Diamonds are traditionally gifted to romantic partners, either as part of an engagement proposal or as a special gift. Diamonds are luxurious and represent both love and respect from the one giving the diamond. This isn’t just limited to romantic partners either. There’s nothing stopping you from gifting loose diamonds or diamond jewellery to a close friend or family member.
Diamonds and diamond jewellery aren’t something you usually buy for yourself. Instead, it’s a wearable gift that has a special sentimental value. Perhaps it is because diamond jewellery represents monumental periods in people’s lives such as engagements, weddings, births and graduations.
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Planning a proposal but not sure how to go about picking the ring? When you get down on one knee to ask the important question, you want an incredible engagement ring to seal the deal. However, choosing one without the assistance of your future partner can be a considerable challenge if you’re not terribly knowledgeable in this area. Here are a few tips to help ensure the ring you choose is perfect.
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Coloured diamonds are a popular way to create a unique, statement engagement piece. Colour in diamonds is caused by impurities or defects, whereas colourless or white diamonds are ‘pure’. Colour causing impurities include nitrogen/boron elements or crystal lattice defects during formation. Some colours are more valuable than others based on rarity. Below we go through some of the different colours and their value.
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The tradition of giving your partner a fancy engagement ring with a sparkling diamond when you propose to them was once only common in the UK and USA. Of course, it’s now been common practice for decades in Australia as well as a variety of different cultures all around the world. In many cases, you see different parts of the world adopting their own individual style and preferences.
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Jewellery is very personal. Especially when it’s used to symbolise and celebrate a momentous occasion like an engagement. In such scenarios, there’s nothing better than getting a custom designed piece of jewellery that captures your partner’s unique tastes and represents their personality as well as your special relationship.
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Diamonds come in an extraordinary range of varieties when it comes to using them as a setting for a ring. You can select a diamond based on budget, colour, quality, carat and shape. At many jewellery stores, you can find a ring with a diamond that suits your preferences or opt to have a piece tailor made to suit your exact specifications.
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When purchasing diamond jewellery, there are many things to consider. One of the key considerations is the shape of the diamond. From the traditionally popular round shapes to increasingly popular, trendy elongated shapes, there are a wide range of options to suit a variety of preferences and personality types. Below we take a look at some of the main shapes available.
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Thinking about proposing this year? Keep up to date with the latest engagement ring trends for 2020. Using our expert opinion and sales data, we’ve compiled a list of jewellery options that strike the right balance between trendy and timeless.
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I had a client come in recently and we were discussing engagement rings. I asked what his budget was and his response was – I’m not sure, what do people usually spend?
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At Hope Diamonds, nearly all of the rings we make are bespoke engagement rings, which is a fancy way for saying – made to order. There are many reasons why we do this and how this translates into a positive experience for our clients. Continue reading “Bespoke Engagement Rings – why its better to have a piece made than buy off the shelf”
This is an age old question – how much does the average coupe spend on engagement rings? Continue reading “Engagement Rings – How much should you spend?”
I often get asked the question “which is better platinum or white gold?” This is not a simple question and the answer might be different for different people or circumstances. Continue reading “Platinum v White Gold”