It's November and we're already starting to think about Christmas here at Original Diamonds - the silly season is almost upon us! It's an extremely busy time of year for us, with many people choosing to get engaged for Christmas and share the glad tidings with their family. Get your orders in now to avoid disappointment!
Debbie's pick of the month
This design was originally made with pink diamonds in the shoulders and a 2.5ct cushion cut centre diamond, it sold for nearly $65,000. This version is a great example of how some slight 'tweaking' can have a huge impact on the price of a piece, without majorly affecting the look and appeal. Here, we used specially cut pink sapphires in place of diamonds and a 0.90ct centre diamond. It still has a stunning impact on the finger, and is a timeless and beautiful modification for a significantly lower price. It also provided the inspiration for this week's 'In Focus" story.
1 x 18ct white gold custom designed engagement ring. Set with 1 x 0.91ct, F colour, VS2 clarity, excellent polish, very good symmetry, no fluorescence, GIA certified, cushion modified brilliant diamond. Also set with 0.80ct of round brilliant cut shoulder and halo diamonds (F colour, VS clarity), 2 x 2.25 mm princess cut diamonds (F colour, VS clarity) and 2 x 3.2 mm heart shaped pink sapphires. Metal weight 10.29 grams.
Emily's pick of the month
This unique ring was a real labour of love. We worked on various designs for weeks, tweaking all aspects of it until we achieved our customer's dream vision. She now has something that no one else has and will treasure forever. Congratulations to the lovely couple A + L!
1 x 18k white gold custom designed engagement ring. Set with centre diamond of 0.77 carats, E colour, VS2 clarity, excellent polish, very good symmetry, measures 5.24 x 5.07 x 3.49 mm, GIA certified, cushion modified brilliant. The 2 vertical sides of the tapering band are set with 12 x 0.8 mm and 2 x 1.3 mm round brilliant cut diamonds in E/F colour, VS clarity.
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Have you viewed our coloured diamonds gallery lately? We've even made them their own special search section on our app. There's a wide variety of Fancy Colours, Argyle and GIA certified stones to view. With some exceptional and rare diamonds available, now is the time to consider investing in these beauties...
This 0.86 carat Round Brilliant Cut Chameleon diamond is very rare and INTERNALLY FLAWLESS, GIA certified. The colour of this diamond changes temporarily when kept in darkness or lightly heated, hence the name chameleon.
In Focus: Celebrity Engagement Rings
Whilst for most of us, our budgets may be a little reduced from the million dollar plus mark, this month, we wanted to demonstrate how you too can feel like a Superstar - using your favourite celebrity rings as inspiration, and Original Diamonds as your jewellery designer and diamond merchant! Check out just a few examples below, of exactly how special your own version can look. Click on the links below for more particular specifications of each of the Jason Withers's creations.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have caused quite the stir in the land of celebrity with their recent engagement. The 15 carat flawless emerald cut diamond, costing a mere $5million, that Kanye presented to Kim, is a real knockout! As these types of rings make their way into the headlines, they often act as inspiration for our clients too.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Got your own celebrity design you'd love to emulate? As you can see, it is as far fetched as you may have thought. Feel free to send through any pictures or inspiration you have gathered, our job (and greatest love) is making your dreams, a reality!
Win this gorgeous topaz pendant and earrings set!
We have this stunning necklace and earrings set to give away to one lucky newsletter reader or Facebook chum. All you have to do is write us a review on our new Google+ page in the month of November. If you have previously already been amazingly kind and written us a review, then you may copy and paste the same one.
Many of you will know that we are in the process of opening our new store in Sydney in the historically beautiful 350 George Street building. It would help us immeasurably to get up and running if some of our lovely customers could post reviews on this new Google+ page at http://goo.gl/eplp4v.
The winner will be announced in December. Thank you and good luck!
These massive gems, measuring 19.2mm x 12.55mm on the necklace and 15.74mm x 10.00mm on the earrings are complimented by beautiful small diamonds and set in 14K white gold.
Coming up in November
Look out for the announcement of our winner of the Topaz set above. We will announce it on Facebook and contact the winner through the Gmail address with which they posted their review.
Until next time!
The Team at Jason Withers.