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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 diamonds2019-07-10T04:15:41+00:00

Tips on how to ‘recycle’ and manage your old and inherited jewellery


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 how simple repairs and remodelling can give a new look to your old and inherited jewellery. This will enable you to wear and enjoy it. Over a [...]

Tips on how to ‘recycle’ and manage your old and inherited jewellery2019-06-23T05:12:19+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?2019-06-13T10:35:20+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