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Christie’s Expect Vivid Blue Diamond Necklace to Sell for $25 Million

Posted by Steve Richards on May 22, 2018 4:00:00 PM

How much would you expect to pay for a fancy vivid blue diamond necklace? Spare change of $100 thousand? A cool $2 million? Keep going. Rapaport note that Christie’s of Hong Kong expects this 8.01-carat, internally flawless, pear-shaped, fancy vivid blue diamond necklace to sell for between $18 million and $25 million at their upcoming event The Magnificent Jewels, a live auction to be held at the Hong Kong Convention Centre on the 29th May. It might be an amount that most can’t fathom spending on a piece of jewellery, or even a home, but Christie’s are no stranger to rare diamonds and jewels with their auctions making headlines time and time again for record sales.

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Topics: Diamond Jewellery, Diamond news

8 Celebrity Engagement Rings to Inspire You in 2018

Posted by Steve Richards on May 18, 2018 1:19:49 PM

When you’re on the hunt for the perfect engagement ring style to last you a lifetime, look no further than our list of celebrity engagement rings to inspire you. Whether you’re considering a custom creation or searching for a fitting style - our list will give you plenty of food for thought.

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamond Rings

9 Alternatives to Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted by Steve Richards on May 16, 2018 9:56:48 PM

When it comes to choosing the perfect stone for your perfect engagement ring, we don’t have to stop at diamonds. While diamonds have certainly been the most common choice in recent years, there are many other beautiful stones that are fit to be made the feature of your custom ring. Whether you’d like to add colour to offset more traditional diamonds in your setting, or otherwise stand out from the crowd by ditching diamonds altogether, we’ll work with you to choose the perfect stone to suit the wearer’s personality and last a lifetime.

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Topics: diamond rings melbourne, engagement rings melbourne

We Buy Gold

Posted by Steve Richards on May 9, 2018 4:20:45 PM

You might already know that I have over 20 years experience as a gemmologist in the diamond industry and guarantee the best price on diamonds and custom made engagement rings in Melbourne - but did you know that I also buy gold at competitive market rates?

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Topics: Gold

How to Orchestrate the Perfect Restaurant Proposal

Posted by Steve Richards on Mar 9, 2018 6:00:00 PM

Every man goes through a mental checklist before popping the question to the woman he wants to spend his life with:

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Topics: Diamonds Melbourne, diamond rings melbourne, engagement rings melbourne

When to Put the Engagement Ring Away Safe for a Little While

Posted by Steve Richards on Feb 12, 2018 6:06:00 PM

You are so ready to let the shiny stone out to play now that you have an engagement ring. However, now that you are engaged, there are still a few times when that ring needs a safe space to hide while you live your life. At the same time, there is such a thing as being too careful with your new expensive jewellery, so keep in mind it’s important to find a midway point between overprotective, and being not protective enough.

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Topics: diamond rings melbourne, engagement rings melbourne

One More Thing for the Bride's To-Do List: Ring Appraisal

Posted by Steve Richards on Feb 5, 2018 3:00:00 PM

If you've just got engaged, you know a marriage proposal is very exciting. Family and friends sense that the moment is coming -- or perhaps they are involved in the planning. After the big question and happy acceptance, you and your fiancé are caught up in a whirlwind of phone calls, emails, and Facebook posts announcing the news, receiving congratulations, and answering all the usual questions: how did the proposal happen? What does the ring look like? Have you set the date?  

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamond Care, Wedding

Shopping for a Ring You Love Without Ruining a Surprise Proposal

Posted by Steve Richards on Jan 29, 2018 4:00:00 PM

You don't want to step on your groom-to-be's toes. He's got a surprise proposal up his sleeve, and you don't want to ruin his efforts. Still, that doesn't stop you from wanting to help pick out your own perfect ring. This is a ring that you'll wear for the rest of your life, so you want it to be perfect! Fortunately, there are several ways you can help choose your own ring without ruining your partner’s dream proposal.

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Topics: custom design, diamond rings melbourne, Wedding

The World’s Largest Collection of Rare Natural Fancy Colour Diamonds to be Shown in Los Angeles

Posted by Steve Richards on Jan 24, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Diamonds. They're the stones that have captivated people from a multitude of cultures around the globe for centuries. So for those enchanted by the beauty of diamonds -- and especially the rare fancy coloured variety -- we've got some exciting news to share.

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Topics: Diamond Education, Diamond news, custom design

A Peek at Six of 2017’s Best Celebrity Engagement Rings

Posted by Steve Richards on Jan 22, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Getting engaged is one of life's milestones, a happy event shared by friends and families all across the world. But if you, your betrothed -- or both -- happen to be celebrities, your engagement will be shared by a much larger audience. All of whom will be anxious to see the ultimate symbol of your love, the ring!

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamond Rings, Wedding