Friday, 15 September 2017

Watch This Before You Buy a VS2

When it comes to grading diamonds especially clarity grading in GIA/AGS, there are different personnel who would be grading diamonds for clarity. Which also means you may also have different interpretations as well.

Since color grading is based on a set of master stones, you would not have much discrepancies although you still may have different interpretations for it.

However, more often you would come across a significant difference for clarity grading, where some clarity grades may be more subjective.

For example, in this video below, I'll be showing 2 diamonds with the same clarity grade. But why do they appear so different? Watch this video to find out more.

- Eugene Seah

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A Customized Halo Ring with Initials

In a proposal, the diamond ring is of a significant importance. In fact, this tradition of proposing originated from the Roman era, where the wife would wear rings with small keys attached to it, indicating their husband ownership. Each ring has its own story to tell, as it signifies the commitment of 2 individuals. It personifies a man's affection for his partner.

In modern times, this tradition still goes on with wide range of creativity on the ring design.
In this post, I shall touch on a particular ring created by my client which is special to him and close to his partner's heart.

After deciding on a halo setting with side diamonds, we added the initials ''S'' and ''N'' on the ring. This was done under the diamond on the sides, where both initials was designed and fused together. Also, a heart shape with a melee diamond in the middle was placed in the middle to signfity their eternal love for each other, making this ring one of a kind.

Below is the 3d render that we came up with,

After the 3D render, we proceeded to handcraft his ring, which took about 6-8 weeks. Each of our rings are individually handcrafted by our Master Crafter, showcasing the intricate designs.
Below are some photos of the crafted ring.


This is a photo of his ring after he successful proposal!

Photo credit to Nathaniel Yeo
- Written by Eugene Seah

Monday, 5 September 2016

5 Special Places to Propose in Singapore

Engaging a Marriage proposal planner may be a hassle free alternative. But if you are someone who is determine to create your own dream proposal, here are some ideas that you can consider which you and your partner will remember for a lifetime!

1. Cottage in the Woods
Fancy proposing in a cottage? Situated in the leafy park, this Colonial Cottage brings a uniqueness to the atmosphere. The garden and its pavilion is an ideal place for you to pop the question. Do prepare her favorite love songs and get the host to play through the audio system for a romantic atmosphere. This cottage is owned by the host, who is very hospitable. Do remember to inform the cottage’s host the number of people who will be at your proposal so she will be able to prepare in advance to accommodate your friends or family members some food and beverages.

The cottage is ideal if you plan to invite some of your close friends for a surprise of after-celebration.
It has a perfect view of the garden and laidback chairs to for an intimate gathering.
Nominal Venue rental charges will apply for hosting any get together, event or party depending on the number of guests and number of hours.

Check in time: Anytime after 2pm
Checkout time : 12pm noon

Address: 3B Berkshire Road, Singapore 119886


2. Cable Car

For some of us who feels that proposing in a restaurant may be too cliché. I’ve got this idea which is out of the norm yet fall nothing short of romantic experience. Proposing to your partner while dining on a cable car!

With no one around you, except your partner, you can enjoy the absolute privacy with a 360 degree magnificent view.
You will board the cable car from the Mount Faber Cable Car station which the dining starts at 6pm. Be sure to arrive on time as it will be a first come first serve basis.
The Sky Dining Diamond Set starts at $218.00++ per couple and is available daily except on Public Holidays.

Menu includes,

A. Welcome Drink
Glass of Welcome Drink for Each Diner

B. Appetizer
- Chilled King Prawn Served with Mesclun, Salmon Roe and Mango Raspberry Dressing
- Warm Brew- Shellfish Consommé, with Seafood Wrapped with Long Cabbage

C. Main Course
Char Grilled Angus Beef Sirloin Mashed Potato, Mushroom Ragout and Thyme Jus
Almond Crusted Chilean Sea Bass Edamame Puree, Baby Vegetables, Haricot Beans & Carrot Basil Cream

D. Dessert
Cheese Mousse with Wild Berry Compote
Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea

*Inclusive a glass of House Wine for each diner
*Inclusive a Box of Chocolate per couple

Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
Tel: +65 6377 9688

3. In a Mansion
Up atop the Telok Blangah hill, lies one of most romantic restaurants in Singapore, Alkaff Mansion Ristorante. At the entrance you’ll be greeted with European-style fountains, and a Colonial house built since 1918 which was painstakingly restored to its current glory.

For starters the Mansion is surrounded by greeneries with a 19 hectare park. A romantically roofed gazebo, one of the best part of this venue which I cannot stress enough for you to get on your knees and propose. The mansion consist of an outdoor terrace and a Grand Marquee at its courtyard.
The main attraction doesn’t end here because what’s a good place without good food, right? The chef serves up mouthwatering fine Italian gourmet. Feel free to check out their menu here.

If you prefer to propose at the dining table, there are 2 levels to the restaurant. Be sure while placing a reservation, do inform the staff which level you would like to dine.
Though not as secretive, I simply cannot give it a pass considering its rich history, and elegance.

Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Tel: +65 6510 1010

4. Up on a Bridge

If you prefer a location without disturbance while proposing, do consider Henderson Waves Bridge. There may be passer-by or joggers but not to the extent that it may hinder your proposal. There is room to rest and observe the surroundings. With the bridge build to look like a wave, which is where it gets the name from, the location gives a very intimate and romantic vibe. It is also the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, at 36 metres above ground.

