Archive for April 2015

Emeralds at PIKE

princess cut emarald diamond and yellow gold ring adelaide

At PIKE, we often design rings using emeralds in two-tone metal, and use diamonds to really highlight the beautiful green colour of the emeralds. Below are some of our favourite emerald rings…                  

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Who owns this $6 million emerald necklace?

emerald and diamond necklace

  Elizabeth Taylor. This stunning Bulgari necklace was gifted to Elizabeth Taylor by her lover Richard Burton as part of a suite of emerald and diamond jewellery in the 1960s.   And Elizabeth is not the only woman who loves emerald jewellery. Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie, Julianne Moore and famously…

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Sawpiercing with saw blades.

Cutting out jewellery shapes

We had an enquiry recently about jewellery saw blades, in particular 4/0 grade. We use saw blades nearly every day at PIKE – the invention and use of a saw blade and a frame has allowed jewellers to expand their design opportunities as well as increase their speed and a resolve a variety of detailed…

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The making of a bespoke PIKE ring

art deco diamonds

At PIKE, we specialise in designing jewellery for individual customers and hand making the beautiful designs. Many people are unaware of how complex and fascinating the process can be, and this blog post shares one of our recent commissions. The ring we are sharing has much sentimental meaning for the customers, and we were honoured…

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Diamonds at PIKE

pave diamond ring adelaide

We have always loved working with diamonds at PIKE. They provide an incredible scope for design. We’ve included some of our favourites in this gallery: This unique ring wouldn’t have been possible without diamonds. Using a princess cut as the feature stone, and a variety of round brilliant cuts, it is truly one-of-a-kind.   We…

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PIKE at Highgate Village

Jewellery remodelling adelaide

We’ve been at our intimate studio workshop for 8 months now and it’s starting to feel a lot like home. Nicholas and Matthew are working closely together, and it’s been fantastic to have Nicholas back at the bench after a long hiatus! Matthew now has the chance to really get to know our customers –…

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Things you might not know about diamonds…

coloured diamonds adelaide

Diamonds are one of the most coveted gems in the world.         They have become an important symbol in the tradition of engagement and marriage, and they are often seen as a lovely way to celebrate important milestones like anniversaries and the birth of babies. Many people own at least one diamond…

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Nicholas’ thoughts on April and diamonds

cuff bracelet design

Well, it’s April. A month that often incorporates the Easter weekend, which from my early childhood has always been an exciting holiday full of cozy sleep-ins, hot cross buns oozing with butter, Easter egg hunts in my grandmother’s garden, and later in life spending time just relaxing in the garden and entertaining friends and family.…

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