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Jewellery Stories
16 Sep 2020
Top 3 Things to know about buying Jade
Buying Jade can be an exercise in anxiety. There are so many types of jade-like materials floating around that sometimes it seems safer to just avoid buying Jade at all. That’s why we have put together this article to help you know how to purchase the ‘real thing’.   Jade refers to either or both of
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Jewellery Stories
10 Sep 2020
How do you know if a diamond you are buying is ‘conflict-free’?
Historically, the global diamond supply channel was often impacted by issues of conflict and smuggling, so it was not always possible to guarantee that your diamond was not tainted, leading to the development of the ‘conflict-free’ diamond designation. What is a ‘conflict-free’ diamond? Increasing ethical concerns over questionable mining practices led the United Nations, industry
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Jewellery Stories
3 Sep 2020
What is the difference between Bespoke Handmade Jewellery and Mass Produced Pieces?
Most jewellery buyers are unaware of the difference between bespoke handmade jewellery created by a talented artisan and a machine-made piece of jewellery.  Fine jewellery crafted with care and traditional techniques creates a true sense of personalisation and offers a higher level of quality.  The exceptional quality of bespoke jewellery is completely absent in jewellery
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Jewellery Stories
21 Aug 2020
Recycled Gold: A sustainable choice for bespoke jewellery
Sustainability has become an important consideration for many of us when spending our money on bespoke jewellery which is why Recycled Gold is becoming increasingly important. The use of Recycled Gold and other precious metals is not a new concept, but more recently has played a more significant role due to increased interest and concern
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Jewellery Stories
6 Aug 2020
Fine jewellery can be a sustainable asset
When it comes to fine jewellery, we all face a tough task of choosing between the classic and the fashionable. The undeniable pull of trends is compelling enough to lead you into investing in pieces of fast fashion.  However, the charm and fascination for the classic and elegant remains equally strong. These pieces are called
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Jewellery Stories
6 Aug 2020
Timeless style versus jewellery trends and fads
The controversy is real! Timeless style and trends have been at loggerheads for as long as we can remember. This contention is even more palpable in the volatile worlds of art, fashion and literature. Writers and artists have always searched for the elusive quality of permanence. As fashion and jewellery are quite close consorts in
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Jewellery Stories
6 Aug 2020
Why should you appreciate the beauty of bespoke jewellery?
Appreciating the artistry and individuality of bespoke jewellery calls for a keen sense of observation. Bespoke jewellery sets you free from the conventional limits of mass-produced retail jewellery. You will be inundated with choices from a jeweller who will declare them ‘unique’, but uniqueness cannot be represented in the plurality of retail jewellery. Exceptionalism lies
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Jewellery Stories
23 Jul 2020
Is Diamond Fluorescence a crucial buying factor?
Diamond Fluorescence refers to the mineral’s tendency of emitting a visible coloured luminosity when exposed to  concentrated ultraviolet (UV) light. With buyers becoming increasingly aware about the many determinants of a diamond’s quality, fluorescence has come under the spotlight for its interesting role in enhancing a diamond’s appearance. Though presence of slight to moderate fluorescence
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Jewellery Stories
23 Jul 2020
Why is Diamond Symmetry essential for a perfectly cut stone?
The perfect diamond is the combined outcome of an exquisite rough stone and effective craftsmanship. A diamond’s brilliance attests to the science and technology of cutting, polishing and symmetry employed to create its intense sparkle. The perfection of a diamond’s cut depends to a great extent on the finesse of its symmetry and polish. Though
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Jewellery Stories
20 Jul 2020
A useful guide to common Diamond terms 
Many of us have been bewildered by the numerous diamond terms used to describe the characteristics of the gemstone. It is a good idea to acquaint yourself with the seemingly confusing and never-ending list of jargon before venturing on a diamond shopping trip. The most helpful thing for you will be being well-prepared and informed.  
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Jewellery Stories
1 Jul 2020
Top 3 things to know about buying a Sardonyx gemstone
The Sardonyx gemstone has a notable lineage with its earliest presence dating 4000 years ago in Egypt. Ancient Romans used this colourful gemstone for signet rings and official seals. Over millennia, this flamboyant August birthstone has been employed to create stunning carvings for intaglios and ornaments. With such a celebrated background, Sardonyx was also hailed
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Jewellery Stories
1 Jul 2020
Top 3 things to know about buying a Moissanite gemstone
The rare mineral that is the Moissanite gemstone boasts a celestial past. Born of a meteorite, Moissanite is a cosmic phenomenon that was discovered by Henri Moissan, a Nobel Laureate, in 1893 in Arizona, United States. Though mistakenly identified as diamond, Moissan went on to identify these unusual crystals as natural silicon carbide. Since its
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