What should I get for our anniversary?

Date Added: 27/10/2014
 

 

 

 

This is certainly one of the most reoccurring questions we get asked in the shop. We get it, we have been there ourselves, it is a lot of pressure trying to find the perfect present, but getting the anniversary present right can be easier than you think.

Many times, the best way is to ask your partner what they wish for, if you would like it to be a surprise, ask far in advance. This is the easiest route and is often the most successful one.
 
 

 

 The complete surprise route is also usually very successful and can bring up lovely emotions. Just the other day my customer came in and picked up an eternity band for his partner, she was completely stunned and just so happy, my customer told me that it could not have gone better. A few tips if you are thinking about surprising your partner, if you want to get a ring try to figure out your partners ring size and also what type of style they like which is also relevant if you are looking to get your partner earrings or a necklace.

 

 

The most common present for a ‘big’ anniversary, is definitely an eternity band, which sits next to the engagement ring. This means that there are three rings, the wedding band, the engagement ring and the eternity band. Together this looks absolutely stunning. Alternatively, you can stack rings, in what is now known as "celebration rings". I have provided a few pictures and links to some of our rings that are very popular as eternity bands.


D:
Heaven 2.0
$1030 inc GST

E: Tabatha 1.5
$1160 inc GST

F:
Heaven 1.3
$980 inc GST

 

 

For the ‘every year’ anniversary it is very common to get pendants, earrings or dress rings. These gifts can help to make every anniversary special and memorable.
A few of my personal favourites in different price ranges are as follows:  



B: Lin 4.5
$440 inc GST


C: Elissa 6.0
$570 inc GST

G: Eloise A
$680 inc GST

 

If you really cannot come up with any ideas, you can always purchase a piece of jewellery that has the gemstone that represents that year’s anniversary.

In the end it is all about showing your partner how much you appreciate them and how much they mean to you.
 

-Patrik

 

 




Diamond Certificate Advice

Date Added: 13/10/2014

 

Ever wonder which certificate your diamond should come with, and why this is an important consideration?

  Rapnet – the world’s largest diamond trading network, has just recently announced its decision to cease
listing all European Gemological Laboratories (EGL) grading reports, in a response to growing concerns
and complaints over its misinterpretation on diamond grading.

Another gemstone and jewellery trading network Polygon had also follow suit to stop listing EGL certificates.

 

Credit:  http://www.jewelryappraisaldenver.com

 

This news came at a time amid reports of several lawsuits filed against a US-based retailer for misleading customers about the quality of diamonds certified by EGL. Locally, The Jewellers Association of Australia stated it had also received numerous consumer complaints regarding EGL certificates in the last few years.

Although grading standards are subjective within a ‘reasonable tolerance range’, a number of EGL reports have been found to overstate or over-grade diamonds using GIA terminology. Martin Rapaport, chairman of the Rapaport Group, warns of the risky scenario “when consumers try to resell their diamonds or send them to the GIA for re-grading and discover significant quality differences”. 

 

 

 

  Martin Rapaport, Rapaport Group chairman. Source: Jeweller Magazine

 

We recommend for our customers to choose a diamond with a GIA or IGI certificate.  

We combine our expertise and passion in guiding you to choosing the perfect stone,
and make your bespoke piece a dream come true.

Janet

 



Aquamarine - "Water of the Sea"

Date Added: 08/10/2014

 

 

This month, we're excited to add Aquamarine gemstones to our collection!

Aquamarine means "water of the sea" in Latin, and comes mainly in all shades of blue. Its common shade of light blue exudes feelings of sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship. The gorgeous colour reflects the sky and the ocean, and according to legend it originated in the treasure chest of beautiful mermaids, and has since ancient times, been regarded as the sailors' lucky stone.

 

 

As a member of the Beryl family, the blue tint comes from traces of iron in chemical composition. Unlike the other beryl gemstone, Emerald, Aquamarines are highly resistant to inclusions and easy to mine, making them much less expensive.

A quality aquamarine should not have inclusions that are visible to the naked eye. It's a fairly hardy stone (7.5 to 8.0 on the Mohs hardness scale). The more intense the colour of an aquamarine, the more value is put on it.

We can custom make any design with Aquamarine gemstones for you, in any size or cut,
so you too can dream about the ocean and the sky.

