Keep to your Budget when Buying Diamonds
Whether they’re used in your day to day jewellery or worn on special occasions, diamonds are a lifelong friend. Earrings, Pendants, Engagement rings: a few pieces that are elegantly worn throughout a lifetime and more. Though many believe you can only buy beautiful, high quality diamonds for a huge amount of money: which is definitely not the case - there are stunning diamonds for all budget types.Read More
Why choose an Oval Cut Diamond?
The Oval Cut is a smooth yet elegant shape that expresses a classic sophistication. It is technically a modification of the Round Brilliant Diamond, the cutting methods on these shapes are similar as they are cut using similar techniques: resulting in the diamond having an exquisite sparkle and stunning beauty.Read More
Why Choose a Pear Cut Diamond?
Pear-Cut Diamonds - otherwise known as the Pendeloque or the Teardrop cut - are sparkling, slender and graceful with a lengthening effect. Perfect for all types of jewellery and most beautiful when surrounded by smaller diamonds - for example as a halo engagement ring.Read More
Buying diamonds can be exciting. Whether you are buying them for yourself or as a gift for a lucky recipient, you no doubt want to get the very best jewellery you can afford. After all, products like this are special. No other form of jewellery quite lives up to them and, as long as you treat them well and don't lose them, you might have the objects for the rest of your life.Read More
To Bespoke, or not to Bespoke
Whether you're looking for diamond earrings or engagement rings, there's something extra-special about a diamond. For a lot of us, it's a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, and we understand that you want to get it just right. Sometimes in life, it's nice to stand out from the crowd and to express your own personality and tastes. So, when you are on the lookout for gorgeous diamond rings and other such pieces of jewellery, you might be keen to source bespoke versions.Read More
Should you research before buying Diamonds?
An item of diamond jewellery can last you a lifetime. These stunning pieces can't fail to add a touch of timeless elegance to any outfit and can be handed down through generations, never going out of style. When you invest in diamond jewellery, you'll want to make sure that it is as beautiful and lustrous as you can afford.Read More
All You Need to Know About Men’s Wedding Rings
At a wedding ceremony, it is customary for the man and woman to exchange rings. However, this has not always been the case. Men's wedding rings have only been commonly worn since the Second World War. Since then, their popularity has surged with there now being a huge selection of men's rings available. Here's everything you need to know about wedding rings for men.Read More
What is a Princess Cut Diamond?
When people think of diamond engagement rings, the ring that usually comes to mind is the solitaire. In these rings, a solitary diamond is set of a simple metal band. The diamond is the centre of attention, so its cut is crucial. The cut of a diamond should highlight its assets and create an eye-catching brilliance. It's because of these properties that the Princess cut has become so popular.Read More
Why Choose a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond?
The Round Brilliant Cut is arguably the most popular and most recognizable diamond cut of all the cuts available with over 75% of all diamonds used in jewellery cut to this shape, this is because it achieves the greatest brilliance and fire. This cut is certainly the most popular amongst buyers at the present time with the Princess Cut being a distant second.Read More
The Perfect Engagement Ring for a Valentines' Day Proposal
So it's time! You're in Love! Your girlfriend is the most beautiful, funny, caring woman you will ever meet, and you're ready to shout out to the world that you've chosen your life partner, and best yet; the most romantic day of the year is just around the corner. Here's our guide to finding the perfect engagement ring for a valentines' day proposal.Read More
Unique Valentines' Gifts for Her
As Valentines' day hurtles towards us (Surely Christmas was just a few days ago???) we find our minds drifting to romance... Soft music, flowers, champagne and diamonds! We love diamonds for any occasion but Valentines' day gives us the perfect excuse for extra sparkle. Here are our top picks for unique valentine gifts specially selected for her.Read More
How to choose your Engagement Ring together
More and more couples are choosing to select and even design their engagement rings together. After leaving a wonderful review on our TrustPilot profile, we spoke to Sarah to hear how Jorge still managed to surprise her with a romantic proposal; even after they had chosen her perfect diamond ring together.Read More
What is the best Christmas present for the women in your life?
We love simple, understated and elegant diamond stud earrings. They make the perfect gift for ALL occasions, and for ALL of the women in your life, but we especially love them as Christmas gifts. So here are some of our recommendations for the women in your life...Read More
Can we really afford bespoke wedding rings?
