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When considering resetting a family heirloom I always ask the client to first consider how the family or they may feel about the change long term. The last thing you would want is to regret the decision later.Sometimes pieces are beyond repair so it makes perfect sense to remodel into something new. Styles change over

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Image: Emma Wright via Tropical Wedding Brunch IdeasWe can all remember the day we first put on a treasured piece of jewellery; an engagement ring, a wedding band, a gift, and just how sparkly and new it looked. It glimmers in the sunshine, you can see you face in the polished finish, you get distracted

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One of the best parts of The Sparkle Issue is getting to look at ALL the breathtaking engagement and wedding rings, and chat to fabulous jewellers like Jasmine Fraser! Jasmine specialises in designing and creating beautiful, timeless jewellery, and her pieces are handcrafted on premises in Melbourne. Today, Jasmine lets us in into her sparkly

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Zoe Pook Jewellery specialise in creating ethical and bespoke wedding and engagement rings that are truly stunning. Using conflict-free diamonds, precious gems and recycled or Fairtrade Gold, these quality pieces are one of a kind and a joy to design, according to Zoe and her team. Below, we chat to Zoe about the design process,

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Image via SH JewelleryThe fact that bold colour is making its way back into weddings is music to our ears here at PDB HQ! Or should I say, a sight for sore eyes. But it’s not only being embraced among the likely suspects including florals and styling. Nope, our resident jewellery geniuses Larissa Landinez and

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White diamond solitaires have only been the “traditional” engagement ring stone since De Beers marketed them as “a diamond is forever” in the mid 20th century. Yet, we love to encourage the bending of traditions to create wedding memories that are truly “you”. So today, Sydney based gemmologist Gabrielle Grew of Grew & Co shares

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Choosing an engagement ring when you’re partial to a particular colour is easy. But what do you do when your jewellery box is a melting pot of metals and the thought of committing to one colour for the rest of your life is enough pressure to produce a diamond?Refer to SH Jewellery’s engagement ring metal

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Australia is known for many things, as we’re discovering all throughout this month on The Australia Issue. From the mystical beauty of the opal to the elusive and stunning pink dimaond- have you ever considered that these Australian specialities might just be the ticket for your wedding day jewels?  Today, we’ve got all the tips

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“Cool girl’s pearls” have been a trend in jewellery in recent years and it does not look to be going away anytime soon. And thank goodness for that! We are even seeing this gorgeous trend in bridal footwear! But forget the old nanna look single string design, modern pearl jewellery can be designed, wait, re-imagined

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Source: SH JewelleryFor the average person, buying an engagement ring or wedding band is like taking the car to a mechanic; you know nothing about camshafts, spindles, push rods and pistons, so when the mechanic says he needs $3,000 to get the job done, you’ve little choice but to trust in his knowledge.Fortunately, finding a

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Larissa Landinez creates contemporary jewellery inspired by geometry and nature. Hailing from the city of Florence, Italy where she was formed as a goldsmith, Larissa is now based in Sydney and works with couples to create special pieces for engagements and weddings. Known for her signature Firenze Square Ring, her clients come to her to customise

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Happy Monday! Is there a better way to start the working week than by poring over incredibly beautiful engagement and wedding rings? Today we’re chatting to Paul Stewart, head designer and jeweller at APS Jewellery. We love that Paul’s passion for Art Deco design, scared geometric art and coloured gemstones shines so brightly through his

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The 8-Step Checklist for Buying Engagement Rings OnlineDrop off dry cleaning, pick up dog food, workout, wash car, call mum, book dinner, reschedule dentist and buy an engagement ring. Nope, that’s not the checklist. That’s just today’s list… to squeeze in around eight hours of work and Game of Thrones.Yep, life’s hectic. But what if

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One of the things I love about putting together our Expert Interview series is basking in the enthusiasm and passion people have for their jobs! Edric Taing, owner of Melbourne-based SH Jewellery, is definitely one of those people. He is also a fountain of knowledge, which makes total sense considering that SH has an education-first philosophy.

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Photo Credits: Zoe Pook JewelleryIs all the greenwashing getting you down? Are you tired of sifting through information to find a product’s actual ethical credentials? Or is there just too much smoke and mirrors to even bother trying to find out?We talk to ethical jeweller Zoe Pook of Zoe Pook Jewellery to get her straight

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