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Top Ten Dos and Don’ts for The Best Marriage Proposal | Shimansky

The Best Five Gifts for Your Sister for Christmas 2019


It’s hard to keep coming up with the most creative and thoughtful gifts for your sister for Christmas every year. So we’ve done the hard work and creative brainstorming for you and have put together five of the best Christmas gift ideas for a sister in 2019. You are sure to find at least one of these perfect for your sister.

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Christmas is the Most Popular Day to Get Engaged – But is it a Good Idea?


All over the western world, the most popular day to get engaged is Christmas. This is largely due to the fact that men do most of the proposing – and over a third of them think that this is the ideal moment to get down on bended knee with a diamond engagement ring. But many surveys and anecdotal evidence points to the fact that women think differently. So should you get engaged this Christmas? We reveal everything you need to know.

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Fancy Yellow Diamonds: What is their value?


The value of yellow diamonds is based on the intensity of their color. The brighter, the better. Discover why the world loves these sunny shaded jewels.

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Everything You Need to Know About Black Diamonds


Black diamonds are rare, mysterious and make for an eye-catching engagement ring. Discover everything you need to know about black diamonds.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for the People in Your Life Who Already Have Everything


If you are looking for five of the most unusual gift ideas for Christmas 2019, then you have come to the right place. These five Christmas gift ideas combine unusual experiences with new treasures, and are guaranteed to buck the high returns rate statistics published last year. Read on for unexpected winners for Christmas 2019.

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Top Ten Dos and Don’ts To Make Your Marriage Proposal the Best Ever


In the Instagram age, a marriage proposal must be as heart-felt as it is photogenic. It needs to be meaningful but also a showcase of your love. It needs to be a beautiful surprise but also recorded for the ‘Gram in the most spectacular and memorable way. It must be the best story to tell your friends. So how do you do all of this? Follow these ten simple guidelines.

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Vogue Italia’s Protagonists At The Salon Art + Design


Yair Shimansky will be presenting at the Salon Art + Design at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from November 14 - 18, 2019 a Sustainable Jewellery Creations featuring tanzanite and diamonds from Africa. Book your tickets to the event and visit our showroom afterwards to view the full selection of iconic and sustainable Shimansky jewellery designs on display.

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Black Diamonds: The Curse: True or False?


Black diamonds are rare, mysterious, and make for an eye-catching engagement ring. So, where did the myth that they are cursed come from?

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New York Jewellery Week 2019


Shimansky is partnering with New York Jewellery Week 2019 that will take place on 18 – 24 November 2019. The exclusive event is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the finest works by some of the best jewellery designers in New York and from around the world. Jewellery lovers can expect an exclusive glimpse behind the bejewelled curtain of the fascinating world of New York jewellery in the jewellery district of the world.

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Get The Look: Jennifer Aniston’s Red Carpet Style Decoded for You


Jennifer Aniston may only have recently joined social media, but she has maintained her iconic red-carpet style consistently for a quarter of a century. You can easily get this look by pairing a perfect little black dress with a single piece of statement diamond jewellery. Shimansky’s style advisors decode exactly how to get this look for yourself, and the diamonds you need to do it.

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You Have To Do These 10 Things In Cape Town


Cape Town has so much to offer tourists. Here are the top 10 experiences you shouldn’t miss. From dining at the best restaurant in the world to walking in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela.

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Yellow Diamonds: The Perfect Jewellery for summer


Yellow diamonds have a unique fire and sparkle that makes them the perfect jewellery partner for summer.

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Ten Top Facts About Black Diamonds


Black diamonds make for an eye-catching engagement ring. Discover the magical and mysterious facts behind this precious diamond.

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Top Things To Do In Cape Town In Spring


Visiting Cape Town in September is the perfect time to enjoy the best the Mother City has to offer. Here is our list of best things to do in Cape Town in spring.

