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Did you know we are member’s of NAJ

 

GemPort Jewellery Ltd are proud members of the UK’s largest jewellery trade Association – the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ). We bear this Mark of Quality to reassure you of our expertise, experience, ethical standards and trust and are always striving to offer the best quality of customer service. We work closely with all our suppliers and manufacturers to ensure they also strive to match the high standards of the NAJ. Our commitment to the Association should give you the peace of mind and reassurance you need when buying your important items of jewellery.

When you or your family & friends are out shopping for Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands, Fine Jewellery and Luxury Watches this weekend….ask if your jeweller is a member of National Association of Jewellers ….and if not… why not?

GemPort Jewellery Ltd are….because this is your guarantee that we are upholding the very best standards possible and that our customers can be sure of outstanding service and quality.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…. BUT SO ARE PEARLS!

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…..BUT SO ARE PEARLS!

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Recently sold to a valued customer…these pearls with white gold and diamond content ticked all the boxes for our gentlemans’ bride to be on their wedding day.

LADIES, start dropping those hints now for Valentine’s Day in one months time!
FELLAS, start shopping now for that perfect Valentines gift and don’t leave it until the last minute like at Christmas!

GemPort have a vibrant and exciting supplier of Pearls so call GemPort now to book your appointment. Call 0121 448 5545 15941441_1355434064487771_7763598702077496013_n 15941116_1355434131154431_2738152757729142478_n

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We are Finalists in The English Wedding Awards 2016

Gemport Jewellery have been shortlisted as a finalists in the Jeweller Of The Year category under the West Midlands Region, at the English Wedding Awards 2016. WOW… We still can’t believe it!finalist-poster-english-wedding-awards-2016-gemportjewellery

Thank you to everyone that has voted for us, It really does mean a lot!

Awards are taking place on 14th November 2016, Manchester.

Fingers Crossed…. Watch this space!

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Finalists in the Family Business Awards 2016

It’s with great pride that we can officially announce that GemPort Jewellery are finalists in Manufacturing of Excellence in the Family Business Awards 2016!

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The Family Business Awards is a non profit initiative. This is the seventh year they have been held. Thanks to the amazing generosity of sponsors, the awards raise a huge amount of money for charity whilst recognising the many achievements of family business from right across the Midlands.

The official Family Business Awards Finalist documents arrived this week and we’re absolutely thrilled

Manufacturing Excellence – sponsored by The Wilson Organisation

The selection process is quite involved, with initial entry, shortlisting and choosing finalists, then interviews with the judges and sometimes a site visit too. Wish us luck!

Make a note of November the 17th in your diary. It is the awards ceremony and dinner, when we join the other finalists at a glittering, glamorous night where we find out who won!

Here’s is a video clip from last years awards highlights!

The award for Manufacturing Excellence looks in depth at the structure and nature of the business itself. It takes into account how family values and family members have guided the development of the business, the board and ownership structure and how decisions are made. Other important factors include personal development, innovation, overcoming adversity and commitment to the community.

GemPort Jewellery has always played an active part in our local community. It’s something we truly believe in. We’re proud of our Black Country heritage, sponsor local sports teams and social events and have many charitable interests.

Our community is very important to us and as family and friends we overcome adversity together.

 

 

Birthstone for September… Sapphire

Birthstone for September….. SAPPHIRE 

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Intensely blue, velvety smooth, and pairs perfectly with diamonds.

Sapphire (and its sibling Ruby) is a variety of corundum, a very hard and tough mineral—second in hardness to diamonds. Sapphire is mined throughout the world, but Madagascar is the world leader. The largest, flawless and most famous sapphire, the Logan sapphire, weighing in at 422.9 carats, was mined in Sri Lanka and is on display at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
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One of the big three gemstones (along with rubies and Emeralds), Sapphires are wildly popular as a birthstone and as an accent to diamonds in engagement and wedding rings. One of the most famous sapphire wedding rings is a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon set in 18ct white gold engagement ring and surrounded by 14 round diamonds, once Princess Diana’s wedding ring and now on the finger of her daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton.

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Sapphires have been prized since the Middle Ages, when the clergy wore them to enhance their virtue. The September born will appreciate the stone’s reputation for banishing negative thoughts and increasing intuition and insight. In the modern era, brides wear sapphires as their “something blue” to bring good luck as they walk down the aisle.

