Happy Birthday Cara!

We would like to wish Cara Delevingne a very Happy 22nd Birthday! For those of you who are not very familiar with Cara, she is an is an English fashion model, socialite, actress and singer. She is fast stealing the supermodel crown who is the already the face of Burberry, DKNY, Fendi, Saint Laurent and Chanel. Cara seems to have it all – from holidays with Rihanna and dates with Harry Styles.

We have chosen 5 of her outfits and rated it on our Delevigne-meter . i.e is it DELicious or DULLevigne. We have also added a piece of  The Diamond Store jewellery, which we think will match her outfit.

Outfit number 1: Cara wore this gown to the MET gala in 2013. We think Cara looks DELicious in this outfit!

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We have matched a pear shaped gold diamond necklace.

Outfit 2: Cara wore this dark green dress to the amFARs Cinema Against Aids in 2012. We think this is a little DULLevigne.

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We matched some diamond and emerald earrings.

Outfit number 3: She wore this to a Roberto Cavalli Party in Paris in 2011. We love the shimmer and sparkle on this dress- its definitely DELicious.

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We have matched this dress with a black diamond ring.

Outfit number 4: Cara wore this black lace dress to the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. We think Cara looks DELicious in this gown.

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We matched this with a diamond collarette.

Outfit number 5: Cara wore this casual outfit and army print jacket to support her best friend Rita Ora in concert. We think this DULLevigne.

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We matched this outfit with a simple pair of diamond studs.

What Cara outfit is your favourite? Send in your DELicious images or Tweet us @diamondstoreuk

For richer, for poorer… 3 ways to propose

Preparations are a hugely important part of the process when proposing. Whether you are on a tight budget or you’re planning to extravagantly push the boat out with your proposal, The Diamond Store has some tips and some rings that will help you create the perfect moment.

Undoubtedly, the most tricky part of a proposal is getting the ring right. If you are really having trouble making a decision, the team at The Diamond Store are always willing to give expert advice – simply give us a call on +44 (0) 845 084 1200 during office hours.

Alternatively, here are some suggestions that we’ve come up with that might give you a bit of a kick start:

1. Being on a budget certainly does not mean you can’t have a perfect setting. All you really need is a bottle of Prosecco, some roses and a ring to make it special, right?

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Choose a location. This could be a park, a restaurant or even the comfort of your own home. Little things mean the world to a woman.

White Topaz & 0.48CT AA Tanzanite 925 Sterling Silver Ring

White Topaz & 0.48CT AA Tanzanite 925 Sterling Silver Ring £89.00

This Topaz ring is dainty, delicate, and simply divine. And how can you complain about the price?! With the Marks & Spencer Prosecco and roses and this ring – your grand proposal total is £121.99

2. If you have been thinking about popping the question for a long while and have had a few years to save up a little, then why not consider a gorgeous London tourist attraction like your own private capsule on The London Eye?

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What a seriously romantic treat for your lady – and an unforgettable trip! To go within the price range, The Diamond Store has the perfect diamond and white gold engagement ring:

0.75CT Ideal Prince Cut Diamond & 18K White Gold Ring £1499.00

0.75CT Ideal Prince Cut Diamond & 18K White Gold Ring £1,499.00

If this sounds like your kind of proposal- your grand total is £1,999.00

3. Lastly, if you are intending on something even more luxurious, how about taking a few days in the Italian sun? We highly recommend the Hotel Splendido, looking over the harbour of Portofino – does it get more glamorous than that?

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And to propose at a place like The Splendido, you have to have the most unique and remarkable ring to hand to your woman:

Platinum 1.56CT Diamond Solitaire Ring £7,525.00

Platinum 1.56CT Diamond Solitaire Ring £7,525.00

This platinum ring is one of the most outstanding of The Diamond Store’s collection and demonstrates elegance and gracefulness. If you choose to go for this sort of option – your grand proposal total is £8,305.00

These are only a few possibilities. There are endless amounts of ways to propose but no matter how or where you decide to ask the question, these suggestions prove that budget never has to be an issue!

How did your partner propose? We would love to hear from you!

 

 

D is for Diamond

Have you checked out our amazing initial pendants range? Ideal for that special someone, be it a female birthday, a thank you gift, or simply an ‘I Love you’ present.

Available in yellow and white gold, who would you gift and why? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk

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is for Initial

is for Amazing

is for Mesmerizing

is for Ornate

is for Name

is for Dainty

Which Initial pendant do you

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?

Goodbye Rubies and Welcome Peridot

In the month of August we bid farewell to the ruby, and welcome the beautiful peridot. We must also welcome the celebrities who are celebrating their birthdays; Kylie Jenner and Mila Kunis. It would only seem right that we handpick their favourite outifts and pair it with their birthstone.

Kylie Jenner has been sweeping the headlines recently, and we have to say that this is one of the most lush outfits she has sported.

