What Is a Jeweller … Really?

What Is a Jeweller … Really?

I have been asked the question “How do you get to be a jeweller?”, or “Can you fix my Watch”, or “You’re a Jeweller, can you fix my clock?” All good questions and I have been asked them many, many times. There are a great many “facets” to this Trade of Jewellery (forgive the pun). […] …more »

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Trade In Your Old Gold? Yes, and Now!

Trade In Your Old Gold? Yes, and Now!

Since 2009 Gold prices have almost doubled, however, what most do not realize, it is yet to reach the heights of l980. As Global investors seek a safe haven in gold amid the slowing & diving currency values and equity market drops, investment gold surpassed jewellery as the leading driver of global gold demand for […] …more »

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White Gold An Automobile?

White Gold An Automobile?

History shows us that we have preferred the colour of gold to stay as close to the colour of pure gold as possible. However to wear gold jewellery in its purest form is almost impossible, or at the very least, far too short. The gold would have to be very heavy and thick to ensure […] …more »

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Tanzanite – Blue Treasure in the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

Tanzanite – Blue Treasure in the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

Africa – does anyone think of gemstones when they hear that name? Diamonds yes, but Gemstones? They should, it’s a continent that provides the world with many truly magnificent gemstones and one that is the most beautiful and treasured is Tanzanite – named after the east African state of Tanzania, the only place in the […] …more »

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The Gilt Trip

The Gilt Trip

“Au” is the chemical symbol for gold from the Latin “aurum” which means “shining dawn”. Aurora was the Roman goddess of dawn who was linked to the warm yellow colour of gold. One of earth’s greatest gifts and precious metals, gold has come to be known as the “symbol of kings and the treasure of […] …more »

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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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