Looking After Your Sapphire Jewelry

Sapphires generally require very little maintenance, but over time dirt does accumulate on and around the stone of any jewellery piece.  Cleaning your sapphire jewelry at home is very straightforward. No special jewelry cleaners or polishes are needed to remove the...

WILD THINGS, London June 18th -24th

It’s the year of new and exciting fine jewellery trade shows. Earlier this month we saw the first Gemgenève, which has been hailed by those in the industry to be a huge success. In June it’s another first, Wild Things – billed to show visitors as a more edgier side to...

The Tale of the Cocktail Ring

Something Blue. The aquamarine cocktail ring which formerly belonged to Princess Dianna, adorned the finger of Meghan Markle last week. The ring was given to Meghan to wear by Prince Harry as nod to his late mother and perhaps to hold another tradition of the bride...

$17 Billion Worth of Treasure Found in a Spanish Galleon

The find of a century, the stuff of dreams, a fairy tale come to life, the story of a Spanish Galleon sunk 300 years ago has been hiding its treasure in old Davey Jones’ locker for nearly half a millennium. The actual location of the shipwreck is still undisclosed,...

GemGenève Fair

GemGeneve fair was hailed as a huge success, with some already saying that it was better than it’s much beleaguered older TradeFair rival – Baselworld. “For the first time, we feel truly appreciated,” an emerald dealer said on the first day, comparing his...

Trend Alert – Signet Rings

Over the last few years many 70’s and 80’s styles have been making a comeback, such as chandelier earrings and animal brooches to name a few. The latest trend to re-emerge is the signet ring, once worn on the pinky finger by men, but now the trend is worn by both men...

46 Carat Pink Diamond Recovered from Lulo

A 46 carat gem-quality pink diamond has been unearthed at Lucapa’s Lulo mine in Angola. This is the largest gem quality colour diamond recovered from Lulo, which has become renowned for unearthing large gem quality diamonds such as 43 carat yellow diamond recovered in...

Heaven’s Above! Met Gala’s Dazzling Jewels

This year’s Met Gala 2018 Ball showed us scandal, olive branches and dazzling jewels. I don’t know about you but Katy Perry and Taylor Swift being BFFs once again brought a tear to my eye – but the controversy surrounding even this humongous news has named this...

Seven Gold Bars Found in a Bin

Imagine the surprise when a cleaner at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport found seven gold bars in the bin, worth 350 million won (aprox $325,00) in an airport bin where he was cleaning. And law says, that if the owner does not come forward within 6...

Upcoming Auctions

The auction season is in full on swing with more amazing pieces to keep your eyes peeled for on 15th & 16th May, from Sotheby’s and Christie. Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Auction Sotheby’s promise diamonds that enchant a queen in their...

Top 11 Engagement Ring Styles for Spring

With a Royal wedding in a few short weeks, romance is in the air with many couples getting engaged as they catch royal wedding fever. In response Koosh Jewellers, a family owned fine jewellery store in South Florida have released the top 11 on trend engagement ring...

May Birthstone – The Magnificent Emerald

The May birthstone, emerald, has a long history, favoured by royalty and loved by Cleopatra the emerald has enchanted people for over 6 thousand years. The word emerald comes from an ancient Persian word, translated to Latin as “smaragdus,” and eventually over time,...

Sotheby’s Gets Record Price for Fancy Intense Blue Diamond

Sotheby’s New York Spring Jewellery Auction raised $34 Million, with a rare 3.47-Carat Fancy Intense Blue Diamond Ring soaring to an amazing $6.7 million, which sets a new record for the price per carat obtained at auction. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s Top prices...

Bonhams Fine Jewellery Sale Results that Will Make you Say Wow!

Hot on the heels of a magnificent auction from Bonhams New York auction last week, where Burmese rubies, Kashmir sapphires, Colombian emeralds, plus an impressive selection of magnificent diamonds together with a large collection of David Webb jewellery raised $4.5...

Practicality Getting in the Way of an Engagement Ring

Photo Credit: Credit Donkey According to the latest survey conducted on behalf of CreditDonkey.com by Google surveys, nearly 40% of consumers prefer to buy an engagement ring costing less than £1,000. The folk lore that an engagement ring should cost two months’...

Head of Organised Drugs Gang Spent Nearly £500,000 on Jewellery

And they say crime never pays! Irish news is awash at the time of publishing with the alleged head of an organised drugs gang leading the lavish lifestyle, spending nearly £500,000 of his ill-gotten gains on fine jewellery. Photo Credit: Belfast Telegraph From Rolex...