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Black Diamonds: The Origin Story

Black diamonds are rare, mysterious and make for an eye-catching engagement ring. Discover why the world loves black diamond rings.

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What jewellery to wear with your dress silhouette

Diamond jewellery has a beautiful way of elevating any outfit. With our latest tips and tricks, discover what jewellery to wear with your dress silhouette. By following these guidelines, you will be sure to take your outfit to the next level. Come on, you know you want to.

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Why Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are getting married, again!

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin finally step out wearing matching platinum wedding bands. The couple have been married for nine months, but only just started wearing wedding rings in public. So why now?

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Why You Should Choose Yellow Diamonds For Your Engagement Ring

Yellow diamonds have a unique fire and sparkle. But, there are plenty of more reasons you should would fall for engagement rings with yellow diamonds.

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2020 Jewellery Trends & Predictions

Discover the latest jewellery trends: stacking rings and statement earrings, layered jewellery and shades of coral with diamonds. It’s your guide to being on trend in 2020.

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A Guide to What Jewellery To Wear With What Fabric Dress


Jewellery is the finishing touch when choosing an outfit that looks polished and well put together. Selecting the right pieces for your dress will highlight and enhance your entire outfit. Look beyond just colour and style to the fabric of your clothes and use this guide to choose what jewellery to wear with what fabric dress.

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The Top 10 Reasons to Visit South Africa


South Africa has so much to offer tourists. Here are the top 10 experiences you shouldn’t miss. From meeting elephants close-up to walking in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela.

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What Jewellery to wear with your colour spring dress


Want to know what jewellery to wear with your colour spring dress? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at our guide to matching your spring colour dress with the perfect piece of jewellery to really put a spring in your step.

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12 Most Famous Yellow Diamonds


Fancy coloured diamonds make up less than 1% of all diamonds mined on earth. Among the range of colours found, yellow is the most famous and prevalent. Yellow diamonds come in all shapes, sizes and in various colour intensities. The most intense yellow diamonds in the world originate in South Africa. Due to their rarity, intense yellow diamonds are more expensive than white diamonds. It is easy to see why these spectacular stones fascinate people. Read on to find out more about some the world’s largest and most notable yellow diamonds.

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10 Facts About Fancy Colour Diamonds You Didn’t Know


Bold and vivid, Natural Fancy Yellow diamonds make exquisite designer diamond jewellery creations. Of all the natural Fancy colour diamonds mined in the world, Fancy Yellow diamonds are the most highly sought after; and, due to their unique nature, they are becoming increasingly popular every year. Here are 10 fascinating facts about this mesmerising stone.

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Top Single Diamond Engagement Rings


Of all the engagement ring styles available, one of our all-time favourites remains the timeless solitaire ring. Decades have come and gone and still the solitaire diamond engagement ring has never failed to live up to its status as one of the most elegant classics of all time. If you are considering a solitaire engagement ring, we have some inspirational options – our top 10 solitaire diamond engagement ring styles to choose from. We invite you to have a look, who knows, you might just fall in love.

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The Fascinating Stories Behind Famous Celebrity Jewellery


We all like to lust after the illustrious gems of celebrities. Rare, over-the-top jewellery worn by the rich and famous are high in value and often also rich in tales and traditions. If you are curious about the pieces that make celebrity eyes twinkle, we invite you to read on. Discover the glamorous (and sometimes not so glamorous) stories behind some of the most talked about pieces worn by the stars.

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10 Jewellery Items To Best Express Yourself


Express your style with one of Shimansky’s top 10 jewellery pieces, each crafted with a distinct look and feel. Whether you are feeling romantic and whimsical or outrageous and confident, we have a variety of unique designs to suit all personalities and moods.

