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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
‘ 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 / […]
In recent years black diamonds have grown massively in popularity to become one of the most popular of the fancy coloured natural diamonds. The reasons for this may be that the demand for non-conventional engagement rings has grown significantly the styles of which perfectly suits the incorporation of black diamonds. Plus many celebrities are now wearing jewellery and engagement rings featuring black diamonds. However, even though black diamonds are so popular, […]
Princess Cut Diamond engagement rings are second only to the classic round cut in popularity with brides to be throughout the world, but what is the reason for the popularity of this cut?
It is said that diamonds are a girl’s best friends and for many centuries, people all over the world have been enchanted by the mysterious allure of diamonds regarding them as one of the most glamorous, beautiful and breath-taking natural phenomenon.
If you are planning to buy your special lady a diamond engagement ring, then you would be well advised to learn a little bit more about what makes this the precious and sought after stone in the world.