There’s nothing as special as the gift of jewellery.
Whether you’re passed down a beautiful family heirloom on your 21st birthday or you’re choosing something special for the one that you love, there’s simply no denying that jewellery is one of the most sentimental gifts you could give (or receive!). When you give the gift of jewellery, you’re almost gifting a personal memory, and something that will be remembered for years to come.
For life's most momentous occasions, only a diamond will do. Here are five of our favourite occasions where a diamond's ability to radiate beauty and brilliance will make a significant milestone feel even more special - engagements, birthdays, graduations, parenthood and graduations.
If you're ready to tie the knot with the only person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and you want to make the proposal as special as they are, the next step is figuring out the measurements of your partner's ring finger... in secret.
Jewellery is an ideal choice to mark the magnitude of a significant milestone such as a graduation. It offers long-lasting sentimental value that can be treasured forever. Choosing jewellery can be difficult, but if you stick to classic pieces that are both stylish and functional, you can’t go wrong. Here are our 5 top graduation gift ideas to consider.
Jewellery makes for the ideal bridesmaid gift as it best conveys your feelings of gratitude and the value your treasured friends hold in your life. Whether you choose stud earrings or a silver locket, jewellery is a symbol of heartfelt thanks, a reminder of an exceptional day and the value of true friendship. Say 'thank you' to your bridesmaids for their valued support during what is a momentous occasion in your life! But how?
Earrings are the must-have staple in any jewellery collection. Because the ears are so close to the face, earrings tend to attract more attention and be more immediately visible than other types of jewellery. That’s why it’s essential to choose them carefully! We’ve done the hard work for you. Here are some factors to consider!
When you walk into an elegant jewellery shop in Australia and stare at the diamonds, cut so beautifully in ornate fittings, you may have little wonder how that sparkling object ever reached your modern, civilised country. Surely nothing bad can be correlated with this stunning stone? Unfortunately, not all diamonds come from conflict-free regions. Find out more about Bevilles' ethically sourced diamonds here.
In Part 1 of our Guide, we took you through the process of preparing to buy an engagement ring. In Part 2, we will take you through the last few steps, including making your final decision, insuring your purchase and how to maintain the ring for years to come.
The popularity of the pear-shaped diamond can be attributed to its set of unique characteristics that lend to the exquisite aesthetics and charm of this shape. What are these?
Charm bracelets have been around for a very long time. The oldest known was discovered in Africa, and dated back to almost 70,000 years ago! They continue to remain beautiful pieces of jewellery that make great gifts. Whether it's for a birthday, an anniversary or a graduation, charm bracelets make great gifts. Here's why!
The variety of metals used to create engagement rings these days has made choosing one even more exciting. From silver-toned metals to yellow and rose gold, the choice can be somewhat complex. No need to worry- we've complied a quick guide to metals used in engagement rings!
With winter outfits comprised of thick-knitted garments such as woolen scarves, hats and gloves, choosing the right jewellery can be a challenge. Dangling earrings and necklaces with chain claws get caught on cashmere jumpers, and bracelets quickly disappear under layers of clothing. Here are some tips on how to keep up the glam factor in the cooler season!
Few items of jewellery can match the look and feel of a diamond ring. It’s a life-long investment by you and/or your partner that lasts for decades… if you look after it! While diamonds are forever, once they’re placed in a ring, it becomes your responsibility to maintain it and keep the diamond looking as good as it did when you first laid eyes on it. To ensure your diamond engagement ring retains its lustre and sparkle as you wear it, make sure you give it the best possible care, following these simple tips.
When you store it
If you keep your diamond ring in storage for even a short period of time, ensure it is kept separate from other items in a soft lined pouch or box, away from heat and moisture. This is important for most rings, but particularly critical for emeralds, opals, pearls or other sensitive stones, as exposure to extreme heat or moisture can cause irreversible damage.
When you wear it
Your skin needs moisture, but your diamonds don’t. Remove your ring when applying hand cream and only reapply it once it’s completely absorbed. Even small traces of lotion residue can tarnish and dull your ring. Avoid wearing your ring when cooking, cleaning, or exercising, and invest in a secure travel case so that you can keep it safe on the go. Hard knocks and exposure to harsh cleaners can damage your ring over time, so it’s best to keep it out of harm’s way altogether.
When you clean it
It’s best if you aim to clean your ring once a month or so, but there’s no real harm in opting to get it professionally cleaned at a jeweller once a year. No strange ingredients such as vodka or toothpaste are needed here – just hot water and a small amount of dishwashing cleaner should be more than enough. A soft toothbrush is a good choice for gentle washing so that it won’t damage your ring.
Every year or so, it’s advisable to visit a jeweller who will check that the ring is in good order and ensure its settings are working and secure, as it can loosen over time. If your ring has sustained any kind of damage, they’ll be the best people to advise you on your best course of action.
For more information about caring for your diamond ring, take a look at our online jewellery care guide or get in touch with us anytime.
From time to time certain styles, colours and shapes move to the forefront of fashion. Jewellery is no different. The 1920s were characterised by art deco styles, while the 1960s were synonymous with colourful stacked numbers. If recent patterns are anything to go by, the trend that will continue to sweep jewellery in the 2000s will be rose gold.
In the past, wearing a watch was necessary to remain on time. These days, most of us rely on our phones to keep time. This makes modern watch wearing more of a fashion statement than ever. Here’s a guide to selecting the perfect watch band for you, one that matches your taste and accompanies the rest of your wardrobe.