Month: September 2017

Alternative engagement rings to give to your partner

Australia is home to nearly 25 million people according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It also appears that we’re all one big, loved up bunch! There are just under 120,000 weddings each year across Australia, according to McCrindle –  that’s a lot of big questions popped!

With so many weddings and a lot of different preferences, here at Showcase, we appreciate that a diamond-adorned engagement ring isn’t always going to be everyone’s best friend. Therefore, we’ve made sure we cater for those seeking out non-traditional styles, while still offering just as much showstopping sparkle.

Ready to pop the question? Check out some of our fabulous and favourite alternative engagement rings.

1. Pearl

Coveted for centuries, pearls are timeless and classic; a jewellery fixture that truly stands the test of time. With a rich history and recognised as the ‘Queen of Gems’, a pearl engagement ring is the perfect way to showcase your love for the everlasting beauty in your life. Therefore, we’ve taken this time-honoured style and given it a subtle and modern makeover. Our understated, yet beautiful 9ct yellow gold 13.5mm mabe bezel ring places full focus on the precious pearl while exuding sophistication and elegance.

Pearls are recognised as ‘Queen of Gems’ due their timeless beauty

2. Morganite

Morganite was discovered in 1910 and can be found in various parts of the world such as South America, South Asia and Africa. Over one hundred years later, it remains just as beautiful. Subtle in colour, morganite takes on pale and pastel-like hues of peach, pink and salmon orange, due to traces of manganese within. To accentuate this petal-pink stone, we have created the glowing and gorgeous morganite cushion halo ring. Surrounded by diamonds that tail off onto the rose gold band, this ring is delicate, pretty and exudes romance, making for a divine yet alternative engagement ring.

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3. Tanzanite

Although you may be familiar with the blue gems of sapphires, there’s a rarer alternative that is equally, if not more striking. Tanzanite is a pleochroic gem, which means that it showcases different blue shades when viewed from different perspectives . With a plethora of blue hues available in each gem, the wearer will have no trouble matching it to clothing choices.

Tanzanite was only discovered in the 1960s after being unearthed in – you guessed it – Tanzania! Sparking global interest, it’s no surprise that we decided to create a sparkling tanzanite engagement ring. Fall in love with our 9ct white gold diamond and tanzanite cushion halo ring that brings together both stones for a complete match made in heaven and divine alternative engagement ring.

Whatever style you prefer, with such an extensive and exquisite range at Showcase Jewellers, you can be sure that your choice of engagement ring will be brimming with love no matter what. 

Wearing jewellery in winter: How to stay warm and still sparkle

Winter layers are cosy and warm, but jewellery tends to get drowned out by all the scarves, jumpers and jackets.

At Showcase Jewellers, we think everybody should sparkle all year round, so we have put together our best tips for styling winter jewellery that will let you shine and stay warm at the same time.

Studs won’t blow around in the wind, or get caught in your winter coats or scarves.

1. Earrings

Winter is often accompanied by chilly wind, which is the enemy of long, dangly earrings. You’re better off with studs that won’t blow around in the wind, or get caught in your winter coats or scarves. This doesn’t mean you can’t dazzle though – studs like these white gold diamond studs or these rose gold diamond and morganite studs still have plenty of bling and are sure to get noticed. 

2. Necklaces

Small, delicate chains can get lost beneath winter layers. In cold weather, it’s better to opt  for large, chunky necklaces that you can layer over your cosy knits. Bright necklaces work well too, as they can bring some colour to your outfit

Matching a string of pearls with wintry fabrics such as velvet is another great option that brings together warmth and style. 

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Stud earrings are your best bet in winter.

3. Rings

Unless you prefer wearing gloves, rings are some of the best ways to add sparkle to your outfits in winter, as they aren’t covered up or at risk of getting caught. Winter is a great chance to go for big and bold rings. To really make a statement, you could slip on a limited edition Sophia ring – the sapphire and diamonds are the perfect icy colour palette for winter. 

4. Bracelets

Long sleeves cover up bracelets and can get caught on jewels or other details. The best option for winter bracelets are simple bangles that won’t snag on your clothing. Minimalist options like this yellow gold bangle are sleek and streamlined, adding a glimmer of gold or silver to your wrists. 

Layering is a key concept to keeping warm in winter, but it can also apply to your bracelets. Layer them up over your shirt sleeves, and layer the styles as well, mixing chunky links with slim bangles for a playful effect. 

5. Watches

Watches are fabulous in any season, as they are both practical and gorgeous, but in winter they can become your main accessory. Large watches suit winter outfits and are bold enough not to be overshadowed by layers of clothing. 

Visit us in one of our stores to shop for winter jewellery that us guaranteed to brighten up the cold, dark months!