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To match Kylies’ sweet and innocent look here, we have chosen this lovely heart shaped peridot necklace.

Mila Kunis has also been in the news lately due to her pregnancy and forthcoming marriage to hearth-throb Ashton Kutcher is the stunning Mila Kunis. After a lot of debating we have finally picked this outfit which she wore to the Oscars and which we absolutely loved. We matched it with some peridot, citrine and smoky quartz diamond earrings.

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We have also picked our top 5 favourite peridot jewellery, in order to give you a helping hand to glamourise your August Wardrobe!

At number 5 we have this peridot and sapphire ring:

At number 4 we have peridot and diamond earrings:

At number 3 we have this diamond and peridot necklace:

At number 2 we have chosen a peridot, citrine and smoky quartz ring and diamond ring:

And at our number 1 position, we have picked these gorgeous peridot and diamond earrings:

Are you born in August? If so, hint to your loved ones which item you would like

Happy National Pink Day!

June 23rd is National Pink Day, a day where everyone should be basking in pink splendor! Especially all you girly girls out there, as we all know, pink is the best colour.

Men can participate too, we all know there’s a secret pink tie or pair of socks nestled at the back of your wardrobe!

This year celebrate National Pink Day by wearing pink clothes, pink make up, and definitely by pink jewelry!

Here we have found some of our favourite celebrities wearing pink, and paired them with some of our favourite pink jewellery!

1. Gweneth Paltrow

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The 41-year-old looked stunning as she arrived at the Golden Camera Awards  in Berlin, Germany in February. Showing off her hard earned figure, she wore a long pink sequined dress which clung to her curves in all the right places. Lets be honest, she looks incredible.

To go with pink sequins, a simple pink sapphire necklace looks exquisite, and perfectly compliments the dress without overpowering it.

Alternatively, you could go with a plain diamond choker, which will also look incredible, but perhaps save that for a day that’s not about being pink!

2. Jennifer Lawrence

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You don’t have to be a girly girl to wear pink! Jennifer Lawrence, renowned tomboy, is pictured here on the night she won her first Oscar at the Academy Awards wearing a light pink Dior Haute Couture gown.

To go with a dress this bright, a diamond and pink sapphire bracelet would go beautifully. Simple, it’ll compliment the dress and keep it classy.

With a bright outfit like this, you have to be careful that your accessories don’t overpower the outfit. A small diamond and pink sapphire ring would also work.

3. Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift looked dashing at the Golden Globes this year in a dress by Carolina Herrera! The country singer has made a habit of wearing high-octane dresses on the red carpet, like this pink and black strapless gown.

A strapless dress is asking for a pair of earrings to go with it. It’s always better to leave the neck clear, to really emphasise the chest and shoulders.

If you don’t want to wear hoops, you could try a pair of long drop earrings. These ones would be perfect to add a little elegance to a dress.

4. Victoria Beckham

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Fashion designer and style icon Victoria Beckham wears pink for every day activities such as shopping! If it’s good enough for posh spice…

Wear her dress with a pink saphire ring to add a slice of glamour to an otherwise casual outfit.

Alternatively you can wear a small pair of diamonds stud earrings. If you’re going to be unfaithful to pink sapphire, diamonds are definitely the way to go!

 

To find out a little more about National Pink Day, look here: http://www.cute-calendar.com/event/national-pink-day/14413.html

What pink item will you be wearing? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk

Burberry’s A/W 2014 Campaign

Today we can’t ignore Burberry’s divine A/W 2014 campaign! Shot by the legendary Mario Testino, the campaign features best buds Cara Delevigne and Suki Waterhouse, working together for the first time! The girls are joined by Malaika Firth, a rising model star, and three male models, Callum Ball, Tarun Nijjer and Oli Green (who are all pretty droolworthy).

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Here we not only swoon over the collection, but have handpicked some of our key pieces which we think Burberry need to know about!

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To go with the purple and blue autumnal tones of Burberry’s A/W collection, we have picked this stunning amethyst ring. It might be a simple design, but that’s what makes it versatile, and you will see similar rings on the fingers of many fashionistas this autumn.

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The incomparable design of this diamond heart pendant makes it a real one-off as the diamonds are baguette cut, adding further interest to this unique design. It is perfect to spice up the classic Burberry trenchcoat, a staple that has seen many years of success.

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Set with a mixture of fashionable black diamonds and sparkling white diamonds, an infinity link bracelet is incredibly “in” right now. It would go perfectly under Burberry’s woolly jacket this winter!

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To keep up with Burberry’s autumnal floral prints, a pair of earrings with a pink stone will keep things colourful. These gorgeous earrings feature unique pink sapphires which sparkle sublimely in circles of diamonds, and add a modern twist to a classic cut.

