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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World Backup Day…What Does It Mean For Your Jewellery?

World backup day

Happy FriYAY!  Okay, so apparently today is “World Backup Day”!

…And what exactly does this mean?


A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.” – (NationalDayCalendar.com)

…So what does World Backup Day have to do with jewellery?

Hearing about “World Backup Day” got me thinking… In a sense we often create “backup” jewellery for our clients; by way of “vacation jewellery”, or a CZ & (gold-plated) Sterling Silver replica of their Diamond & Gold treasure. Continue reading “World Backup Day…What Does It Mean For Your Jewellery?”

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 two ~ For Him

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

Mens cufflinks for Valentine's Day available at Westdale JewellersValentine’s Day is the perfect time to show the man in your life how much you love how important good jewellery is.

Just kidding. Kind of. 😉

But really, Valentine’s Day has always been so marketed towards gifts for women, that often we are stumped when it comes to what to get for the man in your life.  Luckily, we’re here to help!

Let’s take a look at some men’s’ jewellery on this #FashionFriday!

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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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