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Engagement Rings With A Twist

Atelier 10th May 2017 0 Comments

When choosing an engagement ring one should always be aware of the fact your beloved will most likely wear it forever. It used to be posited that nothing could compete with a big diamond. That was partly to do with the 1938 De Beers marketing campaign that encouraged consumers to see the diamond as the singular symbol of betrothal. They…

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Gold Boutique | Guess the Stone…

Opinion 23rd January 2017 0 Comments

Gold Boutique’s favourite stone this month is surrounded by an aura of sophistication. Bold, evocative and truly beautiful. During the Middle Ages it was believed that this stone possessed certain medicinal qualities, namely the ability to rid the boy of deadly poison. In more recent years it has gained an auspicious association with British royalty. In fact last century Prince…

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Through The Loupe | Amethyst

Showcase 11th January 2016 0 Comments

Now we’re on the run-up to February it’s time to make way for a new birthstone. This time we’re going to be looking through our proverbial loupe at a violet variety of quartz, specially reserved for Valentine’s Day. We’re talking of course about that romantic ‘Sobriety Stone’, Amethyst. Most often found in South America, Amethyst is distinguishable by its vaguely…

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