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CUSTOM ENGAGEMENT RINGS - INSPIRED BY THE SEASONS

CUSTOM ENGAGEMENT RINGS – INSPIRED BY THE SEASONS

Drawing inspiration from South Africa’s unique Rainbow Nation, jewellery designers have introduced custom engagement rings with clusters of multi-coloured gemstones. They agree that rainbow coloured gemstones will become increasingly popular as a choice for custom engagement rings. Designers say that brides are inspired by the seasons, often opting for the gemstones that relate to the […]

BRIDAL JEWELLERY INSPIRATION

BRIDAL JEWELLERY INSPIRATION

Your wedding is the most important day of your life. What better way is there to build lasting memories than to exchange stunning, timeless and unique gifts of jewellery. Imagine the delighted surprise of your bridesmaids and groomsmen when you present them with their gift shortly before the wedding – perhaps a pendant for your […]

JANUARY BIRTHSTONE - THE RED GARNET

JANUARY BIRTHSTONE – THE RED GARNET

The Birthstone for January is the Red Garnet: The Garnet is a very hard and durable gemstone with many variations in colour, but for January we’ll be looking at the Red Garnet, the Birthstone for January. The name “Garnet” comes from its 14th Century English roots meaning, “dark red”. There is also influence from the […]

DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE - TANZANITE

DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE – TANZANITE

There are three birthstones for December, namely Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise. We’ll only be looking at one of these blue gemstones for December, namely the Tanzanite. Tanzanite comes in various shades of blue and is named after the only country where Tanzanite is found, namely Tanzania. This beautiful gemstone is therefore very rare yet still […]

MAKE GIFTING MEMORABLE

MAKE GIFTING MEMORABLE

How is it possible to make a jewellery gift more memorable? Just the fact that you are considering jewellery as a memorable gift is already one of the biggest statements a person could make to someone. But here are a few tips to make your jewellery gift an even more memorable one. 1. Using Custom […]

NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE - THE CITRINE

NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE – THE CITRINE

There are two birthstones for November, namely Topaz and Citrine. We will be looking at Citrine for this November. Citrine is a bright and sunny gemstone of the Quartz family, named after the citrus fruit, using the name “Citrine”, borrowed from the French word for lemon or citrus fruit. Its sunny orange-yellow colour is well-known […]

History of jewellery making

THE HISTORY OF JEWELLERY MAKING

Ancient Jewellery Making: In ancient times Jewellery was very important. It would indicate a person’s rank, wealth and authority within a group and to a lesser degree beauty. Today, it is a different story; jewellery is recognized more for value and beauty than to separate people into rank or classes of people. In ancient tribes […]

OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE - THE OPAL

OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE – THE OPAL

As with some other months, October has two birthstones: Opal and Pink Tourmaline, but Opal continues to be the main birthstone jewel for October. The Opal is also the anniversary gift to be given as a 14th Wedding Anniversary. It seems to be the Sanskrit language that first used the word upala for this gemstone, […]

Moissanite Pic 1

WHY DOES FRANCOIS JEWELLERS ONLY SELL CHARLES & COLVARD® MOISSANITE? ALL THE FACTS HERE

FACTS ABOUT CHARLES & COLVARD® MOISSANITE The facts below refer to Charles & Colvard® Moissanite and might not be applicable to other low budget inferior Moissanite stones. What is Moissanite? Moissanite is also known as silicon carbide (SiC) which is created in a laboratory using a patented thermal process. Only recently, following years of scientists […]

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