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Why More Women Are Buying Their Own Jewellery


If you’re thinking most designer diamond jewellery is bought by men, think again. For many years, a diamond ring has been the ultimate symbol of love and devotion, and don’t get us wrong, it’s still is, but also so much more. Diamond jewellery is about expressing yourself. It’s about wearing something that makes you feel great, from the inside, and of course, the outside. For most woman, diamond jewellery is a ‘just because’ gift, and why not? It’s a beautiful, ‘extra’ and the perfect expression of their strength, brilliance and flawless qualities.

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Celebrate Women’s Month with Shimansky


Like a diamond, women are strong and beautiful. As South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August we celebrate the independence and confidence of the modern women. Today, women pursue their dreams fearlessly, stand up for equality and boldly create the life they want. Here at Shimansky we invite you to applaud the independent, strong and confident woman in you by gifting yourself a beautiful Shimansky creation that reflects your unique style and personality.

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Celebrate the beauty of Africa’s riches


Africa is known for its beautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife and, of course, a wealth of reserves hidden beneath its soil. From the strongest stone in the world, the exquisite diamond, gold and platinum, to tanzanite – Africa’s rarest gem. The continent’s resources are celebrated in a range of beautiful Shimansky jewellery creations. Let’s explore…

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Sarah Hyland’s Modern (Family) Engagement Ring


Get all the news about Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland’s incredible oval diamond engagement ring on her engagement to podcaster, and ex-Bachelor alum, Wells Adams, including the proposal setting and the estimated value and carat size of the ring.

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7 Ways To Make a Difference on Mandela Day


Here are seven ways you can spend 67 minutes to help make a meaningful difference on 18 July Mandela Day, or any day. From donating blood to preparing food.

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Does size really matter? Tips for choosing a good size engagement ring


When it comes to engagement ring shopping, the question of diamond size often comes up. Does the size of an engagement ring diamond really matter? And, what is considered a good diamond size for an engagement ring? We have some answers and tips – from choosing a good size engagement ring and how to get the best value, to advice on how to make a diamond look larger. This will ensure that you get the most beautiful engagement ring for your budget.

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Tennis Bracelet Buying Guide


Our tennis bracelet buying guide has everything you need to know about the iconic tennis bracelet, how to wear it, different styles and settings, sizing, quality assessment, diamond cuts and even the tennis bracelet name origin. Use this guide to find the perfect diamond tennis bracelet, whether for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

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Have You Seen Meghan Markle’s New Ring?


When it comes to the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is hard to keep up. The, often described as, ingenious member of the royal family, is not only the very first royal to have her own official Instagram account, but she’s also one of few royals to step out with a new diamond engagement ring. Yes, you heard right. Meghan was seen wearing an upgraded version of her ring at her first public appearance since the birth of her baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at the Trooping the Colour ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II. Why did Meghan update her diamond ring?

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Do You Really Need An Engagement Ring In 2019?


Worn to symbolise your love and the promise of commitment, an engagement ring is the most meaningful gift a man will ever give, and a woman will receive. Yet, many modern women opt not to wear an engagement ring at all. There are so many beautiful things that make wearing this shimmering symbol of love so special. Here are five reasons to wear a diamond engagement ring.

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Planning an engagement? These are the Top Places in the World to Propose


Ready to take the next step in your relationship, but aren’t sure where to start? These are some of the top places in the world to propose.

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Best Time of The Year to Propose


Planning a special engagement starts with choosing a date or occasion. Get the best proposal ideas that will help you decide when to get engaged.

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How To Clean and Care For Your Diamond Rings and Fine Jewellery


To keep your diamond rings and fine jewellery looking as bright as the day you got them, it’s recommended to have them cleaned by a jeweller regularly. But there are times in between professional cleanings that you may need to clean your jewellery yourself.

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Must Have Diamond Earrings For Wedding

Earrings form an essential part of a bride’s look. Here are our favourite diamond wedding earrings designed to accentuate the bride’s natural beauty in style.

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Tim Tebow & Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters – Her Engagement Ring & What SA Ring OR Wedding bands she/he will choose for her big day?

