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Valuations

Valuations are subjective and you will generally receive different opinions from jewellers. And they’d all be right. Prices vary from one jeweller to another and opinions differ. Jewellery items will have 4 values: Insurance value Valuations are generally sought for insurance purposes. This is the highest value and is the current retail price with about Read More

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The Four C’s

BUYING A DIAMOND The most important step in buying a diamond is to choose one that appeals to you personally.  While it is key to understand the technical aspects of diamonds, it is most important to fall in love with your diamond. Diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man. The four factors that Read More

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How to measure your correct ring size at home

With the increase of consumers purchasing goods from the internet, it is necessary to ensure that potentially expensive purchases, like rings, are done properly right from the start. The chart below should be helpful in determining and providing your correct ring size. For this you will need: a thin strip of paper a pen a Read More

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Distinguishing the real from the fake

Unfortunately, apart from costume jewelry such as Honey or Avon, a lot of fake jewellery is purchased unknowingly by many people at a “bargain”. The general rule of thumb is: If it sounds too good to be true – it usually is, and it is never a good idea to purchase jewellery from anyone other Read More

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Caring for your jewellery, diamonds and gems

Diamonds may be the hardest natural substance known to man, but can still be damaged, chipped, abraded or scratched.  Therefore, don’t jumble your diamond jewellery together or with other pieces, because diamonds can scratch other jewellery and each other. It is best to store your jewellery in a fabric-lined jewel case or box. Remove jewellery Read More

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