Commemorating Life

Commemorating Life's Moments with Custom-Designed Jewellery

April 28th 2023

At The Bench Jewellery Co., our Kamloops, Kelowna, and Chilliwack goldsmiths love adding birthstones to custom pieces for that extra personal touch. Here are 8 occasions where birthstones really shine.

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Citrine: The Radiant November Birthstone,

Citrine: The Radiant November Birthstone

November 7th 2021

Citrine is a variety of quartz and comes in a variety of yellow colours and may have brown, orange and reddish hues. It is also one of November’s birthstones.

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The 4Cs of Diamond Quality - Clarity,

The 4Cs of Diamond Quality - Clarity

April 9th 2021

The second installment of our series on the 4 Cs (Colour, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight) of diamonds. Part 1 covered colour. Today we’ll look at clarity.

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Famous Diamonds: The Koh-i-noor,

Famous Diamonds: The Koh-i-noor

April 8th 2021

The Koh-i-Noor, or “Mountain of Light”, is a large, colourless diamond that was originally discovered in India around the 13th century and passed through the hands of many different rulers and empires.

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The 4Cs of Diamond Quality - Colour,

The 4Cs of Diamond Quality - Colour

April 6th 2021

This is the first installment of our series on the 4 Cs (Colour, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight) of diamonds. Today we’ll tackle colour and help you understand how it affects the quality of a diamond. We’ll also be giving you some insider tips on...

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