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Diamond Jewellery

12/10/2018
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Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding 2018 – Get the Look

Who doesn’t wish to be a princess dressed in a fine white gown, all primed to meet their future husband down the aisle? 2018 is certainly the year for Royal weddings with Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding being just a distant memory of all things borrowed and blue, and now the Queen’s granddaughter Eugenie is marrying her long term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank today. The showstopping piece of Princess Eugenie’s bridal jewellery was undoubtably the breath-taking diamond and emerald tiara that was delicately positioned upon the Princess’s autumnal toned hair; reminiscent... Read More

sapphire 01/09/2018
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September Birthstone – Sapphire

Rich in opulent colour and history, sapphire is one of the most prestigious and recognised gemstones in the world – those lucky September babies! With rich symbolism of truth, faithfulness and sincerity, the sapphire is the perfect gemstone to be set into meaningful eternity bands or as a statement engagement ring. Sapphire gemstones are the symbol for a 45th wedding anniversary; a showstopping emerald cut sapphire cocktail ring and a three star set sapphire signet ring would be the perfect matching gift for a special couple! 18ct White Gold Diamond... Read More

diamond jewellery 21/05/2018
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Get the Markle Sparkle Look!

It is every girl’s dream to get married to a prince in the ultimate modern fairy tale, so what’s not to love about the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! From the star studded guest list which included George Clooney and David Beckham, to the ethereal floral arrangements of garden white roses, peonies and foxgloves which hung ornately around the entrance of St George’s Chapel , Windsor Castle – this surely was the wedding of the year! We take you through our take of the magnificent jewels worn... Read More

diamonds 01/04/2018
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April’s Birthstone – Diamonds

Diamonds have been prized for thousands of years, with early discoveries in Indian riverbeds dating back to 400BC. The modern diamond industry dates back to more recent times. In 1869 the discovery of the ‘Star of South Africa’ brought 10,000 miners flooding into the Kimberly area and so mass diamond mining began. The ‘Star of South Africa’ was found by a Shepard and weighed a massive 83.5cts! This diamond was then cut to a pear-shape diamond weighing 47.69cts and most recently came to the market via auction in Geneva and... Read More

diamond jewellery 27/03/2018
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Buying Diamonds And The Four C’s

Buying diamond jewellery can be daunting due to all the terminology and information available on the internet. Ramsdens are here to help and, in this blog, we will summarise the key points you need to know when buying a special piece of jewellery. Diamonds are graded and traded using the principals of the four C’s. This method of grading diamonds was first utilised by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Since then, it has become an industry recognised method of grading diamonds which has in turn made the pricing of... Read More

engagement ring 08/03/2018
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How To Buy An Engagement Ring

So, you’ve finally made the decision to pop the question – congratulations! Making the decision is the easy part, welcome to the minefield which is picking the engagement ring. Apart from purchasing a house or a car, the engagement ring can be one of the most expensive items a man will buy in his lifetime. Walking into a jewellery shop to browse can often seem overwhelming; from whole selections of rings which virtually look the same, to the fear of buying a fake. That ring will be paraded around friends... Read More

diamond engagement ring 18/01/2018
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Bridal Jewellery; Our Top 4 Picks

You’ve got the dream wedding dress and the most beautifully crafted bouquet of flowers meticulously planned. Oh, and those elegant high heels that you’ll probably remove halfway through the night! So how about the jewellery you’re planning for the big bridal day? Obviously, the wedding bands have been carefully picked in advance; stored away secretly ready to be placed on the velvet cushion for its descent down the aisle, but have you thought of any other accessories to enhance the look of a lifetime? Glittering jewellery items can make or... Read More

31/12/2017
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Old is the New New; The Misconception of Pre Owned Jewellery

Have you ever walked past a jewellery shop window, and see that something catches your eye? You peer in for a closer look and discover it is a pre owned piece, suddenly put off at the thought of someone wearing the jewellery before you. Behind those jewellery shop doors is a world of imagination; each item has its own story and is waiting to begin a new one! That 9ct diamond solitaire ring sparkling in the corner may have seen its fair share of domestic tiffs over who was to... Read More

Womens Christmas Gifts 29/11/2017
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The Ladies Guide to Christmas Gifting

Christmas is the one time where you can adorn yourself with glittering jewels, going all out for all your social events and family gatherings. your favourite jewellery from the past is released from their boxes, mixing with other glittering pieces which you may have picked up over the past few months. Each item reminding you of a special memory of Christmas cheer and festive fun! Picking a Christmas jewellery gift for the woman in your life can be tricky; thinking about whether they’d wear a necklace or a bracelet, and... Read More

Gents Christmas Gifts Guide 28/11/2017
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The Gents Guide to Christmas Gifting

Whether it’s for your Dad, Brother or for your Great Uncle who you hear from occasionally, it can be tricky to think of what to get the gentleman in your life at Christmas. Socks and underwear are a typical thought, but who wants to be stuck with basic everyday essentials as presents on the most magical day of the year!? Throw away the predictable novelty ties and pint glasses, binning the mass produced chocolate that were bought in a rush on Christmas Eve, discarding the Aftershave box sets which somehow... Read More