2017 Mother’s Day Jewellery Gift Guide

May 7, 2017 No comments yet

It’s time to say a big ‘Thank You’ to the moms in our lives! Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 14th and European Goldsmith has all kinds of amazing gift ideas for every kind of mom – and every budget too. Here are some of our favourite Mother’s Day gift ideas! Citizen Eco-Drive […]

Contest Win Turns into Wedding Bells for Lucky Couple

July 29, 2016 1 comment

This past spring we ran a contest, ‘Design a Diamond Dream’, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of European Goldsmith. Hundreds of people entered and one lucky person won a spectacularly sparkly prize consisting of: 1 – 0.20 carat diamond 20 – 0.01 carat diamonds Plus a $2000 custom design and gold credit towards a custom […]

Surprise! Yellow Gold is Back and Brighter Than Ever

June 10, 2016 No comments yet

Hi Kelowna, Well, we out did you all soaking up your 35-degree heat as we attacked Vegas in the mid-40s this last week at North America’s not-to-be-missed jewellery expo, JCK Las Vegas! Wow, the beautiful and interesting jewellery we saw! Some highlights, apart from my hubby taking me to my #1 favourite restaurant EVER, Tao […]

The 4 C’s For Choosing the Perfect Diamond

July 9, 2013 No comments yet

DIAMONDS The sparkle…. The way a diamond sparkles in the light is called its brilliance and fire. These are not subjective terms, but can be scientifically defined. Suppose the same amount of light should fall on a pile of black carbon powder as on a cut diamond. Both are formed from the same chemical, but […]

The Clarity of a Diamond

July 6, 2013 No comments yet

The “C” of clarity refers to a stone’s purity. Clarity is evaluated by viewing the stone under 10X magnification. Virtually all diamonds contain tiny natural birthmarks that are present to varying degrees. After all, nature is rarely perfect, and that extends to diamonds! These marks serve as the identifying “fingerprint” that makes every stone unique. […]

Selecting Diamonds – What does Carat mean?

July 5, 2013 No comments yet

When selecting a diamond, one of the “Four Cs” refers to Carat Weight. Diamonds are sold by the carat (ct), which is a unit of weight, not size. The carat is a unit of mass equal to 200 mg (0.2 g; 0.007055 oz) and is used for measuring gemstones and pearls. The current definition, sometimes known as the metric carat, was adopted in 1907 at the Fourth General Conference on […]

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