Pretty In Pink!!!

Pretty In Pink!!!

As long as about three thousand years ago, man bent down to pick up a glistening pebble and by some chance found it to be different from other stones. From that time diamonds began to acquire magical powers and to be regarded with awe, worship and avarice. They were collected, treasured, had legends built around […] …more »

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There’s a Story Behind Every Great  Diamond of the World

There’s a Story Behind Every Great Diamond of the World

“Every diamond has four Cs – carat, colour, clarity and cut. This basic system has been used for over 100 years to grade the quality of diamonds,” explains Susan Cliff of Robert Cliff Master Jewellers. “These are recognised universally as the four principal characteristics by which both the quality and ultimate value of diamonds are […] …more »

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Opal – a Sound Investment?

Opal – a Sound Investment?

“Opallios”, Greek word for “to see a change in colour” Opal comes from Eastern Europe, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico and, most importantly, from Australia (our national Gemstone). It occurs in volcanic lava and in sedimentary and igneous rocks in veins, as lumps or in pipes. It can be found in Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe and […] …more »

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Was the Hope Diamond Another Titanic?

Was the Hope Diamond Another Titanic?

According to Robert Cliff of Robert Cliff Master Jewellers, the movie Titanic’s theme evolved around a diamond thrown into the ocean called “The Heart of the Ocean”. The implication was that just like the Hope Diamond (from which it was named after), it, too, carried a curse. But did the Hope Diamond really carry a […] …more »

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In Whom We Trust!

In Whom We Trust!

Faith, confidence, expectation and reliance – all the ingredients of trust, all the reasons why we once happily referred all our friends to “My Doctor”, “My Dentist”, “My Hairdresser” and “My Jeweller”. Australia, once relatively insulated from the rest of the world, has matured and our wants and needs have changed. We are far more […] …more »

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How to Care for  Your Watch

How to Care for Your Watch

Here’s something people might stop to ponder. The quality of your watch case will be a good indication of the overall quality of the watch. The material from which the case is made is a good indication as a precious metal case (i.e. gold and platinum) is not fitted with lower-grade movements. Gold is an excellent […] …more »

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Diamonds are a Great Investment

Diamonds are a Great Investment

“In times of uncertainty, putting money into a tangible investment like jewellery is a good idea. According to Susan Cliff of Robert Cliff Master Jewellers, diamonds are, indeed, “a woman’s best friend”. “Certificated diamonds are a good long term investment. Top quality diamonds are in demand; hence, the price has risen dramatically. Diamonds are all […] …more »

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Changing Times

Changing Times

We are not born with a sense of “time”. However, throughout the history of civilization a manifestation of order and an incredible interest in past, present and future seemed to have created a need to measure our tasks and activities At first the measure of light and dark destined our lives. The Egyptians were probably […] …more »

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What’s the difference between a Master Craftsman and a  Shopkeeper?

What’s the difference between a Master Craftsman and a Shopkeeper?

When you approach a typical shopping mall looking for jewellery it’s a good idea to keep in mind the difference between a Master Craftsman and a shopkeeper. This will give you the best chance of purchasing a memorable piece of jewellery which will serve you well for years to come. This kind of consideration doesn’t […] …more »

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Why Buy From Robert Cliff

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