21/11/2016

Welcome to our new site

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site, and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers. Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process. We really hope you enjoy having a look around the new site – we will be constantly adding new products... Read More

02/10/2015
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The Outstanding Opal

Mysterious opals contain the wonders of the skies – sparking rainbows, fireworks, and lightning, shifting and moving in their depths. – Anonymous The majestic beauty of this stone captivates all who witness the colourful hues. Opals are the official birthstone for October, the national gemstone of Australia and come in a range of colours and shades, the stone will be more valuable the more colours it has. The colours of the opal gem consist of three components, the hue, tone and saturation: Hue: Gives the impression of the colour Tone:... Read More

30/07/2015
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JULY PICK: The Ravishing Ruby!

As well as being July’s birthstone, rubies are also the traditional gift for those celebrating 15th or 40th anniversaries. We are reaching the end of July, and while the summer weather has not been red hot for us here in Dublin this month’s birthstone certainly is – the resplendent ruby! The word ruby comes from the Latin word, rubens, which fittingly means red. Rubies are found in shades of red, from rich darkish red to pigeon blood red and pinkish red. The red hue comes from traces of the mineral... Read More

19/06/2015
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Reeling in the Years…Gift Ideas for Dad

The Year is 1944… 16th Academy Awards ceremony was held at Graumans Chinese Theatre for the first time. Montreal Canadiens win Stanley Cup 4-0 against the Chicago Blackhawks. D-Day occurs in Normandy and is the largest amphibious invasion  to ever take place. Omega Watch in Fantastic Original Condition. This 1944 manual wind Omega watch is a rare example in excellent condition. With a stainless steel case and numbers at even intervals, the dial is unrestored (amazing original condition!) and rare broad arrow illuminous hands make this an exceptional piece.  ... Read More

12/06/2015

Everything Emerald!

Reflecting the green hues of spring, the emerald is the birthstone for May and is also a traditional gift for those celebrating 55th wedding anniversaries. The big three of coloured gemstones are ruby, sapphire and emeralds…today we will be solely focusing on the green glamourous gemstone and educate you on everything emerald! The first known emeralds emerged from the mines of ancient Egypt – currently Columbia is the world’s largest producer of Emeralds, accounting for over 50% of the world’s supply. Emeralds are often associated with magic and mystery. The... Read More

16/05/2015
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MAY PICK: The Exquisite Emerald

‘No stone has a colour that is more delightful to the eye, for, whereas the sight fixes itself with avidity upon the green grass and the foliage of the trees, we have all the more pleasure in looking upon the emerald, there being no gem in existence more intense than this.’ – Pliny Our staff pick will again focus on the birthstone for the month…May’s mesmerising emerald! The name for this gorgeous stone originates from the old French word ‘esmeralde’, which was derived from the Greek word ‘smaragdos’ meaning ‘green stone’.... Read More

17/04/2015
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Explaining the Sparkle: Diamonds Deconstructed

There are 4 key elements in the make-up of diamonds, we call them the 4 Cs. Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat. Diamonds are naturally spectacular: it is their rarity and fire that makes them the primary choice of gemstone for engagement rings. In this article we will look at how a diamond gets its shine and what to look out for when you are purchasing that special piece. There are 4 key elements in the make-up of diamonds, we call them the 4 Cs. Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat. These... Read More

11/04/2015
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APRIL PICK: Over the Moon for Diamonds!

Our posts this month will focus on April’s birthstone (and everyone’s favourite)…DIAMONDS. Our lovely staff pick for this month is this gorgeous vintage crescent diamond brooch comprising of 4.50ct of diamonds set in 18ct yellow gold and silver. Gorgeous Diamond Crescent Brooch. Symbolising new beginnings, crescent brooches were popular during the Victorian Era. Set with high quality old transitional cut diamonds, this brooch is worthy of the Moon Goddess; Luna. Luna, the Moon Goddess Stop by our Grafton Street store to view this gorgeous vintage piece today and add a... Read More

04/03/2015

Small diamonds? Not so small price!

Here is some more helpful advice on current diamond pricing at Brereton Jewellers. “Following on from last week’s blog I am talking today about the increase in price of the smaller carat weight diamonds. In particular, 0.20ct to 0.45ct stones. These would predominantly make up your solitaire diamond stud earrings and your 4 to 5 stone eternity bands. These diamonds have shot up in demand in Asia and what happens when something is in high demand? The price goes up! Unfortunate but true I’m afraid. The ramifications this recent price... Read More

21/02/2015
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Get Them Whilst They’re Hot! Diamond Prices Set To Soar!

Here is some information on diamond pricing this month (February 2015) that we thought would be helpful to anyone who’s searching for the perfect engagement ring. “The euro has fallen to an unbelievable low against the dollar following the elections in Greece, the lowest it has seen in over 11 years. Around this time last year the euro had a value of $1.35 give or take and now it has plummeted to just $1.13. This is relevant to diamonds as diamonds are globally traded in dollars. So if the euro... Read More