Monday, 25 August 2014

Does size matter?...

A question I am often asked by many curious women and bride to be's is... which diamonds look the largest?

If you compare carat to carat- the Marquise diamond cut has the largest surface area, making it appear larger than other diamond shapes of the same carat weight.

The marquise is the football (AFL style) shaped diamond, others might say it's boat or eye shaped also. It's elongated cut makes this diamond stomp on the rest with approx 20% greater spread.

2.01ct E VVS1 Marquise diamond
Another diamond that I love is the oval shaped diamond, like the marquise an oval cut can lengthen the finger and make it look slender. The traditional shape of the oval gives it a broader appeal and still has a very good spread or size for weight.

1.12ct D IF Oval Diamond

There are many factors to consider when trying to find the perfect diamond. Please follow the links to find out more.




Kisses,

Cassandra


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The New Collection is coming

Our new fine jewellery collection is indeed on it's way...

What you can expect to see...
Festive inspired colured jewelled rings, dazzling drop earrings and alluring engagement rings.

When you can expect to see it...
To be released for our Australian Spring /Summer.
These sparkly pieces are sure to turn up the heat.

We have incorporated our love for colour, diamonds and gems to create pieces that are delicate, feminine and beautiful.




Thoughts? Questions?

We love to hear from you.

Kisses,

Cassandra

Thursday, 14 August 2014

To stack or not to stack

Here at Cassandra Mamone HQ we love stacking our rings, whether it be wide bands, thins bands, diamonds or not.

The essence is you mix and match your different rings, not necessarily to complement each other but to make a mini statement on your pretty finger.
We love mixing colour tones too, put 'em all together if you must -we love mixing rose gold and white gold.

We say stack it all the way. 'Til you can't bend your finger. What's your perfect stack combo?!

'White Gold Leaf" ring, 'Rose Gold Leaf' ring and 'By Night' eternity ring.

'Rose Gold Barrel' ring with 'White Gold Pave` Dome' ring

Assorted Cassandra Mamone engagement rings in white gold paired with 'Rose Gold Barrel' ring

Go for it!!
Eternity bands available at cassandramamone.com

Kisses,
Cassandra


Monday, 11 August 2014

Rechelle's custom engagement ring

Rechelle was living on the Gold Coast when she met Michael from Adelaide and he swept her off her feet.  They were together for 2 years long distance before Rechelle made the move to Adelaide.

After 4 years living in Adelaide...


The 30th November 2013 was a beautiful sunny day and the couple headed to Grange beach. When they arrived, Rechelle noticed that located near the Grange Hotel there was a Mariachi band playing on the grass. Rechelle recalls thinking 'this is pretty random'! Rechelle and Michael sat on the grass listening to the music and Michael asked his lovely girlfriend to stand up and dance with him. Michael then requested a song 'Guantanamera'. It wasn't until later that Rechelle remembered Michael had been singing that song all week.

Michael then got on one knee and asked Rechelle four special words...
 "Will You Marry Me?"

 "I was literally in shock and had no idea what was going on then said "Yes"!! I was very happy, excited and emotional." Rechelle says.
Just after the proposal, Michael and Rechelle with the Three Amigos

The Ring...
Rechelle and Michael both visited Cassandra Mamone after the proposal as Michael wanted Rechelle to have input into the engagement ring he would give her.  

The sparkling custom engagement ring features a beautiful brilliant cut diamond surrounded by a halo and half a band of round brilliant cut diamonds all in a shared claw setting in 18ct white gold.

"Cassandra did an amazing job I am so happy with the ring!! It's hard not to look at it all the time." - Rechelle
The stunning and sparkling custom made engagement ring for Rechelle

The date for the lovely couple to wed is the 14th March 2015. 


Kisses,
Cassandra

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Favourites

California Sunset is a collection inspired by the colours and warmth of it's title. My travels overseas always inspire me and it's shown through my collections with metal, diamond and colour choices, as well as the aesthetic design.
It's so easy to fall in love with every piece but here are our top picks from the California Sunset collection.


Rose Night earrings 
These gorgeous stud earrings feature a 10mm faceted rose quartz surrounded by pave` set white diamonds in gorgeous rose gold. These statement studs have an infinity pattern detail on the sides to add to their beauty.
Why we love it: Effortless glam

Marianna Hewitt wearing her Cassandra Mamone Rose Night earrings


The Mint Emerald Night ring
This statement ring shows off a beautifully cut emerald shaped Mint Quartz surrounded by pave` set diamonds in white gold. The perfect cocktail ring.
Why we love it: because sometimes we like to show off.