Long gone are the days when wedding rings had to be limited to a simple band of gold. Innovations in techniques and crafting, changes in styles and trends have given us (non-celebrity types) more opportunities to express ourselves with our own jewellery. And where better to do this than in the one piece of jewellery you hope to be wearing for the rest of your life.Read More
Blushing Beauty ~ Rose Gold
Precious metals are as susceptible to changing moods and fashions as clothing, hairstyles and even fad diets! For several decades now displays in high street stores have been dominated by White or Yellow metals. 18K Yellow gold the “original” precious metal, much revered throughout history as far back as early civilisations, has been a mainstay of jewellery design throughout the ages.Read More
The not so humble Halo Engagement Ring
Cluster rings, featuring large central stones have moved in and out of fashion influenced by the trends of the super rich and aristocracy. But one ring has influenced this trend twice, a single iconic ring, given to two iconic British women.Read More
Solitaire Diamonds Rings
When you think of an Engagement Ring chances are your mind’s eye pictures a single stunning diamond solitaire. Since 1886 when the Tiffany-style diamond solitaire ring was launched, engagement rings styles have passed in and out of fashion - BUT the solitaire diamond ring has remained a firm favourite.Read More
The Happiest Girl in the World!
Did you know we read and respond to every service review left on TrustPilot? It's a great way for us to receive "constructive feedback" and it's also a great source of impartial information for our future customers... We love the detail in Victoria's review and wanted to share it with you all.....Read More
How Big is a One Carat Diamond?
Are you shopping for a shiny 1 carat diamond engagement ring? Maybe you’re just buying someone a nice present because, well, they’re the kind of person that deserves it and you’re the kind of person that knows how to buy great presents? Whatever the reason, there’s a particular question in diamond buying which can often cause confusion. Just how big is a one carat diamond?Read More
Is British Made Diamond Jewellery Better?
If you’re British, there are a lot of good reasons to buy things that are made in Britain - like supporting home-grown businesses, boosting the economy, and helping the environment by buying products that don’t need to be flown halfway across the world. But in terms of what you’re actually buying does ‘British-made’ really mean ‘better’?Read More
How to Buy an Engagement Ring on a Budget in 5 Simple Steps
It’s not always possible to spend thousands on a diamond ring. But it is possible to get a beautiful, low-cost engagement ring without going into debt or selling your grandma. You just have to know where you can cut corners - and where you shouldn't.Read More
What to Look For in an Emerald Cut Diamond
So you want to buy an emerald-cut diamond? You clearly have exquisite taste. The emerald cut may not have the razzle-dazzle of some of the other diamond shapes but what it lacks in sparkle, it makes up for in cool demeanour and vintage sophistication. It’s also extremely good value compared to a round brilliant or princess cut.Read More
How Much Should You Pay for a Half Carat Diamond?
If you’re looking to buy a half carat diamond – perhaps for an engagement ring – then working out what a 'good' price is can be a minefield. Diamond prices vary wildly and half carat diamond prices are no exception. So how are you supposed to set a reasonable budget?Read More
How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Ring Inscription
There’s something very intimate about having your wedding rings engraved. Because the inscription is inside the ring, closest to your skin, it’s like a secret only the two of you share, one that you carry with you forever. What’s written there should be as important as your wedding vows.Read More
21 Simple, Romantic Ways to Propose - Part 1
Cold feet? Second thoughts? Sudden urge to change your identity and flee to Mexico? No, I'm not talking about pre-wedding jitters. I'm talking about a condition affecting thousands of men who want to propose to their girlfriend but who are afraid of doing it wrong.Read More
How to super-size your diamond without breaking the bank
We all know size doesn't matter. Then again we all know that actually it does a bit. When it comes to diamonds, the wow factor is paramount and small diamonds just don’t have it. You never hear a celebrity boasting about their half-carat diamond ring do you?Read More
Know what to look for when buying diamonds
Buying diamonds can be a daunting experience if you have little or no experience in such matters. No doubt you want to get the very best items you can within your budget. However, if you do not know what to look for, this can be difficult.Read More
Have confidence in your diamond selection
Buying diamonds is a big step. You might be spending a lot of money on the items and no doubt you want them to be perfect. After all, whether you are getting them for yourself or to hand over to someone special as a gift, they may well be intended to last for a lifetime, so it is vital the items are completely suitable.Read More
Stick to a Budget and Enjoy Diamonds Guilt-free
Shopping can be great fun and a brilliant way to spend a few hours when you are relieved from your domestic and professional responsibilities. There is a reason why such activity is referred to as 'retail therapy'. It has the potential to lift your spirits and make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.Read More
Top class diamonds that won’t break the bank
It can be daunting to head out diamond shopping for the first time. Often young grooms can find that the joy and anticipation of the period become overshadowed by doubts concerning the hugely significant and tricky purchase of an engagement ring.Read More
