Diamonds

Everything You Should Know About Precious Vs Semi-Precious Gemstones

Everything You Should Know About Precious Vs Semi-Precious Gemstones
If you're a jewellery lover like us, it's pretty likely that you've come across the terms "precious" and "semi-precious", as they're often used to describe gemstones. But which stones are classified as "precious" and what makes them so special and worthy of the prestige? Or are these old fashioned terms that should no longer be used today? It's a controversial topic and the answers will surprise you...

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A Perfect Match, The Unlikely Origin of the Tennis Bracelet

A Perfect Match, The Unlikely Origin of the Tennis Bracelet
It's not unusual nowadays for tennis superstars to rock blinging jewellery on court. This wasn't always the norm. In fact, the name "tennis bracelet" was given to a particular style of diamond bracelet in the eighties when then-number-one tennis star Chris Evert sported it during the US open. As a player, she had become known for her fashionable style, regularly pairing expensive jewellery and diamonds with luxe sportswear

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How to Care for your Engagement Ring

How to Care for your Engagement Ring
Your beloved engagement ring is likely to be your most treasured (and expensive!) piece of jewellery. Ryan Thomas Jewellers' rings are designed to be worn and loved everyday, but like any valuable jewel, an engagement ring requires care and maintenance. Here are our 5 simple tips to keep your precious ring as sparkly as the day you received it.

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Thinking of a Christmas Proposal?

A Christmas Proposal
If you're planning on making Christmas extra special this year, then we're sure you have a lot of questions on your mind right now! Proposing at Christmas is exciting and joyful, but planning for it can be a little overwhelming. Follow our tips for selecting the perfect engagement ring for a Christmas proposal.

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Laboratory Diamonds - What exactly are they?

Laboratory Diamonds - What exactly are they?

Society has revered the diamond as a precious product of nature for hundreds of years. It takes billions of years for a diamond to be formed.

Once formed under extreme temperature and heat, a diamond rests in the Earth's crust approximately 90 miles beneath the surface awaiting to be discovered.
A diamond's beauty, rarity and value inspired research into its synthesis as early as the 1700s. Although scientists explored the possibility of growing a diamond in the lab, they didn't have the technology to produce the high levels of heat and pressure needed for diamond formation.

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