History of the Asscher Cut

AsscherThere are many shapes to choose from when picking a diamond, and it all really comes down to personal preference and style. The Asscher shape is a step-cut stone, meaning its facets are long and rectangular, lending to its appearance a glassy shine and large flashes of brilliance.

The Asscher cut was named after the Asscher brothers who developed the original 58-facet cut in 1902. They were the (more…)

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The 12.27 Carat Majestic Pink Diamond is up For Sale

Pink DiamondIn the past couple of years, the jewelry industry has seen a rapid increase in the demand for large, high-quality pink diamonds; they are often not bought to wear, but for value investment. While the demand is escalating, the supply is dwindling away. Pink diamonds in and of themselves are already exceedingly rare (only 0.7% of all gem quality diamonds). Coupled with a fancy vivid or fancy intense (more…)

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The Role Inclusions Play in Colored Gems

InclusionsMany people may hear “visible inclusions” and immediately get scared off. While this may be justified for diamonds, the colored stones market holds a completely different set of standards. This is because diamonds and colored stones owe their appeal to different factors; the most prized diamonds are high in clarity and display optical brilliance, while the most prized quality in colored stones is the (more…)

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Vancouver Fashion Week

Vancouver Fashion WeekThe West Coast’s most high-profile industry event, Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW), returns September 18th to 23rd 2012, featuring exciting new collections from leading designers from all over the globe.
VFW was founded in 2001 by Canadian producer and entrepreneur, Jamal Abdourahman, who had envisioned bringing a high-profile industry event to the beautiful city of Vancouver.

With the ideals of diversity (more…)

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Getting Creative with Bon Bonns

Bon Bonn Golddigger CharmRecently, one of our clients came by to take a look at our selection of Bon Bonn charms and fell in love. To add her own personal twist to the lovely charms, she decided to fashion her own setting for them.

The “Gold Digger” charm caught her eye right away – the gold drusy stone is cut in such a way that brings its full sparkle potential, similar in appearance to large reflective glitter. She made (more…)

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Vancouver’s First Fashion Night Out!

FashionLast Thursday, Vancouver hosted its first-ever Fashion Night Out (FNO), a fashion extravaganza which began in New York city in 2009 and has now spread across the world reaching over 200 cities. Vancouver’s FNO was a one night event which encouraged the public to come out and celebrate fabulous fashion and design. Local high-end retailers and restaurants across Vancouver’s trendiest districts helped (more…)

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Kate Bosworth Tweets Engagement Ring!

Kate BosworthActress and model Kate Bosworth revealed her engagement to director boyfriend Michael Polish by casually referring to him as her ‘fiance’ in a blog post for Vogue a few weeks ago. The couple started dating earlier this year and Michael proposed during a recent trip to South Korea. Following the big news, fans were surprised to see Kate sport a plain gold band on her ring finger in place of a typical (more…)

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