Is your BF acting like a total fruitcake? He’s jittery, slams his laptop shut when you walk into the room and now he’s having lunch with your dad. What on earth is going on!? Don’t worry, he’s not off his rocker, he’s just about to propose!

This week TheDiamondStore.co.uk, UK’s award-winning online jeweller specialising in diamond engagement rings, asked their female customers to tell all when it comes to proposals. According to the poll there are 7 dead giveaways that your man is about to pop the question.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1. He’s penny pinching
You nearly faint in shock when he announces he’d rather cook you a spag bol than order “one of those expensive takeaways”. But in fact 27% of girls notice their future husbands being cautious with spending when they are saving for a ring.

2. He’s having lunch with your sister
47% of women agree that if your man is having secret convos with your parents, siblings or best friend, it’s a massive hint he’s asking for your hand or researching what kind of ring you’d like.

3. He books avenice weekend in Venice
Twice you’ve almost missed a holiday flight because he didn’t pack his suitcase on time. Now he’s organised a romantic weekend, seeing to every detail himself. Suspicious? Yes, but in a good way. 17% of girls say their hubbies whisked them away to a foreign destination so they could propose in style!

4. His revealing Google search history
A rookie mistake: 67% of men research engagement rings online. Then one day you borrow his iPad and “engagement rings” pop up his Google search bar because he forgot to delete the history…

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5. He’s interested in all things “diamond”
No, he’s not finally got in touch with his feminine side. 36% of girls started noticing their partner commenting on celebrity couples’ or their friend’s engagement rings, “subtly” gauging their reaction to ring styles and designs.

6. He asks you to get a manicure
A crazy 17% of men tomanicuretally ruined their surprise proposal by hinting their girlfriends should go and get their nails done! Although really, it’s quite sweet. These beaus knew their Facebook-fanatic fiancés would immediately want to post a pic of their bling ring online… and would want their French manicures in tip top shape for the occasion.

7. He’s down on one knee…
You’d think you couldn’t get much more obvious than this, right? But one woman confessed she thought her boyfriend was just kneeling down to tie his shoelace. The waiter turned up and she started chatting to him about the wine list while her poor blokey was on the floor trying to propose!

What did you notice before he popped the big Q? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk or leave a comment on Facebook!

Happy Birthday Sharon!

We would like to wish Sharon Osbourne a very Happy Birthday, who turns 61 tomorrow…. however she does not look a day over 30 ;-)!

Without doubt, Shazza is our favourite judge on TV, fleeting between The X Factor and America’s Got Talent. Each week she had The Diamond Store team swooning over which pair of drop-down earrings she would be modelling next.

We therefore decided to go back in time and pull out some of her best earring-moments, and pair them with our very own jewels!

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First in line we have picked these beauties from Van Cleef and Arpels. However if your pockets are not deep enough for these, we have our very own diamond and white gold stunners for £199.

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Next Sharon is seen modelling a pair of long drop downs which add colour to her black dress. To match these long diamond shaped earrings, we have chosen our own diamond tiered jewels, for £355.

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Sllightly different to Mrs Osbourne’s classic look, she has chosen a tear drop pair with a splash of diamond sparkle. To match, we have chosen our diamond earrings with a similar shape and black detail. Beautiful!


What do you think of S.O’s style, and don’t you wish she would hurry up back on our screens so we can have our weekly earring-fix?

Tweet us your favourite look, not forgetting to wish Sharon a very happy birthday! @diamondstoreuk

Going Ga Ga for Gold

Word is on the street that Lady Gaga married her boyfriend this weekend, however when looking for her bridal dress, all we could find is Lady Gaga and her love for gold ensembles! We therefore filtered through gazillions of pictures online to pick our favourite LG fashionista moments.

The first outfit which we have picked is the outfit she wore to the 2011 Bambi Media Awards. Is she looking freakishly cool, or a freak of nature?

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Next we have picked this garish dress (if we can call it that) which Lady Gaga wore to the Chicago Gala. Lady_Gaga_Gold

This outfit is our favourite! We think she looks simply stunning (and normal) in this golden gown which she wore to the Golden Globes 2014 after party.


The next outfit is an outfit which the singer wore to dinner in Japan whilst she was on holiday. Did she pull this off as a Kimono, as it has that style… if you squint your eyes and tilt your head.

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The final golden outfit which we have chosen is this golden leotard, which cheeky Lady Gaga wore during her concert in Vancouver.

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We could go on for days drooling over her gold attire, however we took a moment to browse through our  jewellery collection to handpick our favourite gold pieces we think the Princess of Pop needs to know about. Wouldn’t you agree?

