The Grading Report vs The Appraisal.

Report vs Appraisal

Purchasing a diamond ring can be an overwhelming experience, but you always have to ensure that you have your bases covered. After you get through the education process of learning the diamond 4Cs,  there is still one more piece of the puzzle left to explore: understanding the difference between the grading … [Read more...]

Allergic Reaction Caused by Jewelry

Allergic Reactions to Jewellery

My wife, like many people, develops contact dermatitis when her skin comes in contact with some types of jewelry. The dermatitis is the result of an allergic reaction to the nickel found in many types of jewelry. Nickel allergies are very common. One out of every seven people is likely to suffer from a nickel allergy. … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Cut Grading

Cut Grade

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. The creation of the Four Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers … [Read more...]

Introducing: “The Ring Cam”

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For all married couples it is the defining moment of their lives. The moment that sends them on a journey of discovery, love, trust until death do us part... Now this amazing moment can be captured on video for couples to treasure for the rest of their lives. And it could not be simpler to achieve. Introducing: … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Carat Weight

The short video below on carat weight, produced by The Gemological Institute of America, will give you a good understanding as to how a diamond’s weight affects its overall value.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the Four Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. The creation of the Four Cs … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Watch

How to Clean a Watch

Watches are often used daily and quickly lose their shine to dirt and oils from skin, lotions, and other products. Knowing how to clean your watch will keep the dirt to a minimum and prevent any unwanted odors. Even if your watch is water resistant, you will want to remove the band to ensure no damage … [Read more...]

How to Clean Silver Jewelry

How to Clean Your Silver

Silver jewelry is beautiful and offers great durability. However, once silver has been exposed to humidity silver will start to tarnish. Here is how to clean silver jewelry and how to maintain it: This tarnish will build up quickly and eventually will leave your silver jewelry with a dark black coating. This problem is easily … [Read more...]

Be Smart When Buying a Diamond

buying a diamond

You need to be smart when buying a diamond and ensure you do your homework well in advance. Here are some tips that will help you approach your purchase in a wise and sensible fashion. 1) When buying a diamond choose a jeweller as you would choose a doctor. He or she should be armed with expert training, … [Read more...]

Purchasing an Engagement Ring

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Purchasing an engagement ring can seem like a daunting task, but with the correct information and right approach it can actually be a fun and painless process. When it comes to purchasing an engagement ring know what you want to spend:  You will be confronted with a dizzying array of choices when it comes to engagement rings, … [Read more...]