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The best value 1 carat diamonds


The classic 1 carat Round Brilliant cut diamond. It’s been a timeless and favourite size for decades and certainly ever since 1947 when DeBeer’s launched the famous slogan – “A Diamond is Forever”. But have you ever considered what diamonds offer the best ‘1 carat value’ for your money? And why? Of course, if [...]

The best value 1 carat diamonds2019-08-14T05:42:03+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 cut2019-06-13T10:35:28+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 cut2019-06-13T10:35:36+00:00

My favourite diamond: Cushion cut


In the first of a series, we explore a variety of diamond shapes starting here with the Cushion cut. We hope that these are a brief, yet informative guide to help you select that ideal shape for your finger.ShapeThe Cushion cut distinguishes itself in the shape of a square with rounded corners – hence a [...]

My favourite diamond: Cushion cut2019-08-29T12:46:37+00:00

Diamond cut grading and certification


Off the 4C’s that value a diamond – Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat Weight, the Cut is probably the most under-estimated and yet has the biggest impact on the sparkle of a diamond. But are diamonds cut for Certification or to obtain the maximum sparkle? What is the importance of a diamond certificate in [...]

Diamond cut grading and certification2019-08-21T01:54:17+00:00