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Matching the Perfect Pearls

Pearl Jewellery Collection - Jack Friedman

Jack Friedman searches through thousands and thousands of pearls to find the perfect match. This takes a great eye as no two pearls are the same. There are three factors that you need to consider when matching the perfect pearls for pearl jewellery. At Jack Friedman we take each of these factors into consideration when matching the perfect freshwater pearls for necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. 

Firstly, measuring the the size of the pearls with a measuring gauge identifies whether there are size similarities. To find two perfectly matched pearls the height and width have to be exactly the same or as close as possible.

The next important detail to look at is the pearl colour. There are many shades of white, therefore, when finding two that match perfectly its extremely valuable. There are also ranges of pinks, greys, purples, greens, chocolate, blues, champagne and lavender pearls for you to choose from.

Lastly and most importantly when identifying the perfect pearl jewellery, the luster plays a huge role. The luster represents how much shine a pearl has and at Jack Friedman we only provide customers with pearls that have the deepest luster.
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The Season Finale Ended with a Jack Friedman Ring

In the season finale, Qiniso handed the final rose to handsome and confident digital marketer Gareth, while he gave her a custom designed Jack Friedman ring as a symbol of his love. When Qiniso met with Howard Friedman, she expressed that she wanted a classic yet modern design. Howard revolutionised Jack Friedman’s Unique Instinct Design with an exquisite Oval diamond and encapsulated the band in diamonds.

The Bachelorette Qiniso & Gareth

Qiniso’s ring design portrays strong classic features while expressing feminine sexiness. The Oval Instinct Pave Ring is set in 18ct White Gold with a 1ct Oval Centre Diamond and a pave band with 18 small diamonds. The Instinct setting allows for an infinite number of wedding bands to fit flush while the appearance of your diamond is evident from every angle. The highest level of engineering has gone into the creation of the Instinct, created to perfection by our jewellery professionals. The most exquisite detail is placed into the creation of Jack Friedman Engagement Rings, making your ring personalised, unique and tells a story.

Jack Friedman The Bacherlorette Oval Instinct

After many ups and downs, laughs and tears, Qiniso reached the end of her journey. Not only finding love with Gareth but with her very own Oval Instinct Pave Jack Friedman ring She is sparkling with touches of Jack Friedman diamonds. She added the right amount of sparkle to her dress with a Diamond Star Earring Cuff and Diamond Bar Drop Earrings which are elegant yet classic pieces.

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Qiniso’s inspiration for the oval diamond came from the Zulu culture, the Isicholo hat that was worn as a sign of respect to one’s husband and his family. CEO – Howard Friedman – sketching the Oval Instinct Pave Ring in detail to ensure the perfect design was created.

Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Final Episode Sketch Oval Ring

Unfortunately for Swazi, his journey with Qiniso came to an end. Swazi poured his heart out in the finale episode with a ring in hand. Although their relationship had grown so much together throughout the show, she couldn’t accept this Jack Friedman Ring. Swazi presented a Round Halo Ring to Qiniso as a sign of his love. The diamonds surrounding the ring attract the light, forming a glittering halo which creates rainbow colours to sparkle in your diamond.

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At Jack Friedman we can custom design the ring of your dreams, no detail or design is too complicated! Enquire online or visit our stores to view our ranges of exquisite engagement rings. Stay tuned and catch up on some of the juicy Q&A takeover’s on the Jack Friedman Instagram account each week.

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Three Men, Three Families, but only Two Roses!

This week on The Bachelorette, Qiniso has to make a monumental choice. There are three men left vying for her heart, and she gets to know them better and got to meet their families. It was an episode filled with love, laughter, awkward moments, tough conversations and heartbreak.

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Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode14 Justins Family

Justin took Qiniso on an active date as the two took to the water in a canoe. Justin’s parents arrived to meet a very nervous Qiniso. The four sat around a table and discussed their relationship and future. Qiniso and Justin’s father got on like a house on fire, and she could see the close family bond Justin has.

Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode 14 Gareth & Qiniso
Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode14 Gareth Family

Gareth takes Qiniso kloofing and she meets his mother and sister. The tomboy Qiniso loved the date and the two got even closer as Gareth prepared her for his family as he reassured her that everything would go well. Everyone got on like a house on fire, both Gareth’s mother and sister seemed genuinely happy for Gaz and Q.

Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode14 Swazi & Qiniso
Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode14 Swazi Family

Swazi hung out with Qiniso as they ziplined on their adventurous outing. Qiniso got the opportunity to meet his mother and sister, who were very warm towards her from the beginning, giving her a really warm and excited welcome. Swazi’s mom was very happy to observe their littler private jokes as she could see they knew each other very well. After meeting Swazi’s parents, the couple spent more time together in which he placed doubt into her mind as he expressed that he does not want her to feel pressured to choose him.

Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode14 Qiniso Ruby Diamond Jewellery

After a very emotional time meeting the gentlemen’s families, Qiniso stood in front of the top three, having to make her toughest decision so far. The ruby and diamond jewellery added a soft touch of elegance to Qiniso’s fiery cocktail dress. Jack Friedman has a range of exquisite ruby jewellery to suit all occasions.

Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode14 Qiniso Gareth Swazi

She chose Swazi first, leaving Gareth and Justin. She was unsure whether she would fit into Gareth’s family yet, but she didn’t know if she had a romantic connection with Justin yet. At the end she gave the second rose to Gareth, and Justin was left having a bittersweet feeling.

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The Men Tell All on The Bachelorette SA

On this week’s episode of The Bachelorette SA, the big characters from the season bare it all as they dish the dirt in a very special, socially distanced episode. Qiniso reveals shocking memories, confronts difficult questions, and sets the record straight.

Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode 13 Men Tell All

The gentlemen in the Men Tell All, who lit up South Africa with many memorable moments, are Vuyani, Franco, Kyran, Aviwe, Ruan, Lunga, Peter, Dylan, Craig and Cameron.

Peter drops a bombshell, that he is has found love and is very happy. Kyran finally faces Qiniso after the dramatic exit of the season, he expressed to Qiniso his regret at how his bad phrasing had hurt Qiniso.

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Qiniso speaks her truth, gets closure and answers tough questions. She reflected elegance and exquisite beauty with her Jack Friedman Tanzanite Jewellery.

Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode13 Ruan

Ruan always staying true to himself, expressed that Qiniso placed him back in his shell and he isn’t running from love, nor searching for it. He expressed when he finds love it will be at the right time and when it’s meant to be. He still wears and loves his Jack Friedman Naturalist Tagg’d Pendant that Qiniso gifted him.

Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode13 Vuyani

One of the men we thought would stay on the show longer, was Vuyani, but his time was cut short when Qiniso and his relationship stopped progressing. Although we could all see he was sad to go, he has accepted Qiniso’s decision and only has positive things to say about her. He dressed up his outfit with the Jack Friedman Bad Boy Tagg’d Pendant that Qiniso gifted him.

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With only 3 men left, we are about to meet their parents. This is a crucial time because getting along with family is very important to all three men. Whose family do you think Qiniso will get along with the most?

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Whose parents does Qiniso want to meet?

This week on The Bachelorette SA, the men have a glorious chance to solidify their relationships with Qiniso in an episode that is filled with adventure, difficult conversations, fun and romance.

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Qiniso gets to know the last four men more intimately as she gets the chance to go on an all-day date with each of them. She has to make the right decision, and so these dates are all important. Justin wears his Competitive Tagg’d Pendant on their one on one date, showing Qiniso how much he loves it.

The Bachelorette Qiniso- Jack Friedman

Swazi gets steamy in the jacuzzi. Although it’s clear that Qiniso and Swazi have a strong relationship. When Swazi accepted the fantasy suit card, Qiniso made it clear that it wasn’t the right time for them, ending the date with separate rooms.