What wedding band will Tim Tebow and Fiancé Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters choose to match with her engagement ring? Discover these perfect wedding band options.

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Top 10 Things to do on Father's Day with Dad

Celebrate the times your father stood in and acted as a guide, a teacher and a protector with fun-filled and exciting activities on Father’s Day.

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How To Wear Your Engagement Ring and Wedding Band

This is an incredibly exciting time. You’ve the perfect partner and the perfect symbol of your love; an engagement ring to be worn forever more.

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Celebrating Africa Day with a rare African gemstone

Today it’s Africa Day 2019, and no gemstone is more symbolic of the beauty and mystery of this continent than Tanzanite – one of Africa’s most rare and precious gifts

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ESSENTIAL JEWELLERY EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN

From classic earrings, must-have bracelets to cocktail jewellery and classic necklaces – let us help you find the perfect jewellery must-haves.

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MENS WEDDING RINGS & BANDS: OUR EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION

Our guide to mens rings has everything you need to know on how to pick a wedding ring for him - from the choice of metal and finish to fit and detailing.

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Get the Red Carpet Jewellery Look

Get the red carpet jewellery look with our round-up of the best fashion and jewels worn by celebrities to the Met Gala 2019 and the Daytime Emmy Awards 2019.

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Mother's Day Guide

Your mother is truly remarkable. View our top 10 list of Mother's Day surprise ideas to make her feel special & Mother’s Day gifts she'll treasure forever.

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Diamond – The Birthstone for April

Diamond – The Birthstone for April

We explore April's birthstone, the beautiful diamond. Read about its history and meaning. Birthstone jewellery is a meaningful gift with personal significance.

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The Diamond: Nature’s Most Precious Gemstone

In celebration of Earth Day on 22 April, learn more about nature’s most precious gemstone: the sparkling diamond. What makes them so rare, valuable and unique?

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April-born Celebrities and Their Diamonds

Diamonds are one of the nature’s most precious creations, and those born in April are lucky enough to call them their birthstone.

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TOP THINGS TO DO AT THE V&A WATERFRONT ON WORLD FAMILY DAY

Wondering how to celebrate World Family Day? Here’s a list of top family activities on World Family Day with a focus on things to do in the Waterfront.

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Celebrate the Brilliance of Colour Diamonds on International Colour Day

Celebrate the Brilliance of Colour Diamonds on International Colour Day

Celebrate International Colour Day with the warm shimmer of the yellow diamond and the spellbinding hue of tanzanite blue. Explore carats in colour with us.

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How To Style Your Engagement Ring

Everything on ring etiquette: from matching engagement rings to wedding bands, how to wear your engagement ring and wedding band, engagement jewellery and more.

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When To Gift Diamond Jewellery

The Significance Of A Fine Jewellery Gift

Why are we enchanted by diamonds? Find out why and when to gift fine jewellery, as well as what makes Shimansky tanzanite & diamond jewellery so exceptional.

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Tanzanite - The Birthstone for December

Tanzanite is a rare gemstone that can only be found in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. It has become wildly popular due to its breathtakingly beautiful colour and is the official birthstone for December.

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The Many Facets of Fancy Yellow Diamond Rings

Glimmering like the golden African sun, natural Fancy Yellow diamonds are truly exquisite. The Shimansky Fancy Yellow Diamond Collection captures the magical beauty of these rare diamonds in a range of eye-catching and iconic designs.

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How To Buy Jewellery Like An Expert

How To Buy Diamond Jewellery Like An Expert

Buying diamond and tanzanite jewellery for the one you love, is a most rewarding experience. Learn how to buy jewellery like an expert. Our insider buyers’ tips will guide you in finding the most valuable and beautiful diamond creation to suit your style.

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Christmas Jewellery Gift Guide - 2018

Adorning someone special with diamond gifts for Christmas is a time-honoured tradition. We invite you to browse Shimansky’s Christmas jewellery gift guide to find the perfect diamond holiday gift.

