Category Archives: Diamonds

Are You Green With Envy For Green Diamonds?

Green diamonds traditionally symbolise peace, tranquillity, growth and fertility. They are amongst the rarest and the most highly-valued natural fancy coloured diamonds available ranking alongside blue, purple, pink, and violet diamonds in terms of rarity value. However, due to the popularity of blue and pink diamonds they have become somewhat obscured, although in actual fact they are rarer and this is largely due to the way in which green diamonds are formed.  Here we take a closer […]

What Is More Important, Diamond Clarity Or Colour?

When couples come into Reve Diamonds to shop for an engagement ring we are often asked the question which is the more important factor to consider diamond clarity or diamond colour? This question is often asked as the basis for a trade-off between these two factors when deciding upon a diamond. For example, should I choose between a diamond […]

The Beauty Of Blue Diamonds

The basic rule of economics is that supply and demand dictates price, and in the world of diamonds this is undoubtedly true where rarity equals value. Take for example, natural fancy coloured diamonds which account for less than 0.1% of the number of mined diamonds. Prices for these fancy coloured diamonds are determined by the rarity of the diamond’s colour and how hard it is to […]

What Is An Eye-clean Diamond

Have you ever been in a jewellery store and heard the phrase “eye-clean diamond” and wondered what exactly it means and should you be investing in one? Here is a short guide to “eye clean diamonds” to help you better understand this terminology and its implications in your choice of diamond: What Is An “Eye-Clean” Diamond? “Eye-clean” is a term that is used in the jewellery trade associated […]

Read about Fancy Red Diamonds

The colour red is generally associated with love, passion, and strength, therefore it is very fitting that the world’s rarest, most desirable and most valuable of the fancy natural coloured diamonds is the red diamond! Red diamonds are so rare that it is believed that thirty true ‘predominantly red’ diamonds are in existence, and most are smaller than half a carat – ‘predominantly red’ is the description given by the […]

The Beauty Of Pink Diamonds

Whilst red diamonds are acknowledged as ‘the’ rarest of all the natural fancy coloured diamonds, pink diamonds are considered by experts to also be one of the rarest natural diamonds on earth (along with purple, green, blue, violet and pure oranges). Due to this rarity it is estimated by experts that pink diamonds can cost at least 20 times the price of its colourless (white) […]

Shine Brighter Than The Sun With Yellow Diamonds

Are you the sort of person who likes to break the mould and turn heads wherever you go? Do you seek out the spotlight rather than shy away? Well if the answer to either these questions is yes then you may want to consider the choice of yellow diamonds for your engagement ring or other […]

What are the Differences Between Natural And Lab-grown Diamonds?

If you have been considering buying a piece of diamond jewellery, perhaps an engagement ring or a pair of diamond earrings, you will no doubt have been doing your homework on the world of diamonds. So you may well have come across the term ‘lab grown diamonds’ or seen information upon the comparison between lab-grown diamonds and naturally formed diamonds. Some sources may […]

How To Tell If A Diamond Is Fake

As diamond experts one of the questions we get frequently asked is how to tell if a diamond is real or a fake! The bad news is that if you are not familiar with the structure and components of a diamond you may be led to think that a gemstone is a diamond when it […]

How Diamonds Compare To Gemstones

‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ sang Marilyn Monroe in the iconic 1953 movie ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, and there is no doubt that the love affair that women have with diamonds has survived decades.  Diamonds have an irresistible charm and a fascination that lasts eternity (even beyond a relationship in some cases!) as the lyrics of this song illustrate: “Men grow cold / As girls grow old / And we all lose […]