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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

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?2019-09-13T22:56:57+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