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diamond jewellery

diamond jewellery 08/02/2019

Buying a Diamond: The Beginner’s Guide

Diamond expert Emily Tebbutt’s guide on how to purchase the perfect stone. If you’re planning a Valentine’s Day proposal, getting the perfect diamond ring can be a daunting experience.  Diamond expert Emily Tebbutt, Jewellery Specialist at Ramsdens offers her insider tips when shopping for a rock: Tip 1: Get to know the ‘Four Cs’: Diamonds are categorised by Colour, Cut, Carat and Clarity, giving transparency over their quality and value. Each ‘C’ grades a different aspect of the diamond, and the higher the grading, the more valuable the diamond is.... 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

01/02/2018

Jewellery Buying Guide

Introduction When it comes to buying jewellery, whether for yourself or a loved one, you may find yourself asking questions such as ‘what metal should I choose?’ or ‘which gemstones should I buy?’ This Ramsdens Jewellery Buying Guide aims to answer any questions you may have around buying and wearing jewellery, including how you can care for your items to ensure you keep them looking as good as new, for longer.   Gemstone Guide Gemstones are a naturally occurring material that are stunning in appearance which makes them the perfect... 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

05/09/2017
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Did you buy currency from us in June?

If you bought currency from Ramsdens in June (2017), you can now take advantage of a special offer to receive 10% off* your next jewellery or watches purchase with us, either in store or online at www.ramsdensjewellery.co.uk. To claim your exclusive discount in store, simply: Present the voucher on your original currency receipt from June or; Show your e-mail or SMS reminder to staff (all valid customers will receive the communications on the 1st, 15th and 20th September**) To claim the discount online at www.ramsdensjewellery.co.uk: Enter the discount code that... Read More

02/02/2017

Diamond Buying Guide

When purchasing diamond jewellery, it is important to consider ‘The 4 C’s’ – Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut. These four elements help craft the appearance and individual brilliance of a diamond. Here, we give you a brief overview of what each one means to help you choose the right diamond. The Carat Diamonds are measured in carats which relates to the weight of the stone as opposed to the size. Carats are fragmented into points with 100 points equalling one carat. It is worth noting that the carat weight does... Read More