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A new year – a time to review…


It’s a new year, and with all things new, we need to first “clean out” the old as well. So here are some general tips on managing your collection of jewels that you have bought and inherited. Over a period of time, we inevitably gather jewels – precious, semi-precious, synthetic, that have been [...]

A new year – a time to review…2019-02-18T04:20:03+00:00

Challenges of tracing diamonds from mine to market


Diamond consumers, especially millennials, expect more from their diamond retailer than just the piece of diamond jewellery. They want to be assured that the diamond they are purchasing does not support any conflict, terror or illicit activities. Furthermore, they are keen to know about the pathway of that diamond from being the diamond rough [...]

Challenges of tracing diamonds from mine to market2018-12-18T14:39:43+00:00

What factors influence your diamond buying process?


What is important for you when choosing a diamond – the colour, clarity or size? Do you understand how these impact upon the price? What safeguards should you have to ensure that you are getting what you paid for? Imperfect information sources of the customer I have always witnessed customers grapple with understanding [...]

What factors influence your diamond buying process?2018-10-29T00:53:17+00:00

My favourite diamond: Princess cut


Shape & characteristics The Princess cut is a square shape whose facets reflect the brilliance of a Round Brilliant cut and hence, are ideal for those who like the brilliance of a round but prefer a square shape. It was first introduced in the 1960s. Its precursor was the ‘Barion cut’ invented by Basil [...]

My favourite diamond: Princess cut2018-09-18T11:17:32+00:00

My favourite diamond: Step cut


Origin: Step cuts are among the oldest cuts of diamond in the world.  The first ever diamond that was cut was the ‘Table cut’ – which was a step cut diamond. They first became prominent in the early 1400s, long before the Round Brilliant cut. Types of Step cuts: The most popular Step cut [...]

My favourite diamond: Step cut2018-09-17T23:37:14+00:00