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Biggest Diamond Consumer | Shimansky

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIAMOND SETTINGS


Planning a proposal is such an exciting process – one that requires finding the perfect engagement ring that will symbolise your love and commitment for many years to come. When it comes to looking for the perfect engagement ring, it’s important to consider the different diamond setting types.

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HOW TO CLEAN AND CARE FOR YOUR DIAMOND RINGS AND FINE JEWELLERY


To keep your diamond rings and fine jewellery looking as bright as the day you got them, it’s recommended to have them cleaned by a jeweller regularly. But there are times in between professional cleanings that you may need to clean your jewellery yourself.

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TOP WAYS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN CAPE TOWN


When planning an exciting day out on National Women’s Day, which is celebrated as a public holiday in South Africa on the 9th of August, it’s good to think about the historical significance behind this special day. Why do we celebrate National Women’s Day?

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Biggest Diamond Consumer | Shimansky

THE ART OF DIAMOND CUTTING


The journey of a Shimansky diamond direct from South African mines to your finger, magnificently shining with brilliance in a perfect setting, is quite something to behold. Along this remarkable journey, the rough diamond goes through several processes – each skilfully perfected. In its rough form, a diamond has potential.

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WHY USA IS THE BIGGEST DIAMOND CONSUMER


Diamonds are more popular than ever. According to insights on 2017 diamond jewellery industry statistics, consumers around the world are purchasing more diamond jewellery than ever before. Last year’s global diamond jewellery market value reached an all-time high of US$82 billion.

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TOP PLACES TO PROPOSE IN CAPE TOWN


Once you have found the perfect engagement ring, it’s time to plan a proposal that will sweep her off her feet. Getting engaged is one of the most memorable and magical moments a couple will ever share, which is why it is so important to plan this special occasion down to the finest detail. It all starts with finding the perfect location.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT DIAMOND


Buying a diamond is a thrilling occasion. However, with so many factors to consider when buying one, it’s important to know what to look for in a diamond. Knowing how to choose a diamond will help you make an informed decision when doing your jewellery shopping, whether you are planning on proposing or you want to buy a diamond as an investment.

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TOP LUXURIOUS WINTER ACTIVITIES IN CAPE TOWN


Flanked by majestic mountains and dramatic coastlines, the vibrant city of Cape Town is one of the world’s most breathtaking and popular tourist destinations. Crowned as the number one city in Africa for business tourism events for the fourth consecutive year, and voted as the best city in the world.

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5 DIAMOND JEWELLERY CREATIONS PERFECT FOR HEIRLOOMS


There’s nothing more remarkable than an extraordinary diamond jewellery creation - especially if the piece of jewellery is connected to a special family member like your great-grandmother. A diamond heirloom is truly a meaningful creation you can carry on from one generation to the next.

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BEAUTIFUL AND OUT OF THE ORDINARY – WEDDING TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD


Popping the question is an exciting and rewarding experience. Proposal statistics have shown that men and women differ quite significantly on this issue, making the endless array of worrisome questions that swarm your mind “Will she say yes? Will she love the ring? Where should I propose?” even more difficult to answer.

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ENGAGEMENT RING & WEDDING JEWELLERY TRENDS IN 2018


If you are expecting your significant other to propose this year you probably have already started researching the best engagement ring designers, pinned the prettiest engagement rings and most popular wedding rings to your secret Pinterest board and, perhaps, even tried a few on.

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5 STEPS TO CHOOSING THE PERFECT ENGAGEMENT RING


Are you and your soul mate ready for the big “I do”? Finding the perfect engagement ring is one of the most important and exciting steps to starting your journey together. But with so many things to consider when it comes to choosing an engagement ring, you may feel a little overwhelmed.

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PALLADIUM OR PLATINUM, THE BEST FIT FOR YOU


Even though your future bride-to-be takes centre stage, the groom needs to feel just as important on the big day. The best way to make him feel just as loved and adored is by making sure he receives a designer men’s wedding band that he can cherish forever.

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Shimansky Investing in Diamonds

MY GIRL DIAMOND, AS UNIQUE AS YOU


The My Girl diamond is truly a remarkable symbol of the undying love you have for one another. Like the woman of your dreams, the one-of-a-kind diamond is mesmerising and worth treasuring. The unique and timeless design was inspired by the love you share with the special person in your life.

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A SPARKLING DAY IN CAPE TOWN SPENT WITH CHAMPAGNE AND DIAMONDS


To celebrate the remarkable beauty of a diamond, Shimansky, along with a number of influencers in Cape Town started the day off with champagne and ended the afternoon with diamonds.