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Similarly to the amethyst ring, a tanzanite ring is also the perfect compliment to the autumnal floral prints that Burberry have produced this year. When you’re wearing this ring you won’t want to cover your hands with gloves!

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This custom pear shaped diamond necklace is another classic that goes beautifully with the English Burberry trench. Trust us, you won’t want to cover it with your scarf. Wear on its own, or with a pair of diamond studs for a truly elegant look.

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To watch a video about Burberry’s A/w 2014 campaign, click here: http://www.highfashionmagazine.com/covers-spreads/burberry-reclaims-cara-delevingne-suki-waterhouse-aw-2014-44654

 

Diamonds: The Perfect Compromise

It feels like just last week that we were listening to our other halves cursing furiously at the television as England got knocked out of the last world cup, but here we are again. What’s felt like a couple of weeks has in fact been four years. Hard to believe I know.

But this year, we have come up with the perfect solution. Accept that your evenings for the next few weeks are going to be taken up with Football games, and relinquish the remote in exchange for diamonds. Because that seems like a fair compromise, right?

We’ve compiled our top picks for you to covet over these excruciating few weeks.

 

1.

Rayban 2-Tone Wayfairer Sunglasses  £130

Rayban 2-Tone Wayfairer Sunglasses
£130

For a summery look, wear these diamond earrings during the day with a pair of Rayban Wayfairers. To swap to an evening look, all you have to do is take the sunglasses off!

2.

Whistles Plain Lightweight Scarf in Pale Blue  £40

Whistles Plain Lightweight Scarf in Pale Blue
£40

Match your accessories and pair our blue topaz ring with this pale blue scarf from Whistles. The scarf is perfect for those summer days that are cooler than we’d like, and the ring is just perfect.

3.

Zara Top With Straps At The Back  £29.99

Zara Top With Straps At The Back
£29.99

These amethyst earrings will go beautifully with a similarly coloured top. Try this one from Zara, it’s a steal!

4.

Kooples Slippers in Faux Python Embossed Leather £136.50

Kooples Slippers in Faux Python Embossed Leather
£136.50

The quality of these diamond studs make them sparkle in the light, and their size makes them perfect for wearing both day and night. Keep a simple pair of diamond studs casual with these faux python slippers from the Kooples.

5.

Massimo Dutti Gathered Khaki Dress  £79.95

Massimo Dutti Gathered Khaki Dress
£79.95

For those with an eye for colour and a love of vintage glamour, this ring is a must have. The yellow of the Peridot, the orange of the Citrine and the brown of the Smoky Quartz blend perfectly together to create a beautiful autumnal look. Pair with a khaki dress like this one from Massimo Dutti to keep it summery!

6.

Warehouse Zip Front Long Tunic  £28

Warehouse Zip Front Long Tunic
£28

This rose gold and diamond pendant adds a touch of elegance to any outfit and if you’re looking for a full set, matching rose gold and diamond earrings are also available. To all those who haven’t been on holiday yet and are lacking a tan, wear it with something pink to emphasise that English rose complexion. Try this long top from Warehouse.

7.

Whistles Lulu All In One Jumpsuit  £295

Whistles Lulu All In One Jumpsuit
£295

This statement necklace will add a touch of glamour to any outfit! Wear it with something simple and black to make it really stand out.

8.

Rag & Bone Classic Racer Sweatshirt $325

Rag & Bone Classic Racer Sweatshirt $325

These glamorous garnet earrings are the perfect thing to spice up a casual monochrome outfit. Paired with this jumper from Rag & Bone you will look comfy yet stylish.

9.

Massimo Dutti Pink Herringbone Blazer  £125

Massimo Dutti Pink Herringbone Blazer
£125

Rubies are so dark and rich that they look amazing when worn with paler colours. Try this pink herringbone blazer from Massimo Dutti for a summer feel.

10.

Zara High Waisted Jeans  £25.99

Zara High Waisted Jeans
£25.99

Sapphires and diamonds are an undeniably elegant combination. and if you like delicate, ornate jewelry  then we’re confident you’ll love this pendant. Try wearing it with a pair of simple black jeans, like these Zara ones. You don’t have to break the bank to look classy!

11.

Reiss Fluxy Knit Bodycon Dress  £195

Reiss Fluxy Knit Bodycon Dress
£195

This necklace is so simple yet so beautiful we think it’ll look great with a high necked dress, like this bodycon one from Reiss. It’ll add a touch of elegance without being overpowering.

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FCUK Belle Garden Pencil Skirt  £69

FCUK Belle Garden Pencil Skirt
£69

Made with stunning gems which when put together spell the word dearest (Diamond, Emerald, Amethsyt, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Tourmaline), each stone has a meaning. Pair it with a floral print during the summer for a colourful look. Why not try this pencil skirt from FCUK?

 

For more beautiful jewelry to get your partner to bribe you with, check out our pinterest page!