How to Wear a Wedding Ring Set

What’s the right way to wear a wedding ring set? Should you put your engagement ring or your wedding band on first? Or, should you perhaps wear your rings on different fingers or at separate times?  It’s easy to feel confused about how to wear a wedding ring set because, really, there’s no correct way …

Why Choose a Sapphire Engagement Ring?

If you’re thinking of choosing a gemstone engagement ring over a traditional diamond style, a sapphire engagement ring is an exceptional choice. From their unique look to their uniquely excellent price point, there’s so much to love about sapphire rings— all of which we’re covering below. Here are the top reasons you should choose a …

Why Are Diamonds So Expensive?

Everyone knows that diamonds are expensive— but why is that? It’s easy to want to point to a single factor that makes diamonds expensive. However, the truth is more complex than that.  In general, there are three things that affect diamond price: rarity, desirability, and production cost. Then, there are a number of finer details …

Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Eternity Bands

Eternity bands are gorgeous, timeless, and meaningful- but is this chic style right for you? To help you decide for yourself, below, we’re answering all the most frequently asked questions about this distinctive ring design. Read on to learn everything you need to know about eternity bands.  1. What is an eternity band?  An eternity …

Should You Choose a VS Diamond or an SI Diamond?

Often, diamonds with lower clarity grades can look just as flawless to the naked eye as diamonds with Flawless (FL) or Internally Flawless (IF). Yet, they’ll cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars less. Choosing a slightly lower diamond clarity grade can help you save quite a lot of money, even while getting a diamond …

Engagement Ring and Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas

Adding an engraving to your engagement ring or wedding band can make something that’s already meaningful even more special. Yet, coming up with the best way to express your love in an inscription can be a bit daunting, since there are so many different directions you can take. But if you’re struggling to find the …

Holiday Gift Guide to Make Mom Feel Like A Queen This Christmas

Our Moms deserve to feel like queens all year round. But the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to show the most important women in our lives just how special they really are.  So, to honor the superwomen who have given us everything, here is Barkev’s expertly curated holiday gift guide. Think extra special Christmas …

Holiday Gift Guide for Wife

You’re almost done with the Christmas gift shopping for this year, but you still haven’t found that perfect gift for wifey. And let’s face it, of all the gifts you’ll be giving this festive season, this one might just be the most important. 2020 has been difficult for everyone, so your wife needs something that …

Holiday Gift Guide Ideas for Your Girlfriend This Christmas

It’s Christmas, and that means taking the time to get special and meaningful gifts for your loved ones, to show them how much you care. And the gifts you choose matter – especially when it comes to finding something special for that special girl in your life.  So, if you are desperately searching the internet …

Christmas Engagement Rings for a Special Winter Proposal

There is something especially romantic about the winter festive season. Perhaps it’s the colder weather and shorter days which make us feel like snuggling up with the one we love. Or maybe it’s all the holiday magic in the air, infusing everything with love, joy and goodwill. Either way, Christmas is the perfect time to …

How to Keep the Romance Alive with Home Date Nights During Lockdown Part 2/2

Is the quarantine routine eating up the romance of your relationship? We got you covered with some inventive ways to respark that love, cosy up together and spend quality time with your s/o while social distancing.  Games Night Organising a couple’s game night is a great way to interact and engage with your partner while …

How to Keep the Romance Alive with Home Date Nights During Lockdown Part 1/2

Keeping that spark of romance alive can – at times – be challenging, even the most loved-up couples. Such as when they are forced to stay home for extended periods of time, put under lockdown or quarantine, and restricted from doing normal everyday activities. But instead of pining for the excitement of pre-lockdown date nights …

Romantic Ideas for a Winter Lockdown Proposal at Home

While lockdown and quarantine might be the new normal for many people around the world, life still goes on even though we have to stay home. And that means loved up couples still wanting to drop to one knee and ask that all important question that unites two people in the ultimate declaration of love …

5 Binge Worthy Romantic Sitcoms for Cosy Nights at Home

The weather is getting colder and the days are growing shorter, which means winter is well and truly upon us. And with many of us either in lockdown, quarantine or self-isolating, this season is the perfect time for cosy nights spent snuggling on the sofa with your loved one, binge-watching romantic series that make you …

November Birthday Gift Ideas: Madeira Citrine Jewelry

Looking to offer a memorable gift uniquely picked for its wearer? Birthstones on fine jewelry will allow you to balance uniqueness with high-end design, fit for any occasion. The birthstone for those born in the cool month of November is the fiery Madeira Citrine! Known as the “healing quartz,” citrine is said to promote vitality …

A Tourmaline for Every Occasion: The Versatile October Birthstone

First discovered in Brazil in the 1500s where it was mistaken for an emerald, the dazzling tourmaline is certainly a green stunner, but it can also add a dash of color to your precious jewelry box with a rainbow of gorgeous shades including fiery red, pastel pink, deep blue and vivid yellow, although all are …