Jewellery Guides

When it comes to buying vintage rings, there are so many types of stones, finishes, styles and materials to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Read on for tips and guides that, we hope, will help you to decide and choose easily!


01Jun 2017
diamond sizes

When it comes to choosing a diamond ring, you’ll hear about the Four C’s of diamonds (cut, colour, clarity, and carats). There’s something else you’ll want to know though, if you’re viewing rings online and therefore can’t actually see the physical object. It’s ‘just how big is that diamond?’.  With that in mind, here’s our […]

10Mar 2017
wedding rings

For men about to get married, choosing a wedding ring can seem like a daunting task – particularly if they have little or no previous experience of wearing a ring or any other sort of jewellery. The bride-to-be will most likely have a good idea of the type of wedding ring she would like, but […]

08Mar 2017
ring size

If you want to find out what size ring you need for your finger, and you are unable to have your finger measured by a jeweller, there are two simple ways of doing it yourself. Option 1 Draw a straight line on a piece of paper. Place a ring that fits the finger you want […]

27Feb 2017
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‘Can my gold be melted down to make a new ring?’ We often get asked this question. Sometimes we’re asked by a person who has inherited an old ring from a parent or grandparent, and would like it melted down to form the basis of a new ring. Sometimes, we’re asked by somebody who would […]

30Sep 2016

Buying a perfect vintage engagement ring is a head-spinning task for many. When buying an engagement ring, many questions keep occurring to us, such as, will it look good on me and suit my lifestyle, will it match the engagement theme, what type of engagement ring should I buy and other similar questions. Before you […]

06Jul 2016
How to care for silver jewellery

Silver jewellery remains ever-popular, thanks to its mirror shine and how it can be worn alongside white gold, as for most people, there is no discernible difference between the two metals. At Lorimat Jewellers in Kilkenny, we have a large collection of beautiful silver jewellery, suitable for all tastes, budgets, and occasions. We are always […]

28Aug 2015

If you love vintage rings and are doing some research before you come to see us, you’ll probably come across terms like ‘Victorian’, ‘Edwardian’, ‘Art Deco’, and more. That can be a little confusing if you’re not an expert on the history of jewellery making, so we’ve put together this Vintage Rings Style Guide to […]