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Confidence: The fifth C

When selecting diamonds, there are four indicators of diamond quality that we recommend you look out for and that we strive to provide the best in all of these areas: colour, clarity, cut and carat. On top of this we offer a fifth C: confidence.

We want each and every one of our customers to feel confident in their decision to choose Showcase Jewellers as their preferred diamond destination. We pride ourselves on excellent service, an array of diamonds for a variety of budgets and an understanding that our customers want to look their best.

Whether you are looking for delicate diamond jewellery or a stunning engagement ring, we want to help you find the perfect gem within your budget. We provide you with the integrity and honesty you deserve when looking for that special item you’ll wear for many years to come.

If a diamond seems too low in price or just generally too good to be true, it probably is – and it is with this thought in mind that we will guide you honestly and knowledgeably to a diamond jewellery piece that you will love and afford. Combining our experience with your dreams, we are confident that we can bring you the perfect diamond. 

Diamonds can help you to feel like a million dollars, oozing confidence and looking simply fabulous. We want that confidence to begin the moment you walk through the door of a Showcase Jeweller, knowing you’re putting your trust into the hands of experts – experts who will ensure you look and feel amazing when you walk out of the store. If you’re looking to purchase diamond jewellery online then start by taking a look at our Showcase Guide to buying diamonds.

Trending in 2014: Pearls

Popping up across runways, fashion blogs and magazines right now is the ever-fashionable pearl. A jewellery classic, pearls have been worn for decades by women looking to add a glimmer of elegance to their outfit – and today, that desire still exists.

Designers such as Chanel and Dior are getting aboard the trend this season, as the hunt for stunning accessories continues and we see pearls of all shapes and sizes adorning the world’s most fashionable. Here are a few of our recommendations to keep you as glamorous as ever this winter.

Pearl necklace

This timelessly elegant piece can bring a chic, sophisticated look to any outfit and we highly recommend these for events such as dinner parties or lunches – and even for work! Such versatility means that you can enjoy pearls all year round. Take a cue from Chanel and try bigger, chunkier pieces for a more modern look, or enjoy a classic aesthetic with finer strings of pearls.

Pearl earrings

​Among the pearl earring’s top supporters this season? None other than fashion powerhouse Dior, which is taking a modern twist on an old favourite. Enjoy these simple yet stunning pieces that really brighten the whites of your eyes – they should be a staple in every lady’s jewellery box.

Winter is designed for cosy nights by the fire, dinner with friends and glasses of red wine. Pearls work with all these activities – and they really complement your winter fashion! The darker hues of navy, black, oxblood and mustard that we often see on runways during these cooler months look gorgeous when teamed with a white or cream pearl, whereas rose pink pearls can liven up lighter outfits. 

If you are looking for something special to add to your jewellery box, or perhaps a gift for a loved one, pearls are an undying trend that we will continue to see for decades to come. You can buy pearls online with Showcase Jewellers, confident in the knowledge that we source quality jewellery.

Buying jewellery for your brother or sister’s birthday

Depending on how close you are to you siblings, it can be difficult to shop for their birthdays. We have a few ideas that can help you to deliver a gift they will absolutely love, and buying jewellery online is a simple process for you, too!

They may have annoyed you for years on end as children, but there comes a time in our lives where we realise our brothers can actually be great people to have around. Pushing your buttons may be one of his traits, but he’s certainly there for you when you need him most.

Thank your brother for his consistency with something he can always carry around with him. Watches are an excellent gift for men of all ages, as they’re functional as well as fashionable. With gold, silver and leather varieties, there is something for every man – it’s up to you which you think suits your brother’s personality. Otherwise, rings are also a great option for some guys, as they are simple and appreciated by men with an interest in fashion and looking good.

Whether she’s an older sister or a younger one, a little sparkle can go a long way. Find out if she’s more of a necklace, ring or bracelet kind of girl and then choose something that suits her personality. Some girls love heart pendants on fine chains, others love chunky charm bracelets and statement rings. It’s up to you whether you want to spoil her with something she’ll wear every day, or a vibrant piece for special occasions – either way, she will love the thought you’ve put into selecting a special piece for her. Regardless of your budget, there is something pretty for every woman. Gold, silver, diamond or gem, you’ll be certain to find something that is as quirky and original as your sister.

How to buy the perfect piece for your loved one

Birthdays, Christmas and other holidays can mean stress and confusion for some of us. Buying the perfect gift for a loved one can be very difficult, so we have compiled a few tips for you to think about to help with your selection of jewellery for your partners, parents, siblings and friends to help you make a confident decision when buying jewellery online.

  • What sort of jewellery do they usually wear? People have different jewellery preferences – some like rings and necklaces, others prefer only bracelets or earrings. Avoid purchasing a bracelet for someone who finds they get in the way of their job or day-to-day activities – you don’t want your gift to be worn once then left in a jewellery box for the rest of the year!
  • Think about the colours they often prefer. If you are looking at gemstones, pearls or even diamonds for your nearest and dearest, take into consideration their favourite colours, style choices and even their birthstone. 
  • Gold, silver and rose gold are three beautiful metals, and can suit different skin tones and fashions. Take notice of what your loved one usually picks and match your choice to that – some people simply prefer gold over silver and vice versa.
  • If your giftee has a charm bracelet or similar item, contribute to this with something that is meaningful to the both of you. A memory, a moment in time – an important contribution symbolic of your relationship. 

By considering the above, purchasing jewellery for the special people around us should be a lot easier. Simply take notice of their tastes, preferences and current items and match your choices to these. Jewellery is a gift that is treasured for a long, long time and is an excellent option for family, friends and partners – choose something special and enjoy seeing your recipient light up as they open up this token of your relationship.

Cannes Film Festival 2014: Best of the best

The revered Cannes Film Festival is one of the most extravagant of its kind, with entry limited to select members of the film industry. Dress is formal, and according to newspaper The Telegraph, it’s the second-largest media event in the world – encouraging attendees to dress to the nines. With luxury accessory company Chopard being the official partner of Cannes Film Festival, many of those on the red carpet chose to don the company’s latest collection to showcase their style, although, Chopard or not, it was hard to miss the jewellery at this event.

The dresses were exquisite and the suits were dashing, but it was the jewellery that stood out this year. Statement earrings seemed to be the accessory of choice and were seen all over the red carpet, but who came out on top? Here are our top five picks of celebrities who accessorised perfectly.

1. Cate Blanchett
These prawn-themed sparklers are what many believe was a nod to Cate’s Australian roots, and we absolutely love her kooky choice. In theory, they sound a little strange, but she managed to completely pull them off.

2. Kendall Jenner
​Wearing all black and white, Kendall opted for spiky silver earrings to play up to the detail on her dress. In contrast to her hair, these earrings photographed beautifully and really suited her age.

3. Julianne Moore
Another celebrity who chose to pair her earrings with her outfit, Julianne Moore looked stunning in these beautiful crimson hoop earrings.

4. Salma Hayek
Selecting the right bracelet for her look led Salma Hayek to this python piece. Animal-themed jewellery seemed to be rather popular this year, and we love the risk of such an individual look.

5. Blake Lively
Simple glamour was the choice for this TV-actress-turned-Hollywood-starlet, and she looked incredible sporting this diamond necklace, which, according to Vogue, totaled in at a whopping 180 carats.

Take inspiration from the stars at the Cannes Film Festival and glam up your outfit with exciting new pieces. Create your own signature look by wearing jewellery that reflects your tastes, be they classic or a little offbeat.

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