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Understanding gemstone hardness

When considering jewellery set with a diamond or coloured gemstone, it is important to consider the stone’s hardness and how this will tie into the purpose of the piece it is set in. What does hardness mean? Most often the hardness of a gem is expressed as a number on the Moh’s scale. This is a relative means of measure based on...

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The jewellery you didn’t know you need – until now!

Yes, every lady of style needs diamond stud earrings, a gorgeous eternity ring, a timeless string of pearls and a tennis bracelet (why not). But what happens when you’ve already invested in the staples of fine quality bling? Well, have you considered these iconic accessories? The Dancing Diamond Pendant Designed to maximise the brilliance of a diamond, the Dancing Diamond concept relies...

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Winter Wonders for your Jewellery Box

Winter is looming here in Cape Town, and brings with it an array of interesting new trends in jewellery. So, now that your flowy summer dresses are stepping aside for knee-high boots and cosy coats, let’s have a look at some perfect pieces to wear with your woolens. Warm things up with rose gold Always romantic and beautifully feminine, rose gold and...

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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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