Around 10 years ago, Jenna, our Production Manager, was gifted a hexagonal shape amethyst by one of her closest friends. Fast forward to present day, we take a look at how Jenna designed and crafted a bespoke cocktail ring.
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In an increasingly conscious world, we are constantly looking for ways we can make the experience of buying a diamond informed and transparent. At Taylor & Hart, when it comes to how we talk about our supply chain, we see that the jewellery industry oscillates between opaqueness over diamond sourcing and complete transparency over ethical sourcing diamond practices.
As technology transforms the fabric of our society, traditions are altered and redefined. In the jewellery industry, lab grown diamonds represent the beginning of a new generation. As with any new technology, it is not without controversy.
Traditionally, the jewellery industry is known for its secrecy and opaqueness. The recent embrace of lab grown gemstones leaves the consumer with many questions: are lab grown diamonds natural diamonds? Are they fake? Do lab grown diamonds have smaller carbon footprints? At Taylor & Hart, transparency is one of our core values, so we created a simple Q & A to give insight behind this new technology.
To create a truly informative piece, we also spoke to Ashley Moy, Senior Gemologist at the De Beers Group. Moy is an industry expert who started out as a lapidary and metal caster. Moy attended the GIA in 2015 and completed the GG program, and completed the FGA program in 2018.
In this, our third diamond picks blog post, we take a look at the classic round brilliant diamond. With almost 70% of our customers opting for a round diamond when choosing their engagement ring, this shape is embedded in beauty and tradition.