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Colour Class

Anyone who knows a thing or two about the many kinds of fancy colour diamonds are bound to be aware of the rocky journey champagne gemstones have endured over the years. Indeed, although these rocks are amongst some of the more sought-after diamonds on the market today, they were not always the preferred choice of diamond buyers across the globe. Australians keen to learn more about the reasons why champagne diamonds are selected by people from all walks of life should visit some of the more established brokers of a range of fancy colour diamond stones.

Of course, by being more aware of how these gems are graded for quality, potential purchasers should feel more assured that they are making the right choice in rocks to be incorporated into their engagement or wedding rings design. Some of the more interesting factors related to the grading of champagne diamonds are listed below:

1. Hue, tone and saturation are considered when grading the colour of these gems

2. For clarity – the fewer visible flaws in the stone – the better

3. With cut – the more proportion it has – the more brilliance the stone has

4. Brilliance is less important for darker champagne diamonds

5. The Gemological Institute of America does not use the term “Champagne” on reports

Dark and Handsome

Although it is true to say that most diamonds mined have an undesirable yellowish or brownish tint, coloured precious stones of the champagne variety are still very much in demand. However, it must be said that the most valuable type of champagne diamonds consists of a much darker hue than the typical yellowish diamonds, which some experts consider to be of a much lower grade of stone.

Couples convinced that the champagne diamond is what they will buy should be easily able to find the right cut and shape of rock most suitable for the unique engagement rings from jewellers such as Certified Diamond Network. Of course, shoppers of precious stones of the diamond variety should take the time to carry out some research on all the colour fancy stones available to buy in their part of the world. Aussies who look at reputable websites will be able to learn a lot about the history of fancy colour stones that can be bought in their part of Australia. Indeed, there is a wealth of information on such websites regarding these highly regarded gemstones throughout the globe.

Quality Counts

It stands to reason if we have saved up all year in order to purchase champagne diamonds for our wedding that we will want to ensure we do not make a mistake in the design of bands we finally choose. Of course, by being more knowledgeable about how these unique types of rocks are graded, this purchasing goal should be much easier to achieve. As part of the natural brown diamond family, champagne diamonds are considered to be quite special due to the fact they contain nitrogen which is trapped during the formation of these rare rocks.

And as most champagne diamonds come from the Argyle Mine in Australia, people hoping to source one of these stones to be used in their engagement or wedding ring designs could not be in a better part of the world. Indeed, having the main source of these exquisite and versatile rocks on your doorstep should be quite inspiring for couples set on buying champagne diamonds for a special occasion. However, just because these classy rocks are mostly bought by people planning to get married, it does not mean to say that they are not suitable for less formal events.

Sarah x

For my recent seaside getaway I wanted a few new clothing items to wear but didn’t want to spend too much. I came across the Krisp basic collection and they have so many great products at such reasonable prices.

I bought them all in a 10, I am usually a 8/10 but would always prefer to go for a 10 so things aren’t too tight. All of them were true to size.

Rose print knot front dress in turquoise.

This dress was £12.99 which I think is great for a dress. It fitted really well and was a very soft material and well made. I liked the tie feature and loved the colour.

Off the shoulder blouse in aqua.

This was £10 and I thought it would be good to wear of an evening with black jeans. It could be worn with any colour jeans or leggings. It cam with a matching colour vest which was joined to it on the inside, so no need to worry about it being see-through.

Tie dye maxi dress in turquoise.

I love maxi dresses on holiday as I tend to eat too much, so it is something comfy to wear but not restricting. This one was £10 and it honestly is so comfortable, its basically t shirt material and so easy to wear. It was slightly too long as I am short (5ft2) but the great thing with the elasticated waist part is that you can just fold it up to adjust the length 🙂

Turn up sleeve maxi dress in black.

Very similar to the previous maxi dress but this one had fold over sleeves. The material is similar as it is like a t shirt. This one was £14.99 which is still a great price. I also hooked this up slightly. I think plain black dresses are a staple in any wardrobe. I added a necklace and the outfit was complete!

What do you usually ear on holiday?

