2.1 carat Andrea Birthday Diamond found by State Park visitor last week

Brown Diamond

Diamond is the birthstone of the month, and birthday girl Andrea Murphy celebrated her 30th with a trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Within 2 hours of being there she found herself a 2.1 carat brown diamond!

The category of colour is known as ice tea and was found in the East Drain area of the park. According to Park Interpreter Margi Jenks, “Because of their dark (more…)

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Take care of your jewellery when you travel

RingMany of our wedding and engagement ring clients zip off round the world to marry in exotic locations. This makes for an exclusive wedding experience, but while many have considered their flower choices, outfits, invites and the other wedding details, have packed their sunscreen and shades for the weather; many overlook the necessary care requirements for their precious jewellery.

We provide each (more…)

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Oxidized Silver – A Great Look That Is Easy To Maintain

Silver Mens RingsSterling silver is 92.5% silver with metals added such as germanium, zinc and platinum depending on the composition. Silver is coveted for its bright shiny appearance, but we all know how quickly it can tarnish and discolour. A light tarnish turns the surface slightly yellowy and dull while a heavy tarnish turns the metal black.

In recent years, however, it has become popular for jewelry designers (more…)

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Friendship bracelets – a great gift for your right hand man

scott kayWe are all familiar with cotton braided friendship bracelets that were made and traded at school. Though we may not be seen dead in a brightly coloured cotton bracelet now, the idea of a bracelet as a friendship token might still be close to our hearts.

If a ring seems inappropriate, but you want to give something that can be kept close or worn every day, then check out the silver, leather and beaded (more…)

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Designers I Like… Lusciouss

Jewelry RingWhen I walked into Secret Sapphire for the first time, what immediately caught my eye were the beautiful sterling silver pieces of the Lusciouss collection. They were big, bold pieces but at the same time also delicate-looking and feminine. I could easily imagine them being worn on a casual Sunday to a fancy dinner party and everything in between.

Unlike any of the silver/sterling silver jewelry (more…)

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