30/09/15

The Best of Celebrity Engagement Rings

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Celebrity engagement rings have left many of us gasping... and for good reason! Whether it’s Kate Middleton’s royal blue sparkler or Kim Kardashian’s rock, it doesn’t stop us from eyeing up the best of celebrity engagement bling worn by the stars.  Below we take a look at some engagement ring styles that have caught our eye and can help give you a little bit of inspiration when it comes to finding a look and style of your own.

 

 

the best of celebrity engagement rings


25/09/15

5 Things to know when shopping for fancy diamond rings

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The round cut diamond is by far the most popular cut, accounting for over 70% of all diamond jewellery sold around the world. Despite this dominance, we are starting to see new cuts increasing in popularity and these cuts are known as fancy cut diamonds. These are cuts that offer something a little bit different to the round cut and they can provide a real touch of elegance and style to diamond rings, especially the all-important diamond engagement ring. With fancy diamond rings here to stay, here are 5 things to consider when it comes to purchasing your own fancy diamond ring.

shopping for fancy diamond rings


23/09/15

Why you need to start planning now for a Christmas proposal

plan your Christmas proposalIt’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than 100 days away and with September quickly disappearing, all thoughts are starting to turn to Christmas.  From Christmas shopping and Christmas parties to the Christmas holidays and the festive season.  Yes, Christmas certainly is a busy yet magical time of the year.  The festive season is all about love and sharing time with a special loved one.  For many this means the ultimate sign of love – a proposal.  If a Christmas proposal is on your mind, we take a look at some of the things you need to start planning now to ensure you’re ready for that big moment!

plan now for your Christmas engagement


18/09/15

7 Important questions to ask when diamond engagement ring shopping

questions about buying a diamond engagement ringFor many, picking a diamond engagement ring can be an intimidating experience; especially for men who have to step somewhat out of their comfort zone and enter a jewellery stop. That aside, it marks a key point in any relationship as this piece of diamond jewellery serves as your commitment to your loved one and something she will wear forever. With this in mind we have highlighted 7 important questions you should ask your jeweller when shopping for that diamond engagement ring.

7 important questions to ask when diamond engagement ring shopping



16/09/15

5 ways to personalise an engagement ring

blog_pic_0485.jpgPicking your engagement ring is one of the biggest decisions you will make.  It is something you will want to wear on a daily basis for the rest of your life so you want to be sure you get it right. Here at Portfolio of Fine Diamonds we go out of our way to make this experience comfortable and enjoyable by providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision when purchasing any piece of diamond jewellery.

In today’s blog, we’re talking about just some of the ways you can personalise an engagement ring. It makes complete sense that an item as important as this falls in-line with personal preferences. An engagement ring can be designed to take into account your individual tastes in colour and style, along with other truly personal elements – think special dates, names or even a special message. Here we have shared some of the exciting ways to personalise an engagement ring.

5 ways to personalise an engagement ring


11/09/15

Buying a diamond cluster engagement ring – here’s a few things to remember

diamond cluster with diamond-set shouldersdiamond cluster engagement ringFor many people, buying a diamond engagement ring is a once in a lifetime event, and an important one at that so it’s something you’ll want to be sure you get right. An engagement ring is just another step in the journey for you and your partner and another symbol of the love you both have for one another.

It can of course be a stressful time, filled with a lot of considerations and decisions to make. Not only will you be nervous about the how, where and when of your actual proposal, you’ll also need to spend time deciding on the type of ring to purchase. From the type of metal and type of gemstone to the cut of diamond and overall style of the piece, there are many different things to consider when buying an engagement ring. One style that is continuing to make a resurgence is cluster diamond engagement rings, and below we take a look at some important things to remember when it comes to buying a cluster engagement ring.

buying a diamond cluster engagement ring


07/09/15

6 Reasons to consider a rose gold engagement ring

rose gold engagement ringConfession time - many women have a secret board dedicated to their dream engagement rings on Pinterest and we bet that many of them are lusting after bands cast in this rosy hued metal!

Rose gold is gaining momentum and is a jewellery passion for many women at the moment. It is more unusual than platinum, has a natural warmth and vintage styling, which is appealing, particularly where feminine styled engagement rings are concerned. The vintage and classic look of rose gold diamond rings provides a great alternative to more common bands like platinum, silver and white gold.

Its popularity amongst celebrities is also having an impact upon demand, with famous faces from the world of showbiz like Blake Lively and Lauren Conrad opting for rose gold engagement ring. Below we take a look at 6 reasons to consider a rose gold ring when you are shopping around for that all important engagement ring.

rose gold engagement ring


02/09/15

Diamond earrings – finding a style to fit your face shape

diamond jewelleryIt’s often said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend and while new diamond jewellery can leave you feeling a million dollars, getting the right piece straight away is often easier said than done.  Take diamond rings for example; when it comes to shopping for diamond rings there are so many things to consider.  What style do you want, how much are you prepared to spend and of course, the all-important 4 C’s.  One thing that is often overlooked when it comes to picking rings of all sorts is how the style fits with your fingers.  Whether you have short fingers or slender, delicate hands, you’ll want jewellery that matches this look. 

Your face is also the same so when it comes to finding diamond earrings or a diamond necklace, you’ll need to take into account what works with your face shape.  We are all unique and what works for your friend mightn’t work out for you.  Below we take a look at some common face shapes and what you should consider when it comes to finding diamond earrings that will be a perfect match.

earrings to fit your face shape