Sarah x

I previously mentioned Boho Betty in this post. They offer such stunning jewellery at an affordable price. You can create custom stacks of bracelets which I think is a pretty cool idea.

The stack I went for was:

Ziggy Blue Beaded Friendship Bracelet £14.50

Gim Orange Beaded Friendship Bracelet £22.00

Both bracelets are stunning and can be worn separately or worn together as a stack. You can buy as many as you want and have a larger stack if you wanted.

I think these would make a good gift idea as you could buy one every birthday/Christmas etc for someone and help them grow their collection for them to mix and match.

The bracelets are great quality and look a lot more expensive than they were!

I love how they are easily adjustable to fit a wide variety of sizes. I like the detail of the back, whether it has beads on the end or tassels, the closures are beautiful.

Really impressed and will be adding to my collection soon 🙂

Sarah x

I decided it was time for a new watch (see what I did there, haha!) as the only watch I wear at the moment is my apple watch but I don’t always need to track my activity and sometimes want a but of a nice looking watch for special occasions, not a big sporty looking one.

I picked up this beautiful Alienwork watch off Amazon and it was only £20.14 in the sale which I think is such a great price, especially as it was here the next day through my Amazon prime.

I went for the black version but they come in a variety of colours and are currently on a buy one get one 50% offer so great if you want to treat yourself and buy one as a gift.

The spec of the watch:

Item Shape Round
Dial Window Material Type Mineral
Display Type analogue
Clasp Type Hook Buckle
Case Material Metal
Case Diameter 40
Case Thickness 8
Band Material Stainless Steel
Band Length Men’s Standard
Band Width 20
Band Colour black
Dial Colour black
Bezel Material Stainless Steel
Movement Japanese Quartz
Water Pressure Resistance 3 bar

The watch is adjustable so can be suitable for both men and women and it is so easy to adjust as it is a milanese band. It comes in a cute little bag and case.

It is so comfortable to wear and looks really expensive!

Do you like the look of this watch? Want the chance to win one? Make sure you enter below:

Win an Alienwork Quartz Watch

Sarah x

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Although it has not felt like it lately, summer is just around the corner, which means it is the perfect time to give your wardrobe the bit of TLC that it deserves. With every new season that comes, there are always new fashion trends to embrace. No matter whether you are a follower of trends or not, these are some of the best ones that you will definitely want to incorporate into your wardrobe over the next few months…

Pastels – Let’s start with a trend that everyone can rock, irrespective of their taste in clothing. You can head to Basler Clothing for some inspiration on the different ways you can wear this trend. Expect to see lots of pastels over the summer months, such as duck egg blue, lemon, pink and lilac. Although pastel shades are known for being feminine and soft, you can go strong with these shades this season. Consider tailoring and lots of block colours to make a big and striking impact.

Plastic – Not only is this a unique trend, but it is actually one that is very practical when you consider our likelihood to have a few showers throughout the summer here in the UK. Waterproof plastics are fun to say the least. You can expect to see them in many different shades this summer, as they have already been displayed at the likes of Fendi, Calvin Klein, Topshop, Burberry, Marant, and Isabel.

Fringing – This is one of the more surprising trends this season. Everyone was expecting that fringing would be gone once and for all, as it has been used so many times in festival incarnations. However, the likes of Loewe and Bottega Veneta have given fringing an upgrade, with a more empowered and sophisticated feel.

Checks – Another trend that can be worn in a number of different ways: checks. Checks made a massive impact on the runway for the spring/summer 2018 shows. Burberry, Victoria Beckham and Balenciaga showed how to work this trend, with Victoria Beckham going for the more traditional approach while Balenciaga went for statement, voluminous coats. For an easy way to work this look, simply team somedenim jeans with a check shirt or bold coat.

Sequins – Last but not least, this is a trend for all of the glitzy and glamorous ladies reading this. Sparkles and sequins are set to make a huge impact over the summer months. And, who can deny how amazing sequins look when paired with a beautiful summer tan? This is not a trend that needs to b restricted to evening attire. You can easily style your sparkles with a sweatshirt to give them daytime longevity.

So there you have it: some of the best fashion trends for summer 2018. Which of these trends will you be adding to your wardrobe over the coming months?Sarah x