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Unleashing Brilliance: The most beautiful diamonds in the world

Posted by Lindsay Seymour on Sep 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In 1905, the largest rough dimaond ever discovered was found at Premier No 2 mine, in Cullinan, South Africa.

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engagement ring trends you'll love

Posted by Lindsay Seymour on Sep 22, 2016 6:03:40 AM

 

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Fluorescence: Good or Bad?

Posted by Lindsay Seymour on Sep 20, 2016 8:01:50 AM

When Petri Prins, Doctor of Geology, began selling diamonds in 1975, he had been Senior lecturer of Geology and Minerology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa for many years, and brought a wealth of gemmological knowledge to each client. With a passion for education and a belief in educating each client well when purchasing their precious investments, so began the legacy of providing our clients with knowledge experienced at Prins and Prins today. 

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for the Men-choosing your wedding band

Posted by Lindsay Seymour on Jun 22, 2016 10:53:06 AM

She said 'Yes!'. There was a lot of celebrating. Now it is time to plan the wedding day. You can't get married without a ring. Your wedding ring is symbol of a lifetime commitment. The exchange of rings on your wedding day is thought to be a tradition going back to the time of the ancient Egyptions. Scrolls have been discovered showing wedding couples exchanging rings. They may have been made of woven flax or another material, and eventually evolved to be made in precious metals. The circle was and still is a symbol of eternity, and the ring signifies the bond and eternal commitment and love between a married couple.

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Garnet: January's birthstone

Posted by petreprins on Jan 22, 2016 8:59:55 AM

Fortunate are the January babies, to have garnet for their birthstone. This gemstone can be almost any colour.

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The uniqueness of diamond

Posted by petreprins on Jan 22, 2016 8:01:40 AM

In AD 77, The Roman philosopher Pliny  wrote:

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Citrine: Birthstone of november

Posted by Lindsay Seymour on Nov 2, 2015 5:18:05 AM

Citrine and Topaz are the birthstones for November. In this article, learn more about Citrine, a gem with varied colour range which is found in Southern Africa. Natural Citrine is relatively rare, yet in South Africa it is very affordable, being a quartz variety and a popular alternative to yellow and orange Topaz and Sapphire. Colours range from a light clear yellow to bright yellow, from pale orange to rich warm orange and reddish and brownish gems. The finest gems are those without brown overtone. 

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Getting your own ring design made

Posted by Lindsay Seymour on Oct 26, 2015 7:41:00 AM

You've been dreaming of this moment since you were a little girl, after watching Cinderella or after Grandmother read you stories of handsome princes and knights in shining armour: that moment when the captor of your heart gets down on one knee and offers you the gleeming token of his eternal love's promise. This is possibly one of the most exciting moments of your life. With happy tears, you take your eyes off his to glance at your new diamond ring, and......oh no! That is not the one you have been dreaming of your whole life!

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Tourmaline- Birthstone of October

Posted by Lindsay Seymour on Oct 23, 2015 10:42:00 AM

Those born in November have two very interesting and beautiful gemstones to choose from. The birthstones for October are tourmaline and opal. Read this article to learn more about Tourmaline and the fascinating varieties of this gemstone prevalent in Southern Africa.

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How to choose the perfect diamond engagement ring

Posted by Lindsay Seymour on Jun 23, 2015 9:50:00 AM

A friend of mine asked me how to go about choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring within the budget he had decided on. Now, this is advice I can happily give. Don’t ask me for advice on restaurants or for directions, but I am very happy to advise on selecting the perfect diamond and what design aspects make a diamond ring that will be admired forever. Here is my concise version of How to choose the perfect diamond engagement ring:

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