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HELP HIM BUY YOU THE PERFECT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING


Are things between you and your significant other getting rather serious? If so, you’re probably excited about the prospect that he might pop the question any day now. He may have extraordinary taste, but it's not always a given that you'll receive your dream diamond engagement ring.

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ROMANCING THE STONE


Shimansky is one of the most sough-after jewellery companies in the world. For many years, Shimansky has been capturing the beauty of a diamond and creating unforgettable jewellery that speaks to one’s heart.

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO WITH DAD ON FATHER’S DAY


To be a dad in a child’s life is considered to be a very important role. Celebrate the times your father stood in and acted as a guide, a teacher and a protector with fun-filled and exciting activities on Father’s Day, celebrated Sunday 18 June 2017.

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THE ANATOMY OF A DIAMOND RING


When it comes to buying an engagement ring there’s more to it than meets the eye. Not only will the ring have the perfect combination of fire, brilliance and scintillation, but there’s a lot of other components that make up the anatomy of a diamond ring.

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THE MAKING OF THE EVOLYM RING


It’s takes more than just a companion to spend the rest of your life with, it takes a person you truly love to make that lifelong commitment. Once you’ve found that special person, who understands you and accepts you for who you are, you know you have found true love.

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LEARN THE FASCINATING STORY OF PLATINUM


Platinum is one of the most precious metals you will find in the world; the metal is considered to be extremely rare, strong and durable making it the preferred choice for use in diamond jewellery. South Africa is known for containing the world’s richest platinum reserves, which are situated in the North West Province.

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TOP 10 WAYS TO SPOIL YOUR MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY


Her love is endless and in most cases, a mom can be compared to a diamond; she represents love, strength and perseverance. There’s simply nothing your mother won’t do to make you happy. Why not return the favour this Mother’s Day by spoiling her with one of these top 10 spectacular celebration ideas?

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Shimansky Investing in Diamonds

A GUIDE TO INVESTING IN DIAMONDS


Due to the constant fluctuation of the economy, individuals have decided to rather hold onto their savings and look for a more substantial investment. It is during these difficult times that investors have come to once again appreciate the value of physical commodities such as the value of investing in diamonds.

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Shimansky Diamond Shapes

THE JOURNEY OF A SHIMANSKY DIAMOND : FROM MINE TO FINGER


Finding a rough diamond and transforming it into a dazzling array of brilliance, fire and scintillation is a very involved process. Not only are the rough diamonds hand-selected from the South African mines to find the best quality, but it’s also polished and cut in house by a few of the world’s most talented craftsmen before it reaches the consumer.

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MY GIRL DIAMOND IS ONE IN A MILLION


Like the woman of your dreams, the My Girl diamond is unique in every single way. Not only is the one of a kind diamond cut a true expression of your love and devotion, and perfectly suited for an engagement ring, but it also makes for the perfect anniversary gift.

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WHAT DIAMOND SHAPE ARE YOU


Not sure what engagement ring to get your significant other? At Shimansky we believe each bride has her own unique style and personality; therefore Shimansky provides a wide variety of different diamond cuts and shapes to suit each and every bride-to-be.

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Shimansky Black Diamonds

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF A DIAMOND FACET


Finding the perfect engagement ring is an important step when it comes to planning a proposal. Fortunately, with a variety of elegant diamond rings at Shimansky, you will most certainly find a ring that suits her style and reflects your love.

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TOP 7 TIPS TO LAYERING PENDANTS


Layering diamond pendants is on-trend worldwide with a number of stylish women compiling multiple chains and diamond pendants to create an even larger statement piece. The layered pendant look adds style and glamour to your appearance, but how exactly would one accomplish the trend without looking over accessorised?

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Shimansky Black Diamonds

WHERE DO BLACK DIAMONDS COME FROM


A black diamond has become a very popular alternative for the less traditional bride-to-be. The reason? The magnificent stone provides the bride with a variety of different styles and gives her an opportunity to create a unique signature jewellery piece.

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Iconic Diamond Engagement Rings

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIAMOND SETTINGS


Are you planning to propose, but you’re not sure what style ring your significant other will prefer? Luckily, with an array of options at Shimansky, you will be sure to find the perfect ring that will capture the reflection of her personality and style.

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Iconic Diamond Engagement Rings

THE MILLENNIUM RING IS ICONIC BY DESIGN


The way in which a diamond is formed is truly one of the most fascinating processes. But, the actual extraordinary moment when a breathtakingly beautiful gemstone is matched with an iconic jewellery design begins when a woman falls hopelessly in love with it.

