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  • Stackable Rings: How to Wear Them with Elegance & Style

    March 27 , 2017 | Written by:

    Whether you’re planning on spoiling someone for her birthday or you want to add to your own personal collection, stackable rings are the perfect way to go. This style has been the hottest trend in both costume and fine jewellery for years. As new fashions and bold designs become available, there are more ways than ever to express ourselves with rings. Not only are they stylish, but like charm bracelets, they can be personalized to suit your own style. If you’re worried ab...

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  • Precious Stones and Semi-Precious Stones: Misconceptions

    March 15 , 2017 | Written by:

    Both precious and semi-precious stones are types of gemstones that are categorized according to their rarity and beauty. The two terms are said to have derived from old Western traditions; however, nowadays, most stones are considered precious, since there is a limited supply of them. The gemstones that are traditionally precious are:

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    • March Birthstone: Aquamarine

      March 9 , 2017 | Written by:

       

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        Aquamarine is known for its clarity and transparency. It’s also quite hard, ranging between 7.5 and 8 on the Mohs mineral hardness scale and has a glass-like luster when it’s cut.   This beryl-variety gem is notable for its striking blue to blue-green hues. The word, “aquamarine” is actually derived from an old Latin expression for “seawater,” due to its sea-blue colors that can range from light to dark. The most va...

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    • How Do You Know When To Restore Your Vintage Jewelry?

      February 28 , 2017 | Written by:

      Maybe you have your grandmother’s engagement ring from decades gone by or an old family heirloom collecting dust in your jewelry box. Vintage and antique jewelry often has a high sentimental value, a unique visual appeal, and they can be worth a pretty penny as well. For these reasons, it’s important to keep your antique and vintage jewelry pieces in good condition so their value doesn’t depreciate. But how do you know when to have your vintage jewelry restored? Here ar...

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    • Diamond History: How Diamond Rings Became The Standard for Engagements

      February 22 , 2017 | Written by:

      A diamond ring is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you picture a wedding engagement, but this hasn’t always been the case. Giving your fiancé a diamond ring to solidify and symbolize your engagement is cultural practice that has evolved over time and has a rich and interesting history. How did this transition begin, and how has it remained so popular over the centuries?

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    • Jewelry Styling Tips: How to Match Your Necklace with Your Neckline

      February 17 , 2017 | Written by:

      Adding a necklace to your look is a great way to unify and stylize an outfit. Necklaces can also be very flattering, elongating the neck and framing the shoulders. However, not all necklaces go with all outfits, and there are ways to style your wardrobe that will be much more flattering than others. Here are a few tips for matching your necklace with your neckline from the jewelry experts at Marlow’s Diamond and Design.   Neckline: Deep-V or Plun...

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    • February Birthstone: Amethyst

      February 17 , 2017 | Written by:

      The birthstone for the month of February is amethyst. People born during the shortest month of the year are lucky to have this stunning gemstone with its signature violet hue as their birthstone. Amethyst is a distinct variety of purple quartz with an interesting history and symbolizing associated with it. Here is some more information about amethyst, a bright stone to give you warmth in the heart of winter.   Amethyst Overview As mentioned, am...

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    • January Birthstone: Garnet

      January 27 , 2017 | Written by:

      Those born in January are lucky to have the stunning and versatile garnet as their birthstone. Garnet is a gemstone that is known for its beautiful deep red colour, although it can be found in a variety of colours and hues. This vibrant and eye-catching stone makes a great focal point for any piece of jewelry. Here is some more information about this beautiful and one-of-a-kind January birthstone.

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    • Designing a Custom Engagement Ring

      January 18 , 2017 | Written by:

      Do you find that while you look at different engagement rings that you like specific aspects but can’t quite find a design that feels right? If you want to have more control over design elements, why not consider the custom design route? There are numerous benefits that come with designing a custom ring. For one, it offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to style, colour, cut and design. There are also endless possibilities and combinations that make it a versatile optio...

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    • Engagement Ring Aftercare and Maintenance

      January 9 , 2017 | Written by:

      Owning a precious piece of jewellery like an engagement ring comes with a few things to know. Diamonds are forever brilliant… if you take care of them. To ensure that your ring stays in optimal shape and stands the test of time, here are some things to consider. Treat your ring carefully Handle your jewellery with clean hands at all times. Oils, food debris or any sticky residues can and will affect the clarity of your ring. Soaps and lotions can also contain i...

