Christmas Diamond Competition November 29, 2019 – Posted in: Engagement rings, Miscellaneous

Loyes Diamonds Supports Jack and Jill Christmas Diamond Pendant Competition. A Jack & Jill Fragrance Candle. The perfect gift for someone special this Christmas.  Every Christmas is a time when we think about those less fortunate than ourselves. The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation offer a child and family centred care service and believes that families should be supported to care for their children in their own homes. This year, as in the past we…

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Jewellery for Sensitive Skin March 29, 2019 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Style

Jewellery For Sensitive Skin When shopping for an engagement ring and wedding ring there are so many factors to get you muddled up that the last thing on people’s mind may be the choice of metal and the possibility of having an allergic reaction to something. This can cause you to have an itchy finger and redness around the areas that may cause the wearer distress and irritation quite literally. It is better to seek…

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Do You Know The Difference Between A Karat, A Carat And A Carrot ? March 4, 2017 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, The World of Diamonds

What’s the difference between Karat and Carat and a Carrot. We are often asked by people is there a difference between Carats and Karats as it can be confusing to people who are not used to the terms on a regular basis. The simple explanation is that one is a unit of weight and the other is a unit of pureness or fineness. Carats is the term used when measuring the weight of diamonds. When…

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Classy Hen Party Ideas September 21, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

Hen Party Ideas: Planning for the Classy Bride While some brides and their bridesmaids love a bit of tat (and there’s nothing wrong with that), not every bride wants to find herself rigged out in full classic hen party paraphernalia. If the thought of feather boas, ‘L’ plates, hand cuffs and the classic unmentionables of the phallic variety might make your bride gripped with fear, there are many other options to ensure your bride enjoys…

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Green Diamond Love May 26, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, The World of Diamonds

Green Diamond This week a superb green diamond ring will go to auction, via Christie’s of Hong Kong. So why is it so special? Because it is very rare and very unusual and jaw-droppingly expensive. The star of the show is rectangular-cut fancy vivid green diamond – the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has released a statement saying that the diamond is of VS2 clarity; and it is the largest fancy vivid green naturally-coloured diamond…

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Rough Diamond Sells for the Highest Price Ever May 16, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, The World of Diamonds

Canadian company Lucara Diamond Corp. has just announced that an entirely exceptional diamond they found last year in Botswana has sold for €55.3 million. That is an astounding €68, 092 per carat. The sale is the highest price ever achieved for a rough diamond, breaking all records. The diamond is Type IIa, one of the rarest types of diamond, with little or no impurities and no colour. The magnificent stone, which originated from Lucara’s Karowe…

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Early Era Engagement Ring Found In Field September 17, 2014 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

One of the earliest engagement rings Ireland has know has been found in Northern Ireland by Mr Tom Ross in a field which had been ploughed  in Newtonabbey, County Antrim. Mr Ross, 69 found the Engagement ring while using his metal detector. Metal detecting  has been a hobby of his for the past four years but many have spent years upon years of searching but to no avail. Mr. Ross only learned of the rings…

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How to find out your girlfriends ring size. May 7, 2014 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, The World of Diamonds

How to find out ring size. So you would like to surprise your girlfriend with either an engagement ring or a dress ring but don’t know her ring size. Don’t worry help is at hand. Here are some tips to find out ring size. Rings can be sized upwards or downwards but we would always like to get the size correct to within 2 sizes especially if there are diamonds set on the band. Here…

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What Makes a Diamond Sparkle ? April 22, 2014 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, The World of Diamonds

What Makes A Diamond Sparkle ? When you take a diamond outside when it’s sunny it will light up the whole surrounding area. However when you take it inside it will seem darker and not as brilliant. The diamond requires light entering into it such as the sun or an artificial light source. The amount of light reflected (whatever the material) is related to the refractive index. Generally speaking the bigger the refractive index change…

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