The Rocks Experience

At Rocks, we believe the right piece of jewellery will carry you through your whole life, gathering meaning and memory as you go.

We enable you to view diamonds the way our experts do. Our highly qualified diamond specialists will start by talking you through the diamond information to help you choose your perfect engagement ring.

With the relaxed atmosphere of our private diamond viewing floor accompanied with our highly trained diamond specialists, Rocks provides you with the confidence to select a diamond engagement ring that is perfect for you. We aim to ensure that your entire Rocks experience is just as perfect as your engagement ring.

What to expect when you visit Rocks Jewellers:

First, you will be taken away from the hustle and bustle of Grafton Street and seated on our private diamond viewing floor.

Your diamond specialist will talk you through the all-important cut, carat, colour, clarity, diamond certificates and the different precious metals that are available. Following this you and your diamond specialist will have a chat about what you desire for your perfect engagement ring.

Your diamond specialist will put together a selection of rings that meet your wishes. We have developed an all‐encompassing collection of Rocks Forever engagement rings that will suit your every desire. At Rocks we can ensure that you get the style you wish to meet your budget.

Rocks also provides the option for you to create your very own handcrafted bespoke ring.  You will sit down with your diamond specialist and our in house goldsmith to create an image of exactly what you are looking for and this ring will be created especially for you.  Find out more about bespoke rings here.

Make an appointment today here or call 01 613 9910 to schedule your private consultation with one of our highly trained diamond specialists.

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Rocks Jewellers has 2 stores in Dublin – Grafton Street & Stillorgan Village Shopping Centre. We have been in business over 40 years supplying the top jewellery and watch brands and creating handmade diamond jewellery too.

Our in house capabilities mean that we can create whatever your heart desires from bespoke Engagement Rings to Engraved Cufflinks. Our watchmakers can turn their hand to delicate repairs and simple battery replacements.

Take a look through all we have to offer www.rocks.ie

Thinking of Proposing? – We’re Here to Help

bannerOk so we think selling engagement rings for over 40 years has given us some great insights into what is the best information we can give someone who is thinking about popping the question in the near future. Take our advice and you’ll have one happy lady!

Spend some time researching before you go shopping and the whole process will be a lot simpler. Alternatively ask questions at your consultation. Your Diamond Specialist will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

Budget

Spend whatever you like – there are beautiful rings at every price point but once you have a budget your jeweller can show you what is available to you.

4 C’s

These are details regarding the Colour, Clarity, Carat & Cut of your diamond. The better the grading in each of these areas the more expensive your diamond will become. Look for diamonds that are F to G colour, VS2 to SI1 clarity, Very Good Cut and then you can decide on the Carat size of your diamond. These grading’s represent great value and the difference between those and higher grades are not visible to the naked eye. For more information on the 4 C’s see our detailed blog here.

Certification

Certification refers to the body that has graded your diamond. If the grading house is not one of the top issuers in the world it may be difficult to be assured that the grading’s are true. The top grading houses in the world today are GIA, IGI and HRD. There are many others but reputable jewellers only issue one of the top certificates. This way you know what you’re buying is a true reflection of the price you are paying.

Style

The style of ring is super important. Take note of things your partner already showed interest in. Check out their existing jewellery and rings and take note of the style. Your jeweller will take this information and suggest rings that suit their style.

Sizing

While you are having a look at her jewellery take one of the rings she wears on the same finger on the other hand and your jeweller will be able to make an educated guess as to her ring size. However don’t worry too much as most rings can be sized up or down a few sizes relatively quickly so that your new Fiancé can be wearing her ‘Rock’ as soon as possible.

Timing

Leave plenty of time between shopping for a ring and proposing. Perhaps you will need to get your ring made, perhaps you will be sourcing a diamond and maybe it will take you longer than anticipated to make a decision. Either way leave enough time so you are not under any undue stress.

Wedding Rings

I know the wedding is a long way off yet but just inquire about what type of wedding ring will suit your chosen engagement ring. This way you can inform your new Fiancé if the ring has a matching wedding ring available or if it is a little more unique you may need to get one made up before the big day.

Permission

One last thing – don’t forget to ask, whoever is important to your partner, for their permission to propose. It will mean a lot to them I assure you.

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Insurance

Get your substantial purchase added to your insurance policy as soon as possible. The last thing you need to be worrying about is losing the precious ring.

We really hope giving you all this information helps you understand the world of diamonds a little better. Remember though if you shop in a reputable jewellers they will guide you through the process and have many years’ experience selling quality jewellery. Relax and enjoy!

If you would like to make an appointment to view some of our stunning engagement rings at Rocks Jewellers you can do so here. You can enjoy spending some time mulling over your options on our private viewing floor in our centrally located Grafton Street store.

You can alternatively contact us on: T: 01 613 9910 or E: sales@rocks.ie

Tips for a Perfect Proposal

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At Rocks we love valentines day, it is such a romantic time of year . There are so many things that make this time of year so special and that is why it is the perfect backdrop to ask the special question.

Don’t get overwhelmed and carried away in the moment, for any engagement to be perfect it needs some planning. So here at Rocks we have put together some tips to help you with the perfect proposal. We will also point out some possible pitfalls you may encounter and how to avoid them.

1. Tell only those who need to know! First, take advantage of the surprise element that may occur. Tell only those who need to know. Parents would be on the top of the list, however, if there happens to be a chatty mum or dad then tell the other parent. You may even want to show them the ring; they may have some advice for the proposal.

