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Lily Collins’s rose cut diamond engagement ring

23rd October 2020 by Nicole, posted in Why Custom?

The Emily in Paris star Lily Collins recently became engaged to Charlie McDowell, on a romantic, sunny trip to New Mexico. McDowell designed the bespoke ring himself, with the help of a jewellery designer. The unusual engagement ring features a bezel set rose-cut diamond ring, set in 18ct gold with a chunky brushed band. The understated, bohemian style of this engagement ring perfectly suits Lily’s laid back style.

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Diamond Cuts: A comparison

12th August 2020 by Nicole, posted in Diamonds, Ring Styles, Why Custom?

Vintage cuts, brilliant cuts & step cut diamonds: What should I choose?

Diamond cutting has seen an evolution over centuries gone by, which has resulted in a range of different diamond appearances. Before machinery that emerged following the industrial revolution, diamonds were often cut by hand, using techniques that are rarely used today. These vintage cutting techniques resulted in diamonds that possessed shapes, facet structures and dimensions that captured the design trends of their respective eras.

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Princess cut vs cushion cut diamonds

29th June 2020 by Nicole, posted in Diamonds, Guidance & Education, Ring Styles

People are always looking for ways to express their individuality, opting for something unique when designing an engagement ring. The strong, yet soft nature of both the princess-cut diamond and the cushion-cut diamond offers a contemporary, chic look. We explore the nature of both the princess cut and the cushion cut, and see how both cuts compare. Both diamond cuts are incredibly beautiful, but carry unique characteristics that may better suit someone’s style or personality!

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How to propose during a quarantine

4th June 2020 by Nicole, posted in The Proposal

Across the world, proposal plans have been scuppered by the coronavirus. With travel banned and restaurants closed, it can seem like there are limited possibilities for romance at the moment. We’re all hanging out in loungewear, binging TV series we’ve had on our lists for months…

However, after some creative brainstorming, we think that there are plenty of ways one can prove romance isn’t dead in times of Corona. Here are eight ways to propose during a quarantine, to create a special memory during this uncertain time.

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