What Should I Expect As A Groomsman

Jul 31 2021

What Should I Expect as a Groomsman?

The groomsmen are a particular part of every wedding party, but what should I expect as a groomsman anyway?  Being asked to serve as one of the groomsmen in your buddy’s wedding is a tremendous honour — but be warned that it’s also a big undertaking.  The list of groomsmen duties, while not nearly as …

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What Are The Most Common Wedding Dress Alterations

Jul 31 2021

What Are The Most Common Wedding Dress Alterations?

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life. So every detail should be perfect.  That includes your dress! Not sure if you need alterations for your gown? Here are some common modifications that brides have before they walk down the aisle. Fit is everything, which is why alterations are also everything …

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What's A Minimony2

Jul 31 2021

What’s a Minimony?

Like so many things in 2020, weddings — and pretty much everything about the $55 billion wedding industry — have been turned on their heads this year.  These gatherings, so sacred and beloved as a rite of passage, have been put on hold in most cases due to social distancing protocols and the need to …

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What Is The Difference Between An Intimate Wedding And An Elopement

Jul 31 2021

What Is the Difference Between an Intimate Wedding and an Elopement?

What’s the difference between an intimate wedding and an elopement?   If you’re recently engaged and diving into the world of wedding planning, you’re probably seeing a lot of information about intimate weddings as well as elopements since they are the “it” thing this year.  But intimate wedding vs elopement – what exactly is the definition? What’s the difference …

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Is It Better To Elope Than To Have A Wedding2

Jul 31 2021

Is it Better to Elope Than to Have a Wedding?

Many engaged couples are asking themselves, “Is it better to elope than to have a wedding?” but the answer to this question is not cut-and-dry because there are pros and cons for both decisions.  Whether you’re brand new to this whole idea of a non-traditional, adventurous elopement or you’ve been planning and pining for your …

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Jul 23 2021

Top 45+ Commercial Photographers in Melbourne, Victoria [2021]

If you want to find a top commercial photographer in Melbourne, Victoria, it can be difficult.  There are many great photographers to choose from, and it is hard to know who the best ones are. It can be overwhelming with all of the choices out there, but don’t worry because we’ve done some research for …

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Jul 5 2021

Is it OK to pick out your engagement ring?

As we forge further into the new millennium, we see old wedding traditions die out to be replaced by new modern practices. The bride’s family no longer has to foot the bill, grooms aren’t asking permission from their girlfriend’s parents to propose, and adding some colour to your white gown isn’t out of the question. …

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Jul 5 2021

What do I need to know before buying an engagement ring?

Every great proposal has three essential elements: true love, the immortal question and a dazzling engagement ring. The first two are easy – once you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, it’s a no-brainer, really – but the ring. Oh, the ring. How do you encapsulate your history …

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Jul 5 2021

How often should you wash your engagement ring?

For rings and jewellery you wear every day, it’s important to keep them in tip-top shape. Is there a point, however, when cleaning your jewellery too much can be damaging? Is not cleaning your engagement ring enough, doing more harm than good? Diamond maintenance is crucial to ensuring your diamond ring stays sparkling and in …

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Wedding Rings

Jul 4 2021

How to Pick a Wedding Ring

Your engagement ring should not only shine bright but also glimmer with every facet of your personality. Some couples may want to create engagement rings that are as unique as their relationship. After all, a ring is something you will wear every single day, and it should be something you truly love and adore. There’s …

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Jul 4 2021

How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Ring

A wedding ring is a symbol of commitment; a promise, a pledge, and a vow. The promise is to forsake all others, to stay devoted and true; the pledge is to honour that promise selflessly, to see the whole thing through; and the vow is to keep that pledge unwaveringly until the days are few. …

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Jul 2 2021

Michael Lee Interview with Tony Tardio on Italian Il Globo

Many of you may know Tony Tardio as the newsreader on Melbourne’s radio station 3AW, however he also has another hat as a presenter of a radio program highlighting stories about the Italian community in English on the Italian radio network “Rete Italia.” Tony and I crossed paths on the social network Twitter, and before …

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May 8 2021

What is the importance of wearing your wedding ring?

Wedding rings are a status symbol in society, letting people know that you’re committed to another through religion, law, or both. The reality is that rings speak for themselves; you don’t state your availability since it’s plain for everyone to see. However, some opt not to wear their rings, leaving the other person to guess, …

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May 8 2021

What is the proper way to wear a wedding ring?

Engagement ring on top? Wedding Ring on top? Yeah, we know… it’s confusing! When it comes to the “correct” way to wear your wedding ring, it’s just important to go with what best fits your personal style.  A wedding ring is typically worn closest to the heart on your left ring finger as it’s meant …

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May 8 2021

What is the best way to clean a wedding ring?

