happily accept, if you’re gifting me a morganite. This precious pink gemstone, named after banker JP Morganite is a Beryl. This is the same family of gemstone as emeralds and aquamarines. Its hues vary from soft pinks, champagne ...

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How Unique is the Symbol of Your Love?

Some may wear their hearts on their sleeves, but most of us could be seen to express details our lives through our hands. The truths we tell with our hands are unique projections of our personal realities, expressing our personalities, status, love, family life. We are story tellers, gestures, nail...

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Mother May I? Yes, You May!

What on earth to gift a mother in law who has everything? Why a tennis bracelet of course! Even if she already has a stack on her wrist another one will only compliment the look. Let’s be honest, diamonds really are a girls best friend. They last forever and greet you with a sparkle to […]...

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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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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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Carat Weight what you need to know
Carat Weight – what you need to know

Carat weight may seem like one of the most straight forward 4Cs however there is a lot more to carat weight than meets the eye! Here we cover the most important facts about carat weight and dispel a few myths too. What is Carat weight? In short, carat is the unit of measurement for the […]...

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The Most Romantic Proposal stories from our wonderful clients

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...

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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. Inst...

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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 u...

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For now and forever – eternity rings

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 resemblan...

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Art Deco Diamond Rings

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 […...

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Different cultures….. Different rings

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 […]...

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