We often commemorate the happy occasions in life such as engagements and weddings with the giving of rings, but we rarely do the same upon the death of a family member or friend. This is despite the tradition of mourning rings dating back to the 14th century. The fact is, until the Victorians turned mourning…
Should Women Propose To Men?
This is a question which comes up more often than you might think, but what is the correct answer, if indeed there is one?
Do Ethically Sourced Diamonds Cost More?
It would be great to think all diamonds are ethically sourced but, unfortunately, they’re not. Conflict diamonds are the most common source of non-ethical diamonds, but it’s by no means the only one.
What If The Ring Is Over My Budget?
Whether you’re shopping for an engagement ring, a car, a TV or anything that can’t be bought with the loose change in your pocket, you will usually have a limit to the amount you want to spend. The key is knowing how flexible that budget is.
What are ‘conflict diamonds?’
The term “conflict diamond” doesn’t accurately describe what such diamonds really are. Another name is “blood diamond”, which goes some way to painting a clearer picture, but both phrases are often misunderstood.
Diamond Rings and The Pawn Industry
We sincerely hope it never gets to the stage where you have the need to sell your diamond ring, but life comes at you very fast sometimes, and you may have good reason for finding a buyer. Today, of course, there are many outlets for buying and selling any kind of item, including diamond rings.…
Why Do Some Diamonds Fluoresce?
Some objects, when seen under an Ultraviolet (or “black”) light will appear very white to the naked eye. This can be clothing, purpose-made party products and even teeth. But it may come as a surprise to know that approximately 30% of diamonds exhibit visible fluorescence. It’s easy to assume that anything which makes a diamond…
What is Masterpiece London?
Masterpiece London is one of the most prestigious art and jewelry fairs in the world. The exhibitors at the international cross-collection fair display museum quality art, objects and jewelry. Though the show is not large, the presence is very important.