The Bachelorette Vuyani- Jack Friedman

Vuyani showed off his bad boy side, by getting down and dirty quad biking. He wore his Bad Boy Tagg’d Initial Pendant gifted by Qiniso. Vuyani also accepted the fantasy suit date card but Qiniso felt they weren’t at that stage in their relationship.

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Gareth shows his interest in Qiniso by accepting the fantasy suit card, allowing Qiniso to feel comfortable too. Gareth wore his Mechanic Tagg’d Pendant showing off his strong manly side. Each one-on-one date allowed Qiniso to grow her relationships, getting closer to finding her perfect match. Gareth, Justin, Swazi and Vuyani loved their Jack Friedman Tagg’d Pendant gifted from Qiniso.

The Bachelorette Qiniso- Jack Friedman

Qiniso glitzed up her outfit with cognac diamond jewellery pieces. Fancy yellow diamonds and fairy lights sparkled the night away! The fancy colour diamonds are valued precisely for the intensity and distribution of their colours. Each piece added brilliant sparkles and glam to the night.

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The suspense didn’t stop after the dates and invites, because there was still another rose ceremony on the cards. One man has to go home. Many saw Vuyani making it to the top three, but just as many saw his exit as inevitable. With only three men remaining , the next episode Qiniso gets to meet each of the men’s parents to truly see if their relationship has a future.

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Tagg your Man with Jack Friedman: How to choose the perfect gift for the special man in your life?

Here at Jack Friedman, we aim to give our customers the best quality products that astonish you and constantly takes your breath away. If you are trying to find a gift for someone special in your life, such as your husband or boyfriend, and you would like to get them something unique that will befit them and astound them every day, look no further.

Now introducing Jack Friedman’s new exciting and much awaited men’s jewellery collection- The Tagg’d collection. This ensemble of gorgeous neck pieces offers men a wide selection of pieces that are fitting to every single personality.

While looking through the vast and incredible collection of men’s jewellery, keep your partner’s personality in mind and the different activities they do or perhaps the types of dates that you have together, to pick the perfect one for them.

The Adventurer Tagg’d Pendant

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This Pendant is fitting for a partner that enjoys being adventurous and doing courageous activities. Being pushed out of his comfort zone and living life on the edge, is who he is and what he truly enjoys. His ideal date is sky diving or quad biking through breathtaking landscapes with you holding him closely.

The Bad Boy Tagg’d Pendant

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This piece is sure to pair well to a very social person, known as the life of the party. They aim to keep you laughing and happy even amongst a crowd of people. Clubbing all night and having the most fun with you is their ideal date.

The Competitive Tagg’d Pendant

Gold Soccer Pendant Necklace

A sporty and competitive guy will truly appreciate this pendant, as the type of ball is customisable to any sport that your partner might favour. The pendant will be ideal for a person who has enjoyed sports his whole life. He watches every sports game and wears the team’s jersey. His ideal date is going to watch his favourite sports team at the stadium with you holding his hand, celebrating all the victories and the losses.

The Intellectual Tagg’d Pendant

Gold Tree Style Necklace

This tagg’d pendant will match a partner that enjoys reading, learning, and studying new theories; hence he is extremely intelligent. Taking care of his lover is a priority, he is always respectful. His ideal date is curling up in a warm a cozy blanket with the one he loves, reading beautiful words while letting their imagination run wild.

The Mechanic Tagg’d Pendant

Jack Friedman Mechanic-Black Necklace

This pendent is ideal for a handy man that can fix anything that is broken. One that enjoys being challenged and busy. An ideal date would be quality time with his lover. His perfect date is one where he gives his soulmate something that he has built with his own hands, then finishing the day with a good hearty meal.

The Naturalist Tagg’d Pendant

Oval Gold Necklace

If he enjoys being in the outdoors and is very intune with nature, he might fancy this piece. Having an impact on the world is important to him. His ideal date is to hike his favourite trails atop a mountain, to have a picnic accompanied with a beautiful sight, you, and of course the landscape.