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Top things to do in Johannesburg & Best Time of Year To Visit

Situated on the edge of the world's largest known gold deposit, Johannesburg which is affectionately known as the 'City of Gold' offers visitors a vibrant mix of attractions, ranging from opulent boutique stores and world-class restaurants to five-star accommodation and adventurous day tours.

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Top Anniversary Gift Ideas

Selecting an anniversary gift should be guided by your personal taste. Our anniversary gift ideas will inspire in finding the perfect anniversary gift for her.

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5 Top Places In Cape Town To Celebrate Your Anniversary

If you are in search of anniversary ideas, our guide will inspire you. Find luxurious and romantic spots in Cape Town to make your special occasion truly memorable. From idyllic weekend getaway spots and romantic restaurants in Cape Town to a range of fascinating, exciting and relaxing activities.

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What Does It Take To Design A Signature Jewellery Creation?

Discover Shimansky’s jewellery craftsmanship stages and the diamond designs’ journey to perfection, from diamond sourcing to jewellery design and craftsmanship. Driven by a pursuit of perfection, passionately applied in every stage of the creation of our diamond designs.

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How to find your perfect ring size

One of the key steps in our engagement ring guide is making sure the ring is sized perfectly. Our engagement ring size guide will help you find the perfect fit! Our ring size guide is designed to help you find the perfect fit and to give you some useful tips on what to consider when measuring your ring finger size.

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Wedding Jewellery Ideas & Tips


Your wedding dress jewellery is important in creating your wedding day look. These wedding jewellery ideas will help you accessorise your bridal look flawlessly.

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ROMANTIC WAYS TO PROPOSE ON HOLIDAY IN CAPE TOWN


Romantic proposal ideas with creative ways to hide the engagement ring, where to find engagement rings in Cape Town and surprise engagement ideas.

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ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RING METAL GUIDE


An engagement ring is such a precious symbol of your love, which is why every facet of the ring needs to be carefully considered to ensure it best reflects her unique personality. One of the features to think about is the type of metal. The three types of metals for rings that Shimansky’s master craftsmen work with include platinum, 18k gold and palladium.

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DISCOVER ROSE GOLD ENGAGEMENT RINGS FROM SHIMANSKY


Rose gold is loved for its vintage and romantic appeal. Although rose gold is currently one of the biggest engagement ring and wedding jewellery trends, this romantic metal has a timeless allure. Originating from Russia in the 19th century and dubbed “Russian Gold”, rose gold has surpassed its status as a passing trend.

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WHY PLATINUM? PALLADIUM AND PLATINUM RINGS


Getting engaged is one of the most exciting events in your life. Taking the first step in your journey with your soulmate and laying the foundation for a life filled with love requires the perfect engagement ring.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIAMOND SETTINGS


Planning a proposal is such an exciting process – one that requires finding the perfect engagement ring that will symbolise your love and commitment for many years to come. When it comes to looking for the perfect engagement ring, it’s important to consider the different diamond setting types.

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TOP WAYS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN CAPE TOWN


When planning an exciting day out on National Women’s Day, which is celebrated as a public holiday in South Africa on the 9th of August, it’s good to think about the historical significance behind this special day. Why do we celebrate National Women’s Day?

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THE ART OF DIAMOND CUTTING


The journey of a Shimansky diamond direct from South African mines to your finger, magnificently shining with brilliance in a perfect setting, is quite something to behold. Along this remarkable journey, the rough diamond goes through several processes – each skilfully perfected. In its rough form, a diamond has potential.

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WHY USA IS THE BIGGEST DIAMOND CONSUMER


Diamonds are more popular than ever. According to insights on 2017 diamond jewellery industry statistics, consumers around the world are purchasing more diamond jewellery than ever before. Last year’s global diamond jewellery market value reached an all-time high of US$82 billion.

