Archive for September 2015

A famous sapphire

lady di ring sapphire

One of the most well-known sapphires in Western popular culture is the engagement ring that belonged to Princess Diana of Wales and is now being worn by¬†Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. The ring features an approximately 12 carat oval blue sapphire (the actual size of the stone has never been made public), surrounded by 14…

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Spring – Nicholas’ September Blog

spring blossoms adelaide hills

Hi everyone I think we are all looking forward to a break in the cold weather and a chance to celebrate the warmer Spring days with all the abundant flowers and leaves that signal a change in the weather. For twenty plus years, I experienced the wonders of Spring in the Adelaide Hills and our…

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Sneak peek into the workshop: a bar-set ring

adelaide five coloured stone ring

This month’s sneak peek into the PIKE workshop features a striking bar-set ring that we have used in our latest ad in the Eastern Courier Messenger and Adelaide Matters – have you seen it? This ring was commissioned by our client for his wife’s special ‘0’ birthday. He totally trusted Nicholas with the design and…

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Stunning Sapphire: September’s birthstone

adelaide sapphire and diamond ring

Sapphire is the stunning birthstone for September. Did you know it came in pink? Sapphire is a truly remarkable stone. It is part of the Corundum family (which also includes ruby) and can be found in a true rainbow of colours as the photo below shows, not just the blue that many people are familiar…

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