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A Gemstone For Every Occasion

multi gemstone pendant

Every gemstone is unique, millions of years old, and has occurred naturally. The different varieties have been loved throughout history because of their beauty, and the story they had to tell. The Ancient Egyptians wore them, as did many of the Kings and Queens of old. The Knights and their Ladies, celebrities, or the famous people of an era. Aquamarine, Emerald and Morganite are varieties of the mineral Beryl. They bring their own beauty and charm to our rings, and other items of jewellery stocked by International Diamond Brokers.

aquamarine diamond ring on pink and green


The beautiful Aquamarine is a pale blue gemstone, with shades of green from traces of iron that have been absorbed into its structure. Aqua is Latin for water, whilst marine means the ocean. True aquamarine is a pale turquoise colour. Similar to the tropical seas whose waters ebb and flow onto pure white sand. Naturally making us think of Paradise. The Aquamarine is the perfect ring to be worn on holiday… and every other day too!

emerald diamond ring


The Emerald is one of our most precious gemstones. Its distinctive green colour comes from chromium, and again, traces of iron. It’s probable that Emeralds were mined in Ancient Egypt, more than three thousand years ago. Whilst people in the Medieval era wore them because they believed that the Emerald had protective powers. During the sixteenth century when the Spanish invaders reached Central and South America, they discovered that the Aztec and Inca Empires were rich in gold and Emeralds. The stones were thought to be sacred, and often carved into jewellery or small goblets. Some of the finest Emeralds we have today come from Columbia. Like the Gachala Emerald, weighing 858 carats. Whilst there is also the traditional belief, that wearing an Emerald will bring love into our lives. So why not treat yourself to an Emerald ring, like the one in the photograph below? An elegant, and sophisticated, item of jewellery.

morganite diamond ring yellow flower


Morganite is a pink or purplish pink gemstone. It was first identified in 1910 and named the following year, in honour of the financier and banker, J.P. (John Pierpont) Morgan. The main sources of Morganite are Brazil, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States of America. It is traditionally believed to attract love, and keep it safe. The perfect reason to wear the faerytale, Morganite ring in the photograph below!

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Gemstone jewellery makes a beautiful gift for the one you love, or to treat yourself to something special. It doesn’t have to be an Engagement, Wedding or Eternity ring. Perhaps a pendant, bracelet, or earrings? All of which look stunning when they are unwrapped, and the box is opened. Even better when they are worn by you, or the one you love. Jewellery has been given, and received throughout history. Not only by members of the Royal Family or famous people of the day, but those who appreciate beautiful gemstones and the thought behind this special gift.

International Diamond Brokers have a large stock of gemstones, and plenty of choice to suit every occasion. Or if you have an idea for a particular item you would like made, please contact us so that we can discuss this with you. Our Goldsmith will be pleased to create a special piece of jewellery for you, and we can help you source the best gemstones for it. We also stock Rubies, and Sapphires. Like the beautiful pink Sapphire earrings, in the photograph below.

pink sapphire diamond earrings

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A gift of Gemstone Jewellery can be for that special occasion… Or just because!

The Best Sapphire Engagement Ring

sapphire diamond cluster ring

The Sapphire Engagement Ring in the photograph above is surrounded by a cluster of Diamonds, set in 18 carat white gold. Like the Diamond and Ruby, the Sapphire is formed of aluminium oxide which occurs naturally in a mineral known as corundum. Whilst its stunning blue colour comes from titanium, and iron. Some of the best of these gemstones are found in Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka, India and Myanmar. The rarest Sapphires have a star pattern within their depths called asterism, made from Rutile wands. The star may be visible if the gemstone is shaped and polished in a cabochon, or rounded dome. Cornflower blue is often used to describe its rich, velvet intensity and depth. Although blue is the most popular, you will find Sapphires in other colours, including yellow and pink.

How to Choose the Best Sapphire

If you have chosen a Sapphire Engagement Ring, or simply because you love this gemstone as much as we do at International Diamond Brokers, how do you find the best one for you? Here are a five things you can look out for which may affect the appearance, and value of your Sapphire:

  • Colour

A classic blue Sapphire should have a pure to violet hue. Any trace of green can diminish the value of the gemstone. The best Sapphires are medium to medium dark in tone, with a vivid intensity and vibrancy.

  • Pleochroism

All Sapphires have this. Showing two colours, when viewed from different angles. Gem cutters usually aim to have the cornflower blue at the top of the stone, and any greenish blue or other shading on the sides. The greater the pleochroism the lower the price.

  •  Colour Zoning

This often occurs in Sapphires, as bands of dark and light blue which are actually growth marks. If the zoning is too obvious the value of the gemstone may be considerably less.

  • Clarity

Sapphires often have inclusions or fractures. Tiny crystals, liquids, or gases trapped inside of them. These don’t affect the value unless they detract from the gemstone’s beauty. The asterism star effect is a valuable inclusion

  • Cut

Low clarity Sapphires with a good colour often have a cabochon cut. Whilst a Sapphire Engagement Ring usually has faceted cuts, to enhance its beauty.

