Category: Education

  • Navigating the Depths of Diamond Carat

    Navigating the Depths of Diamond Carat

    Carat weight, a critical factor in a diamond’s price tag, deserves a closer look. Carat, derived from the Greek word “keration,” or commonly abbreviated to just ‘ct’ originally referred to the weight of carob seeds, which were once used as counterweights for measuring precious gems. Today, a carat is a standardized unit of weight used…

  • Lab-Grown Diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds: What’s the Difference?

    Lab-Grown Diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds: What’s the Difference?

    For centuries, natural diamonds have reigned supreme as symbols of love, luxury, and tradition. But in recent years, lab-grown diamonds have seen a surge in popularity and have been a dazzling, ethical, and economical alternative.  This article will explore the key differences between lab-grown and natural diamonds. We will uncover the science behind their creation,…

  • Top 6 Engagement Ring Settings & Styles in 2024

    Top 6 Engagement Ring Settings & Styles in 2024

    What is Ring Setting? Ring Setting refers to the way a gemstone is mounted or set into a ring. This includes the design and structure that holds the gemstone in place and can vary widely in style, material, and complexity. The common types of engagement ring settings include Solitaire, Pavé, Channel, Side Stone, Vintage, and…

  • Top 10 Most Desired Diamond Shapes in 2024

    Top 10 Most Desired Diamond Shapes in 2024

    What are diamond shapes? Diamond shape refers to the external geometric appearance of a diamond. There are various shapes of natural diamonds and even for lab grown diamonds, and they all vary in price. Learn more about the shapes and find out which diamond suits you the best. Types of diamond shapes Why choosing the…

  • Beyond Carats & Clarity: Why Diamond Cut Matters?

    Beyond Carats & Clarity: Why Diamond Cut Matters?

    What is a Diamond Cut? Diamond cut refers to the ability of a diamond faceting structure to refract light in producing brilliance and fire up through to the table and crown.  Precise workmanship will be required to ensure that a diamond is trimmed to maximise its brilliance and fire. The diamond cut is part of…

  • What does Karat or K Mean in Gold Jewellery?

    What does Karat or K Mean in Gold Jewellery?

    For anyone familiar with jewellery, one of the most recognizable words used in the industry is “karat.” When you see or hear the word “karat,” you know they’re talking about gold right? Well, what’s the deal with karats, or what exactly does ‘karat’ mean? Now, you might wonder, does more karats mean better quality, or…

  • Engagement Rings Guide

    Engagement Rings Guide

    Settings, stones, sets, and solitaires – it can be easy for anyone to get overwhelmed when shopping for engagement rings. Fortunately, we’ve broken down the process to make it simple for you to find the perfect engagement ring for your fiancé-to-be. How Much Should I Spend? Budget- It used to be a set rule that…

  • Wedding Rings Guide

    Wedding Rings Guide

    A wedding ring is a metal band worn on the base of the right or left ring finger. An exchange of a wedding ring between husband and wife is a symbol of a life-long contract in the modern days now. At Michael Trio, we offer an eclectic variety of His & Her wedding bands, with…

  • What Makes Garnet Popular: January’s Birthstone

    What Makes Garnet Popular: January’s Birthstone

    Garnet, the birthstone for January, has captivated humanity with its rich hues and historical significance. Often recognized by its deep red colour, garnet can actually come in a range of shades from green to orange, making it a versatile and beloved gemstone in jewellery design and personal adornment. Here, we explore what makes garnet particularly…

  • Selecting the Ideal Spinel Gemstone: A Focus on Color, Clarity, and Cut

    Selecting the Ideal Spinel Gemstone: A Focus on Color, Clarity, and Cut

    Spinel, a captivating gemstone renowned for its fiery brilliance, presents a compelling alternative to more traditional choices like ruby and sapphire. However, navigating the selection process can be intricate due to spinel’s diverse colour spectrum and varying qualities. This article offers a discerning approach to choosing the perfect spinel, focusing on the three pillars of…

  • Tourmaline Education

    Tourmaline Education

    Overview About Tourmaline Derived from the Sinhalese word, toramalli, which means mixed gems, Tourmaline offers one of the widest colour range among the gems. Loved by the Chinese Dowager Empress Tz’u Hsi for its colour, it is craved into jewellery and snuff bottles in China. This pyroelectric gem is also the Birthstone of October. Explore…

  • Tanzanite Education

    Tanzanite Education

    Overview About Tanzanite Discovered in 1967, this gem is named after the location it originated from, Tanzania. This pleochroic gem will display three distinct colours when tilted in 3 different directions. Its violet blueish colour allows it to be on par with the other gems despite being new. It is only found in one place…

  • Topaz Education

    Topaz Education

    Overview About Topaz Having its name derived from the Sanskrit word for fire and the Greek name of Topazios. Believed to give its wearer strength, beauty, intelligence, this gem consist of a wide range of colour shades. Thought to dispel anger and break magic spells, this gem has been used by royalty and rival other…