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THE SECRET GUIDE TO DETERMINE HER RING SIZE


Planning a proposal is one of the most exciting things you will ever do in your life. Not only is it a special moment for you, but it’s a special moment for your significant other, who has dreamed about it since she was a little girl. With that in mind, you would like to make the proposal unforgettable. This will include a one of a kind engagement ring that perfectly fits her ring finger.

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MAGICAL THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE


Remember the feeling of falling in love? For the first few weeks, you struggle to eat, sleep and even concentrate. But, at the same time, you’re happy, excited and overjoyed. The feeling of love is simply incredible, yet overwhelming. One day you wake up with butterflies in your stomach the next you have sweaty palms. But what exactly causes your body to react the way it does when you fall in love?

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EXPLORE CAPE TOWN AT THE 2017 MINING INDABA


It’s almost time for the world’s most influential stakeholders in African mining to come together and discuss the fascinating world of the mining industry. In only a few days Cape Town will be filled with members of the worldwide mining community dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining in Africa.

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7 ROMANTIC GESTURES THAT ARE IDEAL FOR VALENTINES DAY


Remember how the sparks used to fly when you first started dating? Romantic dinners by candlelight, walks along the beach, movies, boat rides and spontaneous surprises filled the early days of your relationship.

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MOST ICONIC ENGAGEMENT RINGS OF ALL TIME


When it comes to celebrity engagement rings putting a price on it and deciding on the size certainly knows no bounds. As Elizabeth Taylor once said, “Big girls need big diamonds”.

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Diamond Analysis

TANZANITE - THE DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE


This month we celebrate the magnificent gemstone, Tanzanite - named the ‘December Birthstone’ in 2002. The fascinating and rare gemstone can only be found in Tanzania, at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro – the geographic origins after which the stone was named. After its discovery in 1967 the blue variety of the mineral zoisite has also become wildly popular due to its breathtakingly beautiful colour.

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5 AMAZING WAYS TO PROPOSE THIS CHRISTMAS


You have found the one, but you’re not sure how to pop the question. The festive season is a magical time to propose.Not only do you have more free time to be creative, but you also get to celebrate the exciting news with friends and family. But first, have a look at these amazing proposal ideas before you pop the champagne:

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DESIGN A BESPOKE RING THAT'S AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE


Your love is unique. So, why not invest in a ring that truly reflects her style and taste? At Shimansky, we pride ourselves in offering just the best. Not only do we make sure that the most sought-after engagement rings in South Africa (which are crafted in the purest platinum and finest 18K gold) but we also provide you with the option to design the ring itself.

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GREAT THINGS TO DO IN CAPE TOWN


When it comes to Cape Town, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the multiple options of activities the beautiful Mother City has on offer. With that being said, we thought it would be fitting to supply you with a list of fun, breathtakingly beautiful and adventurous things to do while visiting Cape Town.

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THE BEST PLATINUM ENGAGEMENT RINGS FROM SHIMANSKY


Congratulations on taking an step in your special relationship where love, passion and lifelong commitment reside, you are ready to move to one of the most exciting periods in your life – being engaged to the chosen one, the one you are going to spend the rest of your life with.

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DISCOVER ROSE GOLD ENGAGEMENT RINGS FROM SHIMANSKY


Originating from Russia in the 19th century and dubbed “Russian Gold” the world has fallen in love all over again with rose gold or pink gold, which has a timelessly feminine appeal that has given way to a rising demand for rose gold engagement rings.

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SHIMANSKY LAUNCHES MY GIRL PERFUME


Following the success of the My Girl Diamond, Shimansky is proud to announce the launch of the limited edition My Girl Perfume – a captivating fragrance drawn from natural rose oil that will reflect and enhance your own fire, brilliance and scintillation.

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VERA FARMIGA – THE FIRST WOMAN TO OWN A LIMITED EDITION MY GIRL PERFUME


On a visit to Cape Town during the filming of the 2012 action thriller Safe House, talented Hollywood and Oscar-nominated actress, Vera Farmiga received a limited edition Shimansky My Girl Perfume prior to the official launch.

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PLANNING A SURPRISE PROPOSAL


Having been in the diamond business for over two decades we believe that an engagement ring is the most meaningful gift a man will give and a woman will receive. To ensure that the moment when she opens that little box is as perfect as you have imagined we have five top tips for buying the ideal engagement ring

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