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Rules Of Engagement 2019: Opinions On The Perfect Proposal

Engagement before marriage has been a part of our culture for hundreds of years, but what a typical engagement looks like is something that’s ever-changing. We were interested in finding out what classic engagement traditions and habits still existed in the 21st century, so we surveyed 2,000 ...

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What Makes Diamonds Valuable?

Diamonds are coveted all over the world. They are one of the most sought-after stones in many different cultures and are often found in engagement rings, necklaces and other items of jewellery. One of the largest, most valuable and most famous diamonds is the Koh-i-Noor Diamond, sifted from the ...

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The History Of Engagement Rings

Traditionally, engagement rings are given by a man to his fiancée as he proposes marriage. The rings symbolise the upcoming union between the two people. Rings that symbolise this go back a long way – as the circle is a symbol of eternity. In ancient times, Egyptians would twist plants into ...

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A 10 Step Guide To Buying An Engagement Ring

The time has finally come and you’re planning a beautiful proposal that’s unique to your relationship. Buying an engagement ring for your other half may be the most important purchase of your life. It goes without saying that you should choose something that you can imagine they’ll love – ...

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The Many Uses Of Gold

Physical properties of gold Gold is a rare and beautiful metal that originates from the stars and is used in many different industries. Whether it’s in jewellery, dentistry, construction, or finance, the metal has been used for centuries and will continue to be used into the future. The many ...

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What’s The Best Engagement Ring Diamond Size?

What’s The Best Engagement Ring Diamond Size? Choosing an engagement ring, for yourself or your partner, is no easy task. There are lots of choices to make, like what type of metal you want the ring to be made of and what setting style you want the stone to be mounted in. However, one of the ...

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Other Than Jewellery, What Are Diamonds Used For?

Diamond engagement rings are so ingrained in our culture of romance that it has become almost instinctual to associate diamonds only with their use in jewellery. So much so that it can be easy to forget that diamond is a natural mineral with a unique set of properties, and it’s always being used ...

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The Types of Pearl Used in Jewellery

They say diamonds are forever, but humans have recognised pearls as precious for much longer than any cut stone. Found in natural oyster beds, pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC. And in ancient Rome, pearls were considered so valuable that they were restricted ...

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Where Does Gold Come From?

Gold is heavenly, in every sense of the word. Most people don’t know this but, while we mine for gold here on earth, all of the gold that’s deposited in our planet was formed during the explosions of stars and collisions of asteroids, and eventually found its way to earth over time. On earth...

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Everything You Need To Know About Coloured Diamonds

Since 1998, the Aurora Pyramid of Hope has housed and displayed a collection of 296 natural diamonds in a wide variety of colours, and since 2005, it can be seen in the Natural History Museum of London. It’s easy to forget that diamonds are rare, natural occurrences that make a long journey ...

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