Let’s start off with a little known fact from my neck of the woods;
Russia produces one-third of the world’s mined diamonds.
It’s big business. Continue reading Lab Diamonds; The Answer To Russian Blood Diamonds?
If you’re starting your diamond engagement ring research in 2022, you’ll stroll onto a landscape vastly different from even a decade ago.
Laboratory grown diamonds have become a viable recommendation and in turn choice for many couples during their search for the perfect engagement ring, or any fine diamond jewellery for that matter. Continue reading How are laboratory diamonds made?
Is there a more emotionally driven purchase than that of a diamond engagement ring?
So, to justify the often unexpectedly high asking prices for diamonds, they have been seen and sold as a decent store of value, or even an investment, for the last century or so. Continue reading Are Laboratory Grown Diamonds A Good Investment?
If you’re considering a laboratory made diamond engagement ring, questions about durability should sprout.
As a first step; Laboratory made diamonds are as real as any mined diamond.
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
Laboratory diamonds are 100% real diamonds, that look exactly like their mined counterparts, but cost around a third of the price.
So, how does that translate to your engagement ring? Continue reading Laboratory-Grown Diamonds in South Africa (2022 Guide)
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.
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.