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TOP PLACES TO PROPOSE IN CAPE TOWN


Once you have found the perfect engagement ring, it’s time to plan a proposal that will sweep her off her feet. Getting engaged is one of the most memorable and magical moments a couple will ever share, which is why it is so important to plan this special occasion down to the finest detail. It all starts with finding the perfect location.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT DIAMOND


Buying a diamond is a thrilling occasion. However, with so many factors to consider when buying one, it’s important to know what to look for in a diamond. Knowing how to choose a diamond will help you make an informed decision when doing your jewellery shopping, whether you are planning on proposing or you want to buy a diamond as an investment.

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TOP LUXURIOUS WINTER ACTIVITIES IN CAPE TOWN


Flanked by majestic mountains and dramatic coastlines, the vibrant city of Cape Town is one of the world’s most breathtaking and popular tourist destinations. Crowned as the number one city in Africa for business tourism events for the fourth consecutive year, and voted as the best city in the world.

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5 DIAMOND JEWELLERY CREATIONS PERFECT FOR HEIRLOOMS


There’s nothing more remarkable than an extraordinary diamond jewellery creation - especially if the piece of jewellery is connected to a special family member like your great-grandmother. A diamond heirloom is truly a meaningful creation you can carry on from one generation to the next.

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BEAUTIFUL AND OUT OF THE ORDINARY – WEDDING TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD


Popping the question is an exciting and rewarding experience. Proposal statistics have shown that men and women differ quite significantly on this issue, making the endless array of worrisome questions that swarm your mind “Will she say yes? Will she love the ring? Where should I propose?” even more difficult to answer.

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ENGAGEMENT RING & WEDDING JEWELLERY TRENDS IN 2018


If you are expecting your significant other to propose this year you probably have already started researching the best engagement ring designers, pinned the prettiest engagement rings and most popular wedding rings to your secret Pinterest board and, perhaps, even tried a few on.

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5 STEPS TO CHOOSING THE PERFECT ENGAGEMENT RING


Are you and your soul mate ready for the big “I do”? Finding the perfect engagement ring is one of the most important and exciting steps to starting your journey together. But with so many things to consider when it comes to choosing an engagement ring, you may feel a little overwhelmed.

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PALLADIUM OR PLATINUM, THE BEST FIT FOR YOU


Even though your future bride-to-be takes centre stage, the groom needs to feel just as important on the big day. The best way to make him feel just as loved and adored is by making sure he receives a designer men’s wedding band that he can cherish forever.

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MY GIRL DIAMOND, AS UNIQUE AS YOU


The My Girl diamond is truly a remarkable symbol of the undying love you have for one another. Like the woman of your dreams, the one-of-a-kind diamond is mesmerising and worth treasuring. The unique and timeless design was inspired by the love you share with the special person in your life.

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A SPARKLING DAY IN CAPE TOWN SPENT WITH CHAMPAGNE AND DIAMONDS


To celebrate the remarkable beauty of a diamond, Shimansky, along with a number of influencers in Cape Town started the day off with champagne and ended the afternoon with diamonds.

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HELP HIM BUY YOU THE PERFECT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING


Are things between you and your significant other getting rather serious? If so, you’re probably excited about the prospect that he might pop the question any day now. He may have extraordinary taste, but it's not always a given that you'll receive your dream diamond engagement ring.

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ROMANCING THE STONE


Shimansky is one of the most sough-after jewellery companies in the world. For many years, Shimansky has been capturing the beauty of a diamond and creating unforgettable jewellery that speaks to one’s heart.

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO WITH DAD ON FATHER’S DAY


To be a dad in a child’s life is considered to be a very important role. Celebrate the times your father stood in and acted as a guide, a teacher and a protector with fun-filled and exciting activities on Father’s Day, celebrated Sunday 18 June 2017.

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THE ANATOMY OF A DIAMOND RING


When it comes to buying an engagement ring there’s more to it than meets the eye. Not only will the ring have the perfect combination of fire, brilliance and scintillation, but there’s a lot of other components that make up the anatomy of a diamond ring.

