Category Archives: Diamonds

Sapphire v. Diamonds

Diamonds and Sapphires

Diamonds, Sapphires

October 29, 2018

Sapphire v. Diamonds Also known as the King of all Blue gems, the Blue Sapphire is the stone that has long been associated with and a favourite of royalty and people in power, which may explain why Prince Charles, in the early 1980s, gave Lady Diana Spencer a large Blue Sapphire engagement ring that was […]

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Fancy Coloured Diamonds Fancy Coloured Diamonds

Fancy Colored Diamonds

August 18, 2016

Almost 70 years ago De Beers launched their enduring marketing slogan, “A Diamond is Forever” to promote engagement rings featuring colourless diamonds. The Fancies though haven’t had the same marketing strategy from De Beers or anyone else perhaps because there is no consensus of opinion on how to grade them or perhaps because they were […]

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Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Vancouver BC Custom Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Diamond Engagement rings

April 18, 2015

Engagement Rings Getting engaged is surely one of life’s happiest and most significant events for the ring signals acceptance to the formal proposal of marriage and exclaims to the world that the wearer has been chosen to share someone’s life. And, it might also be said that this is a truly delicious time for it […]

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Purple Sapphire Enagagement ring with matching diamond wedding band Custom Halo Purple Sapphire Engagement Ring

Custom sapphire and Diamond engagement ring

March 18, 2015

This beautiful custom sapphire and diamond engagement ring is a 19K white gold and is of cast manufacture. The ring has a center sapphire set in a four prong setting with a halo of twenty French pave set diamonds. The ring has raise shoulders with twelve diamonds French pave set into each shoulder. The sapphire […]

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Fancy Coloured Diamonds Fancy Coloured Diamonds

Fancy Coloured Diamonds

February 18, 2015

Diamonds and Fancies We all know certain words are used when we speak of diamonds, e.g. ice, bling, rock and we know about the 4 Cs – colour, cut, clarity, carat – for diamond grading and selection. But what do we know about fancy coloured diamonds? Chances are not a lot because the fancies haven’t […]

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Diamond Engagement Rings Diamond Snowflake Engagement Ring

Diamonds

June 18, 2014

Ice, sparkle, bling, beautiful, glitter, marvel, wonder, desirable, expensive, status, conflict, brilliance, fancy, awe-inspiring, carbon. When I think of a diamond the above words immediately come to mind as does the song, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend from the 1950s classic starring Marilyn Monroe. If you don’t know the film or the words to […]

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Adura Cut Diamond

Diamonds Vancouver

February 26, 2013

“Twinkle, twinkle little star / How I wonder what you are / Up above the world so high / Like a diamond in the sky”. Most likely, everyone knows this nineteenth-century children’s nursery rhyme that came into my mind recently when I looked at a small shining star clearly evident in the night sky. Almost […]

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