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Rose Couture by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

What is the Rose Couture range? It is my dream. All the one of a kind pieces I dream of. There is no distinct style, no rules, no limits.

The TATLER Christmas Gift Guide

We can’t wait for Christmas, and Christmas shopping! The run up to Christmas is the best bit isn’t it? Shopping, parties, family get-togethers! The amazing food and seasonal drinks, we just love our peppermint mochas and our mulled wine! But, we’re even more excited this year because we’re featured in the TATLER Christmas Gift Guide.

To Be An Olympian

This weekend just gone I was awarded my first medal. Unfortunately not gold, silver or bronze but a beautiful medal all the same, for finishing the Robin Hood Half Marathon.

From One Kick Ass Princess to Another

Back in May, it was Princess Charlotte’s first birthday. The United Kingdom’s very own Princess.

A Diamond Dream to Design

This year I’ve had one of my most challenging design projects, and I’ve loved every second of it.

Sapphires for September

    What would the beginning of the month be without a blog on it’s birthstone!? This month, the lovely and so versatile, Sapphire.

Workshop Wednesday: Russian Love

A true classic in the world of jewellery is the Russian Wedding Ring. Representing the Holy Trinity (not it’s only meaning) and traditionally in tri colour gold they are simple and timeless.

August’s Newcomer, Spinel.

Are you an August baby but not Peridot’s biggest fan!? Well this year, you’re in luck!

Workshop Wednesday: The Gentleman’s Cuff

It’s not very often we are asked to make jewellery for the men of the world, some see it impractical, some think it too ‘feminine’ and some just never think of it!

The Ruby and The Sunrise Are One: The Sunrise Ruby

In the early morning hour, just before dawn, lover and beloved awake and take a drink of water. She asks, Do you love me or yourself more? Really, tell me the absolute truth.   He says, There is nothing left of me. I am like a ruby held up to the sunrise. Is it still a stone, or a world made of redness? It has no resistance to sunlight. The ruby and the sunrise are one. Be courageous and discipline yourself.   Work. Keep digging your well. Don’t think about getting off from work. Submit to a daily practice. Your loyalty to that is a ring on the door. Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who’s there. The Sunrise Ruby, an incredible jewel named after the beautiful poem written by 13th century poet, Rumi. A 25.59 carat ruby mounted in the centre of 2 shield cut diamonds by Cartier. An absolutely striking piece featuring the incredible Burmese ruby. The Swiss Gemmological Institute has named it “a unique treasure of nature” with its pigeon’s blood red colour, and fine purity. The Sunrise Ruby 25.59 carats is an extremely rare size for a ruby and holds the record for the The Graff Ruby most expensive ruby sold at auction, selling for £19.5 mil at Sotheby’s auction in Geneva in May 2015. As well as it being the world’s most expensive coloured gemstone. Only 6 months earlier the 8.62 carat Graff Ruby sold at auction for £8.6 mil breaking that same record, that’s over twice the size! An anonymous buyer bought this stunning piece which makes the jewel even more interesting, don’t you think? Was it you who bought it!? I do love some mystery! Rubies are just getting bigger and bigger in size as well as ever more popular with women (and men) around the world favouring rubies, sapphires, emeralds (and other coloured gemstones) over diamonds! 6 of the top 10 rubies sold at auction have been sold in the last year and a half, which is pretty incredible-imagine what’s to come!