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The 4C’s of Laboratory Grown Diamonds

 

Did you know there are over 20 000 possible combinations of the basic diamond specifications: colour, shape, clarity and cut? 

It can be overwhelming.

But it doesn’t have to be. 

This blog is a great starting point. Continue reading The 4C’s of Laboratory Grown Diamonds

Lab-Grown Diamonds in South Africa (2021 Guide) 

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Just like Jonathan, our neighbourhood Jehovah’s Witness, the request for laboratory-made diamond engagement rings has been showing up at our doorstep at an increased frequency. 

As more people understand what lab-grown diamonds are it’s becoming a perfectly viable option for a diamond engagement ring or any high-end jewellery piece. 

I’m seeing it every day that couples choose laboratory-made diamonds over their naturally formed counterparts. And for great reason. 

Continue reading Lab-Grown Diamonds in South Africa (2021 Guide) 

The 4C’s of Moissanite (Diamond Vs. Moissanite) – 2021 UPDATE

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The traditional 4C model is a great tool to understand how a diamond’s four main characteristics affect its price and appearance:

  • Cut – Precision and quality of craftsmanship.
  • Carat – Weight and size.
  • Clarity – Purity.
  • Colour. – How white a gemstone appears.

Continue reading The 4C’s of Moissanite (Diamond Vs. Moissanite) – 2021 UPDATE

How To Invest In Diamonds in 2021 (Guide)

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I have been receiving email enquiries about diamond investing at a record level and I’ll gladly share my thoughts and recommendations for you to make an informed decision when considering diamonds as an investment. I promise to be as objective as possible.  

Continue reading How To Invest In Diamonds in 2021 (Guide)

What Is Diamond Fluorescence? All the Pros and Cons Explained.

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Welcome… to a rather misunderstood topic.

If you want your engagement ring to look amazing, it’s important to ensure the main diamond is the star of the show and has all the brilliance and fire you would expect from a diamond. 

Fluorescence is a little-known diamond specification that can drastically alter the price and appearance of any diamond you cross paths with.

Mother nature rolled the dice and around 30% of diamonds emit some degree of a fluorescent glow when exposed to concentrated UV light. It’s random, as you can see in the image above. 

As you know there’s UV in sunlight, and although far from concentrated there is a small reaction a diamond has with the UV light in natural sunlight. Continue reading What Is Diamond Fluorescence? All the Pros and Cons Explained.