The Romantic Tagg’d Pendant

Gold Square Necklace

This final pendant is one that will surely go well with a true gentleman, that enjoys spending meaningful time with family and friends. He is a considerate lover, always putting his beloved first. An ideal date would be dinner on a private beach with a table filled with great food, rose petals and chocolate covered strawberries.

Jack Friedman is the upcoming leader in men’s jewellery.  It will be meaningful to buy the ideal gift that will compliment that special man in your life’s attributes and style. Check out the Tagg’d collection in our men’s jewellery collection to pick the special gift that will make your partner smile endlessly.

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Jack Friedman Introduces the Leaf Collection on The Bachelorette SA

The top five men had the opportunity to wrestle each other, their pasts, and their own emotions in episode 11 of The Bachelorette SA. Each man was invited on a romantic and challenging group date. The latest episode was filed with contradictions, frustrations, heartbreak, fun, honesty, and alleged secrets.

The Bachelorette Episode 11 Ab Fest

One thing about Qiniso and Jason is they will make sure we see abs. This week’s ab-fest came by way of our speedo-clad cuties who went head to head for some special time with Qiniso in the ring – and not just any ring; the wrestling ring.

The Bachelorette Episode 11

Qiniso wore a piece from Jack Friedman’s new collection – The Leaf Collection. Qiniso wore the white gold Fern Leaf Pendant bringing out her youthful side. The fern leaf specifically symbolises eternal youth. The fern represents new life and new beginnings.

Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Leaf Collection

The Leaf Collection consists of three types of leaf’s, The Oak, The Delicious Monster and The Fern. All pendants have matching hoop earrings, available in white and yellow gold. The simple leaf has transformed into enduring beauty throughout the periods of jewellery history. Leaves hold symbolism in many cultures, but in general, they symbolise fertility and growth.

The Bachelorette Episode 11 Butterfly Ring

The Black & White Diamond Butterfly Ring showcases a flexible design that allows the diamonds to sparkle as you move to create the ultimate diamond show. As you move your finger the butterfly wings flap giving off a realistic illusion of a butterfly.

The Bachelorette Roses

The road to the Top 4 hasn’t been easy, and last night was a little rough for Ruan in particular. But who will be the final man standing with the red rose & a Jack Friedman engagement ring?

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Qiniso Dazzled in Diamond Jewellery Pieces

Last week, no one was safe, as The Bachelorette SA kicked into high gear. With six men left in the mansion, the stakes are high and the men really need to solidify their bond with South Africa’s queen if they want a chance of staying in the mansion.

The Bachelorette Episode10 Abseiling

Qiniso shows her tomboy side as she takes three of the men on a group date that consists of abseiling and cliff diving. There are two one-on-one dates, whiskey tasting and a gamer day.

The Bachelorette Episode 10

Qiniso and Ruan, the gaming nerds played PlayStation, geeked out over foosball, and cuddled in a huge Lego set. Qiniso offered Ruan a rose on their one-on-one to solidify their relationship and keep him safe for the evening. Qiniso wore the Palesa studs from The Palesa Collection which exhibits delicacy in design and is a very unique collection exclusive to Jack Friedman.

The Bachelorette Episode10 Qiniso Laughing

Qiniso took Justin on a whiskey-tasting date that turned out to be hilarious, genuine, and a sweet one-on-one date. With Justin’s true grace, he created an intimate moment with Qiniso, something she seemed to appreciate. Our dainty Diamond Huggies complimented Qiniso’s sparkly outfit.

Jack Friedman The Bachelorette Episode10 Qiniso

Qiniso dazzled in diamond jewellery pieces that showcases diamonds in ranges of shapes and sizes. The dainty diamond pieces were the perfect touch as it matched her sparkly evening gown. Each piece added a touch of sparkle to Qiniso’s night. The scene was set for the cocktail party with Ruan getting a rose and Justin not receiving his. It had the men speculating as to who had made true connections and who might be leaving.

