Easily identified by it’s iconic yellowy-grass green, the Peridot is an extreme gem. Found deep within the Earth’s mantle, formed in high temperatures and brought to the surface by volcanic activity, it’s known as the stone of compassion and is associated with harmony, good health and peacefulness. 

BIRTHSTONES

AUGUST 4 2022

august: peridot

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The rise of labgrown diamonds in the marketplace over the last 5 years has been quite rapid and to me quite surprising. Having had family in the diamond business for over 25 years I was a bit of a purist and couldn’t quite get my head around the lab grown phenomenon. Over time however, I have come to appreciate that lab grown diamonds have a place in the market.

Diamonds

JULY 29 2022

lab grown vs mined

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In Sanskrit, rubies were called ratnaraj which translates to “king of precious gems”. This stone is rich in history and folklore, and remains a very popular choice today thanks to its rarity, hardness and of course, colour.

BIRTHSTONES

JULY 22 2022

July: Ruby

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For the last few years, Oval Cut Diamonds have definitely been the most requested when it comes to bespoke diamond engagement rings. There are many reasons why an Oval Shaped Diamond makes a great choice, not limited to the fact that the elongated shape gives any design an elegant look.  

Diamonds

JULY 12 2022

oval shaped diamonds

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Hope Diamonds is a small local neighbourhood business. We are a two-person team and our small business in turn supports a number of other local small businesses. Our jeweller, our stone setter, the CAD drafter just to name a few. We try to support small and local wherever we can.

SUPPORTING LOCAL

JUNE 30 2022

client referral program

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Australian Parti Sapphires are SO popular right now in Australia and throughout the world. Once again, as with our Argyle Pink Diamonds, Australia has managed to produce a unique and special gem. 

gemstones

January 25 2022

Parti sapphire - the "it" gem of 2022

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For centuries spinel, the great imposter, masqueraded as ruby in Europe’s crown jewels. It wasn’t until in 1783 that mineralist Jean Baptiste Louis Rome De Lisle identified Spinel as a different material to Ruby. This act is said to be the birth of the science of gemology. 

gemstones

NOVEMBER 15 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON SPINEL 

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Choosing an engagement ring can be stressful enough but if you are also aiming for a surprise proposal, this can make things extra tricky. I have put together a few tips to make things a little easier while still trying to maintain an element of surprise. 


proposals

SEPTEMBER 19 2021

how to choose a surprise engagement ring 

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The world of diamonds and jewellery wasn't always my first choice but now I can't imagine doing anything else

history

AUGUST 20 2021

my journey with diamonds

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Last month I headed up to Kununurra and for the first time had the opportunity to take a tour of the Argyle Diamond Mine.

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Argyle diamond mine

MAY 6 2019

my trip to the argyle diamond mine