Diamond is the hardest natural substance on Earth. It can cut any rock or metal, but only another diamond can cut a diamond. To burn a diamond, it must be heated to between 1290-1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Yet the oil deposited from the mere touch of a human finger can cause dirt to collect and make …

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May 8 2021

Why should you always wear your wedding ring?

Got married? Now, you have to wear your wedding ring till eternity — how many of you have come across this statement? Almost everyone. Isn’t it? But have you ever thought what the reason behind this is? Wearing a wedding ring is however termed as a ritual, but is it only confined to this? Or …

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May 8 2021

What does the ring signify?

For many, wearing any ring often bears some symbolism with it. While some might wear a ring (or rings) just for looks, more often it’s because the ring and the way you wear it holds a special meaning. However, just what kind of meaning can vary wildly, depending on where you’re from, and the culture …

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May 8 2021

How can you tell if the jewellery is good quality?

The monetary value of jewellery is all over the place. Things we might think are so valuable can be worth mere dollars, and others that look like a simple chain are worth thousands. Suppose you’ve ever picked up a piece of jewellery off the ground or scored an incredible looking gem at a garage sale. …

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May 8 2021

Does Jewellery Make Men More Attractive?

Men’s jewellery is one of those grey areas that so many can get wrong, yet no one dares to say anything, worried that it has a sentimental or symbolic value to its wearer. Truthfully, jewellery often does. It is given to someone to mark an occasion or event, religion or status, with love or luck, …

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May 8 2021

Does jewellery keep its value?

Ever wonder if a piece of jewellery that has been passed down your family for generations is secretly a valuable nest egg in disguise? As jewellery experts, we often get asked if jewellery appreciates and tips for spotting valuable jewellery that will one day appreciate. Keep reading to discover if you have a remarkable piece …

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May 8 2021

What are the four precious stones?

Much of the time, people walk into the store with some idea of the type of gemstone they’re looking for. Maybe they’re after the perfect diamond engagement ring, for example, or a stunning sapphire necklace. Often, we forget just how unique the range of precious gemstones can be, and the sheer variety they come in. …

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May 8 2021

What are the four precious stones?

Much of the time, people walk into the store with some idea of the type of gemstone they’re looking for. Maybe they’re after the perfect diamond engagement ring, for example, or a stunning sapphire necklace. Often, we forget just how unique the range of precious gemstones can be, and the sheer variety they come in. …

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May 8 2021

Can I find gemstones in my backyard?

Gemstones form under conditions of high pressure and temperatures as minerals within the rocks or form independent minerals and crystals as products of hydrothermal processes at relatively low temperatures. As they form as rock derivate or accessory mineral, the occurrence of a gemstone depends on the rock structure, i.e. the chemical composition of a rock …

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May 8 2021

What should I look for when buying an engagement ring?

Buying an engagement ring is the ultimate romantic act — but there are a lot of practical considerations that go along with it. Whether you’re a by-the-books pragmatist or a die-hard romantic, an engagement ring purchase will take you out of your comfort zone. The engagement ring purchase intertwines pure emotion with plain ol’ practicality. …

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May 8 2021

When should you remove your engagement ring?

Engagement rings and wedding bands are beautiful reminders of your love and devotion to that special someone you chose to spend the rest of your life with. These rings are likely the most stunning and valuable pieces of jewellery you own and something you wear with great pride and adoration. Traditionally, these bridal sets should …

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May 8 2021

When to clean your engagement ring?

We can all agree that we put our beautiful engagement rings through a lot—after all, we wear them every day without taking them off. From the moment we slip them on they’re with us as we run errands, clean dirty dishes and perform other activities that involve our hands. But just like anything else that’s …

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May 8 2021

What Is The Engagement Ring Etiquette?

It’s the essential piece of jewellery you’ll ever own, which is why you want to do everything right when it comes to your engagement ring etiquette. From who should do the ring selecting to how much to spend, there’s no shortage of important engagement ring details to consider when getting engaged. And, on the rare …

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May 8 2021

Does a high setting make a diamond look bigger?

Does a high setting make a diamond look bigger? What setting makes the diamond look bigger? Some individuals prefer small, simple, and subtle diamond engagement rings, but others would like their engagement rings as sizeable and glamorous. If you’d instead the biggest possible diamond engagement ring. Still, you also wouldn’t want to spend a lot …

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May 8 2021

What diamond cut looks the largest?

Buying an engagement ring is an exciting thing, but it comes with its share of stress. With all of the questions that come with engagement ring shopping, there is one that always seems to rise above the rest: how big should the diamond be? The sentiment that bigger is better is often seen when it …

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May 8 2021

Why does a diamond have no resale value?

With most purchases we make, we barely consider their value post-sale. Diamonds, however, though a retail product, are not one of these common items. Most of us care about how much we may be able to get in exchange for the diamond if we needed to sell it in the future. Unfortunately, our desires may …

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