Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth II! Her Life in Jewels – and Our Jewellery Inspired by Her Majesty

TODAY, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 89th birthday. Our warmest congratulations to Her Majesty! In keeping with the occasion, we take a nostalgic look at some of her favourite jewellery. Of course, we couldn’t resist but include some beautiful pieces with a royal feel, straight from our own collections…

1. Engagement Ring & Diamond Wedding Bracelet

Her Majesty’s engagement ring is her smallest piece of diamond jewellery, but we’re sure it’s the one she holds the dearest. It’s a platinum ring with a 3-carat solitaire diamond, shouldered by five smaller stones.  We’ve heard that Prince Philip was very involved in designing it, the diamonds having come from his mother’s tiara. The Queen is often also seen wearing his wedding gift to her – a stunning diamond bracelet. She even chose it as part of her official attire for her Jubilee portrait!

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Get 12 Fashion Week Jewellery Looks from £119!

JEWELLERY has been the hottest thing on the Fashion Week catwalks in London, Paris, Milan and New York. Chokers, vintage gemstone earrings and yellow gold pendants – we’ve handpicked this spring’s 12 most fashionable jewellery pieces and looks for you. With items available from £119, you cannot go wrong! Complete your 2015 spring and summer wardrobe with these fabulously chic and affordable jewellery accessories.

Trend 1 – Yellow Gold Pendants

Glorious yellow gold is making a huge comeback and pendants are one of this spring’s biggest fashion items. Crosses, pendants with letters, hearts and vintage styles are in.

GET IT FOR LESS: Cross £149 – Ruby £165 – Heart £299 – Kisses £119 – Initial £129 Continue reading

Three Stone Rings: Love and Diamond Jewellery for St. Patrick’s Day

3 Stone Emerald RingFEW items of jewellery are as rich with symbolism as “three stone” rings.

Their origin is the Celtic “trinity knot” ring, a traditional Irish gift given by one partner to another to show affection and commitment. Three stone rings also draw inspiration from the Irish legend of St. Patrick and the shamrock.

As their name suggests, they’re made with three stones set on the top half of the ring – and they’re perfect for important romantic occasions. Continue reading

Inside Scoop Interview: Our Award Nomination & Exciting New Jewellery

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The Diamond Store’s CEO reveals new jewellery lines and award nomination

“I was hopeful, but you really never know,” Gary Ingram says. “It’s always a surprise to be nominated.”

We’re at TheDiamondStore’s headquarters, the place where the magic happens. In the interview hot seat is the man behind it all, Gary Ingram, the online jeweller’s CEO and founder. We’re discussing their recent announcement as one of the UK Jewellery Awards 2015 nominees – and some very exciting new jewellery items… Continue reading

The Diamond Store’s 7 Tips on How to Get into a Relationship

guide-valentines-how-get-into-relationship-buy-jewelleryFor those of you already in a relationship, Valentine’s Day cannot come around fast enough. But for many singles it’s the day they dread the most.

Well, we here at TheDiamondStore.co.uk think everybody should have someone nice to buy them beautiful jewellery on Valentine’s! So we’ve teamed up with UK’s best Dating Guru, James Preece. He’s created this great guide to nabbing yourself that special someone. Now, all you need to do is pick your outfit for the date…

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And the award goes to…

With the Video Music Awards 2014 just having taken place this week, we decided that we would give our own awards to the celebrities who we think deserve an award for their outfit. As an award we have decided to use a piece of The Diamond Store jewellery which matches their outfit.

And the award for ‘the sparkling beauty’ goes to Jennifer Lopez! No matter what she wears, J-Lo always shines; and so we would like to present her with this diamond and silver bracelet.

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And the award for ‘ladies in black’ goes to the Jenner sisters, Kendall and Kylie and Kim Kardashian. Whilst the Jenner sisters went for all black, Kim went for a printed black, white and red dress. We would like to present them with this gold black diamond and diamond ring.

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And the award for the most ‘stand-out outfit’ goes to Taylor Swift. Her sky blue printed play-suit, gets her the award of these gold and blue topaz earrings.

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And the award for ‘pretty in pink’ goes to Gwen Stefani. Rocking this pink and black outfit, we’d like to present Gwen with this pink Sapphire and diamond necklace.

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Who would you give the best dressed award to? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk

 

Skinted vs. Minted

It takes a lot to keep up with expensive fashion and jewellery trends, and sometimes before you know it you’ve burnt a big hole in your wallet simply to stay on trend. Luckily, with The Diamond Store’s jewels, you don’t have to. We have tons of pieces that look fab that you don’t have to dip into your life savings to purchase!

We all love our heart pendants; this The Diamond Store’s and Tiffany’s heart necklace are so similar you would never notice the difference!

Kim Kardashian is also a big fan of her heart necklaces and jewellery! This is a perfect piece to give as a gift. Men, take note for girlfriends/wives birthday’s or next Valentine’s Day!

Our favourite French jeweller Cartier has some divine pink sapphire rings, which we at The Diamond Store are in love with too (amazing colour for this time of year.)

Nicole Richie is obviously a big pink sapphire fan too, it’s the colour of her engagement ring! Adds a pop of colour to any outfit.

Everyone adores a beautiful pair of diamond drop earrings and we have some that are not so dissimilar to that of De Beers’.

All the A-Listers are wearing diamond drops – simply a timeless classic. If they’re good enough for them, they’re certainly good enough for us!

Who isn’t a lover of elegant emeralds? We personally think they suit everybody and always look gorgeous.

Lastly, you can’t beat a simple and beautiful engagement ring. We have found a Van Cleef & Arpels ring that resembles ours almost exactly! (except ours is under the £1,000 mark)

To read more about other Spring 2014 jewellery trends, take a look at Harpers Bazaar’s ‘Runway Jewellery’ post:

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-week/spring-2014-jewelry-trends#slide-1