April Birthstone: Diamond

Shine bright like a diamond!

The April Birthstone

… “Shine bright like a diamond” … “Better a diamond with a  flaw than a pebble without” … “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure” … “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend (& a man’s worst enemy)” … “The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond” … “Shine on you crazy diamond” …

……….& the list goes on & on! The subject of many a quote, diamonds are without a doubt the most well-known gemstone in the entire world!  Diamond is also the birthstone for the month of April.

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Canadian Diamonds & A Little Bit About Ethics…

Happy FriYAY!  Today’s edition of #FashionFriday will be a little bit different than usual.  First we are going to learn a little bit about Canadian Diamonds, then over to Dan to discuss the importance of upholding the highest ethics in the jewellery business.  After that, your regularly scheduled #FashionFriday programming will resume 😉

Canadian Diamonds

We use only Canadian Diamonds from the Diavik Diamond Mine, located 220 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle.

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Valentine’s Day ~ part one ~ For Her

flowers die...jewellery is foreverValentine’s Day: Gifts for Her

Wikipedia says that “Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14.” (reference here)

…But we know that the true definition of Valentine’s Day is that magical day when we hope to receive new jewellery!

…And it is also less than 3 weeks away!  So without any further hesitation, let’s take a look at some gorgeous Valentines’ #FashionFriday inspo!

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Diamond Scam! [An Article From “The Dan”]

Have you bought a piece of diamond jewellery within the last eight years?

If you bought your diamond from a registered Canadian Diamond dealer you have nothing to worry about. On the other hand, if you got your stone on-line, from a discount store or from someone that works out of their basement, you may have bought a man made synthetic stone and not even known it. There are several very large “international wholesale dealers” operating in the diamond business that have been selling undetectable forgeries for much of the last decade. These criminals have been breaking both International and Canadian Federal laws by not disclosing the true nature of their products. You may have one of them, even if you paid for a natural gem.

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And it isn’t necessarily the fault of your jeweller,  because until very recently, even the all knowing Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) couldn’t tell the difference between certain real and lab created stones. But now we can! GIA has been relentless in finding a way to tell the phonies from the real diamonds since the information of a widespread fraud was made known. Continue reading “Diamond Scam! [An Article From “The Dan”]”