Are Diamonds Really Forever?

Are Diamonds Really Forever? In the past, the Greeks and the Romans thought that the diamonds were tears of Gods and small pieces of stars. There were also the Hindus, who thought that the diamonds had so much power that they put diamonds in the eyes of some of their statues. Other people believed that an unapproachable valley in Central … 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

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

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