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.

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Mohs Scale

Mohs ScaleThe Mohs scale measures the hardness of select minerals. Hardness is the degree to which a gemstone resists scratches. It is determined by the strength of the chemical bonds between its atoms. The scale ranks minerals from one to ten, with ten being the hardest. Each mineral has the ability to scratch all of the minerals ranking below it. The Mohs Scale was originally devised by Friedrich Moh, a mineralogist, (more…)

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Tungsten Wedding Bands

TungstenTungsten, or tungsten carbide (the most common alloy of the few types) is a great choice for a band because it is extremely durable and affordable over other metals commonly used such as gold, platinum, and silver. As a comparison, tungsten carbide is five times stronger than stainless steel. It will hold up against strong pressure, retaining its shape, until enough pressure is applied to break it (more…)

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All That Glitters is Platinum

Platinum Rings

What is platinum? Platinum is a rare metal that has made its way into mainstream use for engagement ring settings, and for good reason. It does not cause problems for people with sensitive skin, the color is brilliantly bright, it is scratch resistant, and can be molded into more complicated designs. The most common form is 950 platinum, which is 95% pure and 5% alloy of other metals such as iridium (more…)

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