Diamond Brands and What They Mean

Diamonds are one of the few products that simply cannot be ‘branded.’ Even though there are different cuts, different grades, and different values placed on each and every diamond in existence, no diamond is any specific brand – just as gold is not a specific brand. Branding is actually based on who owns the diamond. For instance, if DeBeers owns … Read More

Engagement ring buying guide

  What To Look For When It Comes To Diamond Quality !   If you want to begin judging diamond quality, you must first learn and understand the 4 C’s, which are four characteristics of diamonds that give the gemstone it’s overall value.  The 4 C’s for judging diamond quality include the diamonds colour, clarity, carats and cut.   Judging … Read More

Famous Diamonds

Around the world there are many diamonds that have been talked about or written about in various stories and official documents.  Famous diamonds are part of our world’s history, and have been found in various parts of the world, by all types of people.  From royalty to the gods, famous diamonds are often as well known as the people who … Read More

How to Buy Diamond Engagement Rings

  There is much to consider when purchasing a diamond – especially diamond engagement rings! The tradition of presenting a woman with a diamond engagement ring when proposing began in 1477 when Archduke Maximilian presented a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy – and in most cases, the woman you plan to propose to will expect a ring to accompany … Read More

Choosing The Cut of A Diamond

  There are many different cuts of diamonds to choose from. The cut essentially refers to the shape that the diamond is cut into – unless you are in the diamond or jewellery business, but this shape has a great impact on how much the diamond sparkles. The most popular cuts are heart, marquise, oval, pear, princess, round, trillion, and … Read More

The Taylor-Burton Ring !

  Richard Burton’s first jewellery purchase for Elizabeth Taylor was the 33.19-carat Asscher-cut Krupp Diamond, in 1968. This had formerly been part of the estate of Vera Krupp, second wife of the steel magnate Alfred Krupp. Miss Taylor wears this stone in a ring. She has worn it in a number of her post-1968 films, during her interview on CNN’s Larry King … Read More

Romantic Proposal

  BOOKSHOPS have lots of great love stories on the shelves, but the most romantic tale of all is in the window of one particular store with a special Valentine’s Day card display. Among a sea of red, heart-shaped cards in the window of Hodges Figgis in Dublin was one larger one, bearing a marriage proposal from Karl Devlin to … Read More

Signs you’re Ready to Get Engaged

1) You’ve Got it Goin’ On !!! It takes two people to make a relationship. This means you enjoy a full life with friends, family, a career and social life that fulfill you. You’re confident, and you don’t expect marriage to instantly fix your problems. 2) You Enjoy the Mundane Moments Marriage is not one long date. Being ready to … Read More

Does St.Valentine Live in Dublin?

Distinguishing fact from fiction in the case of St. Valentine is not easy, as there were at least 3 saints of the name, all of whom died as martyrs. The first Valentine was a Roman priest martyred under the Emperor Claudius II in 269 or 270 AD, the second was a Bishop of Terni killed in the same century, and … Read More

Worlds most expensive engagement rings !

Getting an engagement ring is a special moment in a woman’s life, and certainly some women expect better, bigger, shinier and as an expensive engagement ring from their beloved man as possible. The ring is like a reminder of that special day of the proposal, so it doesn’t matter in some cases, if it’s big or small, as long as it’s given … Read More