Author archive for Fairina Cheng

  • Multicoloured sapphire gemstones

    What is an ethical gemstone, really?

    If you’re here, sustainability is probably a topic that’s close to your heart. And it should be. But with so many businesses making bold (and sometimes unsubstantiated) claims around ethics and sustainability, how can you tell the difference between clever marketing and genuine conscious consumerism when it comes to gemstones? Read this to find out.

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  • Unique jewellery and alternative engagement rings made in Sydney

    How to design jewellery that’s kind to the planet

    The planet has been kind to us. And it’s about time to start giving back. Here, we share 4 ways you can design an ethical piece of jewellery that’s kinder to the planet.

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  • Salt and pepper diamond ring and florals

    How to design a non-traditional diamond engagement ring

    While a traditional white diamond can be beautiful, timeless and strong, there are other options with all the brawn and none of the yawn. Here are 4 ways to turn your engagement ring into a piece unlike any other.

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  • Nathan Dumlao couple with flowers

    The rise of micro weddings (and how to plan one)

    Small is the new big. Luxe white weddings with six-figure budgets are making way for low-digit guest lists and intimate ceremonies. And it’s no wonder why, with benefits like fewer guests to wrangle and the freedom to put your money where your heart is.

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  • Green sapphire, Tanzanian sapphire and diamond ring in platinum

    Should I buy a non-diamond engagement ring?

    If you’re one of the growing number of people looking for an alternative to the traditional engagement ring, then this article is for you. Here are 4 questions to ask to determine if a non-diamond ring is right up your alley.

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  • Rustic diamond custom made heirloom ring with pear and baguette diamonds

    An heirloom ring in mum’s loving memory

    Charlene lives by the motto that “life’s too short”. It’s a motto she learned from her mum who sadly passed in 2019 after fighting stage 4 ovarian cancer. In mum’s memory, we combined gems from 7 pieces of jewellery Charlene inherited to create this modern heirloom ring.

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  • Pear parti sapphire engagement ring and wedding bands

    Rock your romance: Why you should consider a non-traditional engagement ring

    For decades, we’ve been told by movies, magazines and big-name brands that engagement rings, weddings – and even love – look a certain way. But let’s toss aside the rule book for a second. Today we’re challenging the notion that the traditional white diamond engagement ring is the only way to symbolise your love.

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  • Rose gold, yellow gold and white gold wedding bands

    What is the difference between 9ct gold and 18ct gold?

    Slick marketing will tell you that 18ct gold is automatically “better” due to its higher price and perceived exclusivity. It can be, but this is not always the case. Find out how to choose the best gold for you in this non-judgmental guide (even when it seems like the internet is just out to confuse you).

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  • Sapphire, diamond and rose gold custom engagement rings, Sydney

    Designing a custom engagement ring: Where the @#$% do I start?

    The decision to propose comes with many (scary) choices, including choosing a custom engagement ring that will be worn forever. We go through three simple steps to designing a ring that’s unique, thoughtful and deeply meaningful.

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  • How to identify her style when designing the perfect engagement ring

    Choosing an engagement ring for your anti-diamond partner

    Not everyone is looking to flaunt a flashy solitaire diamond. Here’s how you can bust the engagement ring status quo and create a customised ring that tells your story as a couple.

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