Gorgeous Wedding Rings are a Few Clicks Away
If you are preparing for your wedding, you will know how frantic and stressful the task can be. You have many things to organise, including the venues for the ceremony and the after party, the transport, any accommodation required, your outfits, entertainment, food, photographs and much more.Read More
The Perfect Engagement Rings
If you are considering proposing to your other half, there are many decisions you will need to make. For example, do you think your partner would appreciate a public declaration of your love, or perhaps something more personal and intimate would suit.Read More
Think about how you will present diamond gifts
Presenting any gift to a loved one can be a great experience, but giving diamonds to your partner is a real buzz. The look on her face as you hand over the gleaming gem may be truly magical and a moment to treasure for the rest of your life.Read More
Something truly special with bespoke diamond jewellery
Sometimes in life, it's nice to stand out from the crowd and to express your own personality and tastes. So, when you are on the lookout for gorgeous diamond rings and other such pieces of jewellery, you might be keen to source bespoke versions.Read More
Weddings Rings – The Biggest Symbol of Your Love
You wedding day will undoubtedly mean the world to both you and your partner, and you are sure to want to celebrate the special day in style. You've probably already considered the type of venue you both want, the colour theme, the wedding dress and grooms-men suits, but have you thought about the wedding rings?Read More
Choosing the Right Diamond Engagement Ring
You can feel it in your heart that the timing is right - you're going to propose! And because she is "the one", you have decided that your special lady should receive an engagement ring that is as beautiful, special and unique as she is - a diamond ring.Read More
Removing Room for Error when Proposing
It is now quite common for women to accompany men when buying an engagement ring. Indeed, this can be a very sensible approach as both parties can shop for engagement rings together and decide on something that will definitely be appreciated.Read More
Great diamonds at value prices
Diamonds are special objects. They can be incredibly beautiful and they are very precious. There are only a small number of sites around the globe where these gleaming gems can be mined as they are formed under highly specific geological conditions.Read More
Insure your diamonds for peace of mind
Like many people, you might love donning glamorous and stylish jewellery and items that have gorgeous diamonds in them can be among the most impressive and desirable. After all, there is something mesmerising and beguiling about these objects.Read More
Diamonds can help you make the perfect proposal
Preparing to pop the question to your other half can be daunting. It may be one of the most important things you have ever done and, whatever the outcome, it is bound to mark a watershed in your relationship. If all goes to plan, you and your partner may start a new phase of your lives together.Read More
Never feel under pressure to overspend on engagement rings
If you are planning to pop the question to your other half, you might well want to pick up an engagement ring first. After all, there is a long tradition of presenting such items when asking for someone's hand in marriage.Read More
Only the best with quality diamonds
The times may be changing, but diamonds still retain a certain old-fashioned allure. In spite of the spirited attempts of many a high street jeweller to reduce the exciting experience of choosing a diamond to just another errand, there is still something special about diamonds.Read More
When Only Diamonds Will Do
The classic diamond engagement ring, a diamond solitaire ring in gold, has a lasting appeal for more than aesthetic reasons; it has symbology all of its own. The choice of gold stands for purity, its circular band continuity and eternity, and the diamond's hardness represents the endurance of love.Read More
Take the Pressure Off when Sourcing Diamonds
Sourcing and buying diamonds can be exciting. After all, such objects represent the ultimate in glamour and luxury and often they are handed over as gestures. For example, they are ideal as anniversary presents and of course they are a favourite when it comes to engagements.Read More
Avoid Disappointment When Sourcing Diamond Jewellery
When you have selected pieces of diamond jewellery and are waiting for them to arrive, you might feel an intense level of anticipation. After all, products like this are special. No other form of jewellery quite lives up to them and, as long as you treat them well and don't lose them, you might have the objects for the rest of your life.Read More
Take your Time when Sourcing Engagement Rings
If you are perusing the selection of engagement rings on offer with a view to buying one, either as a surprise when you pop the question to your other half or along with your partner after the proposal has taken place, you ought to think carefully about your choice.Read More
Make your Friends Jealous with Sparkly New Diamonds
We all like to receive compliments, whether it is for our appearance, achievements or anything else. Such praise can really boost confidence levels. One great way to ensure you are admired is to adorn yourself in gorgeous diamonds. These gleaming items have a timeless appeal and have the potential to ensure you are the belle of the ball when you attend parties and other social gatherings.Read More
Jewellery that Never Goes Out of Fashion
