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Diamonds, Rubies and Pearls – The Epitome of Legend

Diamonds Standing alone with a Moh’s hardness of 10, diamonds have been carried into battle on armour and donned the surface of space travelling vessels to lend its legendary strength. Ancient Romans believed that diamonds were the tears of the gods, or pieces of fallen stars, but the most prevalent belief, which persists to this day is that a diamond can blind...

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Why diamond cut is so important

When researching a diamond purchase, potential buyers will inevitably come across the 4 C’s, namely colour, clarity, carat weight and cut. To be fair, the cut of a diamond can refer to two different aspects of the stone being the style (shape) it is cut in, but also the quality of its cutting. Let’s have a closer look at the latter to...

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The golden rules of ring sizes

Choosing the perfect ring in terms of style, stone size and all-round sparkle is often so exciting that we forget an incredibly crucial element – finger size. Whether a ring fits well or terribly can make all the difference in your bling wearing pleasure. Let’s look at the most essential rules of thumb when it comes to your finger size. Be digit...

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How trendy should a diamond engagement ring be?

Let’s face it, if finances were endless, we’d all be dripping in the latest diamond trends, but this is not the case for all. For most of us investing in a gorgeous diamond piece, and especially a diamond engagement ring, means we’ve given a lot of thought to the style and intend to wear it for many decades to come. This being...

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A Few More Frequently Asked Diamond Jewellery Questions

What are black diamonds? Famous for their metallic gloss, black diamonds are gaining popularity in the engagement ring market thanks to their off-beat beauty and affordability. Our clients often ask us what makes a black diamond black and whether these stones are, in fact real diamonds, so let’s set the record straight. Black diamonds are crystallised carbon, so made from exactly the...

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