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Expert gemmologist and Ice Envy founder, Steve Richards, has been designing and creating unique diamond engagement rings since 1999.

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How to Orchestrate the Perfect Restaurant Proposal

Posted by Steve Richards on Mar 9, 2018 6:00:00 PM

Every man goes through a mental checklist before popping the question to the woman he wants to spend his life with:

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When to Put the Engagement Ring Away Safe for a Little While

Posted by Steve Richards on Feb 12, 2018 6:06:00 PM

You are so ready to let the shiny stone out to play now that you have an engagement ring. However, now that you are engaged, there are still a few times when that ring needs a safe space to hide while you live your life. At the same time, there is such a thing as being too careful with your new expensive jewellery, so keep in mind it’s important to find a midway point between overprotective, and being not protective enough.

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One More Thing for the Bride's To-Do List: Ring Appraisal

Posted by Steve Richards on Feb 5, 2018 3:00:00 PM

If you've just got engaged, you know a marriage proposal is very exciting. Family and friends sense that the moment is coming -- or perhaps they are involved in the planning. After the big question and happy acceptance, you and your fiancé are caught up in a whirlwind of phone calls, emails, and Facebook posts announcing the news, receiving congratulations, and answering all the usual questions: how did the proposal happen? What does the ring look like? Have you set the date?  

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamond Care, Wedding

Shopping for a Ring You Love Without Ruining a Surprise Proposal

Posted by Steve Richards on Jan 29, 2018 4:00:00 PM

You don't want to step on your groom-to-be's toes. He's got a surprise proposal up his sleeve, and you don't want to ruin his efforts. Still, that doesn't stop you from wanting to help pick out your own perfect ring. This is a ring that you'll wear for the rest of your life, so you want it to be perfect! Fortunately, there are several ways you can help choose your own ring without ruining your partner’s dream proposal.

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Topics: custom design, diamond rings melbourne, Wedding

The World’s Largest Collection of Rare Natural Fancy Colour Diamonds to be Shown in Los Angeles

Posted by Steve Richards on Jan 24, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Diamonds. They're the stones that have captivated people from a multitude of cultures around the globe for centuries. So for those enchanted by the beauty of diamonds -- and especially the rare fancy coloured variety -- we've got some exciting news to share.

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Topics: Diamond Education, Diamond news, custom design

A Peek at Six of 2017’s Best Celebrity Engagement Rings

Posted by Steve Richards on Jan 22, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Getting engaged is one of life's milestones, a happy event shared by friends and families all across the world. But if you, your betrothed -- or both -- happen to be celebrities, your engagement will be shared by a much larger audience. All of whom will be anxious to see the ultimate symbol of your love, the ring!

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamond Rings, Wedding

30 Carat Diamond Earring Among Jewels Stolen In Venice

Posted by Steve Richards on Jan 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

On January 3rd unique jewellery pieces were stolen from the “Treasures of the Mughals and Maharajas” exhibition in Venice.

The 2 stolen items included a pair of 30.2 carat pear-shaped diamond earrings and a tasseled pendant holding a 10-carat diamond surrounded by a halo of rubies.

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Topics: Diamond news

British Star Alexandra Burke Finally Confirms Her Engagement

Posted by Steve Richards on Jan 15, 2018 2:00:00 PM

After more than a month of speculation British star Alexandra Burke has finally confirmed her engagement to beau Joshua Ginnelly. The couple revealed their engagement on instagram with a cute picture of them sharing a kiss behind Burke’s hand flaunting the ring. Along with a message written on her hand saying ‘I said yes!’

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamond Jewellery

Caring For Your Engagement Ring - The Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Steve Richards on Jan 11, 2018 5:08:39 PM

When it comes to your gorgeous new ring, you want to do your best to protect it. After all, not only is it an embodiment of your love, but it probably costs a pretty penny as well. Taking care of your diamond ring doesn't have to be a chore, though, so long as you know the dos and don'ts of diamond ring care. We've made up a handy little cheat-sheet just for you though, so that you can know just how to make your diamond shine to its fullest potential. 

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamond Care

Mariah Carey Still Wears Her $10 Million Engagement Ring

Posted by Steve Richards on Jan 3, 2018 12:08:00 PM

What do you do with the engagement ring if you and your fiance split? It’s an age old question and also a very different issue for every couple.

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