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Purchasing Loose Diamonds

Preset diamond jewelry often is more expensive because they are using top of line, higher quality gems. Second, from a financial standpoint it is not only cheaper to design your own jewelry most of the time, but purchasing diamonds is also a great monetary investment. Diamonds, like gold, have a set monetary value and will […]

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Grading of Diamonds

Cut: The cut of a diamond refers to the quality of the diamond cut (including its symmetry, proportioning and the polish of its facets). It does not, as is often misunderstood, refer to its geometrical shape (round brilliant, princess, emerald, cushion, etc.). The cut contributes more to the beauty of a diamond than any other […]

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Between Real and Fake Diamonds

Ask for a certificate If a piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, it is very likely the real deal. You should review the certificate carefully to determine the credibility of the issuing authority. Certificates are issued by various authorities and independent appraisers. Ensure the certificate is issued by a reputable organization such as […]

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Argyle Pink Diamonds

They’re still incredibly rare diamonds nowadays, to the point where there are only fifty or sixty new pink diamonds that are released on to the market each year. And they are only the size of a pea. If that’s a disappointing figure for you, then you might also want to consider the fact that they’re […]

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Famous Black Diamonds

The Amsterdam Black Diamond Some coloured diamonds are known for their carats, others for their iconic shaped cut, but the Amsterdam Diamond is known for its intrinsic high quality. The Amsterdam Black Diamond was found in 1972 by D. Drukker and Sons Jeweller Company, based in Amsterdam, at a mine in Africa. The stone’s unusually […]

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Many Shades of Loose Diamonds

Volcanic eruptions below the earth’s surface bring the diamonds within reach to diamond harvesters. This is a time consuming method of obtaining one of the most gorgeous stones the world has to offer. Various factors can determine a diamond’s color. Boron turns the diamond blue while nitrogen can turn the stone yellow. How awesome would […]

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Tricks to Care for Precious Diamonds

One of the most expensive, gorgeous and sought after stones these rare gifts must be treasured. Besides imagine how sad it would be to allow a once stunning piece turn into a dull looking object with no sheen or shimmer. So many times we chance upon some wonderful pieces that look attractive in spite of […]

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