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28Oct/11Off

Summer Love – Cape Town

Are you and your loved one planning on spending these Summer holidays in Cape Town?

Relax, Unwind, Have fun, Visit world class restaurants and go SHOPPING.

There are so many fabulous activities and excursions couples can enjoy whilst on holiday in Cape Town.

If you want to spoil that special girl, why not try a few of these romantic excursions.

South Africa boasts some of the most pristine beaches in the world.  Therefore number one on our list is Beach time, followed by picnics, hiking and other outdoor activities such as: Hot Air Balloon Rides, Sunset Cruises, Horse riding and joining a Winelands tour.

Since summer is the season most people get engaged, why not plan a ‘diamond engagement ring purchase’ during your stay in Cape Town?

That’s a guaranteed way to make this summer the most memorable of note!

South Africa produces the highest quality diamonds and prices are very competitive in relation to the world market.

Diamonds can be purchased at local fine jewelers and Diamond Dealers in Cape Town, both engagement rings for your girlfriend and wedding bands for the man.

There are stunning options, from handmade jewellery, custom made to creations which match the exact image you’ve envisaged.  The talented goldsmiths create masterpieces for a fraction of the price in Europe for example.  Metals such a platinum, palladium and white gold are just a few options you can set that stunning diamond in which you purchased in Cape Town.

We think buying a diamond ring is the best way to woe your loved one this summer!

Remember - The engagement ring is a symbol of love.

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18Oct/11Off

The Symbol of love

History of the Engagement Ring

The Egyptians were the first to use a ring as a symbol of love and representation of a union between a man and a woman. Often the bands were made from plant material – although not very durable. Those with money and ‘class’ were known to use silver or gold.

Apparently the reason why we use the left hand and have chosen the ‘ring-finger’ is because ancient folk believed a vein ran straight from the ring finger to the heart.

Most records suggest that the Romans were actually the first to wear official ‘wedding bands’. These were made from iron – although again the wealthy Romans would use more valuable metal such as copper, silver or gold.

In 1477, the Archduke Maximilian of Hamburg gave Mary of Burgundy the first recorded diamond engagement ring. So as of 1477 the trend of presenting your loved one with a ring containing a diamond became fashion.

And where do these sought after Diamonds come from?

Many countries produce Diamonds. In the 1870’s the Diamond Rush began in South Africa. South Africa quickly became the leading producer of gem-quality diamonds.

Cape Town has now set the trend for being one of the most popular holiday destinations for tourists to have their Diamond Engagement Rings made, or even just purchase loose diamonds. The prices of Diamonds in South Africa are one of the best in the world.

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