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What is Ametrine?

Quartz is an abundant mineral, but did you know that a rare form combines the colours of amethyst and citrine? Ametrine is such a gem. It is a beautiful bi-colour transparent gem that displays both the purple of amethyst and the golden-yellow of citrine. The different...

What is Morganite?

Morganite is a lesser-known gem but is actually a variety of the mineral species Beryl – which also includes emerald and aquamarine. It's named after J. P. Morgan – the financier – who was an avid gem collector and made many contributions to the American Museum of...

Holiday Engagement Tips

Tis the season to be merry and bright! What a better way to celebrate than to ask the woman you love to marry you. It’s always an exciting time when you begin the planning process, but we have some tips here to make your life a little easier, or so we hope. First...

Learn More About: Tanzanite

Tanzanite is a relatively new discovery to the gem and jewellery industry. Discovered in the early 1960s in eastern Africa, mineralogists soon identified it as a variety of the mineral species known as zoisite. Initially, only small quantities of the gem were found...

Learn more about: The Ruby

The name ruby derives from the Latin word "ruber", meaning red.In ancient Sanskrit, the term "ratmaraj" refers to ruby as being the "king of gems". Medieval Europeans adorned rubies believing they ensured well-being, wisdom and finding ever-lasting love. Ruby is the...

What is: Marquise Cut?

A marquise cut diamond is a perfect shape for maximizing carat weight by emphasizing the size of the diamond. Its unique shape creates the effect of longer, more slender hands and fingers. The outline of a diamond is determined by its length to width ratio, which also...

Proposing?

Need some inspiration to create a unique proposal? We loved this article we found on the website "How He Asked" and thought you may too:  http://bit.ly/1OA79R7  

Did you know…

Did you know that when a male penguin falls in love with a female penguin, he searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to present to her. When he finally finds it, he waddles over a places it in front of her, like a proposal. Let us help you find your...

The Four C’s: Cut

In many respects, 'Cut' may well be considered as the most important of the value-factors widely known as the "four Cs". It is the only one of the four Cs directly influenced by man and the difference between a poorly-cut diamond and a diamond which has been...

THE FOUR C’S CLARITY

Let’s start the week right with some CLARITY - the vast majority of diamonds have some form of clarity characteristics (inclusions, blemishes) present. Those that have none are extremely rare and command top prices. Finecraft stocks all types of diamonds but the most...

The Four C’s: Carat

Carat is a unit of weight, not purely “size” as many people misconceive. The metric carat (0.2 grams or 200 milligrams) is the standard unit used to weigh all species of gemstone, not just diamonds. The term derives from the Carob seed as the seeds from this tree are...

Anniversary gifts ideas

1th Anniversary Celebrating your first year of marriage is very exciting. After one year of life toghether you want to celebrate this exciting day as a married couple. The perfect gift is diamond studs earrings. Classic and beautiful, they can be worn every day. 5th...

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