The Bachelorette Episode10 Cocktail Party

Swazi brought into question the genuineness of all the men, showing he is just as passionate about Qiniso as all of them are. There are six men left and all of them had developed close bonds with Qiniso. But as she said in the episode, she is looking for her person. It was Justin who got the last rose and to South Africa’s surprise, the smooth-talking romantic actor, Cameron was going home. It was a visibly heart breaking moment for Qiniso as she had such a big connection with him.

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Who is Compatible with Qiniso?

This week things heat up as the men find out who is compatible with Qiniso. With only eight men left in the mansion, it is important to see how compatible they are with Qiniso. This is done through an exciting game that tests them all. The game will bring up important questions that force the men to answer truthfully about themselves or suffer the consequences.

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After winning the compatibility game, Gareth goes on a one-on-one pizza-making date with Qiniso. Pearl studs and diamond butterfly earrings was a playful option for Qiniso to express her playful relationship that she has with Gareth.

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As a result of Dylan leaving and the compatibility test, it leaves the men questioning themselves and each other’s true intentions. This will ultimately affect two of the men in this episode. Last week’s episode ended with Peter and Vuyani invited on a two on one date, where one will be presented with a rose while the other goes home.

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Vuyani & Peter were invited to a two on one date that saw Peter being sent home before the rose ceremony. Qiniso dressed up her outfit with gold & diamond jewellery in last night’s two on one date.

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Qiniso glitzed up her outfit with tanzanite, blue sapphire and diamond jewellery pieces. Jack Friedman has the largest and most exquisite collection of Tanzanite Jewellery. The Estrella Tanzanite & Diamond Set hits the light perfectly to show the rich blue colour of Tanzanite and the glow of diamonds!

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Amid all this tension, there is still time for love and romance, as Qiniso presents 6 men with roses, causing one of our favourites, Aviwe to be sent home. Each week Qiniso expresses how important it is for her to follow her heart and choose men she sees a future with. 

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Diamonds Truly Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Playful dates, laughs and connections sums up last night’s episode. The tanzanite jewellery set added something blue to Qiniso’s outfit while on her one on one date with the charming Cam.

The Bachelorette Episode 8 Tanzonite

Sparkly Jewellery with a Sparkly Dress had Qiniso looking fire! The diamond pieces are exquisitely bold as they are filled with various shapes and sized diamonds to accentuate extra sparkle and glam. Each piece showcases a flexible design that allows the diamonds to sparkle as you move to create the ultimate diamond show.

The Bachelorette Episode 8 Qiniso Rings

Eight weeks in and we’ve seen tears and drama, playful and romantic dates, as well as Qiniso presenting a custom Jack Friedman gift to Aviwe from our signature Men’s Tagg’d Collection.

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Although the latest episode of The Bachelorette SA was filled with fun and games, it ended on a sombre note as one of the men left before the rose ceremony. It was not an April Fool’s joke, as Dylan Heneck left the mansion.

The Palesa Crown

2014 - 2016

When Rolene Strauss, Miss South Africa 2014 (who became Miss World 2014), was announced at Sun City, she was crowned with a brand new glittering masterpiece worthy of her prestigious title. 

The team at Jack Friedman Jewellers wanted something that was both elegant and memorable. They decided to make the crown from platinum, one of the rarest elements in the earths crust, and synonymous with South Africa which accounts for 80 percent of world production. The precious metal in the Miss SA 2014 crown comes from Anglo American Platinum.

Miss South Africa 2014 - Miss World 2014

The Enhle Crown

2016 - 2018

A symbol of royalty the Enhle crown was an exquisite design by Jack Friedman. This pushed the boundaries of Jewellery design and we ensured that all the Miss South African woman who wear this crown feel and look like a queen.

Each name the Miss South Africa winners are engraved on the base.

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