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The best value 1 carat diamonds

2019-11-10T06:40:54+00:00May 30th, 2019|Choosing a Diamond, Diamond Shapes, Engagement Ring, How to buy a diamond, Tips and Advice|

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 [...]

My favourite diamond: Princess cut

2019-09-24T05:41:55+00:00September 17th, 2018|Diamond Shapes, Tips and Advice|

Shape & characteristics The Princess cut is an amazing shape of diamond. It has amazing sparkle and offers excellent value for money. 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 [...]

My favourite diamond: Step cut

2019-06-13T10:35:36+00:00July 26th, 2018|Diamond Shapes, Engagement Ring, Tips and Advice|

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: Cushion cut

2019-08-29T12:46:37+00:00June 30th, 2018|Diamond Certification, Diamond Cut, Diamond Shapes, Engagement Ring|

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 [...]

Diamond cut grading and certification

2019-09-28T23:38:11+00:00June 27th, 2017|Clarity, Colour, Diamond Certification, Diamond Cut, Diamond Shapes|

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 [...]