The Pros & Cons of a Gemstone Engagement Ring

What do Princess Diana, Jackie Kennedy, Halle Berry and Princess Eugenie have in common? They all have a gemstone engagement ring! Gemstones engagement rings are more and more popular due to their unique style, large size and lower cost. However, picking a gemstone engagement ring can be tricky, especially if it’s a solo mission! Unless she has indicated all her life that she wanted a specific gemstone as engagement ring.

Diamond Dilemma: Unveiling the Realities of the Lab-Grown vs Natural Diamonds

In recent years, the diamond industry has witnessed a significant shift with the rise of lab-grown diamonds touted as ethical, ecological, and economical alternatives to natural diamonds. However, beneath the surface sparkle lies a nuanced tale of sustainability, value, and authenticity.

How to Secretly Discover Your Significant Other’s Ring Size

Planning a surprise proposal? 💍 Discovering your significant other's ring size can be a subtle yet exciting mission. Here are some clever tactics to unveil the secret without giving away the surprise! 🤓

The Growing Trend of Women Self-Purchasing Diamonds

In recent years, there has been a remarkable shift in the diamond industry as more and more women are embracing the empowering trend of self-purchasing diamonds. 💎💃

What is Fluorescence? And is it "Bad"?

Ever wondered if fluorescence is a drawback for diamonds? Let's explore this together to gain a better understanding.

How Can I Clean My Jewellery

Our commitment goes beyond the purchase. Did you know that we provide for all our clients a complimentary lifetime service, covering resizing, polishing & rhodium… But keeping your diamond ring clean is essential if you want it to sparkle to its fullest. ✨

Engagement Ring Shopping - Where do I start?

When it comes to getting down on the old knee, there is no shortage of important details to consider. With 20 years (for Céline) and 40 years (for Rob) experience in this field, we believe we can be your perfect partner to guide you during this process.

2023, An industry Report

As we step into a new year, let's reflect on the tumultuous journey of 2023 and the shifting dynamics that defined it. But before going there, it's imperative to examine the challenges that marked the past year. Two topics in this report that will both explain the sharp drop in diamond prices that fortunately came to an end last December.

Can I Wear my ring all the time?

Many clients ask us the question: Can I wear my jewellery all the time? The answer is NO! Your engagement ring isn't just a symbol of your union. It is also a precious piece of jewellery that can be passed down through generations- IF you take proper care of it.

Antwerp—Capital of Diamonds

For centuries, the quest for the perfect diamond that symbolizes love and beauty has been attributed to the vivacious city that lies on the River Scheldt—Antwerp. The place was transformed into the mecca of diamond trade after the Flemish jeweler, Lodewyk van Berken, invented...

A Complete Guide to Cushion-Shape Diamonds

When celebrities like Kim Kardashian start sporting cushion cut diamonds on their engagement rings, then you know they’ve well and truly hit the mainstream. The past decade has seen this antique romantic cut diamond gain a legion of new fans amongst jewellery aficionados; and a great part of t...

All That Sparkles: The History of Diamonds

The diamond is a symbol of love, beauty, purity and commitment. Aesthetically beautiful and sometimes flawless, the stone lends its meaning and splendour to some of the greatest love stories of all time, and facets of magnificence in real life. But what led to the diamond becoming one o...

How to Select the Right Shape for your Diamond Ring

Whether you’re shopping for an engagement ring or a graduation present, it can be hard to choose the right diamond. But as long as you have the right information on hand you’ll be able to spend your budget wisely, and get the diamond that’s best suited to your needs. The first thin...

A Complete Guide to Marquise-Cut Diamonds

The marquise-cut diamond is an elegant, elongated stone that more than matches up to its noble heritage. Many descriptions have been used to describe the distinctive shape of this particular cut; some refer to it as an ellipsis, while others contrast its design to that of a long thin eye. To the Fre...

A Complete Guide to Heart-Cut Diamonds

There are few shapes more immediately recognizable than the heart. While some might consider heart cut diamonds to be a little cliché, those who appreciate the simultaneous rarity and universality of this unique shape, will continue to find a place for it in their jewellery collection. Tho...

A Complete Guide to Emerald-Cut Diamonds

Emerald cuts are some of the rarest diamond shapes available today, with only 3% of diamonds produced worldwide corresponding to this unique shape. Despite the scarcity of these stones on the market, they still retain an enduring appeal due to the dramatic effect created by their long, clean lines. ...

The Average Amount Spend on Engagement Rings in the US in 2017 is $6,351

A survey conducted by The Knot, a nationally popular wedding planning group, discovered that the average amount spent on engagement rings, by engaged and/or recently married pairs, is $6,351. The survey was a part of their Jewelry and Engagement Study for 2017, and was conducted on over 14,000 indiv...