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    • Your Necklace and Pendant Shopping Guide

      December 23 , 2016 | Written by:

      Necklaces are the most popular and classic style of jewelry. A nice necklace can add a touch of sophistication and elegance to your wardrobe. Accessorizing with a necklace is a great way to dress up any outfit. There are many different types of necklaces, chains and pendants available, and the right piece of jewelry for you will depend on your personal style and budget. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for a necklace or...

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    • What to Consider When Buying an Engagement Ring

      December 23 , 2016 | Written by:

      An engagement ring is symbolic of the love and dedication between you and your partner. It represents the enduring commitment you have to one another, and the beginning of a new stage in your relationship. It’s important to choose an engagement ring that reflects the personal style of your partner, fits within your budget, and is classic enough to remain stylish for many years to come. Here are a few things to consider when shopping...

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    • Earrings: A How-to Guide from Marlow’s Diamond & Design

      December 23 , 2016 | Written by:

      Earrings are one of the most popular accessories on the market today, and yet still many people find them intimidating to wear. The great thing about earrings is their versatility—they can act as a bold statement piece or as a subtle accent to your outfit. If you’re feeling unsure about how to incorporate earrings into your wardrobe, here is some advice from the jewelry experts at Marlow’s Diamond & Design.

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    • December Birthstones: Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise

      December 23 , 2016 | Written by:

      People born in December are lucky enough to have not one, not two, but three different birthstones. Tanzanite, zircon and turquoise are each known for their own unique and eye-catching shade of blue. Available in a range of styles, cuts, colours and rarities, it’s easy to find the December birthstone that best suits your personal tastes and budget. Here is some more information of tanzanite, zircon and turquoise, the three birthstones for the month of Dec...

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    • Winter Accessorizing: How to Wear Jewelry In The Cold

      December 22 , 2016 | Written by:

      Now that winter is upon us, you may think that you have to put away your jewelry until it starts to get warmer again. However, just because it’s cold outside doesn't mean you can no longer look stylish. You can still accessorize your winter outfits with jewelry, even when you’re all bundled up in the cold. Here are a few winter accessorizing tips from the jewelry experts at Marlow’s Diamond & Design. Use Fashion Tape One of the most frustrating things a...

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    • Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide

      December 21 , 2016 | Written by:

      With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about what to get your loved ones. Jewelry makes a great holiday gift—a beautiful necklace, ring or pair of earrings is a very thoughtful way to show how much you care. Get your loved ones gifts to last a lifetime with custom jewelry from Marlow’s Diamond & Design. Here is a holiday gift guide from our team of expert jewelers. For Him Marlow’s Diamond & Design has a number of clas...

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    • Tips for First Time Diamond Buyers

      December 20 , 2016 | Written by:

      Purchasing your first piece of diamond jewelry can be an exciting process. Diamond jewelry can be a considerable investment, so it’s important to do your research so that you can find the perfect diamond for you. If you’re nervous about shopping for your first piece of diamond jewelry, here are a few diamond-buying tips from the industry experts at Marlow’s Diamond & Design. The 4 Cs The 4 Cs are the most important things to remember when diamond shoppi...

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    • A How-To Guide for Men’s Jewelry

      December 16 , 2016 | Written by:

      Men’s jewelry has been a growing trend over the past few years. Many men may be interested in wearing jewelry but don’t know how to pull it off. We’re here to tell you that there is a way to wear jewelry as a man which is tasteful and fashionable. If you’re interested in wearing men’s jewelry but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your wardrobe, here are a few tips and tricks from the jewelry experts at Marlow’s Diamond & D...

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    • How to Care For Your Vintage Jewelry

      December 15 , 2016 | Written by:

      Maybe you have some antique jewelry that’s been handed down as a family heirloom, or maybe you’ve just acquired a piece of vintage jewelry as a present. Vintage jewelry is generally more valuable than new jewelry, but it is also much more delicate. If treated carelessly, vintage jewelry can be easily damaged or broken. With the right care and maintenance, however, you can keep your vintage jewelry in good condition for many years to come. He...

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