Cutting Diamonds

Gemstone Hardness

Scientific Definition The scientific definition of hardness is the ability to resist scratching, nothing more. The Mohs scale of mineral hardness was created by the German mineralogist, Friedrich Mohs in 1822. It is used to measure the relative hardness or scratch resistance of various minerals on a scale from one to ten. On Mohs’ scale, […]

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Setting diamonds

Custom Made Jewellery

Custom Jewellery: Being Individual Jewellery should be as individual as you are. Nothing says “special” quite like a handcrafted piece of custom jewellery made especially for you by someone you love, or for someone you love. At Stones, we believe the jewellery you wear should be bespoke to your personal desires, budget and passion. Design

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conflict diamonds

Conflict Diamonds

What are “Conflict Diamonds”? In recent years, a movie called “Blood Diamond” appeared in Australian cinemas. This movie is about illicit diamonds being used to fund a civil war in the African nation of Sierra Leone. The movie shows people, including children, being forced by the rebels to work in the diamond mines. The resultant

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rhodium plated jewellery

Rhodium Plating Process

White Gold Discolouration You may be reading this because you’ve noticed that your white gold ring has developed a slightly brassy appearance and you want to know what is happening and why. White Gold Jewellery Wear and Tear As a jewellery manufacturer, our final process when making white gold jewellery is to give the piece

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Diamond Ring Specialists

Stone Family History

John and Del Stone’s First Store In 1970, John and Dell Stone recognised there was a need for a more upmarket and prestigious jeweller in Brisbane. Unlike the many chain jewellers, John and Del’s desire was to specialise in manufacturing, creating individually handcrafted pieces for their clients. Their simple philosophy was to offer quality pieces,

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Platinum or White Gold, Jewellery Education Brisbane

Platinum VS White Gold

White Gold Alloy In nature, white gold is not a naturally occurring metal. To produce white gold, yellow gold must be mixed with silver-coloured metals such as silver, nickel, palladium & others. 18ct gold is 75% pure gold with these other metals making up the balance.  This alloyed metal is usually coated in Rhodium to

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