October 2012

  1. Platinum

    Rare, naturally white and a perfect partner for diamonds and coloured stones, platinum has been coveted by jewellers and desired by people all over the world. Known for its brilliant white lustre, platinum accentuates the brilliance of a diamond making it a very popular choice for engagement rings and high jewellery. Platinum is a highly durable and versatile metal but...
  2. Carat Weight

    Carat Weight
    Carat weight (ct) refers to the actual weight of a diamond. Each carat can be divided into 100 points and this ‘point’ system is commonly used in the diamond industry for diamonds under 1.00ct. For example, a diamond weighing 0.50ct is often referred to as a ‘fifty pointer’ Before the carat system was introduced early diamond traders used carob seeds...
  3. Clarity

    Whilst there are very few of us who wouldn’t want a truly Flawless diamond, the truth of the matter is that only a small percentage of very fortunate people can afford them. In actual fact, however, once a diamond is set in a ring, one cannot tell the difference between a diamond that has Flawless, Internally Flawless, VVS1, VVS2, VS1...
  4. Colour

    The industry standard GIA colour range runs from D to Z, with D being colourless and Z displaying a noticeable yellow tint. Beyond that is what is known as fancy colour diamonds and are often blue, pink, green, brown and yellow. A diamond in this range with fancy vivid colour will attract a significant price premium for its rarity. D...

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