BLOCKBUSTER BLUE DIAMOND SELLS FOR $80 MILLION.

An enormous and extremely rare blue diamond has recently sold at auction in Hong Kong for $80, 000 000 AUD. At Paul Bram we are committed to keeping our clients up to date with all significant developments and happenings in the wonderful world of diamonds and jewellery. As such we present below a brief bulletin […]

EMERALD ENGAGEMENT RINGS FOR THE DARLING BUDS OF MAY

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 We don’t concern ourselves much with monthly birthstones and such, but it can be a bit of fun, and when it’s one of our favourite gemstones, we certainly don’t mind getting into the spirit of things and celebrating with all you darling buds of May out there, who are lucky enough to have as your […]

HOW MUCH ARE PINK DIAMONDS PER CARAT? ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

Pink diamonds have increased dramatically in value in recent years. This trend was already established around the beginning of this millennium, when people rather suddenly became much more interested in pink diamonds and demand for them started to build. The Argyle mine in the Kimberley region of North Western Australia remains the world’s main original […]

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU SPEND ON AN ENGAGEMENT RING IN 2022?

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2022 is most definitely a year of new beginnings, for starting fresh chapters in life. And they don’t come much bigger than getting engaged to be married. If becoming betrothed is on the cards for you this year, you have most likely been thinking about engagement rings. Quite possibly diamond engagement rings. So, if a […]

What are Black Diamonds?

BLACK DIAMONDS. Have you heard of them? Not everyone has. These enigmatic, mysterious precious stones fly under the radar; aren’t talked about very much – they’re quite the splendid secret. Black diamonds can be an amazing and unique alternate option for an engagement ring centre stone. Choosing a black diamond for your engagement ring is […]

PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

An alluring amalgam of the round and marquise shaped diamond, the pear shape diamond – sometimes known as a teardrop – is an excellent option for an exquisite engagement ring. Whereas marquise diamonds are essentially oval shaped stones which terminate in a point at either end, the pear shape is a fabulous fusion of the […]

CAN MEN WEAR ENGAGEMENT RINGS?

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More and more frequently, we are asked, “Can men wear engagement rings?” The very simple answer is of course, yes! Men can and do wear engagement rings. There have been some really fascinating developments in this space over the last few years, and it’s a hot topic. So, just what are people talking about?  BACKGROUND […]

This Enormous Diamond Sets New Australian Record

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A magnificent 20.05 carat diamond sold at auction on 7 December 2021 in Sydney, breaking the previous record, which was set in the same sale room in April 2021. Committed to keeping our clients abreast of developments in the jewellery industry – and particularly the diamond world – Paul Bram filed the following report.   High […]

HOW DO I PICK AN ENGAGEMENT RING WITHOUT HER KNOWING?

WHEN YOU’VE DECIDED TO ‘POP THE QUESTION’- TO SURPRISE, OR NOT TO SURPRISE – THAT IS THE QUESTION! Have you made up your mind that you are going to pop the question? Is this something you have talked about with her? Or is it going to come out of left-field and blow her mind?! Of […]

THREE FABULOUS, FAMOUS WOMEN: THEIR COLOURED GEMSTONES AND COLOURFUL LIVES

Diamonds and coloured gemstones. Both amazing treasures, sourced from the depths of mother earth, revered for centuries. Both beautiful and inspiring, significant and sacred.  Diamonds and coloured gemstones have much in common, yet in some ways are almost opposites…which attract. Not always but typically, diamonds are prized for the absence of colour within them. Whereas […]