Happy Fathers Day!

We know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend..but what about for men? Here at Thelma West Diamonds we find that our male clients love them just as much. So, with Father’s Day a mere few days away we were inspired to demonstrate the benefits of giving diamonds to the special men in your life. Here are 5 reasons why di ...

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Spring has sprung 💚

Happy birthday to all born in the month of May. Emerald the birthstone for the month is known as the Gem of Spring. ...

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That time I was featured in V Magazine

My gorgeous rare pink pear shape diamond pendant was featured in this months V magazine 🎊 ...

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Wedding season 2018 is upon us

The sun is out again in London after a long winter, we now say adios and welcome spring with all it's colours. ...

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A TW bride - Tope & Bolu

I'm so happy to be a part of this wonderful love story. I get goosebumps watching this video and even shed a tear the first time I saw it...yes I've watched it over and over again ❤️ ...

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Happy New Year 🎆 Cheers to a Fabulous 2018!

We made it friends! New year new goals. I'm not big on new years resolutions & all that, but it's the perfect time for me to reflect on what I've improved on in the year before and what I can change for the better in the coming year. It's a sort of reset 😊 ...

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Perfect Blue's

Check these bad boys out 💙 Perfect pair of blue diamonds for an investor client who calls them 'Sparkly Eyes'. These natural marquise cut diamonds have a dreamy blue colour - graded as a Fancy Blue with a VS1 clarity. Blue diamonds command one of the highest price per carat due to their rare status and as such are so ...

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27.85 CARAT PINK DIAMOND RECOVERED IN RUSSIA

The world’s top diamond producer (by output in carats), Alrosa, has unearthed a 27.85 carat pink diamond. The diamond was found by Alrosa’s subsidiary, Almazy Anabara, in Russia’s Far East alluvial mines, measuring 22.47mm x 15.69mm x 10.9mm, and containing very few flaws. Alrosa has said that the largest pink diamond they had p ...

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APRIL ALREADY

First, Happy birthday to all April born. Your birthstone is Diamond! This 1st quarter of 2017 has flown by. For me at least. Pesach & Easter are a few days away, which means first real opportunity to reflect on the year so far and time to update the blog. "I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that win ...

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HAPPY HANUKKAH

Today we begin the 8 day festival of lights, with donuts, chocolates and some fried food Sending lots of love & light as we celebrate light over darkness. May the warmth and glow of each candle you light make your heart happy. TW x P.S Found this menorah in an antique shop in Marrakesh, grateful to see the season whe ...

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SICKLE CELL DISEASE

[Sickle Cell Disease: What You Should Know] As September grinds to a halt (flew right on by), I’d like to take a moment to digress from my usual fanfare to discuss a topic close to my heart: Sickle cell disease. Two of my siblings have this serious disorder which produces abnormal red blood cells that stick to blood vessels r ...

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PRETTY JEWELS FROM WAY BACK

It's a short old cut appreciation post. Because these babies are full of character and dazzle in their special way. TW x ...

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THE LONG GAME

Creating a piece especially one as significant as an engement ring takes alot of patience and dedication. Understanding the very specific needs of the person or couple goes a long way in personalising the journey. I met Jay, who was sent my way by his future Mrs last year. It's been a long enjoyable process of sourcing the pe ...

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PINK POWER: ARE COLOURED DIAMONDS THE NEXT BIG INVESTMENT?

In late 2015, a stunning pink diamond broke records by selling at a Geneva Christie’s auction for $28.5 million. Just a day later, the flawless “Blue Moon” diamond sold for a staggering $ 48.4 million dollars at competitor Sotheby’s auction house. A happy coincidence perhaps? Hardly. Buying coloured diamonds is a growing trend ...

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SOTHEBY'S TO AUCTION WORLD'S SECOND-LARGEST ROUGH DIAMOND IN LONDON IN JUNE

The 1,109ct Lesedi La Rona, mined by Lucara Diamond Corp last November, will go under the hammer at a standalone auction in London on June 29th. The gem is about the size of a tennis ball and has the potential to yield the largest top quality polished diamond in existence.- Sotheby's The GIA said the rough diamond has top col ...

