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The Sad Demise of King St Perth: Australia’s First Bankrupt Street

July 13th, 2023

An article last Friday in Fairfax papers tells the story of post pandemic Melbourne and Perth. Essentially, it states that whilst Perth has nation leading office occupancy in its CBD, the retail vacancy in the CBD is 26.1 per cent – the highest CBD vacancy rate in the country. Meanwhile, in Melbourne, the opposite is true, with a retail vacancy rate of 9.2 per cent, but a very high office occupancy rate.

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Ditching White Gold for Platinum

October 10th, 2018

In 2013, I wrote about the differences between white gold and platinum. Back then, 18kt white gold was still cheaper than platinum, however, for the past four years, platinum prices have been steadily falling and have come down to record lows compared with gold.

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The Cost of Making An Engagement Ring

April 29th, 2010

Something that we do on a daily basis is provide quotes on manufacturing engagement rings, wedding rings and other jewellery. Sometimes, especially with very labourious jobs, customers are surprised at the high cost, whereas with simple jobs, the are surprised at the low cost.
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Our New Jewellery Workshop

August 29th, 2009

Over the past few months, we’ve been working on building a new jewellery workshop. This past week, we finally finished it, so I guess it’s time for photos.

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Lower Diamond Prices for The New Year

January 8th, 2009

Due to the recent increase in the value of the Australian dollar and diamond prices going down in US dollars, we have lowered the price of a few diamonds.
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Online Shopping Now Available!

December 7th, 2008

One of the most requested features that we encounter is for an online payment page where people can simply order diamonds, diamond engagement rings and diamond earrings online without the need to phone us.
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Hearts Pictures Now Available!

November 26th, 2008

For about six months now, we’ve mostly been selling hearts and arrows round diamonds, as opposed to non-H&A round diamonds. Now that we’ve made our Crossfire round diamonds H&A only, we thought it time to introduce hearts images to complement our Ideal-Scope arrows pictures.
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How To Make A Loss On A $23000 Pair of Earrings (Australian Dollar Devaluation)

October 14th, 2008

Last week, we sold a $23,000 pair of earrings. They were nice, 1.21ct each, one was hearts and arrows and the other ideal cut.
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Australian Dollar Falling…

October 6th, 2008

Today the Australian dollar fell below 75 US cents for the first time in years.
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1987 De Beers Design Award Diamond Earrings

August 8th, 2008

Recently we received a pair of 21 year old diamond earrings that won the 1987 DeBeers’ “Diamonds Today” design award.
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