28/08/15

Diamond jewellery – the importance of insurance and aftercare

insurance and after-care for your diamond jewelleryWhen we think of insurance we often think of the larger things in life – our home, our car and our lives.  Insurance can provide a peace of mind for many things and while diamond jewellery may not be huge in terms of size, the sentimental value of diamond jewellery to many of us is priceless.  Whether it’s those all-important engagement rings and wedding rings or a pair of diamond earrings that you hold so dear, you’ll want to make sure you look after your investment.  This means looking at insurance for these items and also looking after them so they look great for as long as you wear them.  How can you do this?  Well, let’s discuss.

insurance and aftercare for your diamond jewellery


24/08/15

Let’s talk about gold

yellow gold diamond engagement ringShopping for an engagement ring can be a nervy experience whether you’re doing it alone, with your friend or with a partner. There are numerous styles of engagement rings to consider from single set diamonds to cluster diamond engagement rings and more metal types than you probably ever imagined.

The type of metal you choose will impact on the price you pay, how durable the engagement ring is, how it will look on your partner and also the style of the ring. It will also usually have a bearing on the wedding ring that you both will have on your wedding day. Platinum engagement rings have almost been the go to ring of choice in recent years, but a certain classic metal is making a bit of a revival in recent years – gold! Gold engagement rings include a range of varieties including yellow, white and rose, all of which are giving couples plenty of choice when they visit the jewellers.

Lets talk about gold


 

19/08/15

Know your jewellery – A guide to picking an engagement ring

diamond engagement ringengagement ringFor many men the purchase of an engagement ring will be their first foray into the world of diamond jewellery. There can be a lot of pressure when it comes to shopping for that all important engagement ring. The ring is a symbol of your love for your partner and something that friends and family will want to see – no pressure then!  Here at Portfolio we believe that shopping for an engagement ring does not have to be a dreaded or daunting experience. With the right amount of knowledge this can be an enjoyable and memorable experience for you. With this in mind we have put together a short guide to help you in purchasing that all important engagement ring.

a guide to picking an engagement ring


17/08/15

wearing diamond jewellery5 Occasions to wear diamond jewellery

On special occasions we always like to make an effort to dress up and look our best. We aim to impress and diamond jewellery can help bring any look to the next level. Below we take a look at some stunning diamond jewellery pieces and occasions for which they will be perfect.

5 occasions to wear diamond jewellery


12/08/15

5 Diamond cuts to consider for a summer engagement ring

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Summer isn’t just a popular time of the year for weddings, engagements are becoming increasingly popular during this period.  Many couple head off to warmer climes for a summer holiday and come back with many memories including one that will last for ever – an engagement.  For many of you looking to get away from the miserable UK weather and get engaged abroad or on holidays, there are a number of things to get right.  While we’re not going to cover them all today, we are going to look at one of the important things and that’s the engagement ring – more importantly, popular cuts for a diamond engagement ring.

5 diamond cuts to consider this summer


07/08/15

Platinum Wedding BandWhat do wedding rings represent?

A symbol of eternal love, the humble wedding ring has been about for years, older than any of us and still as important as ever.  While the design of weddings rings is becoming more modern in many cases, the tradition and symbolism of the ring is as strong today as it’s ever been.

The wedding ring is an emblem of love through time, a symbol of devotion and an agreement between two parties to love and cherish one another for the rest of their days. Like all rings, wedding rings are circular in shape and this in itself carries a symbolic meaning for the couple getting married.

what do wedding rings represent


03/08/15

planning an Autumn wedding

10 things to consider when planning an autumn wedding

Autumn is getting closer and the world of weddings sees a new season with plenty of trends and choice to get you inspired for the perfect autumn wedding. If you’re getting ready to plan your autumn wedding this year, or have dreams of an autumn wedding in future years, here’s a few things to keep in mind when it comes to planning your big day.

planning your Autumn wedding