A jewellery historian and expert with an unmistakable flair for period and antique pieces, Beth Bernstein is a tour de force in the industry. Founder of the online magazine Bejeweled, Beth is a journalist that has focused on fine jewellery for the past 20 years. As a jewellery consultant, Beth is a tireless advocate of personalised jewellery with a story, as well as having a penchant for discovering new talents in the modern design world. For our next installment in our Jewellery Mavericks series we have asked Beth to share what excites her when it comes to custom designed pieces, and what are her most cherished bejeweled possessions.
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“Catching an illness from dairy cows isn’t my favourite memory, but that’s when I knew he was the one.”
From long-distance yearning to dairy cow-inflicted illness, true love can withstand it all. Nobody proves that quite like Juliana & George, a Kiwi couple who continually show us that when you find ‘the one’ nothing can stand in your way. We chat with them to hear all about their unique love story.
With the release of Ariana Grande’s new album ‘Positions’ and recent engagement to Dalton Gomez—we take a look at Ariana’s history of jewellery and the music inspired by them! Her lusty new album reminds us that her music is always deeply personal. ‘Sweetener’, her album released in 2018 following her break up with Pete Davidson, was smokey and melancholic, and her 2019 single ‘thank u, next’ was full of saucy, fun tracks that told us she was over it and ready to move on. Over the years, Ariana has received some beautiful engagement rings too—in this post, we explore the stories behind her beautiful jewellery!
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.
Meet Chris & Kimberly: an outgoing, vibrant couple who fell fast in love and prove that the most meaningful proposals don’t need an audience to be unforgettable. We sat down with them to chat about their love story and their big plans to hit the open road.
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.