Thursday, 15 November 2018

Dos and Don'ts After Getting An Engagement Ring

Engagement ring symbolizes dedication, commitment and love between you and your partner. We are sure you would like to take proper care of your engagement ring so that it looks as brilliant as the day you bought it. Hence, today, we will be sharing the dos and don’ts after you purchased an engagement ring.

(Do) Clean your ring once a week using diluted liquid soap, water and toothbrush to maintain its sparkles and brightness.
(Don’t) Use Bleach or other strong cleaning agents as they may be abrasive and dull the ring.

(Do) Remove your engagement ring before going for a swim as most, if not all swimming pools contain chlorine which may damage the ring setting. Leave it in the same place at home before taking off to your destination. 
(Don’t) remove it in public or unfamiliar places as you may lose it due to negligence.

(Do) Dry your diamond using a lint free cloth whenever it gets wet or use a blow dryer. 
(Don’t) Use paper towel or tissue to wipe the diamond as these items have rough fibers that may leave lint or dust underneath the ring.  

(Do) Admire your beautiful engagement ring by holding onto the band at either side of the main stone. 
(Don’t) Touch or grab the center stone as it is easy to leave fingerprint marks or oil on the diamond.

(Do) Bring your engagement ring to your jeweler for regular prongs check once every 1-2 years.
(Don’t) Use pliers to tighten your ring by yourself as you may accidentally damage your ring.

(Do) Wear your diamond ring everyday to flaunt. 
(Don’t) Wear it to the gym or during vigorous activities. Accidental or repeated knocks may cause wear and tear even though a diamond is one of the hardest materials in the world. 

(Do) Take off your ring every night before you go to bed.
(Don’t) Wear your ring overnight especially during pregnancy as it may get struck.  

(Do) Keep your diamond ring on a jewelry tray or soft pouch.
(Don’t) Keep your diamond ring with other diamond jewelries as diamond can scratch diamond.

If you have further inquiry, please feel free to email us at

- JannPaul

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Rhodium Plating

White gold remains a popular choice for engagement rings and weddings as it is relatively inexpensive as compared to platinum. However, in its unpolished and non-plated state, white gold is not pure white in color but instead has a yellowish tinge to it. Hence, white gold rings are usually plated with fine layers of rhodium to give them their characteristic bright white appearance. In JannPaul, all our rings are rhodium-plated. As some may not be familiar with rhodium plating or understand its application, we decided to write a post on rhodium plating to help you understand the procedure better.

Rhodium is a rare, silver-white metallic element that is resistant to corrosion, tarnish and scratches. The transition metal is also extremely durable, hypoallergenic and possesses the ability to reflect large amounts of light, which explains the bright white look of the rhodium-plated rings. Normally, the ideal thickness of rhodium on an engagement ring is between 0.75 to 1.50 microns. You must be wondering, “Why not more?”. It is because any ring plated with more than 2.0 microns of rhodium will become very brittle!

However, do take note that rhodium plating is not permanent, and how long it can last depends on the number of times the ring is worn and the thickness of the original rhodium plating. We provide all our clients two free complementary repolishing and replating sessions to ensure your engagement ring retain its magnificence, just like the day you collected it!

Thank you for spending some time to read our post! If you have any question, please feel free to email us at

Till next time,

Monday, 22 October 2018

GIA Diamond Certificate

Diamond certificates are often issued by gemological laboratories to assess the quality of a diamond. The GIA and AGS are two of the strictest and most recognized diamond certification laboratories in the world. Thus, all of our diamonds are certified by either GIA or AGS.

It is important to read and understand the GIA certificate as the certificate contains vital information about the diamond, which in turn affects its price. Some may find it complicated or are at loss about certain aspects of the diamond certificate. Hence, to help you guys, we decided to make a comprehensive video series on how to read a GIA diamond certificate and everything else you need to know about it!

In "How To Read A GIA Diamond Certificate (Part 1)" video, we will explain the Certification Date, GIA Report Number, Shape and Cutting Style, and Measurements.

In "How To Read A GIA Diamond Certificate (Part 2)" video, we will explain three of the 4Cs (Carat, Color, Clarity)

In "How To Read A GIA Diamond Certificate (Part 3)" video, we will explain the last C (Cut), Polish, Symmetry and Fluorescence. 

If you have any inquiry, please feel free to email us at

- JannPaul

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The Octagon Diamond versus a GIA Triple Excellent Round Diamond

Compare the difference between the Octagon Hearts & Arrows diamond against a normal GIA Triple Excellent Round Brilliant Diamond. The Octagon has 88 facets with 8 Hearts & Arrows, and is cut to the maximum light return, outperforming any standard GIA Triple Excellent Round Brilliant diamonds.

You may also check out the different ways you can set your Octagon diamond in the video below!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A Big Story In My Hand

A few months ago, never have I thought that I will be in one of the stories I myself wrote.

