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Why We Love Diamonds

Posted by Passion8 on Feb 20, 2018 4:30:00 PM

 

It happened in Hong Kong on April 4 2017.  Sotheby's Auction House sold the world's most expensive diamond.  The Pink Star, a 59.60 carat stone, went for 71.2 million dollars.  The new owner, notable jeweller Chow Tai Fook, renamed it the CPF Diamond after his late father.  His winning bid set a world record for a jewel sold at auction.

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Topics: Rings, Diamond Rings, Engagement

Designing Your Own Engagement Ring from Scratch

Posted by Passion8 on Feb 7, 2018 10:30:00 AM

 

Being responsible for the creation of your own engagement ring means that, not only will you never see the design on someone else's finger, but you also have the opportunity to tell the story of your relationship through thoughtful, detail-focused design. More than any other piece of jewellery, your engagement ring is highly symbolic, and a celebration – not only of the relationship between you and your partner, but also of two families coming together.

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Topics: Rings, Diamond Rings, Engagement

Why You Should Start Saving For An Engagement Ring Now

Posted by Passion8 on Jan 17, 2018 3:10:00 PM

 

So, you’re planning on getting engaged? It’s an exciting time, you can’t wait to start the next chapter of your lives together, but first there will be the an engagement party, wedding and of course the honeymoon!

Stop everything, first you need a ring. And not just any ring – THE ring.

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Topics: Rings, Diamond Rings, Engagement

Statement Piece Engagement Rings

Posted by Passion8 on Dec 8, 2017 2:50:12 PM

When choosing an engagement ring, you may be looking for a bold statement piece that will be instantly recognisable as something special. After all, conservative and traditional isn't for everyone, and if your partner is someone who loves to push boundaries, doesn't like conforming to social norms or is simply fashion forward, then a statement piece may be perfect for them.

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Topics: Rings, Diamond Rings, Engagement

Uniquely You- Custom and Bespoke Pieces

Posted by Passion8 on Nov 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The design and creation of bespoke jewellery is about more than creating a statement piece, it should be the process of defining something that is representative of your individuality.

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Why Cut Matters More in Choosing a Diamond

Posted by Passion8 on Nov 7, 2017 12:05:00 PM

 

The 4 C’s - Clarity, Colour, Carat and Cut.

If you’re buying a diamond you’ve had these words thrown at you verbally and in the form of emails and brochures that explain what to look for and how to look for it.

 The thing is, if you have to look too closely, then what’s the point? After all, you’re not a diamond expert, and neither are a majority of the people you will ever meet. So, what should you focus on in order to find a diamond that looks perfect and makes people shield their eyes when it catches the light? In other words,

What is the most important of the 4 C’s? 

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Topics: Insider, Rings, Diamond Rings, Engagement

Quality & Price - How to find your balance

Posted by Passion8 on Oct 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It's the age-old challenge, and not unique to buying jewellery. How do I get the highest quality for the lowest price? But this is the wrong question to ask, after all, you don’t want to buy a diamond that doesn’t get worn.

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The process to finding the perfect diamond ring

Posted by Passion8 on Oct 16, 2017 4:07:52 PM

Finding the perfect diamond ring for that someone special is an overwhelming prospect if you have a limited understanding of what you should be looking for. There are so many questions, and as you learn more, it only becomes more confusing.

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Topics: Rings, Diamond Rings, Engagement

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