Category Archives: Helpful Hints

Hints on how to choose your wedding ring, things to look for in a wedding ring and general Wedding Ring Information.

Australian Standards

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The Australian Standards

Below are the symbols used when Carat stamping metal to the Australian Standards.

9ct Gold                        37.5% Pure Gold         Symbol 375

9ct Gold

10ct Gold                   41.7% Pure Gold           Symbol 417

10ct Gold

14ct Gold                 58.5% Pure Gold             Symbol 585

14ct Gold

18ct Gold                75% Pure Gold                Symbol 750

18ct Gold

Platinum               95% or 96% Pure Platinum           Symbol 950 or 960

Platinum  Platinum 960

Palladium             95% Pure Palladium               Symbol 950


Sterling Silver      92.5% Pure Sterling Silver    Symbol 925

Sterling Silver


Understanding Carat Stamps

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Understanding Carat Stamps

The term carat refers to the gold content of a metal. It measures the proportion of fine yellow gold to the other metal alloys it is mixed with. Similarly the term carat also refers to measuring the weight of diamonds and other gemstones.


The remainder of the metals is made up of a combination of different alloys such as platinum, palladium, nickel, copper, or silver. By combining different alloys we create unique metal types e.g. white or pink gold, while adjusting the carat.


Jewellery can be made in any carat of metal. The higher the carat, the softer and more expensive the metal, as it contains more pure gold.

Jewellery Cleaning

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How can I clean my jewellery?

All jewellery items; even the most expensive and high quality, will be susceptible to some wear and tear over time. They can sometimes start to look a little dull and dirty and lack the sparkle they used to have when they were brand new. Make-up, powders, soaps, cleaning products, dirt, dust and oils from your skin combine to create a film on the surface of your jewellery that will need to be cleaned regularly.


Ring Resizing

pwb-sizing-guideOften Brides and Grooms will need their ring resized at some stage in their lives. There are many different factors that make a ring too tight or too loose for your finger, when once it fit perfectly, but dont worry. In many cases the ring can be resized or remade to the correct finger size again. [...] READ MORE

Diamond Setting Types



One of the more popular and modern setting types used in eternity and wedding ring designs. Channel setting allows the use of a variety of diamonds; from brilliant and princess cut, to baguette and emerald cut stones. The diamonds are placed in a metal channel, side by side, and are secured by hammering the upper sides of the channel walls to ensure the diamonds are held tightly.