Rose gold flexible ring


Rose gold flexible ring

I borrowed this ring from a girlfriend of mine to take a photo becuase I think this ring is very neat. It’s made with rose gold and good quality white diamonds. It is extremely comfortable to wear as it’s very flexible, the links actually move around a bit. I was very surprised. Lighting wasn’t perfect when […]

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Classic diamond earring and diamond right hand ring is all you need!


Monica Tsao Designer and Jeweller

  Various events in 2008…always wore diamond rings…they go with everything!              

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Diamonds dazzled on the Red Carpet at the 81st Academy Awards


  Diamonds dazzled on the Red Carpet at the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Oscar nominees and attendees shose diamonds to accessorize their glamorous looks for the big night. The following celebrities wore diamonds to the 81st Annual Academy Awards:  Alicia Keys – Fred Leighton – 19th Century Diamond Leaf Pendant Earrings, 19th Century diamond ring Amanda […]

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Why buy jewelry?


Eternity band

Buy diamonds, but please buy them because you love them or becuase your other half love them. Wear them because you feel beautiful when you do and that someone thought enough of you to buy it and every time you wear it you’re reminded of that person’s thoughtfulness. With eternity bands, it was that the band […]

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July to December Birthstones


July birthstone ruby

You can get many types of jewellery containing birthstones, such as birthstone rings, a birthstone pendant and birthstone earrings. Birthstone jewellery makes a unique, beautiful, and affordable gift with real sentiment behind it.   July—Ruby The ravishing ruby, a stone traditionally linked with protection and harmony. This birthstone has been mined since ancient times, and boasts a […]

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January to June Birthstones


January birthstone Garnet

Birthstones have been around since ancient times, and in those days were believed to possess some magical force that could protect the owner or wearer of the stone. These birthstones were traditionally linked to the Zodiac. However, modern birthstones are linked to calendar months, and each month has its own unique birthstone, with its own […]

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Famous Diamonds that Do Well At Auction – Wittelsbach Blue



Wittelsbach diamond, worn by at least 3 of Europe’s royal families, the second-largest blue diamond in the world, was offered for sale at Christie’s by an anonymous seller. The Wittelsbach Blue 35.56ct was auctioned for $24.3 million in December 2008. It carries a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) report grade of Fancy Dark Greyish-Blue, same grade as Hope […]

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Western Living Designer Award Night


Western Living Designer Award

I attended the Western Living Designer Award event as Monica Tsao Private Jeweller and Designer. It was hosted at the Millenium Water Presentation Centre and Blue Water Cafe catered the event. It was fun!

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Return the ring when the wedding is off? Part 2


Loose engagement diamonds

Most of us were raised that once a gift is given it is yours to do with as you please. Asking for a gift back earned you the derogatory name of “Indian-giver.” In general, gifts cannot be revoked once given. However, with engagement rings? A diamond is a symbol of eternal love, no other stone […]

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Remain fashionable and stylish when money is tight? With pearls!


Pearl jewelry

In today’s economy, luxuries are put off in favor of more practical purchases. In response, many jewelry designers are offering previously eschewed materials such as sterling silver and semi-precious stones.  One such offering that is growing in popularity is pearls.   Pearls, though considered a precious and organic gemstone, are significantly lower in cost that diamonds, […]

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