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A RARE VIOLET DIAMOND

Violet diamonds are expecially rare. The largest violet diamond recovered from Rio Tinto's mine in Western Australia is to go on sale at tender this year. The mine has produced 12 carats of polished violet diamonds for tender in 32 years. More than 90% of the world's rare pink diamonds come from Argyle. This Oval shaped 2 ...

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5.60CT EMERALD CUT DIAMOND

I get to see some truly amazing diamonds & it never gets boring. It's like falling in love all over again. This 5.60 carat F colour emerald cut diamond of flawless clarity got me from the very first moment it was placed in front of me. I knew it was TW gem. A clear emerald is very classy, what it lacks in facets it more than ...

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STEAL! 10.10 CARAT BLUE DIAMOND SELLS FOR £20MILLION

The De Beers Millenium Jewel 4, 10.10 carat vivid blue diamond sold for less than estimated at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction a few days ago. The flawless rare diamond was predicted to fetch up to £31million but was snapped up for £11million less a few minutes into the event by an anonymous buyer. "Very few gemstones have eve ...

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YOUR & YOUR WEDDING MAGAZINE

Stunning visuals in the March/April edition of You & Your wedding mag, Model is rocking some TW diamond bracelets & rings. Thanks Fiona x ...

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MERCI

A story written about me went viral (well, at least I think it did) yesterday. Yayy to that right?!? Anywho, loved the vibe of the article, I read it and thought to myself I don't fit into a single box anymore, and that's how growth should feel. You start as one thing then slowly morph into something else, most times a better ...

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RESPONSIBLE DIAMOND SOURCING

[So What the Heck is a Responsibly Sourced Diamond?] Diamonds, arguably the most alluring gems on the planet, do not always begin as the treasured heirlooms they often become ultimately. For decades, controversies have emerged about sinister practices at the diamond mines: from inhumane working conditions to their being a sou ...

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OFFICIALLY A BELIEBER

I think i may be the last Belieber. Loving the album "Purpose" Enjoy one of my favorite songs from the album. Happy new year. May we all have a wonderful 2016! ...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wishing you all a very merry christmas and a wonderful holiday. If you are getting a TW piece this christmas, I hope you love it! Enjoy your celebration ...

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GIFT FOR AN OLIGARCH...A $980,000 RICHARD MILLE WATCH, CARVED FROM PINK SAPPHIRE

Why buy a watch made out of platinum or gold (don't even mention steel or titanium) when you can have a watch made out of a solid precious gem. The Sapphire. She's called the Pink Lady Sapphire. The new RM 07-02 from Richard Mille is an automatic watch encased entirely in pink sapphire. The centre dial section is a piece o ...

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TANZANIA PRODUCES A 23.16CT PINK BEAUTY

Petra diamonds have anounced the recovery of a 23.16ct pink diamond from the Williamson mine in Tanzania. This pretty gem will be offered for sale in Antwerp this month. ...

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LUXEMBOURG: IN PURSUIT OF LUXURY

A postcard-perfect old town and stunning vistas are just a few of the things that make Luxembourg a special place to visit for business or leisure. Others include the Moselle wine region, home to the bubbly cremant (the local version of champagne) plus divine upmarket accommodations, cuisine and spa services. I could go on, but ...

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THE TIARA THAT SURVIVED THE LUSITANIA

This Tiara was commisioned for Lady Allan by her husband, a Canadaina banker & ship owner Sir Hugh Allan from Cartier in 1909. Lady Allan booked passage on the RMS Lusitania in 1915 and would likely have worn this fabulous jewel during the ill fated voyage. she was accompanied by her two of her three daughters Anna Marjory an ...

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SPECTACULAR COLOURED DIAMONDS SOLD AT CHRISTIE'S

These two beautiful gems sold at Christie's NY auction. Yes, we are jealous :) Rectangular cut 8.77 carat Intense pink diamond graded as VVS1 sold for $6.3million & the cushion cut 3.81 carat vivid blue diamond sold for just under $4million. Bargain right? Photo's courtesy Christie's ...