With the sky painting a silent symphony, this bridge adds a romantic melody to your proposal. Your JannPaul diamond ring will be the master piece of the evening. In the context of proposing, I assure you it will be a proposal you’ll remember forever.

5. The Projector
If you and your partner is a movie goer, be sure to bring her this movie place call The Projector.
Located along beach road, within Golden Mile Tower.

Back in the day the Golden Mile theatres used to show the latest movies. Overtime, it lost out to the newer cinemas. Nevertheless, it has been given a new lease of life with this hipster concept of viewing a film show.

It maybe something unusual to most, but I can assure you this venue is a very secretive place for a proposal to take place. A definite hipster hangout place.
If you want to make your proposal more private, you can consider to hire the venue and get a bunch of friends to help you with your own private screening… or should I say proposal? For More details on renting the venue, click here.

- Written by Eugene Seah

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Top 5 Rooftop Bar and Restaurant to Propose in Singapore

Hi Guys out there, if you’re trying to find a perfect location for your proposal, fret not. Because in this week blog post I will be sharing with you my top 5 favourite rooftop restaurants where you can pop the question! Bringing a whole “new level” for your proposal :)

1. Salt Grill & Sky Bar

With a backdrop set against a breath-taking Singapore skyline, Salt Grill & Sky Bar offers a romantic atmosphere more than you can ask for to make it a memorable proposal. Be sure to make an advance reservation to secure a table near the window. With all the above, your JannPaul Proposal ring pretty much seals it. 

The restaurant offers romantics a “WOW” package that is priced at $95++. It comes with a table by the window, a long-stemmed rose, cake, 2 glasses of cocktails, a keepsake photo and more. Do note, this package does not include food and it will be a top up on top of your food order. In addition, they require a 3 days advance notice.

Salt grill & Sky bar
2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #55-01 & #56-01
Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6592 5118

2. Potato Head Folk

Potato Head Folk Rooftop

One of my favourite rooftop restaurant and bar, the Potato Head Folks is a relaxing and chill place. If you and your partner take delight to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the kind of place for you.

The place is very casual and they whip out the best burgers. It’s an open top bar, so do check the weather forecast in case it rains. The rooftop bar makes an ideal place for a proposal to take place if casual makes it special for her.  

Potato Head Folk
36 Keong Saik Road 
Singapore 089143
Tel: +65 6327 1939

3. Smoke and Mirrors

If you and your partner appreciate a nice view overlooking the Marina bay sands and Esplanade, this may be the perfect place for your proposal. This new stylish bar which sits atop of the National Gallery has a breath taking view. They serve some awesome signature cocktails under the well-lit night, which will make you feel relaxed and will set the mood right for you.

What’s a bar without bar food? Smoke and Mirrors impresses me with its bar food that compliments the cocktails. The Tender Beef Rib Cubes is a must. Don't get me wrong, but there’s more in the cocktail menu than you can ask for. Just make sure you don't get her tipsy before she say yes.

Note: For the best view of the Marina bay sands and Esplanade, be sure to make an early reservations for table near to the side of the bar.

Smokes and Mirrors
St Andrew's Rd, 01 National Gallery
Singapore 178957 
Tel: +65 9234 8122 

4. Fabrika

Fabrika is at Klapsons, the Boutique Hotel on the 17th Level, smack right in the central business district . Once you step into this open air concept bar, a fun and romantic ambience welcomes you and your partner. 

Shimmering with colourful lamps and candles, every moment seems right for her to say “I DO” when you bring out your dazzling diamond ring. Book a hotel suite with a Jacuzzi bathtub and balcony if you want to share more private moments with your partner.

15 Hoe Chiang Road, 17/L Klapsons,
The Boutique Hotel
Singapore 089316 
Tel: +65 6521 9029

5. Lantern at Fullerton Bay Hotel

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A lavish bar for a start. You get panoramic views of the Marina Bay waterfront. Located by the Fullerton Bay Hotel poolside. The ambience is chill but chic with the DJ spinning sensual beats of house music in the background. If you're planning a stage proposal infront of her friends and family, this might be the place for you. 

Lantern at Fullerton Bay Hotel
82 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049327
Tel: +65 65340886

- Written by Eugene Seah

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

About Me

Hi everyone, my name is Eugene Seah. I am one of the new member who recently joined the JannPaul Team. My fascination of diamond came about when Paul himself introduced diamonds to me eight years back. Like every other person, i was only concerned with the carat , colour and clarity of a diamond. 

Clueless about its cut and combinations, I was impressed how meticulous Paul in analysing the diamonds proportions and its combinations, at the same time simplifying it for me.

On that day, I was shown the Super ideal cut diamond, an Ideal Cut diamond, and a Normal triple excellent cut diamond from GIA. And the Super Ideal cut diamond indeed was and is still in its league of its own.

From that very moment, my view on diamond is on a different perspective.

In the weeks to come, I will be posting useful informations here to share with all to read.
My purpose in JannPaul is to share my knowledge on diamonds, and seek out answers for our customers who have their doubts, and questions.