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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Hearts on Fire Diamond Hunt

HOFOne of the most renowned diamond brands – Hearts on Fire – will host a Diamond Hunt at Fenway Park Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts on September 30th. Known as “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”, Fenway Park has been home to the Boston Red Sox for over a century, making it the oldest Major League Baseball stadium still in use today.

Boston is also home to the Hearts on Fire brand, and now holds their (more…)

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Estate Jewelry

Estate RingEstate refers to something previously owned including anything from land to jewelry. This type of jewelry is often called vintage or antique. It may come from a variety of different eras such as Georgian or Victorian. They are rare, but this does not necessarily mean that these designs would be more expensive, just that they will be more unique. Estate jewelry is becoming especially popular in engagement (more…)

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Gemstones Uncovered: Zircon

ZirconZircon is named after the element it contains, Zirconium. Zirconium is a shiny white-gray metal that looks like titanium. Its name comes from the Persian word Zargun meaning gold-like. It is not a well-known stone and is often confused with a similarly named stone Cubic Zirconia. However, these two stones are completely different. Zircon has a very different chemical composition and is a natural mineral.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are Engaged!

The RingThis beautiful Hollywood couple have been dating for more than a year before Theroux popped the question with an enviable sparkler. He proposed to her at his 41st birthday celebration in a New York restaurant, and received the best present when she said yes!

While the pair had no qualms about keeping their relationship a secret, the engagement and nuptials are currently under tight wraps. After (more…)

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Staple Diamond Jewelry

Diamond StudsFor women, every piece of clothing we own is put into one of two categories: staples, and non-staples. Staples are typically high-quality pieces that can be worn again and again through each season, versus non-staples that are in trend for a season or two. The staple items are usually in neutral colors like black, beige, tan, and white because they go with anything and are always in style. More money (more…)

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Cocktail Rings

RingCocktail rings are large, dramatic rings that give a splash of style to any outfit. These rings were first introduced during the prohibition in the USA when women would wear them to illegal cocktail parties. They gave off the idea that these women could do whatever they wanted however they wanted. Now these rings can be worn up or worn down and come in many different styles.

Cocktail rings are here (more…)

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Emerald by Day, Ruby by Night

AlexandriteThis colour changing chrysoberyl was first discovered in 1834 in Russia. This was around the same time that the Russian Tsar Alexander II was in power and therefore it was given the name Alexandrite. It is an extremely rare gemstone and is therefore not often found in jewelry. This gemstone is not fascinating at first, but once you have seen it in the light it has a unique beauty.

Alexandrite is (more…)

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2012 London Olympics

2012The 2012 London Olympics featured the largest ever medals weighing in at just under a pound with a diameter of 3 inches. They were almost double the size of the medals from the last summer games in Beijing in 2008. However, although these medals are extremely large, they may be valued as low as $4.50 Canadian.

The International Olympic Committee had set out specific rules for how much gold, silver (more…)

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Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse

Diamond PurseThis diamond purse holds the Guinness World Record of being the most valuable handbag in the entire world. Covered in diamonds, it is valued at around $3.8 million USD. The purse, crafted by Robert Mouawad, is a heart-shaped clutch. It is hand crafted from 18 karat gold and is encrusted with 4,517 diamonds. Of all the diamonds 105 are yellow, 56 are pink, and the rest are colourless. The purse weighs (more…)

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The Man with the Golden Gun

Gold Nail PolishOPI is releasing its first 18 karat gold nail polish top coat. The nail polish comes in a collectible gold lacquered bottle and is packaged in true Bond style. This shade, currently dubbed as The Man with the Golden Gun, was created as part of the 007 line, set to debut in October in celebration of James Bonds 50th or Golden anniversary. This OPI first has a glitter like consistency with flaky bits (more…)

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Pearl Quality

Pearl EarringsWhile pearls are beautiful to look at, few people really know how to determine the difference in quality between them. Pearl quality is measured by numerous factors including type, thickness of nacre, luster, shape, colour and size. There are many different types of pearls; the four popular ones are Akoya, Freshwater, Tahitian and South Sea. Akoya pearls are usually a classic white colour and have (more…)

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