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Buying Wedding Rings

Buying Wedding Rings

Wedding rings are a symbol of eternal love and commitment.  They are traditionally worn on the left ring-finger closest to your heart with the engagement ring worn on the same finger.  They are often called wedders, for short, by jewellers.

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Art Nouveau Jewellery by Stephen Dibb of Stephen Dibb Jewellery

Art Nouveau Jewellery by Stephen Dibb of Stephen Dibb Jewellery

Art Nouveau Jewellery, is characterized by soft, curved shapes and lines inspired by nature. It features motifs such as flowers, birds, animals, Celtic designs and the female body. Art Nouveau Jewellery includes long necklaces in Sterling Silver or Pearls, Cameos & Pendants, Belt Buckles as well as the use of coloured-gems such as amethyst, peridot, or citrine and technics such as enamel and engraving.

The highly influential Art Nouveau period, from the mid-1890s until the early 1910s, started in Paris, when an art dealer named, Siegfried Bing, opened his Maison de l’Art Nouveau Gallery, giving the genre its name.

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Why does a wedding ring need to be fitted by an expert?

Why does a wedding ring need to be fitted by an expert?

A correctly fit wedding ring minimises wear on your engagement ring and maximises your comfort.  Poorly fitted rings swing and rub sometimes doing major damage to the stone setting and even risking loss of stones.  There are 3 major areas to consider.

Do you need a Fitted Wedding Ring?  If a flat-sided ring won’t sit flat beside your engagement ring then you will need a fitted wedding ring which needs to be custom-made.  The jeweller will need to keep your ring to make sure that the wedding ring fits perfectly.Ring sizing – An expert needs to check that the engagement ring fits well, not too tight or loose. To fit the wedding ring the finger shape has to be considered to decide whether to make the wedding band the same size or slightly different. Attached the Wedding & Engagement Rings – After the wedding, if the wedding and engagement rings will always be worn together, consider having your jeweller soldering them together.  This option has the advantages of always keeps the rings in place, reducing wear and prolonging the sets lifespan as there is no abrasion.  They can always be detached if needed to be.

Come in and talk to us if you have any rings that don’t fit correctly.  It is really important to enjoy your jewellery.  Bring your rings in for an obligation-free consultation.  It is often just a minor adjust that makes a huge different to the wearability of a piece of jewellery. Experience our friendly & professional service and exceptional quality and deal directly with the jewellery who will fit your rings.

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WHAT IS JEWELLERY WEARABILITY?

WHAT IS JEWELLERY WEARABILITY?

When Stephen was a young jeweller he would occasionally ask me to wear something to check the wearability.  It seemed a little strange to me but I was happy to oblige as the jewellery was always extraordinarily beautiful.

I now understand this it is all about the comfort of the wearer.  It means that the jewellery doesn’t move unless it is designed to, it doesn’t need constant adjustment, it doesn’t twist up, it is easy to get on & off and it doesn’t create any discomfort or annoyance.  Poor wearability includes rings that swing; pendants that often turn over; jewellery that catches on things; stud earrings that flop forward and catches that are too hard to do-up and undo.  If well-designed even the heaviest and largest pieces of jewellery can be very comfortable to wear. 

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PEARLS BY STEPHEN

PEARLS BY STEPHEN

The elegant pearl is well-suited to weddings. Their colouring is a wonderful complement to that of wedding gowns and they make a wonderful remembrance of a joyous day. We would be delighted to design a unique piece of jewellery for you that incorporate Freshwater Pearls, in their magnificent range of colours, as well as the sophistication of the South Sea Pearls and Tahitian black pearls. We have access to the best and widest variety of pearls from the farms of Broome and Tahiti. We can combine them with White or Yellow Gold as well as Platinum. Gemstones and diamonds can also be included in the designed to create superb piece of jewellery. Your design is only limited by your imagination.

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ART DECO JEWELLERY BY STEPHEN

ART DECO JEWELLERY BY STEPHEN

The Art Deco period, from 1920 – 1935, was one of the most influential periods of design. The popularity of Art Deco Jewellery has been enduring. This aesthetic characterised by clean lines, geometrical forms, symmetry, intricate patterns, coloured gemstones, use of enamel and the prolific use of diamonds is marvellous.   It has remained relevant to today’s woman because it celebrates exquisite design at its best.

 

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JEWELLERY FOR MEN BY STEPHEN

JEWELLERY FOR MEN BY STEPHEN

Stephen Dibb Jewellery delights in making custom-made for men. Have a piece of jewellery made, for your father, husband, boyfriend or son, that expresses their individuality. Popular choices include pendants, necklaces, chains, bracelets, cufflinks and key chains in White and Yellow Gold, Titanium, Stainless Steel and Sterling Silver. Some incorporate diamonds, gemstones, enamel and engraving. Your design is only limited by your imagination!

 

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Spinning Rings and Large Knuckles

Spinning Rings and Large Knuckles

Spinning Rings and Large Knuckles

It is perfectly normal for the knuckle diameter to be larger than the base of the finger. This can be made much worse by arthritis. In some people the difference in size is so great that the ring spins around the finger consistently which can be annoying. It can also cause extra wear on the metal and gems.

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How valuable are precious metals – Gold, Silver, Platinum & Titanium – when creating your uniquely crafted fine jewellery?

How valuable are precious metals – Gold, Silver, Platinum & Titanium – when creating your uniquely crafted fine jewellery?

