Mother’s Day 2018

Mother’s Day is the one-day a year you can truly thank your mom for everything she’s done for you, whether that’s cutting the crusts off your PB&J sandwiches or driving you to soccer practice it’s important that we thank our mom’s for always putting us first.

Here at Ringleader we adore moms. Moms make the world go round. And we can help you find the perfect gift to show your mom just how much you love and appreciate her.

This month is also a special month for Ringleader Jewellers. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary this month! And that is all thanks to our wonderful customers. We’ve celebrated many a mother’s days with you and want to show you just how much we appreciate you all by hosting a sale for the entire month of May!!!! You can save up to 60% off in store merchandise, which is perfect for your wallet while you shop for something special for mom.

Mother’s Day is about more than hallmark cards and flowers. Mother’s Day is about thanking your mom for all the sacrifices she has made to ensure that you’re happy and healthy. Moms always come to the rescue no matter how big or small!

Are you stuck on what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Let us help you! Whether its earrings, necklace or maybe even a bracelet we have something for every mom and our expert sales associates will help you with the entire process.

The Four C’s – Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat

If you’re going to customize your jewellery why not customize your diamonds too? Yes, I did just say customize your diamonds and that’s because every diamond is different. Remember the four C’s – Cut, Colour, Carat and Clarity. These four categories play a huge role in how your diamond is going to look. If you’re going to invest in your jewellery you should ensure that you’re getting the best diamond for your budget!

The cut determines how sparkly your diamond will be! Diamonds are cut in various ways to allow light to reflect through them. The better the cut the more the diamond will sparkle. Making the best use of light through the cut is the best way to ensure that you’re getting the maximum amount of sparkle for your diamonds.

The colour is based on the amount of yellow present within a diamond. Essentially the more white the diamond the better. However, diamond colour is measured on a GIA Colour Grading Scale. Diamonds are measured from the letter D to the letter Z with D being the most colourless/white and Z being a yellow diamond. A cut and a colour combo can help mask the yellow in a diamond and make it appear whiter than it actually is. This is an important to note when choosing the perfect stone for you.

The clarity describes its internal purity. The less imperfections within the stone the more rare and valuable it is. Some diamonds are described as “eye-clean”, which means that their imperfections are not visible to the unaided eye. Most diamonds have imperfections!

The carat of the diamond is the weight of the diamond. The larger, whiter and cleaner the diamond the more valuable it is. More weight equals more money so the higher the carat the more expensive the diamond will be. Again, if you are on a budget the carat of your diamond is important in ensuring you stay on or below your desired budget!

Don’t be afraid to ask your jeweller questions about the four C’s. It’s important to both buyer and seller that you are well informed so that you can make the best decision possible. A good jeweller will always ensure that you are aware of the four C’s and explain each factor when picking the right diamond for you.

 

Top Trends in Bridal Jewellery

I always say, “thank god people are different, or else the world would be a very boring place to live in.  Bridal jewellery also has something for all to have the most in-demand looks.  Whether you are simple and want a solitaire on a delicate band, looking to experiment with more than one colour gold, want something vintage inspired or looking for something in a diamond other than round in shape, you can be right on trend this year.

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This ring has three trendy features that make it popular in todays market place.  First, it is in the soft hue of pink gold.  This rosy colour flatters most skin tones due to its warm colour.  Second, the surprise detail of the bezel set diamond on the side is what makes this ring fashionable, a detail for the recipient of the ring to enjoy.  Finally, believe it or not, the simplicity of this classic solitaire and its timeless beauty is why this makes the “now” list.

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Who wouldn’t love a two tone ring, that goes with everything, with a floral inspired motif featuring flowers, petals or vines.  These features are what make this ring stylish today.  Vintage inspired, makes this ring beautiful, timeless and glamorous.  Art deco, victorian and retro eras are also a great go to for design ideas.

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Simplicity at its best.  A simple solitaire diamond with a tapered diamond shank that accentuates the centre diamond.  The clean lines of this ring contribute to its sleek, contemporary good looks.

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Your mom may have a pear shaped diamond, from when they were big in the 80’s, but guess what?  They are back.  This ring shows have they have moved into the  21st century by the following:  A yellow diamond with yellow gold tips make the look seamless, placed in a double halo, consisting of one row of yellow diamonds and one row of white diamonds.  The halo combined with the fancy stone creates an unexpected twist.  A double shank, or split shank adds more detail to the ring so the focus is not solely on the centre.  It enhances the beauty from every angle.  Both pear and marquise cuts are a great deal right now, since demand is not at its peak.  These lengthy cuts elongate and slim the finger.

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The wedding band can look just as good solo or paired with the engagement ring.  Anything goes, as long as when it is worn as a set, they fit snugly together.  The rings above highlight some of the current trends.  Baguettes possess a look of elegance.  Bows and twisted bands of various sizes are very much in demand.  A textured band highlighted with a simple row of diamonds may be the perfect choice.  Or for the non-traditional, there is always something different.  A yellow diamond band, or one containing emeralds, rubies, sapphires or alexandrite may be the ideal choice.

Remember, when shopping for your dream ring, trends will come and go, but hopefully you will wear this for a long time.  If budget is a main concern, invest in the diamond.  A setting can always be changed or another ring can be added.  Keep in mind what colour gold looks good on her skin, or what she likes to wear.  Also, her career and personal style may determine if you want a high setting or something more protected.  Buying from a reputable jeweller should help answer any concerns you may have and put your mind at ease.  You will need that sense of calm to get your nerves up to pop the big question.  Good luck.

Mother’s Day

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Every second Sunday in May, we celebrate Mom’s on Mother’s Day. It’s not really a holiday but it’s one of those special occasion days, a day we put aside and honor our Mother’s and the one’s we made mothers. I’ve had and have three Mothers that I’d like to mention…..#1 My late Mother, who wasn’t happy unless she was worrying about myself, my sister, my late Father or God knows who. #2 My Auntie Barbara, who just happens to be one of the coolest people I know. She has always been the “Ultimate Hipster”. And saving the best for last, #3 My wife, Robyn, who’s an amazing cook, baker, cleaner and foremost…MOTHER and really the best thing that ever happened to me. We don’t usually make a big deal about getting each other gifts, but Mother’s day is different…. it’s her day and I like to get her a gift to mark  the occasion of how much she is appreciated. This year I got Robyn, even know she designed it, a bezel set diamond necklace with sporadically set diamonds on a 16 inch fine “Rollo” chain. Here, at Ringleader Fine Jewellers, we have quite a nice selection of gifts for Mom’s, like diamond bracelets, earrings, rings chains and really cool silver pieces. But, best of all, we have the entire store on sale  for the month of May. Save up to 60% off all in store merchandise! It’s our 17th Anniversary so come celebrate with us.
See you soon at RINGLEADER FINE JEWELLERS!!
Phil