Gorgeous gemstones

Gorgeous gemstones

Gemstones are just as beautiful as diamonds. The ever popular gemstones for jewellery such as sapphire, amethyst and ruby seem to overshadow other gemstones that are just as stunning. At The Diamond Store we hold a gorgeous selection of gemstone jewellery that covers the most popular to the lesser known.

Pink tourmaline is a gorgeous gemstone that is usually seen in a pastel pink hue, very similar to pink sapphire. It’s delicate and understated in it’s appearance and looks elegant as part of a necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings. Definitely a gemstone that deserves more recognition!

Opal is much more well known than pink tourmaline but definitely not worn enough. Opal has such a classic look about it, it’s perfect for those who love a vintage buy and is certain to insure a stunning look. Opal looks beautiful when set by itself or set with diamonds and other gemstones.

Turquoise jewellery is wonderful for those who love to make a statement and be bold with their fashion and jewellery accessories! It has a very mediterranean feel about it due to its colour and the way it is cut is usually rounded, similar to the jewellery that you would find in the mediterranean, beautiful.

Which gemstone is your favourite?

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London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week takes place during October and London’s night life comes into its own. The best in London’s mixing and bar skills showcase their skills at a number of bars. There are pop up bars, master classes, shops getting involved and more. If you fancy getting involved at home, why not! Invite a few friends round and make your own cocktails. Below we’ve picked out our favourite cocktails, given you the recipe and matched up one of our stunning cocktail rings just for good measure! Continue reading

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?

Tanzanite Jewellery Edit

Jewellery Highlight: Tanzanite

Tanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone. It occurs in only one place worldwide. Making it incredibly special. Tanzanite’s colour is what is so unique, its mixture of sea and pastel blue is surrounded by a captivating purple aura.

Tanzanite and Diamond Necklace £159

Tanzanite and Diamond Necklace £159

Tanzanite and Diamond Earrings £279

Tanzanite and Diamond Earrings £279

Tanzanite and Diamond Ring £349

Tanzanite and Diamond Ring £349

Tanzanite Fact File:

  • Did you know that the gemmological correct name for Tanzanite is ‘blue zoisite’ but it was felt to be too close to the English word ‘suicide’.
  • The name ‘Tanzanite’ comes from the place where they were first found.
  • Tanzanite is the birthstone for December
  • Tanzanite is deemed a ‘modern’ gemstone
  • The stone is particularly highly prized because it is found in only one place in the whole world.
  • It was discovered  in 1967, and was celebrated by the specialists as the ‘gemstone of the 20th century’.

Our in-house stylist recommends some great outfit combinations for your Tanzanite jewellery.

Tanzanite is such a stunning colour with its mixture of both blue and purple. Let your jewellery do the talking by teaming it with neutral colours and a lot of white. You could also team the jewellery with varying shades of blue for a monochromatic look. Take this pale blue embellished cami which would look great with denim jeans. My favourite combination however is the orange, cut out dress. Perfect with tan wedges for a summer look!

Do you like Tanzanite stones? What would you wear it with?

A Sparkling Emerald Cut Citrine & Diamond White Gold Ring

As we have been hit by some of that very famous British fog… a little something to brighten up the day!

This alluring diamond and citrine ring demands attention with its bold and unique design. The citrine’s sunny hues sparkle amazingly against its surrounding diamond. This ring could make a wonderful birthday gift, or better yet – a breath taking Christmas gift.

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New Tanzanite & Silver Jewellery Has Arrived!

Great news…we have been working hard to bring a new range of Tanzanite jewellery to the website…..we had 3 things the jewellery ahd to fulfil…

1. Great Value – not just good value, I mean GREAT VALUE!

2. Great Quality – well made…made with enough care and of course with high quality gemstones

3.  A Perfect Gift – this means that the jewellery has to be perefct for buying as a gift….it could symbolis more but gifts were in our minds…

I think we have managed to hit all 3 points in our latest range which you can see here…new tanzanite arrivals.

My favourite piece is the stunning 4.71ct tanzanite bracelet….a stunning bracelet and amazing value for money – you can view it here….but the rings which are offset with delicate white topaz have also caught my attention!

Ruby & Diamond Pendant Giveaway

Dear Diamond Store Fans! Well Nicola still hasn’t been in touch BUT we have decided to put the heart pendant aside, just in case she’s on holiday. Hopefully she will come forward soon and we can send it to her!

We are happy to announce a second winner for this month EMMA BROWN!! Emma congratulations, we will send you a private message to your inbox with a winners code and directions on how to claim your prize!!

Eva xx

White Gold Ruby and Diamond Heart Pendant – This Months Giveaway

This month we asked you our lovely fans what you would prefer us to giveaway…and you chose this gorgeous sparkling Ruby and Diamond Heart Pendant!!

We are very excited to announce NICOLA WARD as this month’s winner!!!

Nicola Congratulations on your win it really is stunning and we are sure you will love it! Check your inbox as we will private message you a winders code and details on how to claim your prize.

For the rest of you, thank you for participating in this months giveaway and for being such great fans! Keep up the great work because next month it could be you!

Eva xx