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BURMESE RUBY FROM ITALY'S LAST QUEEN

Sotheby's Geneva is auctioning this "pigeon's blood" ruby belonging to Queen Maria-Jose in it's Magnificent jewels and Noble jewels sale on November 11. Buyers get the chance to own a piece of royal history. In 1930 italian bookseller and scholar Tammaro de Marinis gifted Maria Jose of Savoy a ruby and diamond ring for her ma ...

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16.08CT FANCY VIVID PINK DIAMOND TO BE AUCTIONED

This is something special. On November 10th, a night before Sotheby's will auction the Blue Moon Diamond, Christie's will auction a rare 16.08ct vivid pink diamond. There's been only 3 natural vivid pink diamonds over 10ct in auction of which this will be the largest cushion-cut. Pre-sales estimates for the diamond are in th ...

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BLUE DIAMOND GOING UNDER THE HAMMER AT SOTHEBY'S

A 12.03 carat Nicknamed the Blue Moon Diamond will be offered for sale at the Sotheby's Magnificent jewels and noble jewels sale in geneva on November 11. This beauty is expected to smash the previous record set at a Sotheby's auction last year - The Zoe diamond. It is expected to fetch between $35 million and $55 million. It ...

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IT'S A NEW YEAR 1ST OF TISHREI 5776

It's the jewish new year, best wishes for a healthy, happy & successful new year. The book of life is open for the next 10 days and as we offer up our gratitude and pray for good things, we ask that peace reign for those who need it most. And when it all seems like nothing is going according to plan, or when you face chall ...

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A SPECIAL TIME

2 birthdays The end of Elul The Start of Tishrei Rosh Hashana Yom Kippur Sukkot Simchat Torah This month I feed my soul #EatPrayLove ...

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TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THIS FLAWLESS OLD CUT

There's something about old cuts that captures my heart. This one is a beauty. 4.50 carat Old cut pear shape diamond of Golkonda origin. D colour, Flawless clarity. Perfect. ...

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OLD CUT DIAMONDS: VINTAGE PLEASURES

Back in simpler times, diamonds were cut without the help of motorized machinery (no easy feat), often resulting in an uneven, box-like, imperfect cuts that were, nonetheless, remarkable creations. Though similar facet-wise to their modern counterparts, old mine cut diamonds ooze charm that has proven irresistible to style consc ...

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CRACKED LOGS AND LIGHT BY DUNCAN MEERDING

I'm obsessed with nature so I seek out work & art that play into that obsession. This Tasmania based furniture designer Duncan Meerding is legally blind but that doesn't stop him from creating beautiful work. "Being legally blind, this vision of light emanating from the peripheries and the highly tactile nature of my work ...

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TW SUNNIES IN FABRIC MAGAZINE

Peep our Yellow gold & diamond set Sunglasses in the latest issue of Fabric Mag. ...

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YOU & YOUR WEDDING MAGAZINE

Good spot by my dear friend Monica... Our champagne stunner was featured in the latest issue of you & your wedding magazine. ...

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THE PASHA DIAMOND

In 1848 the Sultan of Egypt, Ibrahim Pasha, acquired a diamond porpularly believed to be of indian origin. Weighing 40 carats the stone dissapearred from view re-emerging a few decades later and acquired by Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress. The loose octagonal shape was not to her taste, she had the diamond re-cut by Car ...

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FAMOUS DIAMONDS THROUGH HISTORY

Mysterious and alluring, diamonds have been a source of fascination and envy for centuries. From symbols of royal decadence to prizes for wealthy collectors to gifts exchanged by celebrity couples, let’s take a look at some of the more outstanding diamonds through the ages. [The Great Star of Africa] This gorgeous, pear-sh ...

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THROWBACK TO THIS PRECIOUS SET

Over 50 carats of specially cut diamonds which took about 2 months to source and 6 weeks of dedication in the workshop went into creating this set ...

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WE LOVE SURPRISES

Her gift to him on their wedding day. Because men love & appreciate beautiful things too. Both their initials, he prefers yellow diamonds, she prefers white diamonds It's our job to make it work and create something bespoke & meaningful for the lovely couple. It's a breast / Jacket pin which he wore on his jacket for ...

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MY LITTLE HELPER

A young birdie from Israel is helping me out this week. She wears these simple rings well dont you think? ...