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THE MAKING OF THE EVOLYM RING


It’s takes more than just a companion to spend the rest of your life with, it takes a person you truly love to make that lifelong commitment. Once you’ve found that special person, who understands you and accepts you for who you are, you know you have found true love.

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LEARN THE FASCINATING STORY OF PLATINUM


Platinum is one of the most precious metals you will find in the world; the metal is considered to be extremely rare, strong and durable making it the preferred choice for use in diamond jewellery. South Africa is known for containing the world’s richest platinum reserves, which are situated in the North West Province.

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TOP 10 WAYS TO SPOIL YOUR MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY


Her love is endless and in most cases, a mom can be compared to a diamond; she represents love, strength and perseverance. There’s simply nothing your mother won’t do to make you happy. Why not return the favour this Mother’s Day by spoiling her with one of these top 10 spectacular celebration ideas?

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A GUIDE TO INVESTING IN DIAMONDS


Due to the constant fluctuation of the economy, individuals have decided to rather hold onto their savings and look for a more substantial investment. It is during these difficult times that investors have come to once again appreciate the value of physical commodities such as the value of investing in diamonds.

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THE JOURNEY OF A SHIMANSKY DIAMOND : FROM MINE TO FINGER


Finding a rough diamond and transforming it into a dazzling array of brilliance, fire and scintillation is a very involved process. Not only are the rough diamonds hand-selected from the South African mines to find the best quality, but it’s also polished and cut in house by a few of the world’s most talented craftsmen before it reaches the consumer.

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MY GIRL DIAMOND IS ONE IN A MILLION


Like the woman of your dreams, the My Girl diamond is unique in every single way. Not only is the one of a kind diamond cut a true expression of your love and devotion, and perfectly suited for an engagement ring, but it also makes for the perfect anniversary gift.

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WHAT DIAMOND SHAPE ARE YOU


Not sure what engagement ring to get your significant other? At Shimansky we believe each bride has her own unique style and personality; therefore Shimansky provides a wide variety of different diamond cuts and shapes to suit each and every bride-to-be.

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Shimansky Black Diamonds

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF A DIAMOND FACET


Finding the perfect engagement ring is an important step when it comes to planning a proposal. Fortunately, with a variety of elegant diamond rings at Shimansky, you will most certainly find a ring that suits her style and reflects your love.

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TOP 7 TIPS TO LAYERING PENDANTS


Layering diamond pendants is on-trend worldwide with a number of stylish women compiling multiple chains and diamond pendants to create an even larger statement piece. The layered pendant look adds style and glamour to your appearance, but how exactly would one accomplish the trend without looking over accessorised?

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WHERE DO BLACK DIAMONDS COME FROM


A black diamond has become a very popular alternative for the less traditional bride-to-be. The reason? The magnificent stone provides the bride with a variety of different styles and gives her an opportunity to create a unique signature jewellery piece.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIAMOND SETTINGS


Are you planning to propose, but you’re not sure what style ring your significant other will prefer? Luckily, with an array of options at Shimansky, you will be sure to find the perfect ring that will capture the reflection of her personality and style.

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THE MILLENNIUM RING IS ICONIC BY DESIGN


The way in which a diamond is formed is truly one of the most fascinating processes. But, the actual extraordinary moment when a breathtakingly beautiful gemstone is matched with an iconic jewellery design begins when a woman falls hopelessly in love with it.

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THE SECRET GUIDE TO DETERMINE HER RING SIZE


Planning a proposal is one of the most exciting things you will ever do in your life. Not only is it a special moment for you, but it’s a special moment for your significant other, who has dreamed about it since she was a little girl. With that in mind, you would like to make the proposal unforgettable. This will include a one of a kind engagement ring that perfectly fits her ring finger.