- Alana




Hong Kong Jewellery Fair

Date Added: 20/09/2014

Stephen and Lauren have just returned from Hong Kong where they have attended
one of the world’s largest jewellery fairs.
With over 52,000 visitors and over 1,600 gemstone suppliers from all around the world this jewellery fair is legendary. For us who did not get to visit the fair this means much jealousy, but we are also happy for Stephen and Lauren who got to enjoy this significant event.

credit: thanjaitours

 

There are many stories about the Hong Kong fair, with diamonds worth millions of dollars and the fair more often than not, involves some thrill with robberies. This year was not without its thrills. Five diamond thieves were arrested after an attempt to steal diamonds with a total worth up to $968,000. One of the suspects tried to exchange a five carat diamond,
worth $425,000 with a fake diamond, however the sales attendant saw the whole act.
When they confronted the man he dropped the diamond on the floor and was swiftly escorted away from the premises of the police.


credit: exhibitions.jewellerynetasia.com

If you love jewellery the Hong Kong trade fair is something that has to be experienced. The worlds whole jewellery market moves to the exhibition centre in Hong Kong for one week. With all different gemstones, some even many experts have never seen and heard of ever before. Every time we have visited the fair we have learned something new. 
 

One thing is for sure, next year I hope it will be my time to go to the Hong Kong Jewellery fair.

All the best,

Patrik Andersson
Sales Associate

 




Vivid Proposal

Date Added: 15/09/2014

Hi Guys,
Want to know how to pop the question to your soul mate so she can remember it for all time? 
Then read on...
 


Chris has recently proposed to his gorgeous girlfriend Davina in front of thousands of curious onlookers at the Sydney's Vivid Festival 2014.

I have to say Chris has style.

Check this out! http://youtu.be/8iEwMZS4FQ8.
Watch the background as Chris proposes.

Best wishes to Chris and Davina from all of us here.
Thank you for sharing with us the beginning of your beautiful life together. Chris, you rock.

 

 

 



Windows Of The City - Perth

Date Added: 02/09/2014

 

Moi Moi Perth is excited to be part of the "Windows Of The City", an annual event run by The City of Perth and the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. This year, the public gets to vote for their favourite windows for a chance to win one of four City of Perth $5000 shopping sprees!

 

 

 
The theme we have been briefed was to partner “art and fashion” together. Moi Moi is a jewellery store in the Carillion arcade. Moi, besides it being incorporated in our signature jewel, Moissanite, which is The Most Brilliant Jewel in the World tm, in Cantonese it means little sister, which is a perfect pairing for the modern illustrator Ali J whose illustrations often under carry the theme of sisters or best friends.

 

 

Taking inspiration from many elements, Ali J wanted to create two high fashion figures adorned in jewellery. The two figures in clothes inspired by her favourite couture designer Ulyana Sergeenko from Moscow. Both girls have long flowing hair, impeccable choice in jewels, and eyes in hues of blue and green. The figures are quiet but contemplative and their beauty resonating from within. The eyes reflecting the strength to their character.

The figures are surrounded in a sea of beautiful glittering jewels. The jewellery stands are custom made by Ali taking inspiration from the woodland (a place that makes her heart sing) and beveled to reflect the shape of the jewels themselves. However each stand is different to the next, to hint that each element of jewellery that we wear is unique and unlike any other as they become part of our lives. The stands are in natural tones with pops of colour and metallics.

Above the figures hangs a tree branch with a weaving created by hand. The tree branch from Ali's own home symbolizes the idea that our homes are our safe space, our comfort. The weaving is an artwork that incorporates fabric and elements from her childhood as well as reflecting on the idea of time. These two items were included to bring warmth and a safe space for the figures and jewellery to live within.

The journey of creating the window was one of laughter, long nights and sawdust. Each block of wood was bevelled by hand. Each strand of hair was individually drawn. Every item of jewellery in the window was carefully selected for its colour and sparkle.

All the best,

Aggie




Windows of the City Perth

Date Added: 20/08/2014
 

 

"Windows Of The City" is an annual event run by The City of Perth and this year with the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival.  I am excited to announce that Ali J has teamed up with Moi Moi to create a stunning window display that showcases both the amazing jewellery and illustrations side by side.