2. Deciding on the perfect Ring. Unless you two have already shopped for engagement rings, you probably are not sure what type ring to pick. If this is the case take a look at her other rings, take her lifestyle and personality in to consideration, and if all else fails fish for some information about what she expects in a perfect ring. Don’t be hurt or upset if she decides to change the ring you have chosen, remember she has to wear it forever. Check with the jeweller that you can exchange the ring before you purchase it. But chances are she’ll keep the ring you chose.

3. Where to propose? If you are a both big family people than you may feel like you need to have them nearby. But remember this is meant to be a special moment for just the two of you. If the beach has been a special place for the two of you then take a walk along the beach and have ‘will you marry me?’ written in the sand. Another option would be in the living room in front of your family and friends and an open fire, where a dinner proposal is also nice and traditional.

4. What to wear. Yes, what you wear matters, as you only get to do this once! And you want her to remember the moment. Depending on where and how you decide to propose a suit adds an extra bit of romance, otherwise you could wear a nice pair of jeans and a shirt.

5. What to say. Think over what to say but do not over rehearse it! Tell her how you feel and what she means to you. And yes, you should say I love you! And say it on one knee!

6. How to say it.  If you decide to do something a little different that’s great but remember YOU still have to ask the question.

7. When to say it. Pick a time when you think she is relaxed. When she’s ranting about work is probably is not the right time to ask her to marry you. If she is a morning person, surprise her with breakfast and a ring. Maybe there is a special dinner or party you are attending, on your way out the door tell her that she is missing something, get down on one knee and ask her to marry you…now she has the perfect accessory!

8. Be yourself. Although these suggestions are meant to help, be yourself. She loves you for who you are!

9. Seal the deal with a kiss!

We hope this will help you with your perfect proposals!

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Keep an eye out for our next blog

And for that all important engagement ring, take a look at our Rocks Forever Collection.

  Because Love Rocks!

Red Carpet Bling – Oscars 2012

WHAT JEWELLERY WAS TRENDING AT THE OSCARS!

Okay so we have had a good look through what fantastic, and not so fantastic, jewellery was paraded on the red carpet at the Oscars 2012. Diamonds are still a girls best friend, as adorned by many of the top stars, but we are also happy to report that the stunning Emerald gemstone had its fair share of red carpet space. Emeralds are fantastic as a complimentary colour to purples, and golds. The stars really wore it well this year and we can feel its growing momentum as the gemstone of choice. Another hot trend seems to be the drop / chandelier earrings, they are of course the perfect match for a glamorous ballgown so we see exactly why they are such a popular choice.

DIAMOND NECKLACES

Rocks Jewellers favourite piece was worn by Cameron Diaz, this amazing emerald cut diamond line necklace was so stunning around her neck.  We love emerald cut diamonds and in this setting really outshines other more traditional line necklaces like those worn by Penelope Cruz, Missi Pyle and Michelle Williams shown below. Their neck pieces are to die for but I think Cameron’s pips them at the post.

                

COLOURED EARRINGS

The red carpet had some great colours showing this year both in their gowns and their jewellery. We love all these earrings, the colours are great and the emerald green really stands out. Some great choices from our stars including Berenice Bejo, Viola Davis, Virginia Madsen, Bingbing Li, Ellie Kemper and Emma Stone.

                                  

DROP EARRINGS

Drop, or better known as chandelier, diamond earrings were dangling from the most famous of stars at the Oscars, they were a mixture of pave set chandeliers and larger claw set diamond drop earrings. They were all fabulous but we, at Rocks Jewellers, have fallen in love with Octavia Spencers pave set diamond chandelier earrings. They have an antique/vintage feel to them that is so popular right now and the sparkle off them is unmissable. She had some competition however with stunning earrings worn by Melissa Mc Marthy, Judy Green, Jennifer Lopez, Jane Seymore, Bingbing Li, and Shailene Woodley. No shortage of bling at the Oscars this year that’s for sure.

                

                

BRACELETS

Some other peices that we noticed that are worth a mention were diamond bracelets and cuffs worn by Viola Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mila Jovovich. Fabulous choices!

                

At Rocks Jewellers we house a large selection of unique diamond and gemtone peices both new and antique. Pop in to our stores in Grafton Street and Stillorgan Shopping Center to have a look at what we have to offer. Alternatively take a look online at Rocks own collection of diamond, gold, silver, antique, engagement and wedding jewellery, handcrafted by Rocks Jewellers.

Love Rocks – Jewellery Gift Ideas this Valentine’s

Love is in the air?!

Valentines is around the corner and you haven’t even thought about what you might get your loved one yet – sound familiar? Jewellery for a special lady is always the perfect gift that you can’t go wrong with, so therefore we thought you might need some inspiration. To name a few, Rocks Jewellers house Links of London, Thomas Sabo, Pandora, John Rocha, Alan Ardiff, Caora, and Paul Costelloe, these are all great options as they cater for all budgets and they bring out new products all the time which means the items are bang on trend. These Paul Costelloe pieces for example, bring a fresh look to vintage style jewellery and will add to any outfit casual or glamorous.

 

 

 

 

Or what about ever changing Links of London, they have done a wonderful job in the past 12 months developing fabulous new collections that strike a cord with so many jewellery lovers, the fantastic 20/20 collection is delicate and unique.

As you can see there’s lots to chose from and you will not be stuck for inspiration from these great brands!

However, if you have a different idea of what you would LOVE for this Valentine’s perhaps these unique engagement rings from Rocks Jewellers are your cup of tea. We also have the widest choice of engagement rings that you will find anywhere else in Ireland, many with matching wedding bands. Take a look and get some ideas for the most meaningful piece of jewellery you will ever own.