Category Archives: Jewellery Advice

Read our expert jewellery advice articles from Serendipity Diamonds. With a broad range of topics, we give guidance on how to get the best value, avoiding unnecessary high street prices.

We reveal expert insider knowledge about diamonds, engagement rings and jewellery and give you hints and tips best read before buying any jewellery. Enjoy our jewellery care and cleaning guidance. From articles on how to clean a diamond ring to restore the shine of your Platinum, we have techniques and cleaning products to bring back the shine to any item of jewellery.

All of our jewellery advice articles include detailed information and high-resolution photography and come to you directly from the Serendipity Diamonds team. We care deeply about giving great advice and passing on helpful guidance to ensure you get the very best out of your jewellery purchase whether buying online or at your local jeweller. All of our posts welcome comments and questions to get more from our guidance.

Avoid the Cost of a Replacement GIA Certificate with a GIA Report Check

GIA certificate

Replacing a lost GIA diamond certificate Your GIA certificate is an important document. Furthermore, it gives important information about your diamond . Unfortunately, buyers lose their original GIA certificate. In other situations, some second hand buyers lack the original report supplied to the first buyer. Why is the GIA report check important? The GIA report Read the full article…

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

916 Gold – What Does the 916 Hallmark Mean on Jewellery?

916 Gold and the 916 Hallmark in jewellery Most of our Gold jewellery features the hallmarks for 9ct or 18ct Gold. For example, 375 and 750 appear frequently in our jewellery commissions. On occasion, we have Gold jewellery hallmarked 916. The appearance of 916 Gold sometimes causes confusion. What is 916 Gold? The most common Read the full article…

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

What Does Tarnish Mean? Do Gold, Platinum and Palladium Tarnish?

The meaning of the word ‘Tarnish’ Tarnish is a thin layer of corrosion that forms on the outermost layer of a metal as it undergoes a chemical reaction. It does not always result from the effect of oxygen in the air.  It often appears as a dull, grey surface over the metal. Only the top few layers of Read the full article…

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.