Today,14th of February 2018, I am writing one of the most special blog, a first hand story from a girl who had just been engaged.  I am Joy Barcelona, soon to be Mrs. Fajardo! 

How does it feel? Oh well! Nerve wracking, mind blowing or even extreme bliss, weren't enough words to express how I felt that night.

Back Story 

According to him, while he was planning for the proposal there are 4 major things he needed to accomplish.

1) The Diamond Ring

Knowing that I have been in this line for quite sometime, he really felt the pressure of finding the right diamond ring. So without questions asked, he know his first and only choice, JannPaul! 

On my off day, he went and met my colleague Casey, and like any other client, he has gone through the one and a half hour diamond education session. He didn't actually expect it! I never mentioned to him how long we spend to really explain to our clients each diamond's facet.

He was in fact amazed- both at the diamonds' quality and level of service that was given to him.

It made me so proud to hear it coming from him! :) I know I am on the right team. Our star - quality products and exquisite customer service.

Here are the specifications of my ring. 

Diamond: Super Ideal Cut 0.31 G VS2
Setting: Split Shank band with side diamonds and Halo setting 
             * He even remember, that I say that this setting is gorgeous when I saw someone wearing it. 
               (Note to girls, they are really listening although it may appear as if they are not.)
Ring Size: 11 (51) 
             * Lucky him, my colleagues already know my ring size! 

2) The Surprise Vlog

He knows that I love vlogging, although I do not post most of them, I just want to keep a video record of events that I felt were good to reminisce in the future. Since, we do not have video records of our memories together, he decided to make a documentation where we tell the story of how we met. He planned to play it during the proposal day itself.

So, he asked one of his friends to message me and tell me that they need to interview few couples in a long-term relationship. They need to make some documentations of our journey for their final project in school. I really buy the story. I thought, Communication Arts students might have a project like that. 

3) The Venue

If I knew his plan before it happened, I would think he is out of his mind! (Sorry babe! 😄)

Why does it become a big deal when you can just get a cosy place, a popular one or maybe a nice restaurant? Only because he decided to do it in front of all the alumni of our Secondary school where we met. He will do it at the Grand Alumni Home Coming 2017! Mind you guys, it was a huge crowd, even my dad's and uncle's batchmates were there. Our school is one of the most popular in town.

But that craziness is what I love about him. You don't expect the normal! What's life without this crazy fella!

He will put a lot of thought in every little detail. All the minor points I thought were meaningless, to him, did actually have a purpose. He indeed want me to remember this proposal day as one of the most unforgettable events of my life. 

4) The Pamamanhikan 

It is the Filipino's own version of the Chinese wedding tea ceremony, but instead of doing it on the day of the wedding, we do it even before the wedding planning commenced. It is to formally ask for the girl's hand from her family.

It is normally held on a separate date, but fiance decided to take in all the stress and do it as another surprise on the same night. 

It is setting a very high benchmark! Everything was so perfect and stress free. It made me feel like I'm literally on a fairy tale as cheesy as it may sound. 

30th of December 2017

He doesn't even asked me to go to the event. He said it was up to me if I want to go or not, so how would I suspect he's up to something? I was too lazy to dress up nicely that night, so I just wore a simple blouse, shorts and a pair of sneakers.

I just had a little chitchat with some of my teachers and alumni I knew. My dad also introduced me again to his classmates, he always does even if they already knew me. I think it's a dad thing!

I had some dinner afterwards, and was ready to go home when suddenly the emcee called me, announcing that I won the raffle! Hey, I won the raffle just for attending, that is sooo awesome!

So I went off to claim the best price ever!

I am trying to think so hard to get the best word to use to describe it, but I can't.

As if I am loss for words.

To have seen him knelt down and ask me to be his wife...

A simple gesture that speaks a thousand promise, more than words could ever express.

All there is to say is thank you!

Thank you for being you, thank you for being mine!

Happy Valentine's Day! 

- Joy Barcelona

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Handcrafted Engagement Rings

Each JannPaul ring is individually handcrafted by our Master Crafter to be tailored to your preference.
They are meticulously crafted to perfection and are customized to your exact dimensions.

JannPaul Rings includes:
- Lifetime Warranty
- 2 free ring re-sizing services
- 2 free re-plating and re-polishing services
- 1 free laser engraving
- Complimentary lifetime prong checks and tightening
- Complimentary lifetime cleaning
For more information about our ring customization process, click here.  

- Casey Lai

Friday, 10 November 2017

New Shipment of Octagon Hearts & Arrows Diamonds!

We've just received a new shipment of Octagon diamonds!

The Octagon has been one of our most popular diamond cuts and we've often had limited stocks available. What makes this diamond challenging to cut is not only its 88 facets and 8 Hearts & Arrows, but each is cut to have perfect optical symmetry and maximum light performance.

View our Octagon diamond under various lighting (sunlight, daylight, etc.) to see the difference!

- Casey Lai