Full Swing

With the new year underway and all of the lovely things that will come our way, I thought now would be a good time to give a little inspiration to all those bride to be’s out there.  The holiday season is full of romantic proposals and beautiful engagements and as soon as January hits, the fun begins. Wedding planning is in full swing and wedding bands are pretty much a necessity!

Whether your ring is simple and classic, flashy and bold, or contemporary and sleek, we have wedding bands of all styles that will provide the perfect complement.  Two of my favourite wedding bands are pictured here, both paired with engagement rings that you wouldn’t normally expect.  We like to keep things interesting!

The one on the left is our double row, micro pave set wedding band that catches the light in every possible direction.  The micro pave setting is so discreet and the round brilliant cut sparkle is so amazing, this beauty looks good with practically any style of ring.

On the right, is our shared claw set, baguette and brilliant eternity band.  This is a very special wedding band as it was designed by yours truly, and is also the exact design of my own wedding band.  Biased for sure, but for good reason!

Happy planning to all of the newly engaged couples this year!  And remember, when wedding bands are the next thing to be checked off your list, be sure to come by and see us.




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What a year!

2014With the last few minutes of 2014 slowly ticking away, I can’t think of a better idea than to take a look back at a few of our favourite Diamond Diaries posts.

It has been quite the year for all things sparkly in engagement and wedding rings and quite the year for accessory jewellery too.  Amongst our favourites you will definitely find everything monogrammed, from our personalized bar pendant to our triple monogram bracelet.  Both proved to be the sentimental keepsake that will be treasured forever.

Rose gold was also a popular choice, gaining momentum with feminine styled engagement rings and diamond stackable’s alike.  And as always, a halo, the design element that keeps on giving.  Halo’s continued to remain on top of the design requests framing every shape of diamond from the classic round to the perfect pear.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following The Diamond Diaries this year and I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2015!!


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The Twelfth Gift of Christmas

Twelfth Gift of ChristmasOn the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, the most beautiful diamond bangle of my dreams!

Are you looking for major sparkle this holiday season?  Well, look no further than this gorgeous diamond bangle bracelet.  It is absolutely stunning to look at, reflecting the light in every possible way, and its contemporary styling makes it stand out from the crowd.

Crafted in 18k white gold and set with over 200 round brilliant cut diamonds, it is the ultimate in holiday gift giving and that is why it tops our list this year.

I really hope you enjoyed our Twelve Gifts of Christmas list this year.  After all, a little inspiration and a whole lot of eye candy never hurt anyone!

Happy shopping and happy holidays!!


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The Eleventh Gift of Christmas

Eleventh GiftOn the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a diamond solitaire sparkling on one knee!

It is one of the most romantic times of the year  and one of the best times to tell that special someone you love them.  And what a better way, if you are headed that way of course, than popping the question with a beautiful, custom-made engagement ring.

We have a fantastic selection of stunning loose diamonds in every shape and price range just waiting to be selected and mounted into the setting of your choice.  If you are pressed for time, we also have many pre-made ring styles to choose from.

Among the designs are the ever popular diamond halo, the dainty micro pave setting, the classic solitaire, and multi stone sparklers that will take your breath away.  Crafted in your choice of white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or platinum there is something for everyones style and price range.

Let us help you spread the love this year and make this holiday season one you will never forget!

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The Tenth Gift of Christmas

Tenth GiftOn the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, coloured gemstone earrings sooo pretty!

When these two pairs of drop earrings arrived in our store I could not stop staring at their beauty.  So much loveliness and prettiness wrapped up into two amazing pairs of drops.  I can’t pick a favourite so they both get a mention!

The rough cut, blue sapphire drops are so unique and stylish with their rose gold back drop and the tiny, micro pave diamond accents.  The sapphires have been delicately faceted across their opaque top to catch the light in a very subtle way.

The white topaz, tapered drops are just dazzling in every sense of the word.  They will make you look and feel like a princess and would also make quite the wedding gift to wear down the aisle.

These gifts are pretty amazing and we only have one of each, so if they are high on your list, come by and check them out.  And don’t forget, we have two more wonderful gift ideas headed your way!

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The Ninth Gift of Christmas

Ninth GiftOn the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, gorgeous diamond studs, I jumped for glee!!

Keep it simple and elegant with the most classic piece of jewellery you will ever own, diamond studs!  They make a terrific gift and I haven’t met a girl yet who doesn’t love them.

Starting at $150 and up, you can choose from many different sizes to fit any size budget.  We also offer a fantastic upgrade policy so your gift can keep on giving for years to come.  Just hang onto your receipt and we will gladly give you a full credit to put towards a larger pair of studs.  How can you go wrong with that?!!

For a timeless, beautiful and classic gift, diamond stud earrings are always my perfect pick!


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The Eighth Gift of Christmas

Eighth Gift of ChristmasOn the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, diamond pendants chosen especially for me!

If pendants are high on your wish list this year, look no further, as 2014 is the year of the pendant at Minichiello’s. These lovely pendants pictured are a few of our favourites this season but we have a bevy of other beauties in store from across the style spectrum.

Make a statement with our LOVE necklace, show your femininity with our delicate lace pendant, or keep it classic with our stunningly simple, diamond halo slider.  There is truly something in store for every style, taste, and budget!


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The Seventh Gift of Christmas

Seventh GiftOn the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, gorgeous diamond hoops under the tree!

Diamond hoops have definitely proven themselves as a major staple in every girl’s jewellery box.  They can go from day to night in the blink of an eye and add just the right amount of sparkle to any outfit.

We have a large and beautiful selection this year that includes rose gold, yellow gold and the ever popular white gold.  We also have an array of sizes from petite hoops to something more eye-catching and daring!

A no brainer this season to make the list, our diamond hoop earrings are the perfect gift!

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The Sixth Gift of Christmas

Sixth GiftOn the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, classic pearls, a perfect set of three!

Nothing is more timeless than pearls and nothing is better than receiving three gifts at once!  This gorgeous pearl set includes the 18 inch length necklace, the beautiful bracelet, and the matching pearl studs, all for under $400.  The necklace and bracelet both secure with our cubic zirconia, disco ball clasp which adds a little bit of fun to an otherwise classic piece.  A little sparkle to go with all of that lustre, this set just can’t be beat.

Coco Chanel said it best when she said “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.”   I completely agree and this beautiful set is a great way to start!

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The Fifth Gift of Christmas

Fifth Gift of ChristmasOn the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, my pick of diamond bands that are so trendy!

These diamond micro pave bands are the ultimate gift for the girl who stays on top of the latest trends.  They can be seen in many of the major fashion magazines and on the hands of celebrities and fashion bloggers alike.

We love their simple and unique design and how each one of the tiny, round brilliant cut diamonds reflects the light and shimmers in a big way.  Their versatility is also a big plus because they come in three different colours of gold (white, rose and yellow) and you can wear them on any finger you wish.  I wear my white gold one on my pointer finger, whereas my sister wears her rose gold one at center.

But a big Christmas tip, we only have three in stock, so hurry on in before they get snapped up!



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