This gemstone is associated with Faith, Honesty, Wisdom and Serenity.

 

Just To Say Thanks

Look what’s just landed in our office today a “Thank You” card from one of our valued customers.
We thank you for your kind words and message… it means a lot to us knowing that the service we provide you (the customer) your happy with ???
Enjoy your special day Paul & Mel when it comes and we are so pleased to be part of it

 

OUR COMPETITION WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

Here at GemPort Jewellery we had a fabulous caption competition to celebrate the launch of our new website. The winner was announced earlier this week on Facebook… Congratulations Ivor Bridgeman you have £100 gift voucher to spend with us!

We look forward to seeing you and your wife soon 🙂

Win £100 Voucher to spend with GemPort Jewellery

*** Competition Time***

To celebrate the launch of our brand new fully responsive website, we’re giving you the chance to WIN a £100 GemPort Jewellery Voucher to spend online or in store.

To find out how to enter, head over to our Facebook page or our Twitter page

 

Add your caption to the picture below which features Claire McTernan (Director of Claire McTernan), Ben Harold (Viking Vehicle Finance) Adam Redshaw (The Geocaching Guy) & Dave Turner (GemPort Jewellery).

Picture taken with kind permission by Sian Mercer Photography at 4Networking Leamington Spa Evening featuring Graham Todd (Spaghetti Agency)

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The Rules
You must LikeShare & Comment on our Facebook Page  with all your family & friends (the more the merrier) to be eligible for entry; one entry per person; no cash alternative or refund. Entries close at Midnight on Saturday 16th July. The winner will be chosen at random on Sunday 17th July, and will be notified accordingly, the winning entry will be announced on our website.

The proprietor decision is final.

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How to Protect Your Diamond From Chipping

DIAMOND DURABILITY

Gems are valued for their beauty, rarity, and durability. Durability is a gemstone’s ability to withstand wear, heat, and chemicals. The concept of durability consists of three properties:

1. Hardness: How well a gemstone resists scratches and abrasion
2. Toughness: How well a gemstone resists breaking and chipping
3. Stability: How well a gemstone resists chemicals and thermal shock

Diamond is very stable and extremely hard, but only somewhat tough. The hardness is uneven along different directions of the crystal, and this has important implications both for the cutting process and the durability of diamonds cut in various shapes. FIG-1-P-50-chart-198378-468x395_1356025246407gemportjewellerybirmingham

Hardness
The hardness of a diamond is a result of its very compact crystal structure. “Diamond has an indentation or scratch hardness five times that of carbides. [Figure 1] illustrates the hardness of diamond compared to other materials according to both Moh’s [sic] and Knoop’s hardness scales. However, diamond is relatively brittle and will chip or fracture if it is not handled and protected against shock” (V.C. Venkatesh and S. Izman, Precision Engineering, 2007, p. 50). Diamond is the hardest known natural mineral on both the Mohs and Knoop scales, which characterize a mineral’s scratch resistance through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material.

Stability
Diamonds are very stable and invulnerable to virtually all acids. They can also withstand higher temperatures than most gemstones. Sudden extreme temperature changes can cause damage, however.

Toughness
Diamonds can chip or fracture from hard impact, especially in areas where the carbon atoms are not tightly bonded. These areas, called cleavage planes, are the major source of damage to diamonds (figure 2). The toughness scale used in scientific literature is called a fracture toughness scale, but it is rarely mentioned in gemology. The toughness scale measures (in erg/cm2) the work required to separate two surfaces of a crystal along a certain crystallographic plane. Values for diamond generally range from 5,000 (along the cleavage planes) to over 8,000 (in the “hardest” direction). Compare those values to 225,000 for nephrite and 120,000 for jadeite, which are tougher, and 600 for corundum, which is not as tough.

There is no such thing as perfect toughness. Any gem will break, not just chip, if it is hit hard enough. Diamonds are very tough, but remember that if a cutter can purposely cleave (split) a diamond by giving it a sharp blow in the right direction, you can achieve the same thing if you hit it hard enough accidentally. You are more likely to damage a diamond at the girdle or at a point. Diamonds with exceptionally thin places on their girdles are very vulnerable. To avoid damage, you should only wear your diamond jewelry during activities where you are unlikely to hit them hard against solid objects.

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