The ring in the photograph below is a stunning example of an amazing Sapphire. It weighs 1.89 carats and is set with an oval faceted, vibrant gemstone. A contrast is achieved by the round brilliant cut diamonds on either side of it. All crafted in 18 carat white gold.

blue sapphire diamonds ring

And thine eye is like a star, But blue as the sapphires are…

The Poetical Works of Miss Landon (1839)

A Famous Sapphire Engagement Ring

Sapphires have been popular for many years, with Royalty and celebrities. The Duchess of Cambridge’s ring is an oval 12 carat Ceylon Sapphire, surrounded by diamonds. Prince Charles chose this particular gemstone in the 1980s, to be made into a ring for Lady Diana Spencer, and which was later inherited by their son. Prince William gave it to his future wife, Catherine, in 2010. It is now one of the most famous Engagement rings in the world. Our classic 18 carat yellow and white gold Sapphire Engagement ring is in the photograph below.

oval sapphire claw set ring

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The deep blue colour of the Sapphire is often seen in Medieval paintings, and stained glass windows. Traditionally regarded as a symbol of Heaven, this blue is said to connect us to our deepest dreams. Whilst wearing a ring set with a Sapphire helps them come true. So the perfect gift, for the one you love. 

Our Sapphires are also set in earrings, pendants, and bracelets. Or our Eternity rings, like the one in the photograph below.

sapphire diamond eternity ring

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The Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

engagement ring on white flowers

A beautiful Diamond Engagement ring is a unique way of saying I love you. The moment when it is given, and the memory this creates are timeless. An eternal gift which is followed by the special day when you also wear a Wedding Ring. While an Eternity Ring can complete the three circles of gold or platinum which have a special meaning for you both. International Diamond Brokers offers a professional and bespoke service, to help you find the perfect rings, because we understand the important part this plays in the celebration of your love.

engagement rings on pink macaroon

Tradition, Romance and Love

Men and women have desired beautiful rings from the earliest of times, to wear for their symbolism and status, or as we do now for love. The rings worn long ago by the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans signified a man’s intention to marry, and a woman’s connection to him. A diamond has been regarded as a sign of wealth for thousands of years, and in matters of the heart… It is forever. So the perfect gift for the one you love.

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”

Hermann Hesse (1877 – 1962)
engagement rings eternity ring and flower

Your Engagement Ring

Being engaged and married are two of the most important occasions in our lives. Your diamond symbolises the love that exists between a husband and wife. Giving an Engagement Ring is a sign of commitment before, and after, your wedding. The beautiful Engagement Rings which International Diamond Brokers have on offer are the perfect choice. If you want a bespoke ring made by our in-house goldsmith, this begins with you selecting a diamond that is just right for you. For more advice on how to find your diamond, please read our earlier post

With this ring I thee wed… Your Wedding Ring

Wedding rings are usually worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, between the middle and little fingers. The Ancient Greeks believed that this finger contained the “vena amoris,” or the vein of love which connected directly to the Bride’s heart. Whilst the Engagement and Wedding Rings made by us take this to the next level, in the skill and care we put into creating them for you. 

Your Eternity Ring… Symbolising forever.

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861)

An Eternity ring is a beautiful piece of jewellery, representing the love that exists in a relationship. What this symbolises to the Bride and Groom. For this reason two Eternity rings can never be the same because they are truly about you, and the love you share with someone else. A never ending circle of your life, and love. If diamonds are set into your ring they may also symbolise this. They have been used for centuries to show love, fidelity, devotion and friendship. Your Eternity Ring can be created in solid gold or platinum, and set with different gemstones. It is often given to celebrate an anniversary which is an important or special occasion for you. What that will be isn’t universally agreed, so the choice is yours. Although many believe that it should be given on the first wedding anniversary or the birth of a first child. If you would like a matching set of rings, International Diamond Brokers can create all of them for you when you first contact us. We will make them, especially for you. Is it necessary to buy all three rings? Again this is a matter of personal choice, but the number three is traditionally thought to be sacred. Just like marriage or the vows you make in your own special ceremony. It is often used to refer to the Holy Trinity, and Heaven. It is also connected to the past, present, and future. Our bodies, minds, and souls. So intended to be forever, and as we also believe, for you.

pink heart and roses

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If you would like to buy a bespoke Diamond Engagement ring don’t hesitate to contact us. We have rings in stock, or can help you choose the best diamond for you and discuss how this can be turned into the perfect ring. We have access to over one million diamonds so there will be plenty to choose from in your price range. If you would like to learn more about how we go about bringing our ethically sourced diamonds to you, please click the following link:

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Let our rings make your dream become a reality… We look forward to hearing from you.

We have access to over 1.5 million different loose diamonds worldwide. Loose diamonds as the term infers means that the diamond is not in a setting.

There are a great many reasons to buy a loose diamond. Some people like to give loose diamonds as a present so that the recipient can build a ring around the diamond. Loose diamonds can like any other diamond be certified or uncertified but we at International prefer to sell certified stones.

One might ask is there anything wrong with an uncertified loose diamond. The answer is sometimes no as the diamond can look on the face of it as good as any other diamond but often the mine will have decided that it is not going to make certain criteria and that these stones will be sold off at a discount. Sometimes an uncertified loose diamond can be available at a very substantial discount so do not rule them out. Most reputable dealers offering loose diamonds will offer to upgrade them to loose diamond later on when the finances improve.

Some people prefer to sacrifice quality for size and the trick is to find a happy medium when buying your loose diamond certified or not.

In the modern world diamonds can be transported quickly and we can get a diamond from most parts of the earth within days! Once a loose diamond has been found we can build a setting to fit around it and this is done by creating a CAD. CADS or Computer aided designs often look unattractive because of their sheer size. Do not let this put you off the designs have to be of scale in order for the cad operator to be able to see them properly.

Good luck with finding your loose diamond. We supply both loose diamonds and the complete ring and are happy to supply either.





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