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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 [...]

Choosing a diamond

2019-11-10T06:37:22+00:00April 17th, 2019|Diamond Certification, Diamond Cut, Engagement Ring, How to buy a diamond, Tips and Advice|

Looking for a diamond? Are you overwhelmed by the sales pitches of sales people and the jargon of the 4C’s of grading a diamond? Here is a true to life experience of how I helped my customer select the right stone for themselves and walk away happy. I was recently approached by [...]

What factors influence your diamond buying process?

2019-09-13T22:56:57+00:00October 29th, 2018|Clarity, Colour, Diamond Certification, Diamond Cut, Engagement Ring, Tips and Advice|

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 [...]

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 [...]