What’s your favorite golden Gaga outfit, and do you think her style if to die for, or to burn? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk

Hot pink for October!

As we enter the month of October TOMORROW (yikes where has the year gone?!), we welcome the birth stone Tourmaline. In honour of this pink stone we have chosen the top 5 celebs who have been hot pink! Yes, that includes guys too!

1) Jennifer Lawrence


2) Paris Hilton


3) Who said men can’t wear pink? Bruno Mars and his crew definitely do pink justice!


4) Jennifer Lopez


5) Ariana Grande

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It would also only be right that The Diamond Store put together their top Tourmaline pieces. Therefore we have picked an item for each price point, so there is something for everyone!

1) Under £300:

2) Under £400:

3) Under £500:

4) Over £500:


Who looks pink hot, or pink blush? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk



Happy birthday Gwyneth Paltrow… our SAPPHIRE SWEETHEART

We would like to wish Gwyneth Paltrow a very happy birthday who turns 42 on Saturday!

For those of you who live in a cave, Gwyneth is an American actress, singer, and food writer, most famous for her role in The Talented Mr Ripley.

Since her birthstone is Sapphire, we have picked three of Gwyneth’s best blue outfits and added a piece of Diamond Store jewellery.

We have added a simple sapphire necklace to match this stunning silk gown.


It looks like GP likes silk, and to match this baby blue dress we have chosen our classic blue topaz earrings.

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Lastly we have matched this beautiful midnight blue dress with a white diamond and sapphire ring.



Do you know some sapphire beauties? Take a look at our full range online http://www.thediamondstore.co.uk and Tweet us what you would like @diamondstoreuk

Diamonds, Camera and…. ACTION

Playing dress up is every girl’s dream, and this is exactly what we did when we invited five bloggers down to our #MillionDollarBlogger day at Venture Studios in Knightsbridge.

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The Diamond Store team were hard at work, sourcing the best outfits and hand-picking diamonds for the bloggers to model. Having raided Oxygen Boutique in Soho with stylist Hayley Korn, they then smuggled (loaned) some of the chicest outfits they have ever laid our eyes on, to turn these bloggers into the sassiest queens. I mean, how amazing does American Girl in Chelsea blogger, Christy Osborne look below?

Whilst we watched bloggers dive in and out of dresses, two pieces, skirts and play suits, the main question was what piece of jewellery would match best?! We therefore decided to let the bloggers loose and select the pieces which best matched their mood and outfit. After all, have you ever tried on a diamond necklace and instantly felt elevated in your mood? We like to call it the-diamond-effect, as quite simply, once you are ladenned in diamonds it is hard to not add an extra sparkle to your smile.

Starting off we had Life of Yablon blogger, Emma Parlons, followed by Fashion Editor Lisa Haynes. Next in line we saw the wonderful Gemma Knight from The Cheshire Magazine, followed by American Girl in Chelsea Christy Osborne. Last but not least, Nancy Gibbs from It’s a Lifestyle Thing modelled the snazziest evening gown to end the event with a bang.

To see behind the scenes of our event, check out the video below.

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With huge thanks to Venture Photography for lending us their state of the art studios in Knightsbridge, to Oxygen Boutique for supplying the swankiest clothes a girl could dream of, to Hayley Korn for dressing up the bloggers, to Sara Ibgi for turning the girls into beautiful swans, and to Lauren Jacobs for styling their hair.

‘Especially for you’ we take a trip back to 80’s Jewellery

We’ve ‘turned back time’ to the 1980’s to handpick our favourite wedding dresses. After all, the trend this season has been Vintage.

1) According to Elton John, ‘there is something about the way you look tonight’ in this plush silk wedding gown and net sleeves. All that is missing is a classic diamond necklace.

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2) Next in line we have ‘the power of love’ complemented with this outstanding figure hugging lace gown, with the most beautiful neckline. Our white gold collarette matches perfectly, highlighting the collarbones.

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3) ‘I just called, to say I love you’, with this embellished silk dress with puffy sleeves. The detail is spectacular, and we have paired it with our classic drop down topaz earrings to add some colour.

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4) The bride surely will ‘stand and deliver’ in this classic 80’s dress. The lace corset with beautiful lace trimmings takes The Diamond Store team on a trip down memory line. What better to pair the dress with a blue sapphire necklace.

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5) Forget ‘woman in love’ for we are quite simply in love with this barbie doll ensemble. The mesh skirt with a collar-cut corset makes for the ultimate late 80’s bride. What better than to pair it with our stunning amethyst and diamond necklace.

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Would you wear a dress from the 80’s, or are more of a the modern-day-bride? Send us in your dresses for a chance to feature on one of our blog posts! @diamondstoreuk