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… especially a diamond engagement ring?
Not in my world.
Fortunately, diamonds (with a few exceptions) have been seen as a decent store of value, or even investment if you will, historically. Continue reading Are Laboratory Grown Diamonds A Good Investment?
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.
Continue reading How To Invest In Diamonds in 2021 (Guide)
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.
Have you seen how much oval diamonds have boomed over the past few months on social media?
It’s been quite a ride!
Designers seem to have been working in overdrive to create stunning and interesting engagement rings built around oval shaped centre stones. And they’ve done a great job. Continue reading 45 Tips For The Perfect Oval Diamond (2019 Buying Guide)
Talking about wear and tear might not seem like fun… but do you know what’s even less fun?
Seeing your precious engagement ring age in dog years. Continue reading How To Design An Engagement Ring That Beats Wear & Tear.
Not everyone is willing to spend months researching diamonds before they pull the trigger. I completely get that. After she gives you the “yes” you’re probably done diamond shopping for a while.
Last night while finalising an updated version of our extremely well received “Buying A Diamond Like a Diamond Dealer” ebook I realised that the whole ebook (25 pages) could be condensed into a 1-pager. No intricate details, just recommendations drawing on decades of diamond industry knowledge. Challenge accepted.
Continue reading The Ultimate 1 Page Diamond Buying Guide (2019 Edition)