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Pink Diamond Sets New Record!

Some things in life are just too precious to put a price on.  Some others, however, just rack up an awful lot of zero’s!  As a jewellers, we love to keep track of the movements of some of the world biggest and brightest pieces, and the “Unique Pink” diamond’s recent record breaking sale of £21.8m was a real thrill!

Pink DiamondJewellery Focus Magazine reported: “The 15.38-carat diamond – named ‘Unique Pink’ – sold for $31.56m (£21.8m) at Sotheby’s Geneva on Tuesday 17 March and became the most expensive diamond of its type to go under the hammer.

The diamond, which was unveiled in London on 7 April, received the highest colour grading for a pink diamond from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and was found to be type IIa, displaying “exceedingly pure structure”.

Cora International, whose chairman is Ehud Laniado, sold The Blue Moon, which was renamed The Blue Moon of Josephine by its new buyer, for a world record 48.6m Swiss francs (£31.8m) in November last year.

It beat the previous auction record for any diamond held by The Graff Pink (24.78-carats), which sold for $46.2m (£30.4m) at Sotheby’s Geneva in 2010.

Laniado said: “In the last 11 years, pink diamonds have risen in value by more than 350%. By comparison, gold has risen by just over 160%, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation.

“Pink diamonds are among the rarest in the world and they are increasingly being viewed as an investment, something I believe is the way of the future. Diamonds are beautiful and a treasure of nature, but more than this, they offer an economy of rarity that is making them increasingly attractive to savvy investors.”

If your budget is a little bit less, but you are still looking for something just as lovely, why not pop in and see us in our Brentwood High Street stores today.

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Why Buy Your Wedding Ring From Your Local Jeweller?

couple-buying-engagement-ring-horiz_o4i8tiBuying a wedding or engagement ring is very important time in your life.  You are about to commit to the one you love, and choosing the right piece for him or her to wear forever can seem like a daunting task.  Of course, there are many places where you can buy online and have them send it to you to try on, but isn’t it nicer to try it in the flesh before purchasing it?  We think so!  This is why we offer a professional and dedicated service to those looking to purchase wedding or engagement rings in our Brentwood shop.

So, why buy local and not online?

Well, first off you can see and feel the actual quality of the ring before committing to buy it.  Some sites may advertise high quality metals, but you may feel a little let down when it arrives.  You may not know the difference between types of gold, or the size and quality of diamonds or other stones.  Our staff can help you with this.  Buying from a trusted local retailer, with many years experience within the jewellery trade means you will get the very best for your budget.

ringsOf course one of the biggest reasons that people chose to buy from a shop and not online is the issue of sizing the ring.  After all the hard work you have put into popping the question, you wouldn’t want the occasion to be dampened by an ill-fitting ring.  Our staff can help you get the size just right.  Many of our customers bring an existing ring into our shop as a guide – we can work with that and make sure your proposal goes just perfectly.

Finally, we can source exactly what you or your other half have dreamed of. Many people dream of what their wedding or engagement ring will look like, and getting one that is fits the bill adds extra magic to your proposal or big day.  Even if you are not sure of the kind of ring you are looking for, giving us a description of your general idea will be enough for us to go on.

Customers-in-Halls-Green-Jewellery-CentrePerhaps you are looking for matching rings?  We can help you with that too.  We often have couples looking to find matching or complementary styles for their wedding day.

Our staff are very experience and are used to helping customers find their perfect ring.  We could help you too! Call in to our Brentwood High Street store to see how we can help you find the perfect ring for your proposal or wedding day.

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Repairs Undertaken Here!

broken jewelleryHere at Heart Of Gold we understand just how important your Jewellery is to you. A piece of Jewellery signifies a moment in your life, and is often kept close to your heart. With that in mind, we appreciate that should something happen to your finest pieces, you want them to be repaired by highly skilled repairers that will take care of them for you.

Having your jewellery repaired should always be undertaken by an experienced professional.  Whatever work you need done, no matter how simple it may at first appear, you need a trained eye, and specialist equipment to make good your treasured pieces. Continue reading Repairs Undertaken Here!

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See Your Mum Sparkle This Mothers Day

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 12.00.17It’s March already, and Mothers Day is this weekend (5th March 2016).  Have you got something for the mum in your life yet?  If not, there is still plenty of time to visit us and choose a beautiful gift to really make her day. Come and see our Brentwood High Street store and grab a gift for mum before Sunday. Continue reading See Your Mum Sparkle This Mothers Day

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The Seiko Astron – The World’s First GPS Solar Watch!

Looking for something much more than just a new watch.  The Seiko Astron is the World’s first GPS solar watch. Much more than just your average timepiece, the Astron offers top fashion design plus world-leading technology.  The Seiko Astron is an investment that the man in your life would definitely be proud to wear.

But what makes this watch so different to it’s competitors?  Well, by connecting to the GPS network, the new Astron adjusts at the touch of a button to your time zone and, by taking all the energy it needs from light alone, never needs a battery change. Continue reading The Seiko Astron – The World’s First GPS Solar Watch!

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5 Ways To Get Engaged This Christmas

happy coupleFor all you romantics out there, nothing could be more appealing than popping the question in a winter wonderland.  How gorgeous does that sound?  Well, apparently December is the most popular time of the year for proposals, and we like the sound of that.  We love a bit of romance and, in the business of selling beautiful diamond engagement and wedding rings, our customers often make us feel warm and fuzzy inside with their stories of true love.  We think any day of the year is a great day to ask your beloved to become your better half, but here are some great places to pop the question this December from www.theknot.com

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How To Pick The Perfect Engagement Ring

engagement ring for blogThinking of popping the question? Having plucked up the courage to ask the love of your life if they will become you better half is hard enough, but trying to find the perfect engagement ring can seem like an impossible task.  As Brentwood’s best loved and most trusted jeweller, we see many nervous looking chaps come through our doors looking for that perfect piece.  If you are in the market for that special ring, we thought we would offer some advice on how to pick the perfect engagement ring for your beloved.

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Why We Love Vintage Jewellery

vintage jewellery 1Here at Heart Of Gold we sell a lot of pre-owned jewellery to very happy customers who feel a real connection with previously owned pieces.  From second hand bracelets and necklaces, to gorgeous vintage rings and even rare, limited edition timepieces – we sell them all.  What better than to own a piece of history; to look at and enjoy something precious with a tale to tell.  In recent years the words “vintage” and “retro” have become increasingly cool, and second hand clothes and jewellery are more popular than ever. But what is it about pre-owned jewellery that we love the most?  In this weeks blog, we’ve taken a look at why previously enjoyed pieces are so en vogue.

“A thing of beauty is a thing forever” – Keats

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