Ruby – The Perfect Gift For Those Born In July

The glowing ruby shall adorn,

Those who in July are born;

Then they’ll be exempt and free

From love’s doubts and anxiety.

 

 

As we welcome the month of July, we have some very exciting diamonds in store for you! With July being the month of the birthstone Ruby, not only is the gemstone very popular, but so is the colour! With our rubi-o-meter, we have spotted many celebrities working all sorts of Ruby items this year, and we’ve have rated them on a scale of rubitastic to unrubified. Be prepared to be dazzled!

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This year at the Oscars, we spotted Scarlett Johanssen wearing a stunning laced Ruby gown. We’d definitely say she’s rubitastic, especially since she rocked a nice Ruby ring to match her dress. However, we would say to Scarlett, that had she added a nice ruby bracelet to her complete her look, she would have definitely been the talk of the night! We have just the bracelet for her, perfect with her ring!

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2. Next our rubiometer spotted Blake Lively wearing a diamond ring with the over 100ct ruby on her finger. The ring matches perfectly with her gorgeous red dress and she surely scores well on our rubiometer. Although, in order for her to have scored higher on our rubiometer, we think that she should’ve added a pair of ruby earrings to match her ring! 

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RUBY 0.81CT AND DIAMOND 9K WHITE GOLD EARRINGS £429

RUBY 0.81CT AND DIAMOND 9K WHITE GOLD EARRINGS
£429

 

3. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, we spotted Elizabeth Moss in a Red Michael Kors dress. We had to rate Elizabeth as unrubified as she could enhanced this simple elegant dress by adding a stunning ruby necklace to it.

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4. We spotted Natalie Portman wearing gorgeous drop down ruby earrings to match her burberry colourd dress.

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She definitely rates well on our rubiometer for her earrings but in order for her to come out at the top, we would have worn a simple ruby necklace and a sparkling ruby ring. These two sparkling jewels, would have surely made her shine!

5. Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted on our rubioscope in Moscow, at a fan event at the Manolo Blahnik boutique. She was wearing a tiered white strapless Chanel dress which had delicate ruby red floral appliqué detailing. She was wearing simple jewellery to match her outfit, which most surely did the job.

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We took a little bit of inspiration from our fashionista, and put together a little summer outfit for all our fabulous readers out there. This white elegant beauty is perfect for that school prom or wedding reception.

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To make sure you definitely get noticed we would suggest adding a few rubies to make your look complete. We would add some ruby earrings, a ruby bracelet and finally a ruby ring. I know that sounds like a lot of rubies, but trust us, it will be completely worth it!

 

 

 

So as we prepare for the month of rubies, get your rubies too! Who knows, you may get spotted on our rubiometer over the next month!

 

New Showcase Jewellery Video On Citrine Rings

We have been playing a new form of video..we call it showcase….it is to compliment our already hugely popular “product videos” which feature the items on live models.

The “showcase” videos allow greater close ups of the items and we hope, allow customers to appreciate the much finer details.

You can take a sneak peak here: http://www.thediamondstore.co.uk/citrine-225ct-and-diamond-9k-white-gold-pendant-p20265c760.cfm

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Citrine pendant

Stunning citrine pendant from The Diamond Store.co.uk

The Pearl

“Who comes with summer to this earth
And owes to June her hour of birth
A pearl should wear against her skin
Who’s innocence many a heart shall win.”

For those of you lucky enough to be born in June, your birthstone represents loyalty, faithfulness and friendship. The pearl is the oldest gemstone, and for a long time it was considered the most valuable.

If you know someone born in June, why not get them a the gift of one of our pearl pieces? Here are our top 5 available at the moment:

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This pearl necklace is a classic staple that every woman must have in her wardrobe. It goes with anything from a jumper and a pair of chinos to a ball gown. It’s one of the best investments you will ever make.

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Add an extra something special to your pearl collection with this pearl and sapphire ring. Dress up your fingers this summer with this flowery ring!

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With loud patterns rising with summer, don’t let your ears go bare. These flower earrings would compliment any floral print.

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This beautiful pendant is perfect to wear with a long jumper or a long dress, and is super glamorous.

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Last but not least, this incredible ring would make a lovely eternity ring for any partner, and looks elegant on the finger no matter what you’re wearing.

Celebrities Pearls

Above are a few of our favourite celebs rocking their pearls!

Do you have a favourite piece of jewellery that is made with pearls? Tweet us your photo to @DiamondStoreUK!

