Fancy Grey Diamond May 25, 2019 – Posted in: Diamonds, The World of Diamonds

Fancy Grey Diamonds. Fancy Grey diamonds are not to be confused with heavily included diamonds sometimes termed ‘Salt and Pepper diamonds’. A Fancy Grey Diamond is very different to a Salt and Pepper Diamond.     A Fancy Grey Diamond.               A Heavily Included or sometimes referred to as a ‘Salt and Pepper Diamond’           Grey diamonds are in the scope of ‘Fancy coloured diamonds’.…

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Salt And Pepper Diamonds – Good, Bad, Ugly ? April 26, 2019 – Posted in: Diamonds, The World of Diamonds

Salt and Pepper Diamonds Trends come and go but the attraction and everlasting beauty of a natural cut diamond that sparkles will last forever. In the past few years we have had several enquires regarding salt and pepper diamonds and people looking for more information on what they are and if they are a good choice for their Engagement ring. Simply put ‘Salt and Pepper’ diamonds is a nickname (admittedly cute) given to diamonds that…

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Moissanite, Man-made Diamond or Synthetic Diamond. March 5, 2019 – Posted in: Diamonds

 What is a Moissanite and A Moissanite Engagement Ring? The Moissanite Engagement Ring, where does Moissanite they come from? It almost sounds like a tall tale. Moissanite was first discovered by a French chemist named Henri Moissan. Henry discovered it in a meteor crater located in Devil’s Canyon in Arizona in 1893. Moissanite is extremely rare. It has been given the nickname of “Stardust”. Henri Moissan, on finding the first Moissanite in a crater thought…

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The 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona Sold for $53 million September 27, 2017 – Posted in: Diamonds

The 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona to Graff Diamonds for $53 million — a price well below what the miner Lucara Diamond Corp wanted for the record-breaking stone. This is the second-largest in the history of the trade and Graff spent $47,777 per carat on the rough diamond. Lucara claim that the stone is the biggest stone the biggest that any company has unearthed in Botswana. The Diamond was mines from the Karowe mine in November…

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Engagement Rings With Unusual Shaped Diamond Cuts. October 8, 2014 – Posted in: Diamonds, The World of Diamonds

Diamond Cuts and Diamond Shapes There are many choices of styles of engagement rings to choose from and there are many styles of wedding ring to choose from also. Some are more unusual then others but none the less the result of receiving such ring has always been to accomplish the same – Acceptance of marriage proposal and then the confirmation of marriage. The tradition began way back in Egyptian times when men first started…

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