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Aquamarine - The March Birthstone

Aquamarine is the true March birthstone but for the sheer love of the look of a blue gemstone, either aquamarine or blue topaz can fit the bill. Aquamarine is the more costly of the two stones per carat for much the same visual effect but has the benefit of authenticity when it comes to colour, which is important to many buyers. In short, aquamarines are more expensive than blue topaz simply because blue topaz is more accessible than aquamarine. A blue topaz is usually produced by colouring a white topaz through irradiation and intense heat. Aquamarines on the other hand are natural so are a lot rarer and more expensive as a result.   Aquamarine The name aquamarine derives from the Latin words,...

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Go Valkyries!!

Anja Potze, as a proud sponsor of the Worcester Valkyries, is delighted that they have been welcomed in the new Super Rugby competition which will start later this year. Read all the details at warriors.co.uk/news/10303  

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Choosing 'The' Diamond For 'The One' This Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, are you thinking of popping that very important question? Or hoping that the special person in your life is planning to surprise you with a dazzling diamond? We know that the world of sparkly diamonds can be overwhelming and with lots of different things to look out for, our diamond expert Anja Potze is on hand to give you a quick tutorial on what you need to know! Why Valentine’s Day? According to a survey of over 10,000 people across the UK, 23% of women think that Valentine’s Day is the best time to propose… When he/she thinks is the best time to propose: Credit: http://www.chillisauce.co.uk/news/marriage-proposal/ So let’s start at the very beginning, by...

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Still Searching For The Perfect Present?

This time of year we all want to spend time with our loved ones, and dearest and closest friends. Many lasting memories are made at Christmas, and it's a time to celebrate, have fun, and spoil those we love the most.  Diamonds are the perfect gift for this time of year. After all, what says 'I love you' more than a little blue bag with a glinting diamond inside this Christmas? If you are planning to pop the question, renew your vows or simply spoil a loved one with a thoughtful gift from the heart, you must come and see us.  We have an incredible range of beautiful solitaire diamond rings set in gold or platinum that promise to put...

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Layering With Coloured Jewellery

It's that time of year when we are all reaching for our coats, scarves and gloves as the temperature changes. Layering is key to make sure we keep warm and cosy! But, what do we do when all of our lovely layers of colour, fabrics and knits are off when we are indoors? This is when your outfit and jewellery really has the chance to shine. There's no need to just use your layering to keep warm, use the same techniques to show off your jewellery and add that finishing touch to your outfit.  Long chains work perfectly over knits. If you are wearing a bold pattern top, opt for a simple, classic white gold or yellow gold chain with...

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