The Grading Report vs The Appraisal.

Report vs Appraisal

Purchasing a diamond ring can be an overwhelming experience, but you always have to ensure that you have your bases covered. After you get through the education process of learning the diamond 4Cs,  there is still one more piece of the puzzle left to explore: understanding the difference between the grading … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Cut Grading

Cut Grade

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. The creation of the Four Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Carat Weight

The short video below on carat weight, produced by The Gemological Institute of America, will give you a good understanding as to how a diamond’s weight affects its overall value.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the Four Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. The creation of the Four Cs … [Read more...]

122.52ct Blue Diamond Found

blue diamond 3 THUMB

A blue diamond weighing a staggering 122.52 carats has been unearthed in South Africa - expected to be the most valuable ever found. Petra Diamonds Ltd said it had recovered the 'exceptional' gem at its Cullinan mine, on the outskirts of Pretoria, just months after it sold a 29.6 carat blue diamond from the same mine … [Read more...]

Graff Vivid Yellow sells for $16,347,847

Vivid Yellow THUMB

A record was set today for a yellow diamond  with the sale of the ‘Graff Vivid Yellow’, a 100.09-carat daffodil yellow diamond ring sold for $16,347,847. With its exceptional size and a superb daffodil color, the Graff Vivid Yellow is a truly extraordinary diamond with immense presence. In an unusual turn of events … [Read more...]

Gem Diamonds Recovers 2 162 ct Diamonds

Gem Diamonds recovers 2 162 carat diamonds

Gem Diamonds Ltd said it has recovered two 160-plus carat diamonds from the Letšeng mine at the end of January 2014. These two rough diamonds (a 162.06-carat type II diamond and a 161.74-carat type I diamond) are each expected to achieve top prices at Letšeng’s February tender, the company said. … [Read more...]

29 Carat Blue Diamond Found.

Blue diamond

A rare 29 carat blue diamond that could be worth millions of dollars has been discovered in South Africa. Petra Diamonds said the "exceptional" acorn-sized diamond was unearthed at the Cullinan mine near Pretoria. Previous notable finds at the mine include the Cullinan Diamond in 1905, described as the largest rough gem … [Read more...]

Masters of Jewellery Design in Canada

Masters of Jewellery Design Volume 2

"Masters of Jewellery Design in Canada" the first-ever books about fine jewellery in Canada highlight a talented group of designers who have won every major international award, and have earned prestigious jewellery commissions from people ranging from Pope John II to Uma Thurman. … [Read more...]

VIDEO POST: Clarity Grading

Clarity Grading

The short video below on clarity grading,  produced by The Gemological Institute of America, will give you a good understanding as to how a diamond's clarity affects its quality and ultimately its overall value. If after this video you still have some more questions may we suggest our more in-depth articles on Clarity, Cut, … [Read more...]

Pink Star sells for record $83M

Pink Star

The "Pink Star", a flawless pink diamond the size of a plum, sold for $83 million US in Geneva on Wednesday, a world record price for a gemstone at auction, Sotheby's said. "The diamond was bought by Isaac Wolf and the diamond has been renamed The Pink Dream," said Matthew Weigman, Sotheby's worldwide director of sales … [Read more...]