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Diamond And Jewellery Blog | Poggenpoel

The 4C’s of Moissanite (Diamond Vs. Moissanite)

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Feb 3, 2020 1:10:48 PM

The traditional 4C model is a great tool to understand how a diamond’s four main characteristics affect its price and appearance:

  • Cut - Precision of Craftsmanship. 
  • Carat - Weight and Size.
  • Clarity - Purity.
  • Colour.
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Topics: Engagement Ring Advice, Gemstones, Versus, moissanite

Moissanite Engagement Rings (2020 Guide)

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Jan 22, 2020 5:14:12 PM

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Topics: Engagement Ring Advice, Gemstones, moissanite

The Price Of A 1,00ct Diamond Engagement Ring in South Africa (2019).

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Jul 4, 2019 1:17:00 PM
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Topics: Diamond Buying, Engagement Ring Advice

How To Design An Engagement Ring That Beats Wear & Tear.

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Jun 11, 2019 10:07:00 AM

Talking about wear and tear might not seem like fun... but do you know what's even less fun?

Seeing your precious engagement ring age in dog years.

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Topics: Engagement Ring Advice, Diamonds, Palladium, Gemstones, Custom Engagement Rings

The World's 5 Most Popular Engagement Rings: April 2019 Edition

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Apr 30, 2019 10:43:11 AM

It’s that time again. We’ve scoured the social web and found the 5 most popular and trending themes in engagement ring designs during April 2019.

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Topics: Engagement Ring Advice, Engagement Ring Design, Custom Engagement Rings, Popular Engagement Rings

White Gold Vs. Platinum Vs. Palladium. A Very Unfair Fight. (2019)

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Apr 2, 2019 2:54:00 PM

No one wants to wear, or give, an engagement ring that ages in dog years.

Longevity problems and issues with engagement rings can be caused by poor craftsmanship, but don’t negate the impact of a poor metal choice.

The engagement ring decorating her/your ring finger will be tagging along as the seasons and years fly by. Let’s make it a great, enjoyable journey that’s just as thrilling as those first few days after the proposal.

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Topics: Engagement Ring Advice, Palladium, metals

Everything You Need To Know About Engagement Ring Guarantees.

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Apr 13, 2018 9:04:01 AM

 

What do you think is the single biggest complaint customers have in their dealings with jewellers? 

Quality issues.

With no runner-up in sight. 

Here's a typical scenario: You spent your hard earned money on an engagement ring, and somehow it has been damaged (bent, lost a diamond etc....) on your fiancee's hand without an apparent cause like a car accident.

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Topics: Diamond Buying, Engagement Rings Advice, Engagement Ring Advice, Diamonds, Designer Brands, Custom Engagement Rings

11 Ways To Ensure You’re Buying a HIGH Quality Diamond. (Including a Checklist)

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Jan 29, 2018 3:52:03 PM

 

You want your engagement ring to look absolutely amazing, and so do I. Whether you’ll be sliding it on someone’s finger, or the proud recipient - the quality of this significant piece of jewellery can’t be overstated.

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Topics: Diamond Buying, Engagement Rings Advice, Engagement Ring Advice, Diamonds

How It's Made; Luxury Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Nov 13, 2017 12:13:06 PM


In a nutshell, we use a combination of cutting-edge technologies to ensure our designs are as fluid and neat as possible, but the final stages of manufacturing are still done by hand, working with the same tools of 50 years ago.

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Topics: Engagement Ring Advice, Engagement Ring Design, Custom Engagement Rings, metals

What to expect during your visit to a Poggenpoel Studio

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Sep 27, 2017 4:38:28 PM

First of all, you’ll notice we’re not a store.

You’ll be strolling into a busy, but relaxed, studio with diamond consultants, jewellery designers and goldsmiths doing what they do best.

 We’ll offer you some coffee, worth saying yes to, and then you’ll be joined by a knowledgeable consultant and/or designer for a session.

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Topics: Engagement Ring Advice, Diamonds, Engagement Ring Design, Custom Engagement Rings

How You Can Source The Perfect Diamond.

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Sep 14, 2017 9:06:36 AM

Finding that special someone who you wish to share your journey with should never be taken for granted. You’re in a very fortunate position.

 Pairing up your proposal with the perfect engagement ring will upgrade that moment to a highlight of anyone’s life. And I’m sure that’s what you’re aiming for.

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Topics: Diamond Buying, Engagement Ring Advice, Diamonds

5 Great Reasons To Choose A Solitaire Engagement Ring.

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Sep 6, 2017 1:33:42 PM

Being in the diamond and jewellery trade for many years, I’ve grown to be sensitive to trends, both micro and large. And let me tell you solitaires are trending stronger than we’ve ever seen.

Being intrigued by this we’ve been having countless chats with visitors to understand why the classic solitaire is as appealing as it’s ever been in 2017.

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Topics: Ring Sizes, Engagement Ring Advice, Engagement Ring Design, Custom Engagement Rings

Choosing A Custom Engagement Ring Design – Personal Style and Budget

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Aug 17, 2017 12:51:25 PM

Personally, I’m a fanboy of custom engagement rings.

 Around 70% of the projects we undertake are customised designs of some sort, and if this number seems large - it is. We recommend our custom route every day of the week wholeheartedly.

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Topics: Engagement Ring Advice, Engagement Ring Design, Custom Engagement Rings

The 4C’s Of Diamonds - 1 Carat Edition

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Aug 14, 2017 2:51:02 PM

 

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Topics: Diamond Buying, Engagement Ring Advice, Diamonds

Lifestyle Considerations When Choosing An Engagement Ring: Comfort.

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Aug 7, 2017 4:46:49 PM

 

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Topics: Ring Sizes, Engagement Ring Advice, Custom Engagement Rings