Proposing On New Year's Eve? Buy The Ring Before Popping The Question

Robert Lane | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

It's far less pressure to spend time looking for rings online, on your own, so that you can compare gradings, carat sizes and reviews of the jewellers. You can also decide if you want to search around for discount codes or wait for a sale, which you are unlikely to do if you are shopping together.

Is Romance On The Decline In The UK? Google Says No

Robert Lane | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

The all-time peak was at the end of 2015, as people rushed to buy engagement rings for new year proposals. I expect the peak will be beaten this month (December 2016), though that's just a guess based on previous data.

Don't Let Romance Bankrupt You This Christmas

Robert Lane | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

The run up to Christmas is a golden time for engagement ring sales. If you listen carefully on Britain's high streets you can hear jewellers rubbing their hands together as clueless shoppers wander the streets looking for the perfect diamond ring in preparation for a New Year's proposal.

Cut In Boycott Of Dubai Diamond Meeting

Michael Barron | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Michael Barron

When I wrote earlier this month about the need for civil society to engage with governments in the Gulf to achieve positive outcomes in human rights, ...

Diamonds Show Flaws In Civil Society Approach To The Gulf

Michael Barron | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Michael Barron

For both governments and NGOs in the Gulf, engagement and mutual respect is the path to success. Governments have to face up to some hard truths but the reputation gains are worth the pain. For NGOs, reports and campaigns only go so far, talking to governments who are the only ones who can enact change, is more likely to lead to success.

The Jewellery Rules

Danny Cariola | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Style
Danny Cariola

There are no rules when it comes to jewellery... Jewellery is an expression of your individual personality, your status and your taste. It is so unique and personal that it should be used to complete your look.

Women's Labourers in Gujarat's Diamond Industry

Julian Vigo | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Julian Vigo

Gujarat is home to many of India's industries, one of which is the diamond cutting and polishing sector. Since the beginning of the twentieth century ...

Sustainable Mining: The Importance of Responsibly-Sourced Diamonds and Gemstones

Steve Bennett | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Style
Steve Bennett

The fact that unsustainable mining still exists today is because there is a demand for it; change only happens when the diamond and gemstone trade are effectively challenged. For example, over a quarter of rough cut diamonds in circulation are being processed as blood diamonds.

We've Got Bad News: No, Diamonds Aren't Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Tech

If there's one thing you can be sure of, it's that Reddit will ask the questions you never thought of. In this case, intrepid user 'my_own_thought...

Definitely Do NOT Buy This Apple Watch

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

This may look like an Apple Watch but don't be fooled, its not. Well it is, but it's much more than that, it's a ludicrous manifestation of everything...

These Are Diamonds Made From Peanut Butter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

Dan Frost is a geophysicist with a very particular party trick: he can create diamonds from peanut butter. It's a messy process mind and one that c...

Tenders and Vendors - Zimbabwe's Ailing Economy and Another Dubai Diamond Sale

Michael Gibb | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Gibb

Close to a million carats of Zimbabwe diamonds are up for sale in Dubai this week, with authorities reportedly hoping to sell them for an average of U...

Real Life Engagement Stories: Brooke and Shaun Simons

Simon Glazin | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

"There we were, standing on the rooftop of Soho House, alone, under a huge umbrella in the dark. We were looking out at the lights of London, and it started to rain. The setting could not have been less planned and more romantic.

Weekend Shopping: Jewellery Gems

Sarah McGiven | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I love my accessories and am so into jewellery at the moment, particularly stackable stuff - rings, bracelets, layered necklaces - all piled high, the more, the merrier.

Massive Reservoir Hidden Under The Earth Holds 'As Much Water As All The Oceans'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

Analysis of an incredibly rare diamond suggests there may be as much water held in rocks below the Earth's surface as there is in all the oceans. I...

Christmas Party Essentials: The Vogue Paris Guide | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The festive period is upon us, and with it comes a wealth of parties and events, requiring sharp dressing and glamorous looks. From dinner with friends, to work drinks and the all-important Christmas day outfit...

How to Choose Your Diamonds - After Your Divorce

Suzy Miller | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

Diamonds last forever - sadly unlike so many marriages.  The good news is, diamonds remain a girl's best friend through divorce also, as buying diamonds is not only an investment option as part of a long-term financial plan, but it feels good too!  Diamonds are so much more exciting that plain old stocks and shares!

Diamond Are Forever: A Girl's Best Investment Post-divorce

Suzy Miller | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

Diamonds are forever - outlasting even the most long-term and stable marriage. They remain a girl's best friend through divorce.

WATCH: Rare Blue Diamonds Under The Hammer

ITN | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Sotheby's auction house is preparing to auction off two extremely rare gem stones - a 118-carat white diamond and a round 7.59 carat fancy vivid blue ...

PICTURES: The World's Greatest Jewel Heists

Tom Bywater | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Jewels worth up to £100 million were brazenly stolen by an armed masked man on Sunday from an exclusive hotel in Cannes on the French Riviera, a favo...

New Year wishlist with Fabergé

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Style
Katerina Zherebtsova

Fabergé has always been the pride of the Russian cultural empire and a gem of its heritage crown. An evening at the Grafton Street boutique is an insightful way to discover why.

Canadian Diamonds Hardly in the Rough!

James Walden | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Style
James Walden

Canada is often known for its clean environment, respect for nature and the unkempt wilderness. This appreciation for all things natural has manifested itself in a specific outlet - diamonds.

A Masterclass in Diamonds With Diamond Manufacturers

Reem Kanj | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Reem Kanj

It has been a really long time since the wonderful Marilyn Monroe assured us that 'diamonds are a girl's best friend' but the notion had always been fairly vague to me.

Planet Bling: Scientists Discover Alien Super-Earth Made Of Diamonds

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered a planet made of diamonds. The strange alien world is roughly twice the size of Earth, eight times its mass and is orbit...

LISTEN: Rihanna Debuts 'Diamonds' - Another Hit In The Making?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rihanna has unveiled her new single Diamonds. CLICK HERE TO HAVE A LISTEN, AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK The We Found Love singer first released the ly...