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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White Diamond found at Cullinan mine in South Africa weighs in at a whopping 232.08 carats September 10, 2014 – Posted in: The World of Diamonds

Cullinan Mine Diamond The Cullinan mine in South Africa has done it again producing a diamond weighing in at an eye watering, saliva inducing, finger tingeling 232.08 Carats.  It was found by the minings company Petra Diamonds Ltd. The massive diamond is another example of what this mine is famous for (whoppers) and has a colour D and is type II. Price watchers and analysts have estimated that the precious stone after cutting and polishing…

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The wide and wonderful world of Diamond Ring settings September 4, 2014 – Posted in: Style, The World of Diamonds

Diamond Ring Settings With people being so different all around the word and with so many people having such varying tastes, as engagement ring and wedding ring specialists we need to stock a style of ring to suit everyone’s taste. We like to be able to (try) and cater for all ladies needs and carry a very wide and very varied range of styles of rings with varying stones sizes, stone shapes, stone colours. We…

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Upcoming auction of a very rare fancy pink diamond. August 19, 2014 – Posted in: The World of Diamonds

  Fancy Pink Diamond At the upcoming Sotherby’s  to be held in October there will be a chance to bid on a very rare pink diamonds which is being tipped to sell for between $12.8 million and $15.4 million. The specs on this whopping stone are as follows. 8.14 carats, internally flawless, pear shape, fancy vivid purple-pink diamond. It is not often you will see such a beautiful pink diamonds The stone was cut in New…

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The history of the diamond engagement ring. August 8, 2014 – Posted in: The World of Diamonds

Engagement Ring History. In this day and age in western society it is the norm for a gentleman to present a lady with an engagement ring at the time of proposal considering of course if she responds positively to the proposal in the first place. This has been the time honored tradition for many generations and the routs of this tradition may be traced back many centuries. Historians believe that the practice of presenting a…

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What Does “Symmetry” Refer to in a Diamond? June 3, 2014 – Posted in: The World of Diamonds

Diamond Symmetry   Have you heard the term ‘ Diamond Symmetry ‘? Anyone who has shopped for a diamond before has at least heard of the “Four Cs” … but jewellers often don’t mention some of the other factors that contribute to the price of a diamond. That’s not to say those jewellers have hidden agendas or are trying to hide anything – It’s often simply a matter of not wanting to overwhelm shoppers, especially…

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How to find out your girlfriends ring size. May 7, 2014 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, The World of Diamonds

How to find out ring size. So you would like to surprise your girlfriend with either an engagement ring or a dress ring but don’t know her ring size. Don’t worry help is at hand. Here are some tips to find out ring size. Rings can be sized upwards or downwards but we would always like to get the size correct to within 2 sizes especially if there are diamonds set on the band. Here…

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What Makes a Diamond Sparkle ? April 22, 2014 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, The World of Diamonds

What Makes A Diamond Sparkle ? When you take a diamond outside when it’s sunny it will light up the whole surrounding area. However when you take it inside it will seem darker and not as brilliant. The diamond requires light entering into it such as the sun or an artificial light source. The amount of light reflected (whatever the material) is related to the refractive index. Generally speaking the bigger the refractive index change…

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Worlds largest orange diamond. November 18, 2013 – Posted in: The World of Diamonds

Worlds Largest Orange Diamond The largest fancy-vivid orange diamond known to exist sold for 32.6 million Swiss francs ($36 million) at Christie’s International in Geneva. The 14.82-carat pear-shaped stone’s price including fees was about $2.4 million per carat, according to the auction house at last night’s sale. This was a per-carat record for any colored diamond at a public sale. The gem also set a record for an orange diamond of its type, Christie’s said.…

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Understanding Diamond Fluorescence November 5, 2013 – Posted in: The World of Diamonds

Diamond Fluorescence Have you sometimes noticed the term “Fluorescence” on a GIA Diamond Grading Report? Did you know that some diamonds show effects under ultraviolet light? For most people who purchase diamonds, fluorescence will be a non-issue, but some might be confused by the term. Below are commonly asked questions, and helpful answers from GIA researchers who have studied fluorescence in depth. What is diamond fluorescence? Diamond fluorescence, in its most simple form, is the…

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