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Want to follow the latest engagement ring trends? Never fear HD is here to help…

According to PureWow, that purports to be the arbiter of trends and fashion over the water (a little to the west of us, from that small isle called America), the images shown in this article are an indication of the kind of rings that people 'in the know' are currently designing, buying and asking for, even as you read this. By sharing with you, hopefully it will help your business remain ahead of the pack? …

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To fluoresce or not to fluoresce, that is the question?

A large swathe of the (luxury?) jewellery industry has a negative view of fluorescence, when it comes to a diamond's specification.  It is true, that sometimes, fluorescence can cause a diamond to look milky or cloudy, but that's not always the case.  I know of at least one highly respected jewellery craftsman in London, who, when he spots faint fluorescence on a diamond's certificate, feel's that it adds to its allure and scintillation,…

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The Oscars have been and gone - but who won the diamond stakes?

We're featuring the best of the best of this year's diamond Oscars! Which pieces do you think deserve their gold statue: Gaga's magnificent 128.54ct yellow; or Helen Mirren's more understated but stunning white diamond necklace; or Laura Harrier's (Spider Man) more eclectic emerald, rubellite and diamond option?Let us know.  Meanwhile enjoy the show...

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De Beers strategy of selling lab grown, seems to be paying off…

The latest news from the Reuters news desk shows that De Beers' move to sell lab grown diamonds was a wise one.  The Chinese have been getting involved too, which has added to the market's complexity.  Currently, with De Beers aiming to control matters, they've manage to keep lab grown prices low, steering them well away from the market of naturals.  So it seems the strategy was prescient, for now anyhow; controlling…

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There IS humanity in our business

Every so often a story breaks that raises a smile and renews our faith in humanity; it's linked to our business that, all too often, hits the news for all the wrong reasons.A couple on a romantic holiday in New York, soon after he proposed, were looking at the ring (which was too big for her finger) in the street, when it fell into a drain through a drain guard.  For you and…

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