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The Vero Diamonds experience

Like many men, Omar Merebi was overwhelmed when he started looking for an engagement ring for his girlfriend. But once he spoke with our founder, Ottawa jeweller Ali El Arbid, he was immediately put at ease.   “I was extremely nervous and lost, and Ali was able to flip all of those emotions and turn them into happiness and excitement,” Omar recalls. “He was so helpful and welcoming, and the ring … was stunning.”   Omar is not alone. Dozens of clients have told us how anxious they were about the process of shopping for jewellery—whether they were looking for an engagement ring, wedding bands or something else special—and how working with us made the experience easy, enjoyable and memorable.   Ali, who...

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How to choose the perfect Diamond Shape?

  Deciding on the right Diamond Shape can feel overwhelming, considering the options. The diamond shapes to choose are Round, Princess, Emerald, Asscher, Cushion, Radiant, Pear, Oval, Marquise, and Heart. The shape of the diamond refers to its cut. The cut is the overall geometry involving the facets and proportion of the diamond.    Cutting a diamond involves an array of skills, craftsmanship, and ground breaking technology. A diamond cutter has to be meticulous in cutting a diamond to bring out its unique beauty and sparkle. Our guide will take a deep dive into how to choose the right diamond shape for you or your fiancé. Let us begin our plan to sweep you or your partner right off your/their...

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The Right Gift for Every Milestone Anniversary

From pearls to gold to diamonds and more, anniversary milestones mark important dates in a marriage or partnership. The jewel or gemstone associated with the anniversary becomes more precious with every passing year. Want to present your significant other with the right anniversary gift? Read on as we discuss what makes the ideal anniversary present to show your partner how much you care.   Anniversary Gifts by Year  Since every milestone is important, there are meaningful gift ideas for every single anniversary, from the first to the sixtieth. Although the lists might vary per country, the traditional ones have been with us for a good while now. The 10th anniversary, for example, is often celebrated with diamond jewellery, while pearls and coloured gems are...

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Changes in Engagement Ring Trends Over Time

Much in the same way as fashion trends come and go, the most popular types of engagement rings have changed dramatically over the last century. However, some pieces have proven to be timeless. If you are looking for an engagement ring in Ottawa, this article will guide you through the trends in the world of engagement rings. A sneak preview: The trending item in engagement rings nowadays is bespoke, customized rings that reflect individual personalities and the love and desire a couple have for one another. We’ll have more about that a little later on… but first, the history of engagement ring trends in the last century. Evolution of Engagement Ring Trends In the 1920s, coinciding with the height of...

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Can You Tell the Difference Between Lab Created Diamonds and Mined Diamonds?

Diamonds have always been used to showcase class and taste. For centuries, these timeless gems have found their way into diamond rings, necklaces, bracelets and many other items of fine jewellery. Diamonds have always been in high demand, and their scarce supply has meant that these gems were affordable only for some who desired them. But did you know that modern diamond technology has brought diamonds within reach for more people? No, we’re not talking about fake diamonds. We are talking about lab diamonds created by expert diamond scientists. These human-made diamonds share the same properties as mined diamonds and are identical in appearance. But some people still say that “they are not the same.” To that, our answer is...

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