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NEW RULES IN PRICING DIAMONDS

Do you want a certified 1.00ct D SI1 brilliant cut for $7 000 or $4 000?   Your choice, buy a ‘dog’ if you wish. To price a diamond today is everybody’s nightmare. Blame it on technology, the internet, business acumen, or whatever. In the past, the 4 Cs [...]

2020-11-12T16:04:17+02:00November 12th, 2020|Blog, Diamonds|

Diamond Fluorescence-What’s the Story?

You probably discovered some dealers make a big thing of the blue fluorescence which diamonds exhibit under UltraViolet light.   In the past, the 4 C’s - Carat, Cut, Clarity and Colour - were used to describe the rarity of a polished diamond and to determine its value. [...]

2020-09-09T12:11:40+02:00September 30th, 2020|Blog, Diamonds|

Synthetic Gemstones and Gemstone Treatments

Before buying a coloured gemstone, you should know there are:   * Natural gemstones (from Mother Nature) * Synthetic gemstones (made by man) * Natural gems whose colour and clarity have been enhanced by man. and * Imitation gemstones (made from glass and plastics to look like natural [...]

2020-09-09T11:14:21+02:00September 9th, 2020|Blog, Diamonds, Uncategorized|

Gemstones For The Modern Man

Men are becoming bolder and are making fashion statements in wearing ‘manly jewellery’ set with relatively inexpensive gemstones. Traditionally, the most popular gems worn by men were neutral coloured such as black onyx or agate, grey moonstone and mother of pearl. However, the more adventurous gentlemen today, wear [...]

2020-05-22T15:28:19+02:00May 22nd, 2020|Blog, Diamonds|

A Lost Diamond-Any Guarantee from a Jeweller?

Modern jewellery is often set with extremely small diamonds held by minute little claws. Of these, some may fall out due to normal wear and tear, or when the item suffers a hard knock.  If jewellery is worn during gardening, mountaineering, sporting activities, even washing of steel cutlery, [...]

2020-05-22T14:06:40+02:00May 22nd, 2020|Blog, Diamonds|

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