When you make fashion purposes, be they clothing, jewellery, shoes or anything else, you might feel a sense of pleasure and excitement. After all, there is something special about stepping out in new garments and adorned in gorgeous accessories. It provides you with a greater sense of confidence.Read More
Get Advice when Seeking Quality Diamonds
If you are keen to buy diamonds, you might be excited. After all, it is not every day that you get to make such purchases. Perhaps you are acquiring the items as a treat for yourself, or maybe you are planning to hand them over to someone dear to you as a gift. And there is always the possibility you are going to buy a ring and then propose to your partner, which might be one of the most important steps you have taken in your life.Read More
Make Sure you Budget for your Wedding Rings
Organising your wedding can be a difficult and expensive undertaking. You have many different things to budget for. For example, you will need to pay for the wedding venue itself, plus a reception space. Then there is the transport to take care of, as well as outfits, decorations, food and much more.Read More
Quality Diamonds Launches Order Processing System
Quality Diamonds, one of the UK's largest certified diamond retailers operating both online and offline through their sales offices in Hatton Garden and Milton Keynes, have developed a brand new bespoke sales order processing system.Read More
Ensure your Summer Outfits Sparkle with Gorgeous Diamonds
At last, the mercury in thermometers across the land is starting to rise and memories of the cold, harsh winter we have just emerged from are receding. This time of year may be one of your favourites. The days are getting longer, the temperature is increasing and flower beds and hedgerows have sprung into life in a sea of vibrant colours.Read More
The Timeless Elegance of Solitaire Engagement Rings
A beautiful ring is what makes a marriage proposal complete. The perfect ring will take pride of place on a woman's finger, enhancing every outfit that they wear. There are thousands of designs of diamond engagement rings available, but only one has stood the test of time, carrying it's beauty and elegance through generations - the solitaire ring.Read More
Find the Perfect Engagement Ring Whatever Your Budget
An engagement ring is a beautiful symbol of the love between two people. These elegant pieces will potentially be worn every day for the rest of a person's life. They should therefore be timelessly styled, so they can be worn with every outfit and never go out of fashion. A common misconception is that you can only get beautiful, high quality engagement rings for a huge amount of money. In fact, it's possible to find the perfect ring whatever your budget.Read More
Are Your Diamonds Real?
Nothing beats the stunning beauty and timeless elegance of genuine diamonds. While some artificial diamonds may look indistinguishable from the real thing, over time they could become cloudy and chipped, ruining the appearance of your prized piece of jewellery. Once you know how, checking if a diamond is real is relatively simple, and could prevent you from becoming duped by convincing fake.Read More
Diamond Jewellery Buyers Guide
An item of diamond jewellery can last you a lifetime. These stunning pieces can't fail to add a touch of timeless elegance to any outfit, and can be handed down through generations, never going out of style. When you invest in diamond jewellery, you'll want to make sure that it is as beautiful and lustrous as you can afford. To ensure you're purchasing quality diamonds, you could check them for the 'four Cs'.Read More
The Crown Jewels
The engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton is one of the most romantic stories to make the headlines in 2010. But Will's proposal whilst the two were holidaying in Kenya could have taken an embarrassing turn. According to news reports, he carried his mother's engagement ring (worth around £85,000) in his rucksack for three weeks before popping the question.Read More
Why Choose an Emerald Cut Diamond?
The Emerald cut diamond became a very popular cut due to its classical style and elegance not seen in other cuts. The emerald cut is what is known as a step cut diamond as opposed to the more common brilliant cut diamond. This gives an appearance of steps going into the diamond which results in a very distinctive and unique brilliance. Typically the number of facets that emerald cut has is 58, with 25 on the pavilion 8 on the girdle and another 25 on the crown.Read More
Why Choose a Heart Shaped Diamond?
The heart shaped diamond cut represents love and romanticism on a level which other cuts can only aspire to achieve. The shape being as it is, the ultimate symbol of love, makes it the perfect choice for Valentine's Day, an engagement ring or possibly even an anniversary gift.Read More
Why Choose a Princess Cut Diamond?
Second only to the ever popular Round Brilliant Cut, The Princess Cut diamond has become one of the most popular cuts on the market today. One of the youngest cuts it was developed during the late 20th century to maximise weight retention of octahedral Diamond crystals, helping to create more attractive Diamonds at more reasonable prices. It was the first fancy cut to achieve AGS status in 2005. The shape can vary between square and rectangular. Its appeal comes from the fact that it achieves a brilliance and fire reflection to almost match that of the Round Brilliant Cut but with a rectangular or square shape.Read More
The Truth About Fancy Coloured Diamonds
When we talk about diamond colour, we’re usually talking about the lack of it. Colourless diamonds - or absolutely colourless, if you’re really stinking rich - are the créme de la créme of diamonds. They’re the ones rated D or E on the colour scale and they’re the rarest and most desirable diamonds on the planet. Or are they?Read More