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The 4 C’s
The quality of a diamond is broken down into 4 areas: Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat. Known as the 4 C’s, this trusted grading system (created by the gemological Institute of America GIA) is a global grading system measuring the caliber of the diamond.
Popular Diamond Shapes
How to choose between a Princess shape and a Marquise shape? How to even TELL the difference?
View our guide to the wide and glorious variety of diamond cuts.
Size & Measuring Guide
A ring should fit snugly on your finger. A professional measurement from your local jeweller is always advised. To compliment this, and to give you a starting point we have put together a quick and easy guide to help you
Gemstones have dazzled and mesmerised ever since they were first discovered. Here find our A-Z of the most venerated gemstones from Agate to Zircon.
Birthstones & Anniversary Gifts
What better way to celebrate a loved one’s birthday than with the gift of their own unique gemstone? There is a precious jewel associated with every month of the calendar year, believed to bring luck to the wearer. From sparkling sky blue aquamarines for a March birthday to vibrant Turquoise for December – a birthstone is a thoughtful and unique gift that will last forever.
Cleaning Your Jewellery
To ensure your beautiful antique jewellery remains as perfect as the day it was made, here are a few tips to care for your collection.
Facts About Diamonds
Throughout history diamonds have long been the object of romance, passion and love. Our history of diamonds below outlines where diamonds come from and how they are made, when they were first discovered and what it takes to bring a diamond to it’s true and brilliant nature.
Guide Through The Eras
For generations jewellery has been dominated both by the aesthetic tastes and skillmanship of the time and of course the socio-political backdrop of the moment. Our guide through the era gives an outline of the most recognisable styles, stones and jewellery motifs of the period from 1714 to the present day.
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