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May birthstone: Emerald

Cleopatra was known for adorning herself in this stone, Emerald, the birthstone for May. The emerald symbolises love and an abundance of friendships and success. Solid emeralds are the most treasured and rarest of gemstones. Radiating a beautiful vivid tone, these precious stones, showcase the most beautiful vibrant shades of green nature could ever have. The Ancient...

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In house designs – Cathedral Collection

Inspiration can come from so many places and here in St Albans we are very lucky to be surrounded by an incredible blend architecture and nature. Such is the case of our Cathedral Collection, it’s design has been inspired by the beautiful architecture of the Abbey Cathedral right here in St Albans. The drop pendants and earrings take their inspiration from the shape of the arched...

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Marquise-cut Diamonds

A marquise cut diamond is typically comprised of 58 facets with 33 on the crown and 25 on the pavilion it has an elliptical shape with pointed ends. The long and narrow shape of a marquise diamond creates the illusion of a greater size and also often credited for making a finger appear slender. This style of cut dates back to 18th century France. Traditionally set in a north-south...

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Cleaning your diamonds

Over time your jewellery can lose its beautiful sparkle and start to look dull. When it comes to cleaning diamonds at home, we always advise against DIY quick fix methods or to use cleaning products found under the sink. You don’t ever want to use household cleaners to clean your diamond because they may be harmful to the beautiful gemstone. While diamond is the hardest stone...

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April Birthstone: Diamond

Diamonds are forever, but they're also for April. The April birthstone is diamond. Though it is highly prized, like most jewellery it has collections which fit every pocket size. Diamond derived from the Greek term "adamas" meaning invincible. Since diamond is one of the hardest materials on earth, it symbolises strength and courage and represents everlasting love. ...

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