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MAGICAL THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE


Remember the feeling of falling in love? For the first few weeks, you struggle to eat, sleep and even concentrate. But, at the same time, you’re happy, excited and overjoyed. The feeling of love is simply incredible, yet overwhelming. One day you wake up with butterflies in your stomach the next you have sweaty palms. But what exactly causes your body to react the way it does when you fall in love?

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EXPLORE CAPE TOWN AT THE 2017 MINING INDABA


It’s almost time for the world’s most influential stakeholders in African mining to come together and discuss the fascinating world of the mining industry. In only a few days Cape Town will be filled with members of the worldwide mining community dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining in Africa.

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7 ROMANTIC GESTURES THAT ARE IDEAL FOR VALENTINES DAY


Remember how the sparks used to fly when you first started dating? Romantic dinners by candlelight, walks along the beach, movies, boat rides and spontaneous surprises filled the early days of your relationship.

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MOST ICONIC ENGAGEMENT RINGS OF ALL TIME


When it comes to celebrity engagement rings putting a price on it and deciding on the size certainly knows no bounds. As Elizabeth Taylor once said, “Big girls need big diamonds”.

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TANZANITE - THE DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE


This month we celebrate the magnificent gemstone, Tanzanite - named the ‘December Birthstone’ in 2002. The fascinating and rare gemstone can only be found in Tanzania, at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro – the geographic origins after which the stone was named. After its discovery in 1967 the blue variety of the mineral zoisite has also become wildly popular due to its breathtakingly beautiful colour.

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5 AMAZING WAYS TO PROPOSE THIS CHRISTMAS


You have found the one, but you’re not sure how to pop the question. The festive season is a magical time to propose.Not only do you have more free time to be creative, but you also get to celebrate the exciting news with friends and family. But first, have a look at these amazing proposal ideas before you pop the champagne:

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DESIGN A BESPOKE RING THAT'S AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE


Your love is unique. So, why not invest in a ring that truly reflects her style and taste? At Shimansky, we pride ourselves in offering just the best. Not only do we make sure that the most sought-after engagement rings in South Africa (which are crafted in the purest platinum and finest 18K gold) but we also provide you with the option to design the ring itself.

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GREAT THINGS TO DO IN CAPE TOWN


When it comes to Cape Town, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the multiple options of activities the beautiful Mother City has on offer. With that being said, we thought it would be fitting to supply you with a list of fun, breathtakingly beautiful and adventurous things to do while visiting Cape Town.

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THE BEST PLATINUM ENGAGEMENT RINGS FROM SHIMANSKY


Congratulations on taking an step in your special relationship where love, passion and lifelong commitment reside, you are ready to move to one of the most exciting periods in your life – being engaged to the chosen one, the one you are going to spend the rest of your life with.

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DISCOVER ROSE GOLD ENGAGEMENT RINGS FROM SHIMANSKY


Originating from Russia in the 19th century and dubbed “Russian Gold” the world has fallen in love all over again with rose gold or pink gold, which has a timelessly feminine appeal that has given way to a rising demand for rose gold engagement rings.

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SHIMANSKY LAUNCHES MY GIRL PERFUME


Following the success of the My Girl Diamond, Shimansky is proud to announce the launch of the limited edition My Girl Perfume – a captivating fragrance drawn from natural rose oil that will reflect and enhance your own fire, brilliance and scintillation.

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VERA FARMIGA – THE FIRST WOMAN TO OWN A LIMITED EDITION MY GIRL PERFUME


On a visit to Cape Town during the filming of the 2012 action thriller Safe House, talented Hollywood and Oscar-nominated actress, Vera Farmiga received a limited edition Shimansky My Girl Perfume prior to the official launch.

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PLANNING A SURPRISE PROPOSAL


Having been in the diamond business for over two decades we believe that an engagement ring is the most meaningful gift a man will give and a woman will receive. To ensure that the moment when she opens that little box is as perfect as you have imagined we have five top tips for buying the ideal engagement ring

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