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WE DO DAINTY TOO…

These are so pretty. 4 matching fancy vivid yellow pear shaped diamonds & beautiful rose cuts in this set. The Rose cut is one of the oldest cutting styles for diamonds. It has a flat bottom and a domed top. It can take on numerous shapes, the most common are squarish round, oval and pear shapes. The older cut doesnt unlea ...

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NOTION MAGAZINE

Thanks so much to Notion Magazine for featuring some of our jewels. Our Green Goddess ring made the cover on Pixie Lott … ...

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LISBON: IN PURSUIT OF LUXURY

As one of Europe’s oldest cities, Lisbon boasts a wealth of historic landmarks, fine dining options and creative cultural activities. Combine this with charming local hospitality and mild year-round temperatures and visitors can really appreciate a wonderful weekend (or longer!) getaway in the Portuguese capital. Not convinced? ...

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A WORLD OF SECRET GARDENS

Spring is a time for renewal and nothing demonstrates this more than a wonderfully manicured garden. But unless you are fortunate enough to work outdoors or frequently travel to green area hubs, most of us have to be content with the occasional visit to our local park. Or do we? Here is a small collection of enchanting gardens f ...

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A WORLD OF INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN

Being a woman is awesome! Everyday we kick ass and we try to look our best doing so. No matter what the world throws at us we face it head on, sometimes with a smile, other times with tears in our eyes, but we forge ahead. We climb through the smallest windows, break barriers and blow up those walls. We know that the steps we ta ...

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LOUVRE AFTER DARK

Someone once told me, “In order to see every piece of artwork at the Louvre, it would take approximately three months.” Her statement should give an idea of how immense this museum truly is. And with over 35,000 pieces on display at any given time, it has certainly earned its ranking as the “most visited museum” in the world. ...

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BERLIN: IN PURSUIT OF LUXURY

Berlin’s opulent offerings have established it as a haven for discerning visitors the world over. This exciting cosmopolitan city boasts a wide range of amenities; cultural, architectural, culinary and (of course!) luxury goods are all abundantly represented. With even more enticing products and services being slated for 2015, h ...

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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Love is the most amazing thing in our lives. Magical & special it is like a diamond - complex and multifaceted. Anyone who’s ever had a really great love knows that it’s pretty astounding when it does happen. It can feel like the craziest thing to find someone who seems to fit so perfectly with you and, quite honestly, it’ ...

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DIAMOND INDUSTRY TRENDS FOR 2015

The holiday season’s frenzied pace can be so hectic that a New Year’s opportunity to start fresh is nothing short of blissful. In the world of dazzling diamonds, it also means out with the old and in with exciting new trends. In general, the diamond market tends to change at a slower annual rate than other luxury items but th ...

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PATEK PHILIPPE'S 'SUPERCOMPLICATION' SALE SETS NEW PRECEDENT FOR LUXURY GOODS INVESTING

The Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket watch was once known as the world’s most complicated timepiece; featuring 920 components assembled entirely by hand, it has 24 functions, is 1.5 inches thick and reportedly weighs more than one pound. In short, despite more dynamic pocket watches now in existence, the Supercomplication ...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We begin a new year full of hopes and dreams. In 2015 I will love more, give more, inspire more, achieve more and most importantly I will pray more. Lior & I spent the holidays in Lagos and it was full of our favourite thing – Laughter! The kind that helps you forget everything & totally consumes you. Spending time with my ...

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NECTAR OF THE GODS

Tokaji Aszú is a full-bodied, sweet dessert wine featuring grapes harvested from the Tokaj wine region in Northern Hungary. Though excellent in taste and quality, this wine is produced in a most peculiar way; the shriveled and overly-ripe grapes that are infected by a mold (Botrytis cinerea) growing on the regional Hárslevelű ...

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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

I have tried countless times to start a blog, but the truth is, I’ve never been sure of what to say. People are often curious about my unconventional career as a diamond dealer and the so-called glamourous lifestyle that goes with it. I won’t lie; things can get pretty exciting and unpredictable sometimes, especially when a d ...

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OUR BLOG IS COMING SOON

We have just launched our new website. Our blog is coming soon, so do come back shortly ...

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