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April Birthstone - The Diamond

April Birthstone - The Diamond

The Diamond. The most sought after stone on Earth. How did this happen? And why the diamond? This debate has been the topic of dinner parties for ages. Most men find it absurd that a single stone can be worth so much. Yet, lay out a good quality 2-carat brilliant cut F-colour and watch how their eyes become fascinated with such an object. The brilliance and fire resulting from the light refracting through the crystal is simply astonishing

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The Daniel Wellington Effect - Rebirth of the Classic Watch

The Daniel Wellington Effect - Rebirth of the Classic Watch

The minimalist and elegant trend can be directly attributed to Daniel Wellington’s recent phenomenal marketing campaign. If you haven’t seen it, you can check it out here. He has reinvigorated the demand for the simple gold coloured dress watch, more precisely, the black/white face with stick or roman numeral hour markers. There has always been a niche group of collectors for the vintage Patek Calatravas, Vacherons and Audemars Piguets, although, DW has brought this elegant style to the masses.

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March Birthstone - Aquamarine

March Birthstone - Aquamarine

Aquamarines have been praised for thousands of years because of their beautiful greenish blue colour, mimicking the crystal clear waters we all dream of. Part of the beryl family (which includes emeralds), aquamarines have an amazing glass-like luster while retaining high hardness, making them an ideal candidate for jewellery.

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Emeralds and Sunken Treasures

Emeralds and Sunken Treasures

We’ve all dreamed it. Armed with nothing but a snorkel and a set of flippers, you dive down into the crystal clear water to scour the ocean floor for anything out of the ordinary. In the corner of your eye you spot it. A small protrusion. You push away the sand to reveal a large box. The chest is difficult to open but alas, it releases to reveal an array of sparkling lights and colours.  All of a sudden you hear a loud noise--the dreaded alarm clock.

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Canadian Designer Fave - John Hardy

Canadian Designer Fave - John Hardy

One of the great aspects of dealing in estate jewellery is the numerous designers one sees over the years. The global economy and the access to the internet has made the industry so competitive that it hard to distinguish yourself from the pack. That said, we would like to shed some light on someone who has done just that, Canada’s very own, John Hardy.

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Golden Globes Jewellery 2017 - Inspiration to start off the year!

Golden Globes Jewellery 2017 - Inspiration to start off the year!

The 2017 edition of the Golden Globes kicked off the year in high gear. It was quite apparent Emma Stone, Meryl Streep and Viola Davis stole the show with their profound insights. Equally, if not more, apparent was the fact these ladies looked absolutely stunning doing so. The theme this year - Diamonds. And we aren’t talking about your run of the mill pieces here...

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