Green with Envy

For those of you born in the month of May, you’re lucky enough to have the Emerald as your traditional birthstone. The emerald is associated with loyalty, faithfulness and friendship. The metaphysical properties for this stone are memory, clairvoyance and faith.

The strong, deep green colour of the emerald was hugely favoured as a popular stone in Victorian jewellery. Social, religious and biblical symbolism were all reflected in this colour.

As May is fast approaching, we have chosen a few of our favourite emerald pieces that make gorgeous gifts for May babies (and anyone else.)

We have also spotted some of our best dressed celebrities in green for you to take outfit inspiration from.

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If you are looking to pop the question this May, an emerald makes a perfect and gorgeous engagement ring that your lady will be sure to love! This ring would also complement a simple green gown like Angelina Jolie’s.

Emerald 7x7mm & Diamond 9K White Gold Earrings £289.00

Emerald 7x7mm & Diamond 9K White Gold Earrings £289.00

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This striking pair of square emerald and diamond earrings work with any style, even a slightly dressed-down look like Beyonce’s. What a difference earrings make!

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How cool does Elle Macpherson look in these green leather pants?! A simple gold and emerald bracelet added to the outfit wouldn’t look too bad either…

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A statement necklace is the best accessory for any evening gown or for an occasion. This chic diamond necklace is truly special and looks super glamorous.

To read more about birthstone’s, take a look at this website: http://www.americangemsociety.org/may-birthstone

Do you have a favourite green garment that you could wear with one of these jewellery pieces? Let’s see! Tweet us your photo to @DiamondStoreUK

 

February’s birthstone, Amethyst

February’s birthstone, Amethyst

Amethyst is a gorgeous gemstone in its appearance and people love to wear it as part of their jewellery whether it be necklaces, bracelets, earrings or rings. However, it’s not just because amethyst looks pretty that people like to wear it. Amethyst has many meanings to it that are important to people when buying their own jewellery or buying gifts for others.

Of course amethyst is February’s birthstone so people born in February love to wear it, it’s always a good birthday gift! The core meanings of amethyst are stability, peace, balance, courage and inner strength. For these reasons amethyst is thought to have healing properties mainly for the symptoms of withdrawal for an addiction. So it is understandable that many people look to this gemstone for solace by having it as a piece of jewellery. So, here at The Diamond Store, we stock  a breathtaking array of amethyst jewellery for you to find the perfect piece for yourself or someone you love.

Our selection of amethyst engagement rings are absolutely stunning and so unique in their design. The properties amethyst is said to have is perfect  for an engagement ring particularly the qualities of stability and courage, both of which are extremely important within a marriage. Engagement rings with meaning always have that little something extra than a normal engagement ring.

We also have a flawless selection of amethyst necklaces including drop necklaces which have a very regal look about them in their colour and shape. These amethyst necklaces are fit for a Queen!

Like our other pieces we have a very wide range of amethyst earrings whether it be studs or drop earrings. These earrings would make you stand out on a glamorous evening and are perfect for a red carpet look!

Which amethyst piece would you like to own?

Showcasing January’s birthstone: Garnet

Showcasing January’s birthstone: Garnet

“By her who is this month was born

No gem save garnets shall be worn

They will ensure her constancy

True friendship and fidelity.”

Garnet is the beautiful birthstone of January and the wedding anniversary gemstone for the second year of marriage. For these reasons it is understandable why so many people love to wear this gorgeous gemstone in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. So obviously here at the Diamond Store we stock a flawless range of absolutely stunning garnet jewellery.

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The garnet gemstone represents commitment, friendship, truth and fidelity. So to receive a ring from the person you love, with a garnet gemstone, is a wonderful representation of the bond between you. At the Diamond Store we have an incredible selection of garnet rings whether the gemstone be set alone or with diamonds, in gold or white gold.

This superb garnet 9k yellow gold ring is absolutely flawless and would be the perfect gift to show someone you love them. As well as having great depth and meaning, garnet jewellery always looks amazing. Garnet rings look fabulous as they have a very classic and vintage look about them and will always be in style because everyone loves retro glamour!

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Garnet can also have a very regal look to it, a gemstone you could even see Kate Middleton wearing! When set in white gold, with diamonds, a garnet ring has a completely different look. It definitely shows the true value of the piece that you are wearing. For example, our dazzling garnet and diamond 9k white gold ring is an absolute show-stopper!

