Tolkowsky - The Name that Changed Diamonds

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Tolkowsky Diamond Rings

Diamond Rings were changed forever by Marcel Tolkowski. A Belgian master whose perfection of the Diamond cutting art has established one of the worlds highest quality brands for Diamond Rings and Earrings. Tolkowsky are world leaders for clarity and brilliance in their Diamond Rings and Earrings. We think this is due to their understanding that perfect Diamonds, are hand crafted by masters.

17000 Kilometers for Diamonds

Jenni Franich of John Franich Jewellers will shortly be travelling to the Diamond Capital of the World ...Antwerp, Belgium – where two thirds of the world’s diamonds are traded. While there, Jenni will have the opportunity to buy direct from the major Antwerp cutters and pass significant savings on to our customers .

The four C's of Diamonds - Part 1, Cut

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The 4 C’s of Diamonds

Part I - The Cut

Diamonds are cut in many fancy shapes: marquises, baguettes, hearts, pears, ovals and square or emerald cuts. However the classic is the round brilliant. This style of cut has enjoyed a long and intense development throughout its history, which began as early as the first century BC, and in the 20th century reaching its zenith in the form of a circular brilliant cut, which is a standardised style of cut.

The Four C's of Diamonds - Part 2 Color

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The 4 C’s of Diamonds

Part II - The Color

The colour of gemstones is among their most mysterious features. At the same time, this is one of the most important characteristics, as it is colour that attracts the human eye.

The Four C's of Diamonds - Part 3 Clarity

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The 4 C’s of Diamonds

Part III - The Clarity

The clarity in a diamond refers to its optical quality (the extent to which the diamond is free of natural imperfections) and purity of the stone. Most gemstones naturally have impurities, called inclusions. But the select few are flawless...

The Four C's of Diamonds - Part 4 Carat Weight

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The 4 C’s of Diamonds

Part IV - The Carat Weight

The word Carat comes from the ancient Greek Name for the Carob Seed (Keration) which, due to its consistent size and weight, was once widely used as a counterweight for weighing Diamonds and Gemstones. The CARAT (metric carat) is the Standard International unit of weight for Diamonds, Coloured Gemstones and Pearls.

Diamond Safari

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Diamond Safari

On Sunday March 10th, a group of Nationwide Jewellers’ members depart for a trip to Botswana to tour the Debswana Jwaneng Diamond Mine, the richest mine in the world. The mine lies in south central Botswana, approx 160km from the capital of Botswana, Gabarone.

Diamond Safari

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On the 11th of March a group of Nationwide Jewellers, from Australia and New Zealand, met in Johannesburg,South Africa to commence what was to become the most amazing journey on the trail of diamonds.

The group of 22 flew into Gabarone, Botswana which is fast becoming the New Diamond Capital of the World. Since Nationwide visited in September 2011 the cutting and polishing factories in Botswana have grown from 16 to 21 creating more jobs and more added value for the people of Botswana.

PANDORA’s latest pieces have just landed in stores!

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PANDORA's new signature sterling silver bangle is striking in its simplicity and features a sleek circular clasp. Beautifully crafted, adorn this bracelet with charms and faceted pendants from the new collection. Easy to wear due to its flexibility in design and with three sizes to choose from, this bracelet is the perfect addition to your PANDORA collection.

Ice-Watch August 2013

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The latest Ice-Watch collections Ice-Surf and today Ice-Sunshine are now available both instore and online. http://www.jfj.co.nz/ice-watch-1

Ice-Surf : Made in polyamide with a rubber watch band, and Swiss movement Ice-Surf is a robust watch for the hard working, water loving male, with the added benefit of 20ATM water resistance.  Available in black/red, black/white, orange and turquoise. RRP $399.00

Enhance the new season monochrome trend with Ice-Sunshine  in bold neon colours for spring - pink, blue, orange and yellow in both small and unisex sizes.

Got an Ice-Watch timepiece this spring? Share your  pics on Instagram with the hashtag ‪#‎Icetagram

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