Common Diamond Treatments


Diamond treatments and how they affect you as a buyer: While shopping for a diamond, you may have come across the terms "diamond treatment" or "treated diamond"  or perhaps something along the lines of "enhanced diamond", but what does that really mean to you … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: An Overview

THUMB 300X200

Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing … [Read more...]

Petra Diamonds recovers 23.16ct pink diamond

Petra Diamonds Limited has announced the recovery of a 23.16ct pink diamond from the Williamson mine in Tanzania.

Petra Diamonds recovers 23.16ct pink diamond from the Williamson mine in Tanzania. The pink diamond has been described as having “exceptional colour and clarity” and being an example of the high quality pink diamonds for which the Williamson mine … [Read more...]

Spotlight: The House of Mouzannar

DESIGN SPOTLIGHT: The House of Mouzannar

Since the 1820s The House of Mouzannar has been established as a leading fine jeweler in the Middle East. In the 1950s the late Aziz Mouzannar and his brother Walid made significant contributions to the transformation of Beirut’s Jeweler’s Souk, positioning it as a main jewelry destination for the entire … [Read more...]

VIDEO POST: How to Buy a Diamond

How to Buy a Diamond

Buying a diamond in today's retail environment can seem like a daunting task for even the most ardent of shoppers. What are the factors that affect a diamond's quality, and how does that in turn affect the overall value of a particular diamond? This short video, produced by The Gemological Institute of America … [Read more...]

Buying Jewelry Online


In today's world, consumers have more options than ever when it comes to buying their diamonds and jewelry. In addition to mall and brick-and-mortar jewelry retailers, you can now conveniently shop from your desktop, tablet, or smartphone, any time you'd like. But when you do decide to do your jewelry … [Read more...]

232 Carat D Color Diamond Unearthed


A 232-carat D color diamond unearthed by Petra Diamonds Ltd. (PDL) at its Cullinan mine in South Africa may sell for as much as $20 million, BMO Capital Markets said. “The diamond is practically see-through, so it is very likely to produce a flawless stone,” says Petra spokesperson … [Read more...]

The History of the Engagement Ring


The history of the engagement ring and its romantic traditions resonate through time. The Romans first introduced the betrothal ring as a plain, iron hoop. Among the gentry, the iron ring was worn while indoors and replaced with the more valuable gold band when outdoors. As early as the 4th century AD … [Read more...]

Purple Orchid Diamond For Sale


Israel-based diamond jewelry company Leibish & Co. is putting a 3.37-carat Fancy Intense Pinkish Purple VS2 diamond, dubbed the Purple Orchid diamond, on display for the first time at the upcoming Hong Kong show. The asking price for the diamond … [Read more...]