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We have been very busy behind the scenes this summer at Minichiello Jewellers working hard on a long overdue project that we can't wait to share with everyone. A new website is underway and we are expecting wonderful things!
It has been quite some time since we revamped and re designed our website and even longer, apparently, in web years! We always strive to bring our loyal clients the newest and highest quality jewellery pieces and designs, and this dedication needs to be matched with a top-notch website.
You will find larger jewellery galleries full of beautiful pictures of our most cherished pieces from rings, diamond bands, coloured stones and more; fun and interesting facts about Minichiello Jewellers, our founder and our long history in Vancouver as one of the leading diamond boutiques; in-depth information about the four C's of diamonds to help you make the most informed and educated decisions; and much, much more.
We had a blast shooting some of the images for our new website last week with our amazing photographer, Jasalyn Thorne, and even got to adorn our beautiful model with our personal jewellery favourites. We are over-the-moon excited to show you the finished site, but for now, here are a few behind the scenes sneak peeks!
Wedding season is in full swing at Minichiello Jewellers and we are loving every minute of it. It is a chance to have some fun and get creative with wedding bands and discover pairings that take your set from incredible to wow! It is also a great time to express your individuality and choose something that is uniquely yours.
Our diamond stackable bands come in many shapes, sizes and colours of gold and are the perfect complement for engagement rings of every style. Four of our most popular styles are included in the picture at left. We are showing the marquise and round bezel alternating diamond band; the classic, four-claw diamond eternity band; the diamond shape and pod alternating diamond band; and our lovely full bezel set, miligrain detailed diamond band. Each of these diamond bands are feminine, classic, and full of brilliance. And what makes these bands even sweeter, is that they are all available in yellow gold, rose gold, white gold and platinum.
Completely customizable and oh, so beautiful! If you are on the hunt for wedding bands for your big day, I can't think of a better place to start.
The New Classic
The oval cut diamond is hot, hot, hot (check out my previous post!) but it may have some competition with these three beauties pictured here. Fancy shape diamonds are making a major impact in engagement ring designs and I have to say, it's about time!
As a fancy diamond wearer myself, I have always admired and adored fancy shaped diamonds for their uniqueness and individuality. They are not nearly as popular as the beautiful round brilliant cut diamond but they all have something special in their own way.
The cushion cut diamond at left quickly became one of the most popular fancy shape diamonds over the last 10 years and its popularity is showing no signs of slowing down. It is a happy medium between the round brilliant cut diamond and a fancy cut diamond as its brilliant cut facets sparkle and shine like the best of them.
The pear shape diamond creates such an elegant and elongated look on the finger and is reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour thanks to Elizabeth Taylor and her now infamous, Taylor-Burton 69.42ct pear shape stunner. This diamond had major impact on the world of diamonds and design and was even on display at Cartier for a small amount of time, fetching over 6000 visitors per day!
Last but not least is the emerald cut diamond pictured on the right. This elegant shape has forever been my favourite and even though its sparkle factor ranks lower on the charts, it's this subtle shimmer and glow that will always win over my heart.
We have shown these three beautiful diamonds in the most simplistic of designs, a timeless and delicate yellow gold mounting. This understated design is the perfect complement to any fancy shape diamond as it focuses all of the attention right where it needs to be. The new classic is all about fancies and we couldn't agree more!
All About The Oval
It's a new year and we are already seeing the new trends that 2017 has to offer. And one trend that we just can't get enough of is the stunning oval cut diamond. This classic diamond shape is making a comeback in a major way and we are definitely paying attention.
The gorgeous oval cut diamond first made its appearance in the 1960's. It was a modification of the traditional round brilliant cut diamond, elongated into the elegant oval shape, while still keeping that great sparkle. It quickly garnered popularity and attention but became over shadowed when other popular fancy shape diamonds came onto the market.
Now, the oval cut diamond is back in high demand and it is easy to see why. The shape is timeless, classic and offers nothing but sparkle. The oval cut diamond also looks amazing in a variety of settings so its versatility rates high on the charts. My preference for the lovely oval diamond, is the simple solitaire pictured at left. We have set the diamond in a white gold, four-claw setting and placed it on a slim, high polish yellow gold band. With this design, it is all about the oval and I wouldn't want it any other way.
A Christmas Proposal
Diamond engagement rings are the heart and soul of Minichiello Jewellers and they are what we do best. We pride ourselves on our beautiful designs, impeccable diamond quality and expert craftsmanship. Our in-house engagement rings include a large variety of different diamond shapes including the classic round brilliant cut diamond, the popular oval shape diamond, the lovely cushion shape, the elegant emerald cut and the perfect princess, just to name a few! All of these diamond shapes and more are available in many colours and karats of gold and if you don't see exactly what you are looking for, we also offer custom design.
Custom design is also our strong suit as our goldsmiths can create virtually any design you can dream of. We will guide you through the custom design process starting from the initial design and sketch phase, moving onto the wax mock-up of the desired design, through to casting of the metal, setting of the diamonds and to the final finishing touches. Every step a check point to make sure that the final ring is exactly what you were dreaming of.
We love what we do at Minichiello's and we hope you will too. And this is the perfect reason why our diamond engagement rings are the 12th pick for our favourite holiday gift list this year. Happy shopping!