Month: October 2014

An Engagement Ring Without The Diamond Bling

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – or are they? Despite lots of ladies loving a little diamond sparkle, some prefer a different kind of glamour.

For those confused about which type of ring they should purchase for their loved one – there’s no need to fear! Showcase Jewellers offers a wonderful display of gorgeous pieces that are as beautiful as your wife-to-be. Whether she prefers a traditional gold or silver band, a shimmering pearl or perhaps a different gemstone altogether, we have options to suit every taste for those looking to buy jewellery online or planning to head into one of our popular stores.

Bands
Many couples opt for matching bands to represent their eternal love for one another. Perfect for those who are less about the aesthetics of the commitment and simply wish to have a symbol of their relationship, bands have been a popular choice for decades. Pay attention to what type of jewellery your partner currently wears to get an idea for which metals they prefer, and take a look at the stunning variety of options we offer.

Pearls
Some women just love pearls, and it makes sense to them to have a pearl illustrating the love they share with you rather than a diamond. Because this specific piece of jewellery is perhaps the most important you will ever purchase, we highly recommend taking a look at our guide to buying pearls, as this will give you a little background knowledge and guidance as to which pearl is right for your partner. 

Coloured Gemstone
So she loves a little sparkle, but diamonds just aren’t for her? Maybe you should consider a different kind of gemstone! With beautiful rings being set with rubies, sapphires and emeralds, there is a colour for every woman – and for ladies who love to embrace their individuality, this option is becoming more and more popular.

Is Gold- Or Silver-Toned Jewellery Best For My Skin?

There’s no denying jewellery is a gorgeous accessory for anyone – but with so many different skin tones and several choices for jewellery options, how do you know which one is best for you? 

Recent trends have shown us that there’s no harm in mixing and matching when it’s done well, but if you’re looking for a traditional analysis of which one naturally brings out your natural beauty, try these tips.

Find one piece of gold-toned jewellery (such as yellow or rose gold) and one in bright silver (such as silver or white gold). Move to an area with a mirror and plenty of natural light and remove any makeup. Hold each piece up next to your face and watch carefully. The one that suits you best will be the one that naturally makes your skin appear brighter and healthier. The colour works well if it distracts from imperfections such as dark circles or blemishes, and it works less well if you notice those fine lines or spots. 

Generally speaking, people with warmer skin tones will opt for golden shades, while those with cooler complexions stick with silver ones.

Warm tones often come with hair colours that have reddish or golden highlights, earthy eye colours such as brown and warm blues, and a peachy or yellow tone to the skin. If you have ever had your makeup done or have had a seasonal wardrobe advisor, you may already be aware that you have a ‘warm’ tone. 

Those with cool tones can tell by looking at a few traits. They will notice blue-ish veins, a pink or red tone when looking in the mirror (sans makeup!), and cooler blue, green or grey eyes. 

Remember that dyed hair, makeup and fake tan can all slightly alter your colouring, and your outfits may also play a part. Jewellery knows no laws, so if you think those gorgeous earrings suit you – go for gold (even if they’re silver)!