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The Ultimate Guide to Coloured Diamonds

Posted by Sonya Broadhurst on

Here at Design Centre Jewellery, we’re about to bring some stunning coloured diamonds into our stock. We thought we’d give you a sneak preview into the world of coloured diamonds so you can learn all about where they come from and why they’re the new diamond trend all set to take the industry by storm. Why are coloured diamonds not talked about as much as colourless ones? The main reason that so many people covet coloured diamonds is because of how rare they are. With only 1 out of 10,000 diamonds are found to be naturally coloured, it’s easy to...

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How NOT to Look After Your Jewellery

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If you own a beautiful watch, a precious necklace or a ring that you never take off, then chances are you’ll know a thing or two about cleaning or taking care of your favourite pieces. But what about all the things you shouldn’t do? When it comes to cleaning or storing your jewellery, there are many common mistakes to avoid. Here we get to grips with the top five no-gos. 1. Cleaning Agents If you’re one of those jewellery-owners who reach straight for the toothpaste, powder or other cleaning abrasive when you want to rub a shine back into your...

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14 Engraving Ideas for Your Engagement Ring

Posted by Sonya Broadhurst on

Nothing makes a piece of jewellery more personal than a special engraving. This romantic tradition originates from the courts of medieval Europe where jewellery makers would inscribe special messages and lines of poetry onto their jewellery to signify wealth and decorate their items.  Nowadays jewellery engraving is a lot more common, but it doesn’t mean that your jewellery is any less special. Whilst many jewellers will be able to engrave your ring when you first order it, you may need to go to a special engraver to get your piece done. Depending on what you’re getting engraved, it may be as...

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Ring Sizes: All You Need to Know

Posted by Sonya Broadhurst on

No jewellery piece is more symbolic than a ring. Whether you’re thinking about a proposal, celebrating a special occasion or just fancy treating yourself, finding the perfect piece can be a minefield. But if you’re not sure of how to go about measuring your ring size, then check out our handy guide before you go shopping. Measuring For Yourself Picking out a piece for yourself? If you already have a ring that fits your ring finger perfectly, then it’s time to use put that ring to good use! For this tried and tested method, you’ll need to print out a...

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Should I Insure My Jewellery? All You Need to Know About Jewellery Insurance

Posted by Sonya Broadhurst on

As with everything in life, accidents do happen. And when your jewellery is one of your most precious assets and biggest investments, it’s always a good idea to have an insurance policy in place should your most valuable pieces get lost, stolen or damaged. If you’ve just become engaged or are celebrating a special occasion, the hassle of finding the correct insurance policy can often make it the last thing you want to sort. But whilst it’s easy to forget about jewellery insurance when you’ve only just bought a new piece and you’re keen to show it off to the...

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