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It’s not just in rings that garnet shines, they look amazing as earrings too. The perfect earrings can turn an outfit from everyday to glamorous, and wearing garnet earrings makes such a daring difference to the usual plain silver or gold. Our garnet and diamond white gold earrings ooze class and sophistication, particularly with the colour and shape of the garnet.

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There are many different gemstones to look at if you’re considering a ring with anything other than a diamond. Garnet itself is beautiful but as we’ve seen before, it looks amazing paired with the classic diamond. However, it also looks beautiful when paired with opal. The bold red hue of the garnet and the subtle colouring of the opal work beautifully together against the gold on this stunning ring.

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Would you love to own a piece of beautiful garnet jewellery?

Showcasing the Opal Octobers birthstone

Opal Highlight

It’s October so this month we’re embracing the Opal, October’s birthstone. The word Opal is derived from the Latin word ‘Opalus’ which simply means ‘a stone’.  Opals are available in many colours however the traditional ‘milky’ opal embraces a whole spectrum of colours depending what light it is viewed in.

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Showcasing September’s birthstone: Sapphire

Jewellery Focus: Sapphire

One great thing about September is its birthstone, the beautifully regal Sapphire. The deep blue hues of the Sapphire were sprawled all over 2013’s Autumn/Winter catwalks and Kate Middleton has been rocking hers for a while now. We’re showcasing our top picks of  Sapphire jewellery as well as letting you know a little more about this fantastic stone.

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Spotted: MIC’s Rosie Fortescue wearing The Diamond Store!

Spotted: Rosie Fortescue wearing The Diamond Store

It’s always great when we see someone of a high fashion caliber wearing our pieces. This goes without saying for the stunning Rosie Fortescue who is rocking our garnet and yellow gold ring over on her blog.  Rosie first appeared on our screens in Channel 4’s Made in Chelsea. As if we weren’t already spying on her style from the show, she has her At Fashion Forte blog which allows us to steal her fabulous style with ease… ahhh.

We love Rosie’s elegant and fashion forward style. She combines great tailoring, statement necklaces, leather and mixes and matches unique fabrics to create her own street style. We’d love to raid her wardrobe!

What we really want to know is, who caught a glimpse of Made in Chelsea’s Rosie Fortescue rocking our beautiful garnet flower ring?

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Our breath-taking garnet ring is perfect for any January baby like Rosie. The ring features a unique collection of round cut garnet gemstones which are claw set to create a flower design in a classic 9K yellow gold band.

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Garnet and Yellow Gold Ring £189

Teaming a Twenty8Twelve, classic-cut dress with an asymmetrical neckline and straps with white point courts, a statement necklace and our garnet ring…the outfit was pretty spectacular! What would you team with our Garnet ring? What do you think of Rosie’s style?

Rosie Fortescue

Check out http://www.atfashionforte.com to keep up to date with Rosie’s style, tweet her @RosieFortescue!

Photograph by Charlotte Summers www.charlottesummers.co.uk

Celebrate August with the Peridot birthstone

Celebrate August with the Peridot birthstone

The most common question we hear is, what is peridot? Peridot is actually the birthstone for August but is so unusual and actually very rare. Any lady with a passion for bold and unique jewellery will love our dazzling peridot collection with many pieces incorporating diamonds to really make the citrus lime colour pop.

Peridot 8mm and Diamond Earrings £389

Peridot  and Diamond Earrings £389

Peridot 8mm and Diamond Necklace £239

Peridot and Diamond Necklace £239

Peridot 1.54ct ring £245

Peridot and Diamond Ring £245

Peridot Fact File

  • The word Peridot is derived from the Greek word “faridat ” which means “gem”. The peridot (pronounced pear-a-doe) is a pale green variety of chrysolite and used as a gemstone
  • Peridot is the birthstone for August
  • It signifies a 16th wedding anniversary
  • Dating back 4000 years, the tiny St. John’s Island (now known as the Egyptian island of Zabargard) is documented as the very first source of Peridot.
  • According to folklore, Peridot is thought to bring good luck and peace to the wearer.
  • Peridot is considered one of the more affordable green stones available however generally, darker versions of the stone are more expensive

Our in-house Stylist has selected the perfect outfit to team with Peridot accessories. She tells us:

The luminous green that is a Peridot stone, is completely on trend. Teaming Peridot accessories with a black, white or grey, monochrome outfit is a must for this season however, if you want something a little more subtle, team with denim or neautrals. I love this smart-casual blazer look.

Is your birthstone Peridot? How would you wear it and what is your favourite piece?