 

      

Ali has worked with a lot of amazing people to help bring her artwork to life. She has had three solo exhibitions and her artwork can be found worldwide in books and magazines, on CD's, clothing, cards, prints and walls. She has collaborated and work with the likes of Sony/BMG, The Australian Copyright Council, Laura Ashley and The Women's Weekly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali J is an artist and illustrator for the new generation. She lives on the outskirts of Perth alongside the beach creating in her vintage caravan studio. Her obsession lies in figures, primarily female, often with red rosy cheeks.

By day she is a mum of two kids, but put her in front of a canvas and she creates figures, scenes and worlds from her imagination.

 

 

 She has been creative all her life studying art at school and then continuing through college. However it was a random moment at the age of twenty six and working full time in a department store that she shared one of her illustrations online and her shop sold out within days that started her career.

 
   

 
 

 
Each creation is inspired by memories and experiences from life. Created by hand on paper or canvas sometimes incorporating vintage book pages or text within the work. The majority of the works are based on people or portraits, or their homes. Colours used are often modern and bold.

 
   

 

 
 

 
Stay tune for our next blog which will show you lots of interesting behind the scene works!

Aggie

 
   

 

 



Father's Day 2014

Date Added: 11/08/2014

 

Every first Sunday in September is the day we put aside every year to celebrate and show our appreciation for our Fathers.

 

Fathers day is a lovely celebration and personally reminds me of the significance and the influence that my father has had on my life. It is the day every year I actually reflect over and thank my own father for everything he has done for me.

 

Every Father, old and new, deserves to be shown gratitude, love and appreciation. This is why at Moi Moi, we are celebrating Fathers day by offering $75 off on our men's bands, including titanium, 9 Karat Gold, 18 Karat Gold and Platinum rings. As we already have a price guarantee on our men's band this is truly a great Fathers day offer.

 


We hope you have a lovely Fathers day together with your families, and to all Fathers out there, Happy Fathers day!

 

All the best,

 

Patrik

 

 

 




Moi Moi Diamonds

Date Added: 30/07/2014


Moi Moi is best known as Australia’s Moissanite jeweller.  Did you know that we have many ring designs, which feature diamonds? 

Our Diamond ring range is unique and vast It is unique because once you choose your setting featuring diamonds in the mounting, you can choose to have the centre stone to be either Diamond or Moissanite. Our website has all the prices options listed on each setting option.  The settings can also be modified to suit your exact desires and design ideas. 

 

Moi Moi Diamonds 

 

Midnight Collection and Blush Collection
 
Once you decide on your setting we can source the most magnificent diamond for you.

Moi Moi holds diamonds as virtual stock which means that you will be able to benefit from getting a fabulous diamond at an extremely competitive price. You have access to millions of dollars worth diamonds direct from Antwerp. After consultation with you and coupled with our expertise we will do the work for you to source for you several options. We can work within any budget, size and shape. The result is access to a limitless supply of diamonds with the help and guidance of one of our highly trained consultants.

 Talk to us about your ideas whether they are for Diamond or for Moissanite surrounded by diamond.  We are here to help and look forward to creating a special piece of jewellery for you.

Warm regards,

Lauren

 

 

 

 




Titanium Rings

Date Added: 21/07/2014

 

Titanium rings are popular as fashion rings and also as men's wedding bands. Titanium rings feel very light. Many men who don’t like to wear rings, like Titanium for their lightweight feel. They look sleek and modern, are highly scratch-resistant and can be combined with other precious metals, like gold or platinum. Whether you want simplicity, traditional, modern or a fusion of both, we have a wide range of Titanium men’s wedding rings and dress rings to view. Not many jewellers offer custom made Titanium rings, however we are proud to say that we can custom make Titanium rings for you. Also , many of our wedding ring designs can be made in Titanium for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Fun Facts about Titanium Rings:

 - Titanium is the hardest natural metal in the world. It is very strong, three times the
strength of steel and much stronger than gold, silver and platinum and yet is very light weight.

 

- Although Titanium rings are very strong, engraving is possible. Speak to
us if you would like to engrave something special in your ring.

 

- Titanium rings are hypoallergenic. Titnaium is rarely alloyed with common skin irritants,
so the rings are ideal for individuals who get rashes from other types of metals commonly found in rings.

 

- Titanium is extremely well priced. Our Titanium bands are $390.

 

- Titanium rings do not tarnish, so we guarantee you will be able
to enjoy wearing your Titanium ring without any ongoing maintenance.

  

View the collection on line or visit us in store (www.moimoi.com.au).

 

-Aggie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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