There are many difficult decisions to make when designing a unique piece of jewellery; but one of the most underestimated factors is the selection of precious metals...

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, brilliant emeralds, resplendent rubies and shining sapphires are all attention grabbing factors of a beautiful piece of gem-encrusted jewellery but it would not at all be possible without the intricate designs and sublime beauty of precious metals.

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Cascade – not to be

Cascade – not to be

I remember watching Usain Bolt at the last Olympics, win yet another gold medal and commenting to my kids he didn't always win every time. There were a lot of near misses, third places, hard work and disappointments along the way.

My team of jewellery designers at Stephen Dibb Jewellers at Cleveland and Holland Park haven't won every single competition we have entered. But when it comes to perseverance and consistent development, we have won our share.The journey of a jewellery designer

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Can we match existing Jewellery

Can we match existing Jewellery
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Clients often ask if we can make a piece of jewellery to match an existing set of their jewellery. For an example if they have a pendant, could we make matching earrings? Can we make a bracelet to match their ring? We certainly can.

The first thing we do is match the coloured gems and diamonds to the same colour and clarity. We then match the metal colour, white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or different combinations. In the design process, we take our lead from the original piece we are trying to match. We are also careful with the sizing of the new piece. For example if we are matching earrings, we usually make the pendant the same size or larger never smaller. We would make a bracelet larger then the matching ring.Start with the statement piece...

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Yellow Beryl and Shield Shape diamond ring

Yellow Beryl and Shield Shape diamond ring

At Stephen Dibb Jewellery in Cleveland, the team and I are in awe of this stunning and exquisite gem. Personally, I am hypnotised by the rich burnt orange colour of this Heliodor (yellow Beryl).

The way the light played across the facets. The precision of the cutting. Light seemed to radiate out from the gem.

Beryl has been around for a long time, you would know it by the classic and timeless emerald and aquamarine but in recent years the other siblings have become quite popular in their own right.

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Flat top blue tourmaline and diamond ring

Flat top blue tourmaline and diamond ring

I Love this stone. I find it so intriguing. The shape, the colour, the unusual way it is cut.

Twice a year, we are visited by a German gentleman who resides in a gem cutting village. We look forward to these visits as he always has the most original, extremely large, unusually cut gems. I have never seen a gem cut in this manner before. Totally flat on the top with bold facets radiating from the centre under the stone. This creates mesmerising flashes of lagoon coloured blue when moved.

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The perfect Valentine’s Day gift awaits at Stephen Dibb jewellery

The perfect Valentine’s Day gift awaits at Stephen Dibb jewellery

Valentine's Day is nearly here. Here at Stephen Dibb Jewellery in Holland Park and Cleveland we can help make your special someone's Valentine's Day dream come true.

Are you planning on proposing to your loved one? Or perhaps you are looking for a certain piece that uniquely expresses your love for your beloved. Whatever the case, here at Stephen Dibb Jewellery we offer a wide range of unique jewellery pieces to suit the individual tastes of each of our clients.

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Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring This Christmas –The Four Cs Every Diamond Consumer Should Know

Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring This Christmas –The Four Cs Every Diamond Consumer Should Know

Picking out the perfect engagement ring can be overwhelming unless you have some basic knowledge about what it is you are searching for...

Telling someone you love them and hoping they will want to spend the rest of their life with you can be a daunting experience. Knowing you have picked out the perfect engagement ring can take some of the pressure off and allow you to focus on the perfect way to ask.

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Your Christmas Wish List at Stephen Dibb Jewellery

This year tell someone special how much you love them with our Stephen Dibb Jewellery Christmas Wish List designs...

Stephen Dibb Jewellery in Holland Park and Cleveland have made Christmas shopping easy this year. With our 2013 Christmas Wish List you can let her pick out her favourite items and then you can surprise her with one.

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Sky-high Achievements for Stephen Dibb Jewellery Designers

Sky-high Achievements for Stephen Dibb Jewellery Designers

Queensland's most awarded jeweller dazzles judges at the 2013 Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards

The 2013 Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards, in partnership with Qantas and their iconic inflight magazine 'The Australian Way', are celebrating passionate jewellery designers in style. With two of our esteemed designers securing a finalist position, the team at Stephen Dibb Jewellery are innovating the way you wear diamonds. These proficient results precede the selection of the final winners from each category in December, in addition to the Supreme Award Winner in January and Qantas Magazine's The Peoples Choice Award in February. These initial results have also been featured in this month's Qantas magazine 'The Australian Way'. This achievement has cemented our reputation here at Stephen Dibb Jewellery as Queensland's most awarded jeweller.

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The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit

What is a well fitted ring?

Comfort is an important aspect of any design. After all jewellery is wearable art. A well-fitted ring should fit snugly on the finger without being too tight or so loose that it is at risk of falling off. If a ring is well-fitted there should be just a slight pull to remove it.
If you have any concerns about the fit of your rings please do come and in and have a chat to any member of our team. Comfort is a part of enjoying your jewellery.

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Glitter in Gold

Glitter in Gold

It has never been a better time to purchase gold from Stephen Dibb Jewellery in Brisbane

Mid last month gold had its biggest percentage fall in 30 years to a low of $US1,336 from the record high of $US1,920 in September 2011. Why? As per the article, "Economists like to pretend that there is a logical answer for everything. But sometimes markets move for no particular reason other than emotion." This is especially so for short-term swings, which is what this is most likely to be.

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Cleveland, QLD 4163
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