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2nd May 2018

Emerald. The May Birthstone.

written by Lorna Spencer
Emerald. The May Birthstone.

Emerald has been a favourite in jewellery design for centuries, from when Cleopatra wore the gem in her royal adornments, to today, being used as…

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24th November 2017

Can birthstones change your life?

written by Belinda
Can birthstones change your life?

We often get clientele asking about birthstones and I do think this is indeed a very intriguing topic. For thousands of years, people have been…

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10th June 2017

Fancy Shape Diamonds

written by belinda.madonini
Fancy Shape Diamonds

While traditionally round diamonds are the first choice for many engagement rings, fancy shape diamonds are becoming popular.  There are mainly nine different types of…

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20th March 2017

How to select the right diamond for you

written by Belinda
How to select the right diamond for you

Once you have an understanding of the 4 C’s of diamond grading, how do you then apply that knowledge to selecting the right diamond for…

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15th December 2016

Caring For Your Pearls

written by Belinda
Caring For Your Pearls

Pearls are a precious natural gemstone, they are resilient and are meant to be worn however they require some care to ensure a lifetime of beauty….

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15th December 2016

Keep Your Diamonds Sparkling Like New

written by Belinda
Keep Your Diamonds Sparkling Like New

You will come across so many different home remedies for cleaning jewellery when asking Mr Google. Some are so outrageous that it makes me wonder…

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7th September 2016

Diamonds – The 4 Cs Explained

written by Belinda
Diamonds – The 4 Cs Explained

For many people, buying a diamond for the first time can be a daunting experience. With so many options, characteristics and price variations, it is…

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7th September 2016

South Sea Pearls – The Five S’s

written by Belinda
South Sea Pearls – The Five S’s

Like diamonds, South Sea pearls also have grading systems to assess their quality. At Diamonds and Pearls Jewellery, we follow the Autore Five S grading…

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7th September 2016

The difference between South Sea, Fresh Water and Akoya pearls

written by Belinda
The difference between South Sea, Fresh Water and Akoya pearls

There are three main categories of cultured pearls available in today’s market. These are: South Sea Fresh Water and Akoya. Each type of pearl is…

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7th September 2016

Diamond Fluorescence – What’s It All About?

written by Belinda
Diamond Fluorescence – What’s It All About?

More recently, we have noticed that customers are enquiring about diamond fluorescence. There seems to be a little bit of confusion or whether its a…

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26th August 2016

Best gemstones for engagement rings

written by Belinda
Best gemstones for engagement rings

In the early 1900s, diamonds were a common choice for engagement rings, but were considered just one option amongst many. The popularity of coloured gemstone…

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