The Shared Moment engagement ring.
This rose gold beauty has an approx total diamond weight of 2.43carats, set in 18ct rose gold.
Why we love it: well...who wouldn't? Elegance, beauty and sparkles like you wouldn't believe.

We love customizing pieces for our clients, like this Shared Moment engagement ring we created two tone in 18ct rose gold with a platinum setting and added diamonds underneath the setting. We created the wedding band to match perfectly with it.




We love this collection and hope you do too.

Kisses,
Cassandra

Monday, 2 June 2014

The Wedding Edition- Danielle & Simon

The moment Danielle entered Our Lady of the Rosary Church on April 12th 2014, is a moment that her now husband Simon and their guests will remember for years to come. Danielle's beauty radiated throughout the church bringing her groom to tears. 


Danielle walks down the aisle to meet her soon to be husband, Simon.
Dressed in a San Patrick Azucena Silk gown and adorned in Cassandra Mamone diamond jewels, Danielle walked down the aisle to meet her best friend Simon in her Kate Spade silver points.


Danielle's silver Kate Spade wedding heels

The moment Danielle enters the church with her father
After 3 and a half years with the woman of his dreams, Simon eagerly awaited Danielle's arrival to the altar supported by his four groomsmen, all well suited in Joseph Uzumcu.

The bridesmaids made their entrance dressed in coral dresses with bouquet arrangements by Lee Bouras of Wyld Orchids.

A gorgeous shot of Danielle and her bridesmaids courtesy of Talking Bird Productions
When Simon and Danielle said 'I do' they exchanged platinum wedding bands. Designed by Cassandra Mamone Danielle's wedding band complimented her engagement ring with a flat profile and 2 rows of pave` set diamonds. Simon was after a wider style that was unique, so we created a platinum weave design with a matte insert and polished edges. Both rings are engraved with an infinity symbol and the wedding date. (A great way for men to remember their anniversary)

Danielle's platinum band with 2 rows of sparkly pave` set diamonds & Simon's platinum weave band with matte insert and polished edges both designed by Cassandra Mamone.
Danielle's 1.5 carat brilliant diamond platinum engagement ring designed by Cassandra Mamone

Danielle's 'Something Blue' for the day was a pair of stud earrings designed and made to match her engagement ring with light blue topaz centre stones and  surrounding pave` set diamonds.
Danielle's stud earrings match her engagement ring, the center stone's however are light blue topaz for her
'Something Blue'

The reception was held at The Sebel Playford in Adelaide's CBD with attendance of 200 guests. One of Danielle's magical moments of the day was dancing the very first dance as husband and wife, to Keith Urban's 'Making Memories Of Us'. "We had been practicing very very hard" Danielle says and Simon was very happy with the outcome of the performance saying "I nailed the choreography"! 


The bridal party watches on as Danielle and Simon have their audience in awe of their beautiful first dance.



Beautiful memories captured by Lydia Krammer Photography

We wish Simon and Danielle the best for their future together and hope that they continue to make beautiful memories for the rest of their lives together. 

"I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you, and I'll earn your trust, making memories of us..."
                        -Keith Urban

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

That's Fancy!

We know white diamonds, but what about the blues, the pinks and the champagnes- what makes fancy coloured diamonds so special? I'm here to give you the low down...

Diamonds in the normal colour range are colourless through to light yellow and are described using the industry’s D-to-Z colour-grading scale. Fancy colour diamonds, on the other hand, are yellow and brown diamonds that show colour beyond the Z range, or diamonds that demonstrate any other colour face-up. These rare varieties come in every colour of the spectrum, including the most rare- blue, green, pink, and red.
This Fancy Greenish Blue (Heart shape) diamond of 4.16ct  is sure to steal your HEART

Colourless (white) diamonds in the D-to-Z range usually decrease in value as the colour becomes more obvious. 
It is just the opposite when talking fancy colour diamonds: Their value generally increases with the strength and purity of the colour. Large, vivid fancy colour diamonds are extremely rare and very valuable. 
Fancy yellow diamond 1.60ct Emerald Shape
Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond 1.53ct Radiant Cut

On the GIA coloured diamond reports, coloured diamonds are graded by the stone's increasing colour strength from Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light and Fancy to Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Dark, and Fancy Deep. The ones that command the highest prices are generally Fancy Vivid and Fancy Deep.
What a beauty!!! Fancy Intense Orangey Pink diamond Cushion cut


Yellows and browns are the most common fancy colours, but they’re generally less valuable than the rarer colours.

Massive Heart shape 22ct Fancy Brown diamond, this diamond measures almost 2cm 
Hope you enjoyed the eye candy...
Until next time
Kisses,
Cassandra