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Explore the rare CSARITE colour changing gemstone September 8, 2022 – Posted in: blog

Join Jackie on her Turkish adventure and exploration of the CSARITE mine This mine is home of the CSARITE gemstone, a gemstone which changes colour depending on the light source it is exposed to. Jackie Hahn, owner and lead designer of Penchant Fine Jewellery, has been invited to visit the mine in Turkey at one of the coastal towns called Bodrum. https://penchantdesign.com/ A photo collage of some Jackie’s adventures in Turkey. Where and what is the…

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Which gemstones and metals match August 25, 2022 – Posted in: blog

Ever wondered whether there are rules or only guidelines regarding the matching of Diamonds or Rubies yellow gold or rose gold? Here are some guidelines, hints, and tips on how to match different gemstones and metals. There are certain metals and stone combinations that goes well together, however the colour of metal might not suit your skin tone. It is often a matter of personal taste. When you come in for a consultation at Penchant…

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Win a Moissanite with Penchant Fine Jewellery August 3, 2022 – Posted in: blog

Win a moissanite stone and get planning on that engagement ring Ever heard about moissanite? What exactly is moissanite? Is it a laboratory-grown diamond substitute? Not at all. Moissanite gems were discovered over 120 years ago. Why do we only hear about it now? It is because it is so rare. Today—because of its rarity—moissanite is lab grown with minimal environmental impact. Because of its durability, moissanite can be found in a variety of cuts,…

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 How does your jewellery inspire you? July 22, 2022 – Posted in: blog

Nelson Mandela alias Madiba was a man of many firsts You can’t describe him in just one way. This is also why we found inspiration in his achievements and decided to make this silver with laser engraving 5-in-1 Madiba pin.   Our wish is to inspire others with this pin. When you wear or use it, may it remind you that you can always rise from the ashes and to never give up. Just like…

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Why we love celebrating Bastille July 14, 2022 – Posted in: blog

Bastille! A day celebrated annually almost everywhere in the world. It will come as no surprise that Franchhoek in the Western Cape is also decorated in blue, white, and red in celebration of this historic event. The streets come alive with the smell of freshly baked French inspired pastries, fashion, music, and art. Let’s be honest, nothing makes you feel quite as ‘Frenchy’ as a fresh croissant and a red barrette. Then of course, our…

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Fathers Day just got better for your POPS! June 16, 2022 – Posted in: blog

Gone are the days of giving POPS the good old faithful Biltong and Beer for Fathers Day. I think we speak on behalf of all South African dads when we say Woolies we get it, but let’s think out of the box! We decided to do just that and created the most incredible gift on the planet in this 5-in-1 clip. We wanted to create something multi-functional to allow our beloved dads the option to…

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Fathers Day just got better for your POPS! – Posted in: blog

Gone are the days of giving POPS the good old faithful Biltong and Beer for Fathers Day. I think we speak on behalf of all South African dads when we say Woolies we get it, but let’s think out of the box! We decided to do just that and created the most incredible gift on the planet in this 5-in-1 clip. We wanted to create something multi-functional to allow our beloved dads the option to…

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Green is not only the colour of a gemstone… May 26, 2022 – Posted in: blog

Our world and its longevity is based on balance.  Being involved in creating beauty through jewellery leaves us to always think carefully about the balance of nature and what our contribution to being kind to mother earth is.  As you can imagine, mining for gemstones and other raw materials, causes pollution and other trauma to the earth and our environment in general.  In the last number of years, the jewellery industry globally has embarked on…

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The Glitz and Glam April 27, 2022 – Posted in: blog

It’s all about the glitz and the glam, the sparkle and the shine, the colour, cut and clarity.  The stone that declares love, their illustrious shine have inspired songwriters over the decades, and who cannot help but sing along when you hear “and diamonds are a girl’s best friend..” Some many fads come and go, however diamonds, have, despite it being around for millions of years, its popularity and demand continue to increase among the…

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Diamond History April 13, 2022 – Posted in: blog

The Diamond Birtshone is rich for many reasons, find out why! We are dripping in diamonds this month and we cannot wait to share how the glitz and glam birthstone came about many moons ago. This blog aims to share the history and traditions of this marvellous birthstone.  Who named the Birthstone of April as Diamond?  Did you know that diamonds’ key component is Carbon and under extreme heat and pressure it evolves into shiny…

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