Why Do Pearls Come Loose?


Pearls are made in the sea, which makes them, by nature, absorbent. They will expand and contract just as tarred roads do in Winter. When you see all those road works fixing all the potholes on your next long-distance road trip, you’ll understand; water has a damaging effect on things...

Rainbow Diamonds – A Natural Extravaganza Explained


“Rainbow diamonds” is a commercial name used for synthetic rutile (or titanium dioxide), a diamond stimulant introduced in 1948 and popularized for some of its gemmological properties, which were close to those of natural diamonds. Synthetic rutile has a high refractive index dispersion; both of which are higher than those...

Invisible Set Diamonds Explained


When you tell people that the Diamonds in a given mounting are “Invisible Set” Diamonds, you tend to get some odd reactions. It’s a phrase that’s fairly new to the Jewelry industry - it’s only been around for about a decade, but not too many people have heard of it....

Ring Breathing Holes


Ring Breathing Holes – What Are They? Diamonds do NOT expand due to heat, nor do they contract due to cold; this fact may seem irrelevant, but it’s the quickest way to convey the fact that breathing holes are named possibly according to the only thing they don’t do. Often,...

Proposal Day?!


To all everyone out there thinking about popping the question this March, we know of just the date to pluck up the courage! On March the 20th we celebrate International Proposal day… Read on for more about this quirky celebration including some tips to make sure that it’s all smooth...

Behind the Lens


Nicole Laxton, the photographer behind the latest Jenna Clifford perfume campaign was awarded a Craft Gold Loerie award in 2017 for her photographic artist book on Sarajevo. As a photographer, she’s passionate about informing, inspiring and amazing her clients with the work that she produces. She is dedicated, passionate and...

Celebrating Singles Day


The struggle is real... To be in a relationship has always been an ongoing pressure, with grandmothers grabbing your cheek at a cousin's wedding and saying “so when are you bringing a handsome boy home?”. Thankfully times have changed and in most countries and societies we are no longer defined...

The Taste of Celebration


Champagne, the elegant sparkling liquid used to toast the future, celebrate milestones and to make young (and some older) ladies giggle. But did you know here in South Africa you are not really drinking Champagne unless you are enjoying imported wines.South Africa's sparkling wine made in the same way as...