Finally – after 37 years of operation the Argyle Diamond Mine has ceased production
Your wedding is one of the most romantic, expressive and special days of your life. The wedding bands worn by you and your partner embody and represent the meaning of this day. It’s unsurprising that newlyweds want to get the design just right. From choosing the right metal to the designs and patterns featuring on the ring, there are many ways to personalise your wedding band.
You should also consider adding diamonds to them as a timeless and extra special feature. Below we look at some wedding band design ideas that incorporate diamonds.
Bringing new life to a piece of jewellery is easier than you might expect. You may have a ring leftover from a previous relationship. Or you might have an heirloom piece that is beautiful but a little bit old and tired or doesn’t suit your style. In these cases, there’s no need to let them sit in the jewellery box collecting dust. You can revamp them into something new with the help of an expert jeweller. Here are some ways to do that.
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.
As most people are aware – the Argyle Diamond Mine located here in Western Australia is closing down at the end of this year. Luckily we still have a good supply of Certified Argyle Diamonds in stock, but they are selling well. Today we are looking at Argyle Diamonds at the lower end of the budget – up to $2,000
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.
When you’re purchasing a diamond, especially if it’s for something special like an engagement ring, it pays to be aware of potential scams. Without a good understanding of diamonds, synthetics and simulants, you may accidentally find yourself paying for a stone which isn’t what you think it is. Here’s some advice on how to buy genuine, ethically sourced diamonds.
When you want a beautiful and unique diamond on its own or set in a special piece of jewellery, there’s no going past extraordinary Argyle diamonds. These special stones come from the specific Rio Tinto Argyle mine in Western Australia. They’re so unique that there is a separate grading system for the notorious pink diamonds that come from this region as well as a unique colour chart.
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.
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.
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.
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.